Hotels in Ahtopol and informationLocation
: The small town of Ahtopol is situated 87 kilometers south of Bourgas and 14 km southeast of Tsarevo, close to the border with European Turkey. The beautiful mouth of Veleka River is just 4 kilometers south of the resort.
Ahtopol is set on a small rocky peninsula that is 500 meters long and 300 meters wide.
Beach and climate
: The mouth of Veleka River offers two long and picturesque beaches. The water tends to be warmer (around 25 °C) and more placid here, and off-the-beaten-path beaches allows the opportunity for nude bathing.
The climate is excellent for summer tourism – many long summer days cooled by the breezes from the Strandzha mountains. The average July temperature here is 22-23°C.
: Ahtopol offers varied possibilities for accommodation – hotels of different categories, pensions, bungalows, villas.
Ahtopol is a popular destination for families who can't afford the more expensive resorts.
It is located far from huge resorts, offering peace and quiet holiday.
Bars and restaurants
: There are many bars and restaurants in the resort, offering Bulgarian and international cuisine and sea food. A popular gathering spot is the "Yuka" cafe opposite the post office building.
: Ahtopol is an ancient city. Known to the ancient Greeks as Agatopolis ("City of Happiness"), the town today is a quiet, laid-back place popular with holiday-making Bulgarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Russians and Macedonians.
Its name dates back from ancient times. In the past it was a Thracian settlement. Later on the Romans called it Perontikus. The now existing town was rebuilt after a huge fire in 1918 when everything was destroyed.
Some very ancient coins were found near the town, including emissions, coin-aged in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and from nearly all European countries.
: 4 kilometers south of Ahtopol is located the mouth of Veleka River. Close to it is the small village of Kosti famous for Nestinarski dances.
Varvara village is 3 kilometers north of the site. It is a favorite place for divers, because of the stone underwater cavities and reefs, formed by shells and other water species.
Tourists who want to experience holiday in a desolated site among virgin nature will be more than satisfied here.
South to the border holidaymakers can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Sinemorets, Silistar and Rezovo.
In close proximity to the city is situated the Strandzha mountain and Strandzha Nature Park. There are many walking trails of varying length and difficulty.
Interesting sites are the Church “Assumption” and “St. Yane” monastery.
: There is regular bus and minibus transport to Bourgas (passing through most of the towns and villages in the southern part of the coast) and Sinemoretz and Rezovo (the tiny village on the closed Turkish border) to the south.