Bulgaria is situated between Southern and Eastern Europe, on the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula.
The country's climate is extremely favourable. The number of sunny days is about 20% more than that in the Northern, North-western and Central Europe. The cloudiness along the Black Sea coast is up to 30% less than that on the Atlantic coast or some parts of the Mediterranean. In spring and summer rainfall is less.
There are few countries in Europe that can compete with Bulgaria in the field of spa, balneologic and wellness tourism. With its abundance and variety of thermal waters and mud habitats it occupies one of the top places in this type of tourism.
Sozopol is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the country, the successor of the Greek colony of Apollonia, and one of the oldest Bulgarian towns with more than seven millennia of cultural tradition. The beautiful old town and romantic atmosphere attract many tourists from all over the world. For tourists the interesting sites to visit are the Archaeological Museum and the Art Gallery. In 2010, during archaeological excavations on the nearby island of St. Ivan relics of St. John the Baptist were found. Today the precious relic is kept at “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” church in the city and attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Some of the largest events in Sozopol is the Apolonia Festival of Arts (September 1 to 10) and the meeting July Morning (June 30-July 1).