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    Houses details

    by timada Updated Oct 28, 2008

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    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 !

    Houses' details
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    Go to the beach

    by timada Updated Oct 28, 2008

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    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 !

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    Sozopol Sfinx

    by timada Written Oct 27, 2008

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    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 !

    The Sfinx , Old Sozopol The Sfinx , Old Sozopol
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    Harmani Beach

    by Gosia78 Written Sep 11, 2005

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    This beach is wider and longer than the Central beach, so it is a better option during the busy months of July and August. A big number of small restaurants and places to eat and drink are located nearby this beach.
    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 a little further from the Sea where you can stay free of charge.
    This beach is served by bay watch people, but be careful because there are underwater streams that could be dangerous. If the waves are too big and the flag is red the bay watch people will ask you not to enter the Sea.
    Top-less sunbathing is allowed, nudists are not allowed here, although you can meet nudists at the end of this beach .
    Entering the beach is free of charge.

    Harmani Beach in Sozopol Cafe at Harmani Beach Waves at Harmani Beach
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    Gold Fish Beach

    by Gosia78 Written Sep 11, 2005

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    This is actually the beach of a camping called Gold Fish, mostly visited by surfers. The beach is long and wide enough, and quite calm comparing to the other beaches around.
    Using of umbrella costs 1.50 $ per day.
    Entering the beach/camping costs 0.25 $ per person per day.
    You can enter it by your car, but this will cost 1.50 $ for the day.
    Very nice place and plenty of space on the beach.

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    St. Ivan Island

    by Gosia78 Updated Sep 18, 2005

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    The island of St. Ivan is situated just 2km away from the old town in northern direction. St. Ivan is the biggest Black Sea island in Bulgarian territorial waters. The island shelters a sonar lighthouse, which together with the lighthouse on the Emine cape shows the way to the Bourgas Bay. Once upon a time, the island hosted a monastery called the Holy Virgin, which was later renamed into St. Ivan Prodromos.
    You can get there by taking a boat from port in Old Town in Sozopol.

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    Old-style wooden houses

    by Gosia78 Written Sep 18, 2005

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    The architecture in Sozopol is extremely picturesque and intimate. Oriels jut out so much that the streets resemble tunnels where hospitality is offered in shop and taverns. It is the street architecture that gives Sozopol its unique charm
    The most interesting thing is probably the old town with its interesting old-style wooden houses (some of them are national monuments)

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    Rocky Beach

    by ChristinaNest Written May 9, 2006

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    My favourite is a rocky beach surrounding the Old Town. There is no sand but some of the rocks are flat and comfortable. It's fun to climb them too. Between some of the rocks in the central part there's a small pool where the water is deep enough so you can just from the surrounding rocks. This beach is just opposite of St. Ivan's island and could be used for a starting point for a swim to the island. This is only for very experienced swimmers, however, so I don't recomend it.
    Thre are not too many tourists as they prefer the sandy beaches but often you can see art students sketching this beautiful place.

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    Central Beach

    by Gosia78 Written Sep 11, 2005

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    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.

    Central Beach in Sozopol
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    Take A Pedalo Out In The Bay

    by johngayton Written May 9, 2008

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    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.

    Pedalos Awaiting The Season
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    Art Gallery BISSERA

    by Gosia78 Written Oct 15, 2005

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    There is an Art Gallery BISSERA in the Old Sozopol. You can buy there beautiful paintings with the Sozpolo’s views but not only, interesting graphics, photos, plastic, wooden and earthen arts. It’s ideal place to buy original gifts.

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    Sozopol beaches.

    by trono Updated Aug 2, 2004

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    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.

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    Beaches

    by bijo69 Written Aug 12, 2007

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    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.

    Town Beach Harmanite Beach
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    Apollonia Festival of Arts in Sozopol

    by Gosia78 Written Sep 11, 2005

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    The town of Sozopol is one of the cultural centres of national significance. The "Apollonia" yearly art holidays are a sui generis festival of modern Bulgarian art of all genres and forms and are very important for its development.

    The first Apollonia Festival of Arts was held in Sozopol in 1984. Sozopol is among the oldest Bulgarian cities. Art people – artists, musicians, writers, poets, actors and architects are a significant part of the regular visitors. The unique atmosphere of the city is a true inspiration for creative work. The Festival’s main goal is to show the whole variety of achievements in Bulgarian art; to preserve tradition and to support new ideas, the experimental and unusual vision in all art types. /http://www.apollonia.dir.bg/en/about.html/

    The poster of Apollonia Festival of Arts in Sozopo
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    The Local Art Gallery

    by johngayton Written May 9, 2008

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    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!

    Art Gallery
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