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Sozopol Architectural Reserve in Bulgaria

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Sozopol is the oldest Bulgarian town located on the Black Sea coast, in the southeastern part of Bulgaria. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was known in Russia as Sizopol.

The city is located on the Black Sea coast, on a small peninsula. Not far from Sozopol is the island of St. Ivan – the largest island of the Black Sea.

According to archaeological data, the first settlement appeared here in 4-3 centuries BC. In 610 BC. natives of Miletus organized on this place the Greek colony of Apollonius, named after the god Apollo.

In 1828-29, during the Russian-Turkish war, the city was captured by Russian troops, after which it was the base of the Black Sea Fleet. As a result of the pogroms in 1906, the city was abandoned by most of the Greek population.

Today the old part of the city is an architectural reserve. Beginning in 1925, the city began to actively build on Cape Harmanite. Not far from the city, there is an archaeological museum, which displays a rich collection of Greek vases. The pride of the inhabitants of Sozopol is the Church of the Holy Mother of God with a picturesque carved iconostasis.

Nowadays the city is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country. There are many taverns, restaurants, entertainment venues, discos and bars that take care of the mood of tourists.

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Author: Kelly Costine