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Monastery complex on island “St. Ivan”

Sozopol, North Black Sea coast

Monastery complex on island “St. Ivan” X – XVII century,town of Sozopol is a unique monument of the Christian architecture, situated in an ecologically preserved environment with high level of conservation and opportunities for socialization. The complex includes the churches – “St. Mother of God Kaleosa” – a three-room basilica X – XVII century, “St. Ivan Precursor ” XII – XIV century, a kitchenette, an abbacy and sixteen cells from the north and west gables of the monastery. At some of parts of the complex the architectural remains are preserved up to 5 meters in height.


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Beach resort, North Black Sea coast

Located 34 km south of Bourgas on a slender rocky peninsula, Sozopol is one of the earliest towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and dates from 2,610 years ago. The archaeological findings testify to the presence of the Thracians as its first inhabitants. In 620 B.C. immigrants from the rich city of Milet - the largest Southern ...
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Church, North Black Sea coast

Chapel “St. Zosim” is built in 1857 in the park of the town of Sozopol, over the ruins of a mediaeval church. St. Zosim was said to be a martyr born in the town of Sozopol, Bulgaria. Indeed, he was born in a town called Sozopol, also known as Apolonia in the antiquity, but that town was in Pisidia (Asia Minor). Over the centuries ...
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