The Story of Apolonis Family Hotel

” Enchanted by history and legends “

In 2007, during excavations on the territory of the future hotel, archaeologists discovered a female tomb topped by a heavy stone, on which the name Ἀπoλλωνίς (Apollonis) was carved. на която е издълбана името Ἀπoλλωνίς (Аполонис).

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Inspired by the ancient Greek muse-goddess, the owners decided to build a place for rest, sleep and recreation.

A place that brings together coziness and comfort, tranquility and light, history and legends, arts and pleasures.

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The muses are the goddesses who inspire and patronize poetry, art and science. They hold a magic spell over the past, present and future. They are intricately linked to the order and harmony of the universe. According to Greek mythology Apollonis is one of the three Muses, daughters of Apollo – the God of light, prophecy, music and poetry.

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The Town

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Sozopol is one of the oldest towns on Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The first settlement on the site dates back to the Bronze Age. The Miletus Greeks called the town Apollonia Pontica. During the Antiquity the town became an important cultural centre and they called it Apollonia Magna (Great). In year 72 BC the Romans conquer Sozopl and the big town wall is destroyed. In IV century the town raises up again. It is when they called it Sozopolis – the town of salvation. като полис на милетски гърци под името Аполония Понтика. Намерени са останки от бронзовата епоха при подводни археологически разкопки.

 Градът се разраства значително в Античността и става център на изкуствата. Съвременниците му го наричат Аполония Магна (Велика).

 През 72 г. пр. Хр. Созопол е завладян и ограбен от римляните, а крепостната стена е разрушена. През IV в. селището отново е в подем.

 Тогава вече се нарича Созополис – град на спасението.

The area “Budzhaka”

Hotel Apolonis is situated on the rocky coast of “Budzhaka” Peninsula at the very beginning of Via Pontika Street.

 The area of Budzhaka lies south of the town of Sozopol. The peninsula has three capes called Kolokita (good for diving; 5 to 20 meter depth), Saint Stephan, and Christ.  (място за гмуркане с дълбочина от 5 до 20 метра.), Свети Стефан и Христос. 

One mile south of Cape Christ is a place called “Sulinaria”, which is Greek for small pipe. For centuries the Ancient Greeks who lived in Sozopol were supplied with water from a a spring located in Sulinaria. Between Cape Christ and Cape St.Stephan there is another place called “Kako katale”, which also has Greek origin, meaning dangerous downhill because the coastline there is very high and rocky. At the very end of this area there is a tiny bay, called The Seal Bay, where legend has it that there lived a Monk Seal. която е само на една миля южно от нос Христос. Името идва от гръцки и означава тръбичка. В продължение на векове там е имало извор,

 откъдето населението на Созопол се е снабдявал с вода. Како кателе се нарича друга местност между нос Христос и нос Свети Стефан. Името идва от гръцки и означава лошо, опасно слизане. Там брегът е висок, а долу в морето се виждат прекрасни фиорди. Точно на края на тази местнoст се намира малък плаж, известен като Тюленовия залив, защото там е живял тюлен-монах.

The closest bay to hotel Apolonis is the “Paradise Bay” where a lot of local fishermen practice their trade.