The majority of the population are Christian, the main denomination being Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Eastern Orthodox Chrisitianity is considered to be the traditional religion in Bulgaria.
There is a tradition to hang on the necrologies of died people on the house door just after their death, and then after 15 days, one month, 45 days, and then in every anniversary. So on first sight it looks like many people died recently in the city. You start to think: "What’s going on??" Don’t worry- that’s only tradition :-)
Go to the beach
Of course that in summertime you must go to the beach . The sand is fine ( like in Romanian beach of my home town , Constantza ) and you can stay in the sun or to enjoy the sea ! A walk at the seaside in the autumn it was for us a real pleasure !
Bulgaria: From Centuries For Centuries
"In Early May A Sleepy Little Fishing Village"
The town of Sozopol on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast commands its own bay with fine stretches of golden-sanded beaches and comprises two distinctly divergent settlements: the Old Town and The New.
Whilst the New Town is very much a modern resort development with plush hotels and apartment complexes, the Old Town is a living museum of this part of Bulgaria's history with its roots traceable back to the Bronze age. In the 6th century BC the town was actually an island and a relatively important Greek port called Apollonia Pontica, following which it has seen occupation by the Romans, the first Bulgarian Empire, Byzantines, Ottomans and finally returning to Bulgaria after the country regained its independence in the late 19th century.
"The Old Town"
Unfortunately I only had time for a tantalisingly fleeting lunchtime visit here which gave me the merest taste of the place and left me hungering for a more substantial visit. The Old Town is a very typical fishing village with narrow cobbled streets leading down to its sheltered harbour and is mostly undeveloped with many of its buildings being National Monuments. Overlooking the rocky coast and harbour are some rather attractive terraced restaurants which on an early May morning were sadly deserted but definitely looked promising for a visit at some time in the future and I can just imagine enjoying a pleasant seafood dinner preceded by deliciously fresh shopska salata and a chilled rakia with the waves and sunshine for company.
"The New Town"
Having only the briefest of visits to Sozopol this time round I didn't actually get into the New Town but it certainly looks attractive (in a modern sort of way) and by all accounts is a quite lively resort during the season with good quality hotels, buzzy bars and night clubs - something else to look forward to for a future visit!
Medical Station, 24 “St Cyril and St Methodius” St, Tel 00359550231
Dental Surgery, 7 “Republikanska” St Tel 00359550376
Pharmacy, 29 “Apolonla” St
Drug Store “Republikanska” St
Optical store 15 “Neptoun” St
Services in Sozopol
Petrol Station - 2 km from town
Green grocery, “Purvi Mai”
Clothes, 27 “Milet” St,
Multl - Art, 12 “Mllet” St
Minimarket.13 “St Cyril and St Methodius” St
Bonzur commodities, video library “Republikanska” St
Union of Bulgarian Artists - Souvenir Shop 17 “Apolonia” St
Supermarket 30 “Apolonia” St,
Art Gallery - Hrisopulous Boutique, 21 “Apolonla” St, 9.00-21.30
Chouchelev Shop Gifts, Industrial goods 33 “Apolonia” St
Food Shop and wholesaler 4 “Yam Popov” St
Food Shop, 51 “Ribarska” St
School, “Kavatsite” St,
Zdravets Kindergarten, “Odesa” St,
Snezhanka Kindergarten, 38 “St Cyril and St Methodius” St
Auto - electrical repairs, 30 “Kavatsit St
Diamant Pty Sozopol Beauty Parlour, 12A “Anaximander” St, 10.00-17.00
Forex Office, “Dimitur Toshev” St
Scraps Purchasing, Dimitur Toshev St
Toplivo - Stroitelni Materiall Warehouse
Sozopol Ltd Tourist Agency “Khan Kroum” St
Photographic Studio, 2 Stara Planina St
Fire Department, Tel 160
Police Stara Planina St, Tel 00359550215
Post Office, Apolonia St, Tel 00359550121
Post Office - branch “Yam Popov “St, Tel 00359550216
Sea Port Sea Terminal “Kraibrezhna” St
FINANCIAL & INSURANCE INSTITUTIONS
State Savings Bank ( DSK), 2 “Apolonia” St,