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.
- Food and Dining
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 :-)
- Budget Travel
Beach vs. Streats
Most people come to the town because of its charm, not for the beaches attached to it. In fact very few set a foot on the beach, the rest are usually busy curing hangover or trying to remember the name of the person sleeping next to themselves.