Sozopol is indeed one of the most attractive and eye catching places to visit in Bulgarian Black Sea Coat. Along with another popular and amazing spot, Nessebar that is approximately 60km north, Sozopol provides a combination of old-style architecture, paved and cobbled streets lines with charming houses and many restaurants as well as coffee shops. All of these are set on a comparatively small place high on the rocks above the sea.
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The old municipality of Sozopol is announced as an archaeological and architectural preserve. There are details expressing that the town dates back to very old times- the conclusion of the fifth millennium B.C. This place was refurbished in 610 B.C and was called Apolonia. This place was made as trades and harbor hub or center. The visitors could enjoy the historical and cultural heritage from the ancient past as well as the medieval eras. In the old settlement of Sozopol, you will see the preserved churches, typical wooden houses, chapels as well as a fort wall.
There are lots of things to do and see in this old yet very beautiful town of Sozopol. In fact it is one of the best places in Bulgaria that is visited by many tourists both local and overseas. Some of the things to do and see here are:
A walk in the Old Town of Sozopol to see the authentic churches and small ancient chapels; an antique fortress wall which surrounds the town; numerous archaeological finds and medieval houses made out of wood and stone;
Take a walk with your partner to the Diunite resort located near the marsh area Arkutino that has 62 hectares covered with irises, water lilies as well as creeping liana. Also you can enjoy the popular Ropotamo River that is many kilometers south of the Arkutino. To make your visit more memorable, you can ride a boat and navigate the river.
A walk in a panorama ship to the Saint Anastasia land, Saint Ivan Island or to the entrance of the Ropotamo River will make your vacation in Sopozol complete.
Many art galleries and stores with collections of graphics, paintings and souvenirs, also there are lots of cafes and bars along the show with a breathtaking of the sea.
There are lots of restaurants in Sozopol that offers traditional Bulgarian, local and international cuisine. You will surely love the traditional Sozopol dishes such as the dried mackerels and mussels.
Kids as well can enjoy many attractions such as drawing on plastic figures, inflatable castles and pony riding.
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The Apolohia art festival that is visited by lots of famous artists, musicians and actors happen annually. This amazing festival provides the participants and guests ten days of dance, music, cinema, theatre performance, exhibitions and many others.
Sozopol is located approximately 40 km south of the Bourgas International airport. You can find many cheap hotels and also reasonable apartments and villas for rent in Sozopol.