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Nessebar's historic rival for coins and hearts
Older than its traditional rival Nessebar, Sozopol is more off-the-beaten-path and authentic, with a quiet, memorable Old Town. Although Sozopol's land has been a port since at least Bronze Age times, the present town was founded by Greek settlers as Antheia, 2800 years ago. Later renamed Apollonia, the town became a wealthy regional power, and while it slowly fell into obscurity, was almost entirely home to Greeks until the 20th century. Sozopol's deep history remains clear, from the local cuisine, which combines Mediterranean and Balkan traditions, to the town's diverse mix of ancient stone ruins and wooden Bulgarian Revival architecture, some lining the lovely coast.
Naturally, nearby Nessebar makes for a natural day trip, with its UNESCO-protected Old Town. If Sozopol drew you for your love of quiet, naturally preserved seaside villages and hidden gems, head south, close to the Turkish border, and discover Sinemorets. With its serene, quiet beach running between the sea and an estuary, there's natural beauty there aplenty. This formerly Greek village's name translates to "Place on the Blue Sea," and certainly delivers.

What I love about Sozopol

Olivia

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If you want to try a less touristy version of Nessebar, Sozopol is the best choice. Located on a peninsula, you will be fascinated by its architecture, tiny streets, delicious food, and amazing sunsets.

Where to stay in Sozopol

We have selected only the best hotel options in terms of quality and location to make your stay as comfortable as possible, with options from clifftop 3-star hotels to a 4-star on a quiet stretch of beach to a centrally-located beachfront luxury hotel. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Classic Seaside Hotel
This clifftop hotel is all about the view.
Boutique Villa
Modern hotel located next to the sea, outside the busy Old Town of Sozopol, for those looking for a quiet beachside atmosphere.
Modern Luxury Hotel
Impressive modern place in the Old Town nearthe beach.

Things to do in Sozopol

The best way to get to know Sozopol's deep history is through a private walking tour. The Old Town and charming coast are Sozopol's main draws, but we recommend visiting nearby Nessebar's UNESCO-listed Old Town and stretch of sea, or heading to Sinemorets, a serene length of beach running between the Black Sea and a lake, near the Turkish border. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Sozopol Private Walking Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Sozopol

Spend some time in Sozopol on a tour that takes in other cities in Bulgaria and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Sozopol and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Sozopol

How long should I stay in Sozopol?

We recommend spending one full day in Sozopol. In the morning, you can take a walking tour around Old Town, then relax by the beach in the afternoon.

What should I see or do in Sozopol?

Walking around Sozopol's Old Town, you should stop at the 15th century Sveta Bogoroditsa Church, visit the Southern Fortress Walls, and relax at the beach.
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