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Sozopol Old Town, Sozopol

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At Sozopol Old Town, experience the beaches, history, culture, and cuisine of an ancient seaside town. Walk the town's narrow cobbled streets alongside sun-dried brick walls and old wooden houses. Older women sit in front of the houses, chatting, knitting, and selling freshly picked figs and homemade jams and jellies. Watch fishermen on wooden boats pulling nets from the sea, then stop at one of many traditional restaurants for Bulgarian, Greek, or Turkish cuisine. You'll also find fish stalls, coffee shops, snack bars, and campsites. The town is famous for its lively cultural scene, especially the Apollonia art and film festival. Before you head to Sozopol, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sozopol itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Sozopol has to offer, including Sozopol Old Town.
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  • It is great to walk around the cobbled streets, look at the ruins and the different house styles, look in the little stores and just potter, lots to see and keep you interested.  more »
  • Especially when comparing to the hassle of new town, the old town is a nice place to wander around for a couple of hours and have a drink or meal on one of the many terrasses around. Especially the wo...  more »
  • The old town of Sozopol are perfectly preserved. It begins with a space, where lies the massive anchor. Next-you can go left, right or to the right. So-as in a fairy tale-left go-on the waterfront, where you'll come full of boats, excursion boats and other marine delights "including funny Café, like" the old Sozopol. Right go-will post, then, shaurmjatnja, souvenirs, ice cream, palachiki and further streets display you at breakage. Right-more interesting whole. There is a narrow maze of streets begins almost immediately. There are old houses, unique wooden Cafe artist, grandmother with fig jam and many cafés-restaurants with views of the sea, the seagulls and the new Sozopol. Definitely worth a visit. All perfectly preserved, visible. No such crowd as in Nessebar. As written on billboards-sponsorship comes whether from the Norwegian cats are, whether from Icelanders. In General, it's nice to take a walk there, although the streets are steep and norovisty, and cobblestone from the bridge and then tries to substitute leg ...
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Where to stay in Sozopol

As a historical coastal town located partially on a curving peninsula, Sozopol offers an array of accommodations within easy walking distance of the ocean. Most of the larger upscale lodgings sit within the newer, inland part of town. Though these tend to be more expensive, they offer ameniteies like on-site pools and restaurants (and they're still close to both the beach and historical city core). Also check out the private villas and guesthouses scattered throughout the cobbled streets and winding alleys of the Old Town on the peninsula. They will put the town's ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman sites right on your doorstep.
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