Mutual Cultural Influence ofColonization and Migration General Secondary School “Hristo Botev” - Aytos
Apollonia is an ancient Greek name of the modern town of Sozopol. The town is seaside resort located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria.
Sozopol is one of the oldest towns on Bulgarian Thraces Black Sea coast. The first settlement on the site dates back to the Bronze Age. Many anchors from the second and first millennium BC have been discovered in the towns bay, a proof of active shipping since ancient times.
In 610 BC the site of todays Sozopol was founded colony(polis) of Miletus Greeks named Apollonia Pontica. City name comes from the God Apollo, considered the protector of the colony.
• Architectural and archaeological reserve Old Sozopol• Thracian fortresses in the region of Bakarlaka• Thracian tombs• Ancient necropolis• Walls VI-XIV century
In 1961 the Holy Synod of the church provides the building ofSt. Cyril and Methodius to create a museum that can be stored and exposed archaeological materials found in Sozopol and the surrounding area.
St. Ivan Islandis a nature andarchaeologicalreserve. It is thelargest of fiveislands in theBulgarian Black Sea coast.
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