Sveti Zosim Chapel

This small working church in the shady gardens opposite the bus station was built in 1837, on the foundations of a much older structure. Dedicated to the patron saint of sailors, it houses several icons.

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1. Archaeological Museum

0.11 MILES

Housed in a drab concrete box near the port, this museum has a small but fascinating collection of local finds from its Apollonian glory days and beyond…

2. Fishing Harbour

0.17 MILES

Boats line up picturesquely along the fishing harbour, along the western edge of the peninsula. Many of the boats can be chartered for short-term…

3. Southern Fortress Wall & Tower Museum

0.24 MILES

This museum occupies a former granary and part of the fortification walls of the medieval town, dating from the 5th century AD. At this time, Sozopol was…

4. Church of Sveti Georgi

0.24 MILES

This attractive church boasts a fine painting of St George and the Dragon over the entrance and an impressive 19th-century iconostasis. The custodians…

5. Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa

0.29 MILES

This 15th-century church was built below street level, as required at the time by the Ottoman rulers. Set in a courtyard with a giant fig tree, it is one…

6. Sveti Ivan


The largest Bulgarian island in the Black Sea (0.7 sq km), Sveti Ivan lies 3km north of Sozopol's old town. The island's history stretches back to…

7. St Anastasia Island

7.91 MILES

This small volcanic island makes for a fun day of exploring. The island, which has served as a religious retreat, a prison and pirate bait (according to…

8. Ropotamo Nature Reserve


This nature reserve is located 10km south of Sozopol, along the main road to Primorsko. Visitors can hike or picnic, but most come for a 30- to 40-minute…