These kayak safaris are so relaxing, they are great for all the family and we saw loads of wildlife.
The kids loved it and it was a nice change from the beach.
My Dad even enjoyed it.
The guys that run it are really helpful and fun, and it's a chance to see another side of Bulgaria.
It is only about half an hours drive from Sozopol and the safari takes about two hours.
This newly opened museum is located in a building dating back to the 5th-6th century AD and incorporates the remains of an old fortress wall, its tower and an ancient well.
The collection includes pottery, sculptures, paintings, coins etc from times gone as well as some contemporary pieces.
In addition the museum as some bottles of boutique wines on sale.
The lovely lady selling tickets does speak several languages fluently and is very helpful!
The details of the houses remained intact from hundreds of years. Fasteners, the door handles ,postal boxes ,old inscriptions transpose you in the atmosphere of past centuries. Everything around you has its old story !
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 !
The wind is blowing powerful , huge cliffs down the sea and one of them looks like a Sfinx ! You can easily see the nose , mouth and its eyes . I made only a picture with the sea : funny is that I saw the Sfinx at home , on my picture !
Unfortunately this was shut on the day of my visit but it is a rather splendid, though slightly out-of-character, building on the far end of the Old Town peninsula and looks as if it would be worth a visit!
Sozopol has two main beaches, the Old Town's Central Beach and the New Town's Harmony Beach both of which can be understandably busy during the peak summer season. But in early May when the sun comes out you can find yourself in this enviable position of having the beach pretty much all to yourselves and this pleasant view of the Old Town to boot!
The bay between the old and new towns is sheltered by the Old Town's curved peninsula and on a calm day taking out one of the pedalos provides the ideal option for a an energetic break from the arduous tasks of sunbathing on the beach or lounging around in the seafront cafes. I haven't actually done this myself yet and so have no idea as to costs etc. but it certainly does appeal.
You'll find this small collection of traditional tools, handicraft and dresses in a beautiful restored revival style house in the old town. So far there's just one room with exhibits, but there are plans to enlarge the museum.
Opening times are Monday to Sunday from 9am-5pm and admission is 1 BGN.
A very popular meeting place , the little square in front of the Post office becomes quite populated in the evening.Situated at the entrance of the old town ,there is no chance to miss it , it's at the left on the main street when you walk uphill .
The island of Sv. Ivan is the largest one along the Bulgarian coast and situated just off the coast of Sozopol. It's uninhabitated by humans, but has a large population of birds (it's a nature reserve).
You can also find the ruins of a 13th century monastary and a lighthouse.
Boats to the island can be hired along Kraybrezhna street. The one hour tour costs about 30 (if I remember it correctly) BGN for a boat taking up to 8 persons.
Sozopol has a small Archeological museum where you can see findings (mainly Greek pottery) from the town and nearby settlements. Only a few items have explanations in English, everything else is in Bulgarian only.
The museum is open from 10am to 5pm and admission is 3 BGN.
Sozopol has two decent beaches. Town beach which is situated between the old & new town and Harmanite beach which is located on the Southern end of the new town. Both beaches are supervised by life guards and have sunbeds and umbrellas for rent.
Of course you also find the obligotary beach bars here.
An archeological excavation is in progress at one end of Harmanite beach.
The old town of Sozopol is situated on a small peninsula and is a real gem with its traditional houses, small churches and antique ruins.
Of course its also very touristy with lots of shops, stalls and cafés.
The traditional establishments are the small coastal restaurants, small private places both in the old and new part of the town, the stalls for fish, the pizza-huts, the snack-bars scattered all over the camping sites. Interesting catering establishments are Vyaturnata Melnitsa (The Windmill), Sozopol Tavern, Athens Tavern, the restaurants Xantana, Neptun, Drouzhba Fishing Boat, Orpheus, Olymp, and Lilia. Some of them are very interesting as they are built on ancient remains and houses after detailed archaeological research and restorations. Such an example is Stenata Restaurant (The Wall) whose basements were used as a warehouse for grain far back in time, and Kladenetsa Restaurant (The Well) which was built at the place of a spring, which supplied the town with drinking water via water pipes. The prices at the restaurants are high, moderate prices one can enjoy at the camping sites and in the small restaurants along the beach. There are a lot of grocer's and marketplaces. One could buy fish directly from the anglers at the quay.