Let’s dive into history
The town of Sozopol was established in 610 B.C. as a Hellenic colony called Apollonia Pontica, and the excavations found in the surrounding land take us even further back in time in the IV-III century BC, when it is believed that some of the earliest settlements of fishermen, farmers, pastoralists and metallurgists arose here. Its architectural structure has been built and further developed over the centuries and keeps in itself various stages of human civilization. The cultural layers have shaped Sozopol into a real city-museum.
Among the most interesting and fascinating secrets kept by the city are the relics of St. John the Baptist, the skeleton of a real vampire, stories and legends about pirate treasures and many others.
As a true seaside town with ancient traditions, fishing is highly respected here. All seafood delicacies are freshly caught in the early morning and masterfully prepared until midnight.