Sozopol is nominated for best destination in Europe

Sozopol is nominated for best European destination for tourism in 2017. The Bulgarian town is selected by professionals in the sector for the organization European Best Destinations. Sozopol will fight with towns and resorts in Europe for the title. In the online vote will be participating tourists from 109 countries. Among the reasons Sozopol to be included are the conditions for tourism offered by the city, the cultural and the historical heritage and the beautiful nature. The attention however was focused  to Sozopol after the castle in Ravadinovo “In love with the Wind” took fourth place on the list this year for the most beautiful castles. The castle is situated only 3 km away from Sozopol.


The statistics show that after winning the prize landmarks that were awarded, marked a 15% increase in visitors. Tha Castle of Ravadinovo took fourth place in this year’s ranking of attraction in Europe and was overtaken only by the castles Pena in Portugal, Alcazar in Spain and Neuschwanstein in Germany. The online vote was attended by 10,000 people.

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Two months ago the Castle of Ravadinovo was selected also for the best tourist attraction in the world of the prestigious international competition Design Award 2016. The splendid architecture of the Bulgarian castle ahead with its design even the residence of the King of Saudi Arabia – Abdullah.

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To view the castle “In love with the Wind” you have to pay entrance fee 10 leva or approximately 5 euro. So you can walk near the stone building,  to have a  look inside the fairy palace, to take pictures with knights or to throw a coin in the Fountain of the wishes. Or to a picture on the background of the lake where are swimming black and white swans, to view the underground winery, the church and the wooden house carved with knife from the artist Racho Angelov.

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My greatest pleasure in life is to travel. Undoubtedly there are a lot of amazing places around the world worth visiting at least once in life. However, Bulgaria is such a place where you will wish to come back again and again. In every season and every region of this small country, you can find unique wonders. So share my travels.