Santa Marina

€ 66000
Status: Pending

The apartment is situated in one of the most attractive seaside towns in the south of Bulgaria - Sozopol. It is 30 km to the south of Burgas, accessible via good roads and 35 km away from the international airport of Burgas. The apartment is situated in one of the most luxurious vacation complexes - "Santa Marina" and has total a floor space of 60 sq.m. It is on the fourth floor. The property consists of: open plan bedroom living-room with a kitchenette, , bathroom, big balcony with a beautiful view. The apartment is for sale fully furnished. With unique facilities, excellent living conditions and exclusive servicing, "Santa Marina" guarantees an inimitable accommodation and recreation style. The large number of pools, restaurants, bars, children attractions, leisure and additional facilities make "Santa Marina" the ideal place for family vacations, long-term accommodation and even permanent residinence. The small fishing town of Sozopol which is flanked by two lovely beaches, has attracted the Bulgarian arty crowd for many years, who mingle with the tourists and local people in the old and new towns. Sozopol has many places of interest, varying from archaeological and architectural monuments, arts and shows, restaurants and places for entertainment to port services and yacht clubs, ecological and sub aquatic sights, all of them forming the perfect holiday destination. Property features:- Garden Cable TV Internet On asphalt road Furniture Telephone line Balcony Food shops nearby Sea views Mains drainage Electricity Water Internal bathroom Internal toilet Forest views Wi-Fi Luxury common parts Equipped bathroom Sauna Swimming pool Gated development Gym Air-conditioner External insulation Area features:- GSM coverage Cable TV Internet Public transport Supermarket/Hypermarket Food market No industry Hair-dresser Restaurant Cafe The closest airport is in Bourgas, about 45 km away Closest city/town Sozopol, about 2 km away For further information call +447939905800

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.