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Ahtopol

Ahtopol

Ahtopol is located 90 km south of Burgas and 14 km southeast of Tsarevo. This southern seaside town is set on a small rocky peninsula that is 500 meters long and 300 meters wide. The climate is particularly well-suited for summer tourism – many long summer days cooled by the breezes from the mountains of Strandzha. The city’s average July temperature is 22-23 degrees Centigrade.
Ahtopol is an ancient city – many anchors have been found in the city’s aqueducts that attest to the seafaring activities of the peninsula’s residents over various historical periods. Such finds as a stone axe and fragments of pottery are evidence that Ahtopol was inhabited during the Late Stone Age and Early Bronze Age. There are also Thracian artifacts from the Bronze Age.
Near the end of the 5th century BCE there was a colony here called Agatopolis, from the Greek compound “agathos” (“good”) and “polis” (“city”). Ahtopol is mentioned in records of the uprising against the Byzantine Empire in 1185 led by the boyars Asen and Peter. The city was overrun by the Ottomans in 1396.
A fire completely destroyed Ahtopol in 1918. After the disaster only the Ascension of the Lord Church survived. The church was constructed in 1796 and is now part of the Saint Yana (Saint Ivan The Precursor) Monastery Complex. So for all intents and purposes, Ahtopol was rebuilt from the ground up after the fire.
Today Ahtopol is a small seaside city with an excellent beach, pleasant restaurants, and comfortable hotels. Possibilities for accommodations are many and varied, from hotels to rooms in pensions to bungalow complexes. Ahtopol is far from a huge seaside resort, and that is one of the things that make it attractive to tourists who prefer some peace and quiet.
The days at the beach can be enlivened by mountain excursions in The Strandzha Nature Park, which is in close proximity to the city. There are many walking trails of varying length and difficulty. There are a number of other small seaside resorts within an hour’s drive of Ahtopol, such as Tsarevo, Lozenets, Varvara, Sinemorets, and the southernmost point on Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast, Rezova.


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The Ahtopol Municipal Administration:

Tel: +359 590 62475


 

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