An archaeological team headed by Dr Kristina Panayotova has found on the island of St Kirik, off the coast of Bulgaria’s Black Sea town of Sozopol, remains of the first settlement in the area of Apollonia.
The first colonists came to the area from the ancient Greek city of Miletus at the end of the seventh century BCE, according to Bulgarian National Radio’s (BNR) report about the finds, which included a building that was a metallurgical workshop, as well as two well-preserved streets, one of which led to the sacred site of Apollonia.
The settlement at Apollonia, the predecessor of today’s Sozopol, was the most ancient of its kind in the country.
"The other Greek colonies along the Bulgarian Black Sea - Odessus Messambria, Dionysopolis and Byzone were settled later, in the areas of today’s Varna, Nessebur, Balchik and Kavarna," Panayotova told BNR. Read more.