Sozopol is located on a scenic bay along the southern Bulgarian coast, about 35 km south of Burgas. Sozopol is one of the oldest Bulgarian coastal towns. There are 2 beaches in the town of Sozopol: the Central beach and the Harmani beach, as well as a few excellent beaches and campgrounds close to Sozopol. The city is divided into the Old Town and the modern part of the town. The Old Town mainly offers romantic old houses for accommodation, whereas the modern part of the town is full of hotels of different categories and prices. The resort is famous for its night life, campsites and beaches that offer diverse sports activities such as jet skiing, surfing, beach volleyball, etc.
Location: The town of Sozopol is situated on a beautiful bay in the southern part of Bulgarian Black sea coast, 35 km south of Burgas. Sozopol is one of the oldest coastal towns on the Bulgarian Black sea.
Beach and climate: Sozopol offers two beaches - the Central beach and the Harmani beach. There are also a few excellent beaches and campgrounds close to Sozopol: Zlatna Ribka (Golden Fish), Gradina (Garden), Smokinya (Fig Tree), Veselie and Kavatsi. Read more about the beaches of Sozopol here ...
Accommodation: Sozopol consists of an old part and new part of the town. The Old Town mainly offers romantic old houses for accommodation, whereas the new part of the town is full of hotels of different categories and prices, from small family hotels to luxury hotels, from bungalows to guest houses. Check out the hotels in Sozopol in the left menu, book online and contact us for more information.
Bars and restaurants: Numerous of bars, restaurants, fast-foods, grill- and toast-bars are scattered along the alleys of Sozopol. They offer diverse Bulgarian and international cuisine. The resort is famous for its night life, the multiple clubs, discotheques and bars. Morski Skali and Milet sea-facing streets are dotted with small bars and restaurants.
Entertainment: In July and August Sozopol is very busy, whereas in the off-season it is calm fishing town and a favored stop of writers and artists. In 1974 the Old town of Sozopol was declared a museum-reserve. It includes more than 180 residences and houses from the National Revival period in 18th - 19th centuries. The houses built of wood and stone with Mediterranean-style red-tiled roofs conform to the so-called Black Sea school of architecture.
The biggest festivals in Sozopol are the Apollonia Festival (1 – 10 September) and the July Celebration (30 June – 01 July).
Sport: The beaches of Sozopol offer opportunities for diverse sport activities such as surfing, boating, jet skiing, fishing, beach volleyball.
Transport: Sozopol is well-connected by public bus transport system with Bourgas and other neighbor resorts. The road from Bourgas to Sozopol is very good and the distance is about 35 km.
If you are coming by car from Bourgas take the road going to the south and the resorts of Primorsko, Chernomorets and Kiten. Follow the signs to Sozopol. Reaching the town turn right for the New town and left for the Old town. The access to the old town by car is limited.
The small bus station is situated opposite the seaside park. There is a taxi stand in front of it. Private vans depart from a turn-around 50 m west. Private "boat-taxis" go to Nessebar, Bourgas, Varna and other resorts and towns.
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Sozopol consists of an old part and new part of the town. The Old Town mainly offers romantic old houses for accommodation, whereas the new part of the town is full of hotels of different categories and prices, from small family hotels to luxury hotels, from bungalows to guest houses. Check out some of the recommended hotels available for online bookings.