Ahtopol is the southernmost city on the Bulgarian coast, which is recognized as one of the most environmentall in Europe. It is located 90 kilometers away from Burgas airport.
Ahtopol is situated on a picaresque beach, at the foot of Strandja mountain and the crystal-clear waters of the South Black sea. Here, the combination of space and coziness gives a wonderful opportunity for a full-fledge rest. The mouth of one of the most attractive Bulgarian rivers – Veleka river- is situated 5 km to the south. This area is famous for its unique natural resources, which urged the ecologist from all over the world to explore rare species of flora and fauna typical for the environmental areas, which seem untouched by human hand till now.
The legend has it that the goddess of love Agatha liked that sunny peninsula so much that she chose it for her resting place and named it Ahtopolis – the town of love.
Historically, Ahtopol is known as a settlement from the time of Thracians. As a town Ahtopol was founded around 430 b.c. and it is presumed that this is connected with the activities of Pericles in the Black sea areas.
The historical monuments that have survived the few devastating fires in Ahtopol are few in number. The church “Ascension” built in 1796, the remains of monastery “St. Yani” from XII century and parts of the fortress wall are preserved to this day. The ruins of the Thracian wall are situated close to the peninsula.