Here is my favourite spot in Sozopol ! I could stay in this place and watch the waves of the sea without boring myself lots of time... The cliffs are huge and the wind is blowing with power . I would like to see this place in winter : it could be a remarkable experience .
Fondest memory: If you like to take pictures and make videos with seagulls , waves , cliffs go there , it's worth it !Enter the courtyard of the Art gallery and go to the sea .Be happy , enjoy the view and think that you riched the end of the world :-)
Photo 2 : Enter this courtyard and you will see the sea !
Although almost everywhere you can easily talk in English It's is very usefull to know some easter language like russian.
For those who go in near future to Bulgaria I have few words :-)
Thanks : Blagodarya
Please : Molya ( Also means you're welcome)
Good morning : Dobro utro
Good day : Dober den ( a more formal greeting)
Good evening : Dober vecher
Good night : Leka nosht
Friend : Priyatel (male)
Much, many : Mnogo (as in mnogo blagodarya- many thanks)
Numbers : 1 ( 3 versions) and 2 (2 versions) depend on the gender of the following word so just indicate how many you want
Goodbye : Dovizhdonay
And, if you're free and single & get lucky :
Az ti obicham - I love you
The young people who knows how to enjoy the night life
Fondest memory: My dream is one day to live in Sozopol and not only in the summer, but the all year :) I want to see the beach in snow and how the birds are coming back in the spring :)
Favorite thing: The small harbour of Sozopol is a great escape if you want to relax for a bit. Here you can watch the local fishermen unload their latest catch, which will later turn up in one of the restaurants nearby.
Favorite thing: The landmarks in Sozopol are many: the ancient churches from the Revival Period - St. Zosim Church and The Holy Virgin Church. The following houses are quite interesting: the house of Dimitur Laskaridis (17th century, now an art gallery), a fish trader, Ana Trendafilova's (the house with the sun), of Kourtidis, Una Psarianova's (now arranged as Stenata Restaurant), of Grandmother Koukoulissa Hadzhinikolova (today housing the office of Sturshel Newspaper), Metropoliev's House (a medical centre at present), of Kreanoolu, etc. The old cobbled streets and high fences in front of which the old women sit and chat, knit laces and sell fig jam, are inseparable elements of a whole complex of three-centuries of history. Interesting places to visit are the Archaeological Museum and the Art Gallery. At the beginning of September each year, the town hosts the big Apolonia International Art Festival.
Favorite thing: The town of Sozopol is situated 31 km southeast of Bourgas, and 421 km southeast of Sofia.The town lies on a small peninsula in the farthest southern part of the Bourgas Bay. A one hundred-meter long strip of land connects it to the mainland. The first settlements belonged to the Thracian tribes of Nipsei and Skirimian. In 7th century BC, Greek colonisers settled there and named the town after Apollo. Apolonia developed mainly as a trading centre for honey, wax, corn, wine, olive oil, olives, textiles.Much earlier in 13th century BC, the argonauts led by lazon, Heraklitis and Orpheus came ashore. The love for travelling and discovering made the inhabitants of Apolonia in those times travel, trade and found new colonies. So were founded the settlements of Anhialo and Pirgos, Termopolis and Aetos. The town was included in the union of sea town-states founded by Percales. Apolonia was frequently in economic and political dispute with the Doric inhabitants of Messembria; wars were even waged. At the time, the island of Kirik was mainly inhabited. Apolonia sought help from Philip of Macedonia against the attacks of the Scythians. It was included in the territory of the Macedonian State at the time of Alexander the Great and was constantly subject to invasions but it struggled against the attacks of a number of Nomadic tribes flowing from north and west. The town fell under Roman domination in 1st century BC and was ruined several times by the armies of Marcus Lucul. It is an interesting fact that the Romans quickly restored the ruins, built new temples, and ordered a thirteen-meter high statue of Apollo by the sculpturer Kalamis. The statue was sent to Rome as an example of the arts of this particular Roman province. As early as 6th century Apolonia minted coins of its own. The Roman domination provided three centuries of peace until the invasion of the barbarian tribes. It was only in 5th century that the town was included in the territory of Byzantium.
Make sure to visit the old town. Nearby campings all around the city are also popular for young people and backpackers. For a lesser known place to go and relax, there is a rocky area by the sea in the old town.
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Fondest memory: The sea is quite deep here and can be a little rough at times so make sure you take this into consideration if you are not a fairly strong swimmer.
I've been to Sozopol 5 years ago. It's quite a lovely town, especially the historical part with all those limestone houses, windmills, narrow streets and cobbled pavements. However the town is really small and those 2 weeks seemed endless to me, so much was I bored. Anyway, it's a far better place to go then Albena, for the town is less touristic and has a personal charm.
There are relatively spectacular rocks nearby, but the town beach is flat and sandy.
Fondest memory: I drank coffee in a small white terasse standing on a steep shore and watched the sun go down and island of St.John in twilight . I saw many beautiful places aftewards but this sight is one of the strongest impressions I ever had.
Favorite thing: Taking a stroll in the harbour area is nice and relaxing. Have a look at all small colorfull wooden fisherboats.
Favorite thing: During the summer the town of Sozopol is a very popular tourist resort by the black sea. The sea-facing streets are lined with small restaurants and cafés.