Sozopol is in the list of "European Destination 2017" in which 20 European cities are competing.

Since 2009, 20 European destinations take tough competition in the prestigious "European destination 2017" competition. These are places that have impressed the tourists with the quality of the services, attractive places for recreation, unique historical, cultural and natural sites.

The ranking is organized by the European Destinations of Excellence - an organization based in Brussels and designed to promote the culture and tourism in Europe. Among the nominees destinations that will participate in the prestigious ranking and will rely on the voice of every European are  Sozopol  ,Milan, Brussels, San Sebastian, Wroclaw, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna, Porto, Athens, Novi Sad, Zagreb and others.
Last year nearly 40 million Europeans gave their voices to   choose between 20 tourist destinations.
The first official presentation of the town as a participant in the "European Destination 2017" will be in Monaco at the end of October.

On the 30th of  October the nomination of Sozopol will be officially presented by the Mayor of Sozopol Panayot Raisy.