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Sozopol is situated on a small picturesque rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, in the southern part of the Burgas Bay, 30 km south of Burgas. 

Sozopol, originally named Apollonia, is one of the oldest Bulgarian coastal towns settled by the Thracians. The old town with its cobbled narrow streets, ancient wooden houses, churches and chapels give Sozopol its unique charm. 

Sandy beach, Sozopol
Sandy beach, Sozopol

The church of St. Bogoroditsa dating from the 17th century is one of the main cultural heritage attractions. Sozopol is also a very popular sea resort, in the town there are two long sandy beaches: the Central beach and the Harmani beach. In the very beginning of every autumn, Sozopol hosts the Apollonia Arts Festival.

Traditional houses, Sozopol
Traditional houses, Sozopol


Accommodation in Sozopol

Hostel Temenuga Sozopol, Bulgaria

Rocky cliffs, Sozopol
Rocky cliffs, Sozopol
 


Excursions around Sozopol

Burgas

Burgas is considered to be the centre of the southern section of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, and is its number one harbour. Although its historic and cultural sights cannot compete with those of its rival, Varna, being less crowded in the summer months, with its cafés and restaurants it can offer a pleasant venue for switching-off. More

Nessebar

According to the large number of churches, Nessebar is often said to be the town with the highest number of churches per capita in the world. Nessebar Old Town was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983. More

 
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