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. A visit to Sozopol Old Town represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sozopol road trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • We booked this Excursion through our Thomson rep at Evrika Beach Hotel. The first part of this Excursion was a stop at a salt factory that has been turned into a museum to fund the upkeep of the plain...  more »
  • Loved Old town Sozopol, very traditional and lots to see. Port is lovely with very smart yacht club and new hotel which overlooks harbour  more »
  • Beautiful, romantic and great restaurants that serve delicious food and drink. Recommend to stroll in the outer edge of the old town, visit the restaurants where you can experience the sunset during a meal and a glass of wine. Beautiful!
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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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