Sozopol, Sea resort (MAP of location)
Price per sq. m.: 1320 EUR
Road: Asphalt road
View: sea view
Status: For sale
House 1, 2, 3, 5 have 6 apartments & House 4 has 9 apartments, 18 x 1 bedrooms & 15 x 2 Bedrooms, you cannot build higher than 10 meters in this area of Sozopol. 18 Car parking spaces will be for all owners to use. On site 24 hour security 365 days a year.
This area is the most exclusive on the Black sea coast. There will be a large communal swimming pool + children’s pool, Jacuzzi and barbeque area. The building has been designed to built as traditional Old 18th Century Bulgarian style houses to keep in fitting with the area of the Old ancient town of Sozopol.
The location is absolutely beautiful, and the development is a 7-10 minute walk into the center of Sozopol and 3 minutes walk to one of several close beaches. Our Managing Director states that after 2 ½ years of viewing towns for investing in Bulgaria, Sozopol is the most beautiful place he has visited in Bulgaria and most Bulgarians agree with him.
The Sozopol Bay View project is 3rd line and only 150 meters from the sea. The land is slightly elevated this ensures that the development will always have the fantastic sea and old town views, nobody can take them away as you can only build 10 meters high (3 Floors) in Sozopol.
Very fast Sozopol is becoming the most up market resort on the Black sea coast. It really is a beautiful old town, with amazing restaurants overhanging the sea. Prices for food and alcohol are extremely cheap compared to some of the bigger resorts and the food is all fresh and is of the best quality, Bulgarian wine is a must and is very cheap the French wine companies have been buying up thousands of acres of agricultural land and the EU have been giving grants to the Bulgarian vine yards.
Pre launch prices, inclusive of Bulgarian Vat @ 20%, are starting @1,320 euro per square meter with the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment being 50 sqm (66,000 euro) and the average size of a 2 bedroom apartment being 70sqm (92,400 euro). Floor plans are available upon request.
For advice only at todays exchange rate of 1.48 euro to the pound
1 bedroom apartment approximately 44,500 pounds
2 bedroom apartment approximately 62,500 pounds
Added to the above prices are Bulgarian Notary and legislation fees of approximately 2.1% of the total purchase price and Bulgarian lawyers fees of approximately 750 euro. There are no other fees or hidden charges payable .
Location: The Ancient town of Sozopol has population of about 7,000 people and is situated 31km south of Bourgas. The town lies on a small peninsula in the farthest southern part of the Bourgas Bay. A one hundred-meter long strip of land connects it to the mainland. From 1925 on, the town has expanded in the direction of the Harmanite Area (the so-called 'new town'). Sozopol
History: The earliest settlements in the area belonged to the Thracian tribes of Nipsei and Skirimian. In the 7th century BC Greek colonizers settled there and called the town after their god of Apollo, Apolonia. Apolonia developed mainly as a trading centre for honey, wax, corn, wine, olive oil, olives, textiles, jewellery, and pottery. Apolonia was frequently in economic and political disputes, including occasional wars, with the Doric inhabitants of Messembria (present-day Nessebar). Apolonia was included in the territory of the Macedonian State at the time of Alexander the Great. The town fell under Roman domination in the 1st century BC after it was severely ruined by the armies of Marcus Lucul. The latter sent the famous statute of Apollo to Rome as a symbol of his victory. Yet Romans quickly restored the ruins, built new temples. Already in the 6th century BC Apolonia minted coins of its own. The high level of cultural development of the town at that time is testified by items found in its necropolis - ceramics, vases made of Egyptian glass, silver and golden decorations. The upturn of the town was so great, that Sozopol managed to establish its own colony, Anhialo (present-day Pomorie).
It was only in the 5th century that the town was included in the territory of Byzantium. During the reign of Khan Kroum it was within the borders of Bulgaria and like all other sea towns it frequently changed hands between Bulgaria and Byzantium.
After a long siege the town fell under Turkish rule in 1453. Only wooden houses have been built there ever since; the oldest of these can be still seen in the old quarter of the town. A small fishermen's settlement at the time of the Liberation, Sozopol gradually became the biggest fishing centre of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, which also developed a tourism industry. Sozopol has a small picturesque harbour. The famous Tsar's Beach is located to the north of the town. Raiski Zaliv (Paradise Bay) is nestled among rocks to the south of the town, while further southwards are the Kavatsite beach. The Harmanite Beach is immediately to the south of the so-called 'new town'. An ancient necropolis was found here in 1993 and excavations are still going on.
