This part of the Black Sea coast has escaped the major industry to be found around the cities of Bourgas and Varna and the only pollutants here in Sozopol's Old Town are the sweet smells from the fish barbeques and the wood fires of the local jam makers. Making jam in the traditional way seems to be one of the main cottage industries here with many houses having a table of delicious-looking jars out front for sale.
Gold Fish Beach
This is actually the beach of a camping called Gold Fish, mostly visited by surfers. The beach is long and wide enough, and quite calm comparing to the other beaches around.
Using of umbrella costs 1.50 $ per day.
Entering the beach/camping costs 0.25 $ per person per day.
You can enter it by your car, but this will cost 1.50 $ for the day.
Very nice place and plenty of space on the beach.
Situated 34 kilometers south of Bourgas upon a small peninsula, Sozopol is the oldest town at the Bulgarian seaside. Founded in the year 610 B.C. by the Greeks, the colony called Apolonia flourished as a mediator between the world of the Greek and the world of the noble Thracian tribes. Today, that fascinating place is a large tourist center, remarkable for its unique stone and wooden houses, that date as far back as the 19th century. Some of them (about 45) are even declared National Cultural Monuments. But it is not only them that attract tourists, but also the two beaches with fine sand and especially the local people?s hospitality. In July and August Sozopol resembles a beehive, filled with tourists and during the winter, it turns again into a quiet and romantic fishing settlement. That seems to attract a lot of artists, writers, actors, etc. If you take a walk along the narrow winding lanes, you could notice a great number of houses, dating from the Bulgarian Renaissance. Then, most of the houses with stone foundations, roomy second floors and roofs covered with Mediterranean tiles were built up. Small restaurants and cafes are to be found along the coastal Morski Skali and Milet lanes, which tourists might visit to taste Sozopol specialties meals of local mussels and dried mackerels, prepared in a number of different ways. On the other hand, these tiny restaurants have another advantage, except the delicious meals and it is the magnificent scenery they face the offing and the port. The small port is the ideal place where one could take a look at the anglers, who demonstrate their skills of the that ancient means of livelihood- fishing. Nearby the port one could visit the unique Sozopol tavern, which is one of the evening attractions of the town. Its program includes folk songs and dances. The high point in the program is the Bulgarian ring dance, done by dancers dressed in national costumes, who invite the guests to take part in that lovely diversion. Sozopol, however is not simply an amusement center, it is a historical settlement with a lot of landmarks dating back to ancient times , as well as to recent times. One of the most spectacular sights is the Sveta Bogoroditza church, which is located in the old part of the town. It dates as far back as the 17th century and half of it was erected under the ground, because the Turkish conquerors had imposed a ban on the erection of high Bulgarian Christian temples. Another famous landmark is the archeological museum, where tourists could take a look at a rich collection of amphoras, stone anchors and models of ships used by the Greeks, the Phoenicians and other ancient peoples, which the population of Sozopol kept in touch with.
If you have some time please watch my video about The sea at Sozopol !
Welcome to Iavor's Sozopol Page
"Cafe in the Old Town"
This one of the old towns in the south part of the bulgarian Black Sea shore. In the latest 10 years it became one of the favourite places for bulgarians to make summer vacation, because of its charm and its variety of clubs, bars and restaurants. Most of the houses and hotels are build in the latest 20 years and that's why it really comfortable to stay there.
"One of the beaches of Sozopol"