The Old Town of Sozopol - Bulgaria
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The Old Town of Sozopol is an architectural reserve and the most popular tourist destination on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Sozopol is considered the oldest Bulgarian town on the seaside and remains of ancient construction and life can still be seen around or exhibited in the local museums. The Old Town of Sozopol is situated on a rocky peninsula 35 km south of Burgas. Like most conserved 'old towns' it features narrow stone laid streets, with tiny or no sidewalks, churches, antique houses and plenty of small hotels, galleries, restaurants, shops and street vendors and performers. Part of the ancient city wall has been restored together with the watch tower. These lie along a picturesque promenade by the sea and are particularly attractive at night. The old houses are samples of the typical Revival architecture, most of them have 2 or 3 floors, wood panelling protection on the outside walls, cool stone ground floors and charming little courtyards. Many of the hotels and restaurants have balconies and terraces with gorgeous views of the sea and bay. The St. St. Cyril and Methodius church keeps the relics of St. John the Baptist - this is one of the most recent finds of the Bulgarian archeologists on the island of St. Jonh, about 2 km north from the Old Town. The Archeological Museum runs regular guided tours but entrance fees are not included. The medieval and antique ruins are in the open and can be seen with no charge. The houses are private residences and do not accept visitors.
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