Property for sale at St Thomas Sozopol Bulgaria

Status: Sold


Appreciating Assets are delighted to offer for sale this extremely spacious 76 square metre fully-furnished 1-bedroom apartment on the second floor with dual balconies offering fabulous sea, beach & pool views at the stunning Saint Thomas Residences holiday complex uniquely located 'cliff-side' near Sozopol, now offered at the competitive price of just 79,000 euros.


Property Description

This property is situated in what can only be described as a truly stunning location, right beside the cliffs and beach near Sozopol and would appeal to any potential buyer seeking exclusivity, as this development has that in abundance. What makes this development so exclusive is the incredible views, so much so that a huge amount of thought and planning has gone into the design of this development, right down to ensuring that even the bathrooms enjoy wonderful views. This particular apartment is a 1-bed, however at 76 square metres internally, it is as large as your typical 2-bedroom apartment anywhere on the Black Sea coast. Furthermore, as our recent photographs show quite clearly, the clever use of sofa-beds in the main living space results in this property being able to accommodate from 4-6 persons. A key feature of this apartment is of course the two balconies that this property provides; enabling the occupants to have uninterrupted sea and coastal views as well as being able to overlook the fantastic swimming pools that this wonderful development has to offer.

As far as the interior decoration of this apartment is concerned, one could sum up the decor as minimalist and ultra modern with a lot of natural wooden furnishings including flooring, complimented by wooden interior doors that include glass, thus adding to the overall ambience of bright and airy. The bathroom is beautifully done in light n' dark two-tone tiles, from floor-to-ceiling, along with chrome and glass fittings such as handrails, shelves and so on, plus there is a full bathtub with incorporated shower head. Unusually for a holiday property, this bathroom has a long rectangular window with lovely sea views. The kitchenette is strictly functional and is very unobtrusive allowing the majority of the living room space to be used for sitting or relaxing and watching TV. The main bedroom is in keeping with the overall modern design and also includes wood flooring, large double bed with matching modern furniture accessories, plus it enjoys generous amounts of natural light thanks to the large window and doors to the smaller balcony of the two.

Everything about this property is designed around the incredible site location, thus the multiple balconies and large windows to take advantage of the spectacular views afforded. In addition to the stunning location, the developers of this holiday village have spared no expense in providing amazing facilities (such as the 5 swimming pools) in a totally environmentally responsible way. In a nutshell then, this property is ideal for those persons seeking a little bit more than the usual holiday-type apartments, specifically looking for a bit more exclusivity as well as scenery whilst retaining proximity to beach and the sea. It would be difficult to find a development as unique as Saint Thomas along the Black Sea coast. This one is certainly for the more discerning buyer.


Key additional information on Saint Thomas Holiday Village Sozopol

Saint Thomas Holiday Village is a group of 250 private apartments and a hotel overlooking the Black Sea in Sozopol Bulgaria. Saint Thomas Residences is a holiday resort down the coast 10 Km South of Sozopol, about 45 km from Bourgas, in the area between Arkutino Bay and the mouth of the river Ropotamo.

The 5 star complex offers many tourist and entertainment services such as restaurants, bar, a luxurious spa-centre and a modern wellness centre.

There is a multifunctional sport facility and also a large pool area facing the Black Sea.

Saint Thomas towers Cape Humata and is located in the Municipality of Sozopol, between Duni Beach and the Arkutino area.

The resort is surrounded by many protected areas and practically untouched sites of Bulgaria, such as lake Alepu, the Saint Thomas Island, Arkutino and the mouth of the river Ropotamo.

The village is planned with a green spirit, hence the lovely pools and gardens designed to with the specific purpose of blending in with the stunning surrounding area.

Cars are forbidden inside the area (there is a dedicated parking next to the Village) and there is an independent wastewater treatment plant. No water-spoiling is tolerated as this is an area of outstanding naturual beauty.

A large parking area just outside the village connects with the complex via battery powered vehicles, they welcome our guests at their first arrival and are the very means of transport in the resort. A further reflection of how this resort attempts to remain in harmony with nature.

The holiday village develops around a central terrace, towering Cape Humata and overlooking the Black Sea. This is a shortlist of the amenities and the several occasions for sport, recreation, relaxation and sightseeing you’ll enjoy at the resort.

