Pomorie

The town is situated on the Black Sea coast, 20 km north of Bourgas and 18 km from the "Sunny Beach" tourist complex.

Pomorie, Ancient Anchialos, is one of the most beautiful seacoast towns, a fascinating resort and health spa center for tourism. It is situated on the Black Sea coast, 20 km north of Bourgas and 18 km from the Sunny Beach tourist complex. And only 8 km away is Bourgas Airport. The town was founded in the 4thcentury BC near the saline lake also called “sacred” by the ancient Thracians due to its healing properties.

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LakePomorie is part of the Bourgas lake basin complex– one of the three most significant humid zone complexes for the accumulation of water birds along the Bulgarian Black sea coast. On the lake and its adjacent territories there are 204 species of birds found, out of which 59 are included in the Red Book of Bulgaria (1985).

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The beach is about 5 km long, with average width of 30 m. It is covered by dark sand, therefore it powerfully absorbs the sun rays, which promotes fast sun-tanning. Its color is due to the greater content of iron and manganese. The seabed very gradually sinks, and thus offers enjoyable bathing. The slow cooling of seawater makes for a warm and lasting autumn. Winters are mellow, while snowfalls are rare. These climactic indicators allow the use of the resort from early spring until late autumn for sun & seawater therapy.

Fishing also plays a significant part for the livelihood of people and the economy of the town. Crafts and trade by sea were developed predominantly. In 1934 Anchialus was renamed to Pomorie.

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Lake Pomorie is one of the chief attractions, and must be seen by all holiday makers in Pomorie. It is an excessively saline lagoon spreading on an area of 760 hectares. The lake is separated from the sea by a narrow sandy strip reaching 5 km in length while 50 m wide. The archeological artifacts demonstrate that since very ancient times salt was extracted by evaporation from the lake. This ancient technique for salt mining remains almost intact today and may be observed live.

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The largest mud therapy center on the Balkan Peninsula with capacity of 1000 mud treatment procedures per day. Recently, Pomorie emerged as a magnet for year-round balneotherapy, spa and wellness tourism. The mud from the firth, for which it is known, was used for healing and convalescence during all the ages of antiquity until today. It is rich in hydrogen,  magnesium, chlorine, calcium, sodium and sulphates. The healing properties of the mineral waters on the territory of Pomorie Municipality also were well-known since ancient times. Most of the mineral water resurges from deep below, which ensures its purity.

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In 1934 Anchialus was renamed to Pomorie. Old Pomorian Houses Reserve is situated near the seacoast, at the eastern end of Pomorie. The buildings found there provide examples of the typical architectural design of the houses in the Black Sea Region. When strolling around Pomorie, do not miss the chance to visit some of its Christian temples – St. George Monastery, the Church of the Transfiguration of God – the oldest building in the town, the Birth of the Virgin Mary Temple, etc.

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Nowadays the monastery St.Georgi is the only active male monastery in South-eastern Bulgaria. The Monastery was founded in the VII-th century by the living in Anhialo Byzantine settlers. The most likely, in the past, the site was a Thracian sanctuary, as it is evidenced by the existing marble bas-relief of a Thracian rider. Like most of the old Bulgarian monasteries this was destroyed and burnt during the Ottoman rule. Since those days remained only a charred icon of St. George dating back to 1607. The current monastery was built in 1856, and in 1945 it was extended with construction of two lateral altars - one of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, and the other - of the Holy martyrs Sofia, Vyara (Faith), Nadezhda (Hope), and Lyubov (Love). There are kept valuable icons from the XVII and XIX century.

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Wine production is also deeply rooted and traditional livelihood for the area, also like salt production and fishing.

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