Connected to the mainland via a slender (artificial) isthmus, its "Old Town" is a beautiful spot with plenty of wooden Greco-Ottoman houses and a unique collection of late Byzantine churches. It is rich in history, and is mentioned in plenty of legends in various contexts. Probably the most famous of these are about the Argonauts, who stopped over in their quest for the Golden Fleece, and the Amazons, those wild tribeswomen who terrorised the area around what the Greeks at the time referred to as the Axeinos, the Inhospitable Sea. You are likely to find the sea rather hospitable, however.
WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?
Those of you who answer correctly will get the chance to spend a romantic weekend for two at the opposite end of Bulgaria. Strimon Spa Club, a fivestar hotel situated in the town of Kystendil, was crowned Best Spa hotel of 2006 at the 10th annual awards ceremony of the Bulgarian Hotel & Restaurant Association
The winner will be selected in a draw. Winners of competitions produced by Vagabond, Bulgaria's English Monthly, are selected in a draw. The decisions are final and correspondence will not be entered into. Prizes may be collected in person at the editorial offices in Sofia or shipped anywhere in Bulgaria postage-free. Postal charges will apply for shipments abroad. For customs reasons we are unable to ship alcoholic beverages abroad. Any customs or other duties levied on shipments abroad will be the responsibility of the addressee. Prize winners will be interviewed and featured in the magazine, unless they have specifically indicated otherwise.