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Country: Republic of Bulgaria
Capital: Sofia
Location: Southeast Europe
Borders: The Black Sea, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey and Greece
Form of government: Parliamentary Republic, unichamber 240-seat National Assembly. Parliamentary elections are held every four years.
Official language: Bulgarian
Dominant religion: Orthodox Christianity

Sozopol, situated 34 km south of Burgas, is a vibrant artistic and cultural centre. The main attraction of the town is its Bulgarian National Revival architecture and it is a favourite haunt of artistic circles. Regular boat trips connect the port with the two neighbouring islands of St. Peter and St. John which are popular tourist destinations. Boat trips are organised around Sozopol as well. There are two main beaches: the Central Beach, located between the Old and the New Town, but it is narrow and easily gets overcrowded, and the Harmanite Beach in the New Town, which is a better choice if you want more space because it is longer and wider, and is surrounded by nearby restaurants and bars.

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, the Black Sea coast is among the most popular destinations for both foreigners and Bulgarians. The Bulgarian Black Sea coast is rich in century-old fisherman villages, secluded coves, seaside attractions and holiday resorts. The major cities are Varna, on the Northern Black Sea coast, and Burgas, on the Southern Black Sea coast. Both are accessible by air, train and bus from Sofia, Turkey and Greece. Remote and quiet bays and villages with rich folklore traditions can be found nearby both cities. Sozopol is only four hours drive from the international Sofia Airport (390 km), 30 minutes drive from the international airport in Burgas (35 km), and 90 minutes drive from the international Varna Airport (130 km). Istanbul is only two hours drive, Thessaloniki is four, and Budapest – ten.

Several kilometres away from Sozopol is the Ropotamo river, famous for its wonderful, virgin nature, and 12 km south of Sozopol, along the lower reaches of the Ropotamo river is the Ropotamo reserve, established in 1992 and famous for its beautiful water lilies and ash-trees. Here is one of the most impressive rock formations in Bulgaria, called the Lion’s Head. The Ropotamo reserve is also famous for the Ropotamo nature park and the Snake Island reserve, near the Arkutino Bay, spreading on 12 dca, at 13 m altitude.