- Art Gallery
- Gallery Laskaridi”
- Archaeological Museum
- Ethnographic Museum
- Museum Southern fortress wall”
- Church “Sv.Georgi”
- Church “Sv.Zosim”
- Church “Theotokos”
- In early September each year is held the largest international festival of arts “Apolonia”.
Sozopol, our oldest Black Sea settlement, is located about 34 km. south of Burgas and about 160 km. from Varna. It is famous for its Bulgarian Renaissance architecture, picturesque old houses and narrow paved streets, fit for romantic walks. The cosy restaurants, coffee and sweet shops along the seaside pathway offer a beautiful view towards Sozopol’s rocky shores. It’s there that visitors can enjoy the magnificent horizon at sunset.
The town is a lively cultural center and a favored place for artistic natures. In September the traditional cultural festival “Apollonia” is held in Sozopol.
Regular boat trips connect the town with the St.Peter and St.Ivan (St.John) islands, both popular tourist destinations.
In the immediate vicinity of Sozopol, along a wide beach strip, are located the”Zlatna Ribka”(“Golden Fish”), ”Gradina”(”Garden”), ”Kavatsi, and ”Smokinia”(“Fig”) resorts. Just 6 km. away from Sozopol is the “Duni”(“Dunes”) resort, enticing with its baeach, dining facilities and various attractions and services for tourists.
Beyond”Duni” is the “Arkutino”preserve, a swamp covered with water-lilies and irises.Nearby the Arkutino bay is the famous”Zmiiski ostrov”(“Snake Island”) preserve, attractive with its virgin beach.
A few kilometers away from Sozopol is Ropotamo River, famous for its wonderful virgin nature.The “Ropotamo”reserve, created in 1992 just 12 km. south of Sozopol along the lower Ropotamo River, is famous for its beautiful water-lilies and ash-trees. Here is also one of the impressive rock formations in Bulgaria – the “Lion head”.
Nowadays Sozopol is a national and international holiday center attracting tourists from Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France. The artistic atmosphere makes it the most favourite tourist destination.
Sozopol offers its guests traditional coastal restaurants, small private pubs in the old and new part of the town, many pavilions for the sale of fish, pizza restaurants and many places,where you can eat something.There are a lot of supermarkets and the tourists can obtain fresh fish directly from fishermen on quay of the port.
For nature lovers and fans of adventures are organized special trips as:
Observations of birds – a visit to the wetlands around Burgas – protected area “Poda” – one of the regions with the highest biodiversity of birds in Europe.
- Boot trip around Sozopol
- Excursions to some Bulgarian cities, villages and landmarks
- Ravadinovo Castle
A good destination for a lovely walk is a trip to Burgas.It is a major industrial city, which offers numerous adventures and is situated 30 kilometers from Sozopol and the tourists can visit and see the interesting sights and the commercial center,the Burgas Plaza and Galleria malls opened in early 2009, the beautiful sea garden, which is “Luna park” and the summer theater where annually the International Folklore Festival is held and the guests rom the popfestival “Golden Orpheus” are singing. The town has a lot of restaurants, pubs, porterhouses, taverns.
You can visit:
Marine Station Burgas
Аqua Park Neptun
„Sozopol fest” – July morning , held on 1 July.
„Festival of the town” – 17 july.
„Apolonia” – in the beginning of September