Easily reached, so gets too many people during July and August. Could be impossible to find place to stay, if you go later in the day.
If you want to lie under the umbrellas or use a chair you will be asked to pay a fee of 2 $ for the day. If you do not want to use any of these facilities you will be asked to go at the end of the beach.
Top-less sunbathing is allowed, nudists are not allowed here.
Entering the beach is free of charge.
Most of the old wooden houses in Sozopol are National monuments and owners are not allowed to make any re-constructions. The architecture is called "Black Sea house" with stone-walled basement and a wooden 1st floor.
There are two beaches in Sozopol, The Central Beach in the Old town and Harmony Beach in the New Town. Both are sticked with sunshades so for those who likes beach itself without human intrusion it can be a little disappointment. If you want to use a sunshade or chaise-longue the price is 3 lev for each. Many people come with their own sunshades. The Central Beach also has a park or as Bulgarians call it sea garden.
And don't forget suntan lotion because your skin can be burnt by the merciless afternoon sun.
Archeological museum is located in the Old Town. Here you can learn more about history of Sozopol and see what was found as the result of archeological dig. Entrance fee – 2 lev for foreigners, 1 lev – for Bulgarians.
Take a boat trip on the Ropotamo river in the Ropotamo Reserve. The River Ropotamo has a diverse landscape ranging from cliffs and forests to sandy beaches, dunes and swamps; the Arkutino swamp is a shelter for many rare bird species.
There are rocks on the northern side of Sozopol, good for jumping in the water. Well, the locals are experts in that activity, so don't assume that "if they can, so do I". If you're not quite sure with your abilities, or don't know the place you're jumping in, it may all finish in a very unpleasant way. So, to enjoy it fully - take your time, and train yourself. The fun comes after it.
During the Apollonia Festival you can meet artists just on the street.
You can take a photo with two White Ladies who stand without moving till you give them some change.
There is a pathway that goes all the way around the town on the seaside. I was suprised to find not many people on it. Most people seem to stay on the interior streets where the cafes and shops are.
The old town of Sozopol is a very nice and charming place to visit. A stroll along the narrow cobblestone lanes is really something to recommend.
Old houses with the first floor of stone and the second one of wood. Steep narrow cobbly streets of and steep banks, tiny churches – that is the Old Town.