For Sozopol


The magic of Sozopol - the city, which leaves a mark in the heart of everyone who has touched the beauty and unique atmosphere of this charming seaside town.
Past and present are intertwined here, the old town with the beautiful wooden houses with their specific architecture and winding paved streets, where every step is a walk through the centuries-old history of the oldest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and the modern modern buildings in the new part.
The beautiful beaches with golden sand and crystal clear water, the small coastal restaurants, the southern fortress wall, the harbor with the fishing boats, the marina, the picturesque coasts and the unique views of the endless blue sea attract many Bulgarian and foreign tourists.
Sozopol is a city located in southeastern Bulgaria. It is located on the sea coast and is one of the oldest cities in our country. Its history dates back to IV-III millennium BC. This combination of a place of rest and a cultural and historical center makes it an incredibly attractive destination for tourists from the country and abroad.
Sozopol is the oldest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Through 610 Mr. BC. a Hellenic colony was founded on the site of today's Sozopol (“policy”) of Miletus Greeks under the name of Apollonia Pontica. The name of the city comes from the god Apollo, considered the protector of the colonies. The city grew as an important commercial and port center and maintained active connections with the major centers of Hellas.

The anchor became the emblem of Apollonia and an invariable sign on coins, which she has been cutting since the end of the 6th century. before Christ. The rich city became a center of highly developed art. His contemporaries called him Apollonia Magna (Great Apollonia). In the city there was a large temple of the god Apollo. The exact location is not known, probably on the island of Cyric.
Through 72 Mr. BC. the city was conquered and plundered by the Romans, and its fortress wall – destroyed. The regimental commander proconsul Marcus Lucullus, who takes over the city, took with him the famous statue of the god Apollo from the sanctuary and placed it on the Capitol in Rome. In the 4th c. it is on the rise again and is now known by the name of Sozopolis – “city ​​of salvation”.

From the 18th-19th centuries, churches and numerous houses made of wood and stone have been preserved, creating the unique architectural appearance of today's Sozopol. Ancient icons and magnificent wood-carved iconostases represent the remarkable achievements of the artistic crafts of that time. Through 2010 year, ancient Sozopol became the arena of a unique find of great historical value. On the nearby island of St. Ivan a team of archaeologists discovered relics of Saint John the Baptist, which are laid for worship in the church “St. George”.