Places of Interest: The sights of Sozopol are many, but none of them can be separated from the rest since all of them impact the visitors as an attractive ensemble. Among these are two ancient churches from the Renaissance period - St. Zosim Church and The Holy Virgin Church. The houses of Dimitur Laskaridis, who used to be a fish trader (built in the 17th century, and now hosting an art gallery), Ana Trendafilova, Kourtidis, Una Psarianova (now redesigned into a restaurant, Stenata Restaurant), Grandmother Koukoulissa Hadzhinikolova (today housing the office of Sturshel Newspaper), Metropoliev (a medical centre at present), Kreanoolu, are only a few of the more than 45 architectural monuments of Sozopol. The ancient atmosphere of the town is further fed by cobbled streets and high fences. Interestingly, one can still hear Greek speech among natives, particularly in the old town. Interesting places to visit are the Archaeological Museum and the Art Gallery. Moreover, at the beginning of September each year the town hosts the big Apolonia International Art Festival, which attracts artists and art lovers from all over the country and abroad.
The isle of St. Ivan is situated just 2km away from the old town in northern direction. St. Ivan is the biggest Black Sea isle in Bulgarian territorial waters. The isle shelters a sonar lighthouse, which together with the lighthouse on the Emine cape shows the way to the Bourgas Bay.
Outside Sozopol, there are a number of fjord-like formations to the south. The coast here is particularly high and jagged by the incoming waves. There are numerous secluded caves as well. Some 20km to the south is the mouth of the Ropotamo River, which is declared a natural reserve. The Duni Resort is situated 12 km north of Primorsko. It offers lots of hotels, villas and bungalows. The Alepou Beach and Arkoutino Beach just next to the resort in southern direction are wild and beautiful places where the sea is traditionally rough. Cape Maslen is situated just after the mouth of the Roporamo River. Its rocky profile and steep slope down to the sea offer a great view to tourists on top of it. Beneath the cape, one can see small and quiet coves among the fiords, covered with pebbles and seashells. Further southwards is the Perla Camping located in one of the most beautiful bays along the Black Sea coast. Here the beach gradually turns into a green grove. Nearby is the marsh of Stomoplo. Two natural reserves cover this area - Vodna Lilia (water lily) and Velyov Vir. Via Pontica - the way of migrating birds flying to the south passes through here. Every year at the end of the summer thousands of storks, pelicans, and about 30 species of birds of prey gather in the area before they head southwards to spend the winter.
History and General Info: The Ropotamo River originates from springs located some 50 kilometers to the west in the Strandzha Mountains. The mouth of the river is some 30 meters wide and is a favorite place of local fishermen. The river is named after the Greek goddess of 'Ro', meaning 'Run' (Potamo meaning in turn "River'). The legend tells that the Goddess was so charming and sang so beautifully that she managed to talk in pirates to leave the area in peace.
The Ropotamo River is particularly famous for its tender water lilies. A boat trip down the river or a walk along its banks is an unforgettable experience. Tour boats sail down the lower section of the river. The nature here is breathtaking for its abundance of flora species, impressive rocky formations (such as the so-called Lion's Head rock standing out on the right-hand bank of the river), small caves, and water plants and animals. Ropotamo was declared a natural reserve already in 1940 - it is home to more than 100 species, to be found in the country's Red Book of endangered species. With its 1,000 acres of land, it is also among the country's most protected areas. Among the most attractive representatives of the local fauna are enormous white-tailed eagles with wingspans of over 200 centimeters, and eagle owls, some of which make their nests in the above-mentioned Lion's Head rock.
Besides its appeal to nature lovers, the area is of particular attraction to hunters as well. Red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, roe deer, wolf, fox and jackal are the main game species. The migratory birds' route of 'Via Pontica' also passes over the territory of Ropotamo, which is connected to the presence of various wild duck and geese and particularly woodcock. The latter is a favorite target of many foreign hunters visiting the region during the autumn or winter.
Transport: A boarding place for tour boats is located on the road between Duni and Primorsko. Most regular bus lines connecting Bourgas to the southern sea resorts pass through there and drop tourists.
Deposit 1,500 euro to reserve
30% of value within 30 days of signing the preliminary contract
30% due 1st Septmenber 2007 Balance upon completion
The price displayed is for one bedroom apartment.
The cheapests two bedroom apartment costs EUR 88680