Sozopol is an ancient town and seaside resort located 35 km southeast of Burgas. The first settlement on the site dates back to the Bronze Age. Many anchors from the second and first millennium BC have been discovered in the town's bay, a proof of active shipping since ancient times.

The town, at first called Antheia, was colonized in 610 BC by Milesian settlers. The name was soon changed to Apollonia, on account of the town temple containing a famous colossal statue dedicated to the god of Health, Sun and Beauty – Apollo.

Numerous red and black figural vases, colored glass vessels, jewelry, amphorae and anchors, now exhibited in the town's Museum of Ancient Art, date from the heyday of this flourishing town and state. The unique atmosphere of the town is complemented by the touch of the Bulgarian National Revival period, which left its own vivid marks – a fine architectural ensemble of solid wooden houses.

Featured accommodation

  • Blue Orange Complex in Sozopol
    Blue Orange hotel complex consists of two hotel pars and five three storey villas. The complex offers 23 apartments, 19 studios and 62 double rooms. All rooms offer air conditioning, cable TV, refrigerator and wireless Internet.

  • Laguna Beach Resort in Sozopol
    In a picturesque setting between a small river and the sea, the development has a built-up area of 5000 sq.m and another 10 000 sq.m of landscaped surroundings. Unique as a concept, Laguna Beach Resort & Spa consists of two parts. Half of the complex is being sold as holiday homes and the other half will be owned by developer, and run as a hotel.

  • Paradise View Aparthotel in Sozopol
    Paradise View Aparthotel enjoys a great location in the Bujaka area of Sozopol, only 100 meters from a magnificent rocky bay, 2 km from Harmani and 3 km from Kavaci Beach. The beautifully furnished and well-appointed apartments convey a homely ambiance, boasting balconies or terraces with stunning sea or pool views. The contemporarily decorated rooms are perfect for families with children, but also for small parties or holidaying couples. Each apartment has its own fully equipped kitchenette, where you can prepare your meals. The apartments are cleaned daily, and bed linen as well as towels are provided. Paradise View has its own outdoor swimming pool with sun beds and parasols for a perfect relaxation.

  • Santa Marina Holiday Village in Sozopol
    Santa Marina is a beach-front resort the concept of which emphasizes on services and comfort. The famous King’s Beach is just underneath Santa Marina, and the surrounding pine forests make the village even more cozy and pleasant to live in. With the unique facilities, excellent living conditions and exclusive servicing, Santa Marina guarantees an inimitable accommodation and recreation style. The large number of pools, restaurants, bars, children attractions, leisure and additional facilities make Santa Marina the ideal place for family vacations, long-term accommodation and even permanent residing.