There are many interesting sport activities (including great watersports) in and around Saint Thomas. And it’s easy to get access to all sport facilities offered on the beach side, just a short stroll away.

A summary of the facilities & amenities on offer:

  • a wide outdoor swimming pool patio for all ages and needs, overlooking the Black Sea. There are 5 pools complete with decks and umbrellas (including a children pool, jacuzzi pool and one Olympic pool).
  • an infinity pool facing the Black Sea and the Saint Thomas island
  • a Beer-house and bar in the pool area, where it’s also possible to have quick meals
  • a luxury restaurant and lounge bar inside the adjacent Hotel Saint Thomas
  • a luxury spa tucked away inside the Hotel Saint Thomas, with an indoor pool, specialist massages and therapies, sauna, aroma sauna, jacuzzi, steam room... etc. for those who wish to indulge themselves
  • two private beaches. Both Saint Thomas beach (walking distance) and Arkutino bay (free shuttle every 15 minutes) offer bar service, beach chairs and umbrellas available for rent.
  • small shops and a hairdresser salon
  • a playground and mini club for children with other activities
  • a football/basketball court
  • on site parking area (guarded) next the Resort
  • security service 24/7 all year round
  • medical assistance (if required)
  • convenience service, fax/fotocopying and laundry/ironing services are available at the hotel if needed


Sozòpol (Bulgarian: Созопол, Greek: Sozopolis / Σωζόπολις) is an ancient seaside town located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country, known for the Apollonia art and film festival (which takes place in early September) that is named after one of the town's ancient names.

The busiest times of the year are the summer months, ranging from May to September as tourists from around the world come to enjoy the weather, sandy beaches, history and culture, fusion cuisine (Balkan, Mediterranean), and atmosphere of the colourful resort.

Sozopol is one of the oldest towns on Bulgarian Thrace's Black Sea coast. The first settlement on the site dates back to the Bronze Age. Undersea explorations in the region of the port reveal relics of dwellings, ceramic pottery, stone and bone tools from that era. Many anchors from the second and first millennium BC have been discovered in the town's bay, a proof of active shipping since ancient times.

The current town was founded in the 7th century BC by Greek colonists from Miletus as Antheia. The name was soon changed to Apollonia, on account of a temple dedicated to Apollo in the town, containing a famous colossal statue of the god Apollo by Calamis, 30 cubits high, transported later to Rome by Lucullus and placed in the Capitol.

The coins, which begin in the fourth century BC, bear the name Apollonia and the image of Apollo; the imperial coins, which continue to the first half of the third century AD, and the Tabula Peutinger also contain the name Apollonia; but the "Periplus Ponti Euxini", 85, and the Notitiæ episcopatuum have only the new name Sozopolis. In 1328 Cantacuzene (ed. Bonn, I, 326) speaks of it as a large and populous town. The islet on which it stood is now connected with the mainland by a narrow tongue of land. Its inhabitants, in the past mostly Greeks, lived by fishing and agriculture.

The town established itself as a trade and naval centre in the following centuries. It kept strong political and trade relations with the cities of Ancient Greece – Miletus, Athens, Corinth, Heraclea Pontica and the islands Rhodes, Chios, Lesbos, etc. Its trade influence in the Thracian territories was based on a treaty with the rulers of the Odrysian kingdom dating from the fifth century BC.

The symbol of the town – the anchor, present on all coins minted by Apollonia since the sixth century BC, is proof of the importance of its maritime trade. The rich town soon became an important cultural centre. At these times it was called Apollonia Magna.

Ruled in turn by the Byzantine, Bulgarian and Ottoman Empires, Sozopol was assigned to the newly independent Bulgaria in the 19th century. At the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence (1821) prominent local personalities were arrested and executed by the Ottoman authorities due to participation in the preparations of the struggle.

Almost all of its Greek population was exchanged with Bulgarians from Eastern Thrace in the aftermath of the Balkan Wars. In 2011 the remainings of an ancient Greek settlement, part of Apollonia, were excavated in the small island of St. Kirik (Saint Cerycus) off Sozopolis.

Since 1984 Sozopol hosts the Apollonia art festivities every September, which include theatre shows, exhibitions, movies, musical and dance performances, book presentations and other cultural events.

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