Apolonia - this is how it was called in 610 B.C. by its founders - Greek settlers from Miletus, who erected a majestic bronze statue of the God of Health, Sun and Beauty Apollo above the town.
Numerous red and black figural vases, coloured glass vessels, jewellry, amphoras and anchors, now exhibited in the town’s Museum of Ancient Art, date from the heyday of this flourishing town and state. The Bulgarian National Revival period left its own vivid marks on the appearance of this unusual town, some 30 km south of Bourgas with its fine architectural ensembles of solid wooden houses.
These unaproachable stone houses resemble fortress with secret stores and only through secret entrances one can get into them.