A getaway to the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Or more precisely to Pomorie.
I do not know this town. I have made plans to go there in early October because I thought that perhaps the tourist madness would be over and that it would be time to explore this part of the Bulgarian coast.
Pomorie: do you know where it is?
I will help you.
Bulgaria benefits from a beautiful coast: beach and sunshine are the order of the day from May to October. Two big cities stand out: Varna in the North, Burgas in the South. They are distinguished and compete with each other: which is the prettier, the more modern… 😉
In brief, the town of Pomorie that I would like to talk to you about is located some twenty kilometres from the city of Burgas. In recent years (and especially in the 2016 season!) the place has enjoyed resounding success. Very visited, quite a few foreign tourists, the town has started to make a name for itself.
So where has my sudden interest sprung from? 😉 I have been sceptic for quite some time because the Bulgarian coast has suffered a lot from all types of construction and has lost its wild coast that other countries were able to preserve. Yet I decided that I should not stick doggedly to my position but rather go and see myself :).
What has the town of Pomorie to offer?
Above all relaxation, as a matter of fact.
Pomorie has a remarkable feature: it is surrounded everywhere by water! Actually, it is situated on a peninsula and is connected to the coast by an isthmus.
Besides, the destination is famous for its mud baths. A black type of healing mud which source is located right next to Pomorie. The mud is rich in magnesium, various sulphates, CO2, calcium etc. They say that even Byzantine emperors have regularly come here.
It is to be admitted that I have the impression that in contrast to its “sisters”, the resorts next door, Pomorie has managed to preserve a more convivial, family, aspect and there is less “excessive partying”.
And then, Pomorie has a rich past. Like Nessebar and Sozopol, the two neighboring towns, it has been inhabited by the Thracians. This is evidenced by the Thracian Necropolis (Thracian tomb) that one can visit.
When I visit in a couple of weeks, I will tell you what else there is. Who knows, maybe there are myths and legends ? 😉