Travel with a car rental in Pomorie
General information about Pomorie
Pomorie is situated on a rocky peninsula, 20 km away from Bourgas and 400 km away from Sofia. The town was founded in the 4th century BC, by the Thracians, under the name of Anchialo, near the salty lakes that they considered sacred because of its curative properties. The earliest traces of human activity are from 6000 BC. The beach of Pomorie is about 5 kilometers long, and Pomorie has up to 2360 sunshine hours per year, which makes it popular tourist destination. The city has a port through which is possible to sail to Varna, Burgas, Nessebar and Sozopol. Under Roman rule the city minted coins, which is a measure of the political and the economic prosperity. The city has built sanatoriums, because of the mineral springs and the healing properties of the mud from the salt lakes. Cape Sea Pomorie on Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands in Antarctica was named in honor of the city.
Virtual walk in Pomorie
Tourist sightseeing around Pomorie
Points of interest you shouldn't miss:
It's a protected area, very salty lagoon with an area of 760,80 ha
Visitor Center - Pomorie lake
It is an interactive exhibition on the natural wealth of the saline lagoon.
Blatno kokiche (Summer Snowflake)
Protected area, area 2.0 ha located near Gorica village
Landmark area of 20 hectares, located near Galabec village
- Old Pomorian houses - Architectural reserve.
- Mud baths - Treatment with mud of the lake.
- Transfiguration of Christ Church - XVIII century
- St. Nativity of the Virgin church - XIX century
- Roman mausoleum
- P. Yavorov's house
- Yavorov's rocks
The museum is unique for Bulgaria and it is included in the hundred tourist sites in Bulgaria.
- Municipal Historical Museum
Features exhibits from 2500 years of history of the town.
- St. George Monastery
Nowadays it is male Orthodox monastery. At the end of the 18th century Turk Selim Bey settled in the area and makes a great feud. The Turk were suffering from an incurable, painful illness. His farmhand Neno, dreamed that in the courtyard of the mansion runs spring with healing water, and St. George, riding a white horse. Neno initially did not pay attention to his dreams, but eventually he excavated the site of the yard that he dreamed about, and there he found a marble bas-relief of St. George and from there immediately started to squirting water. Selim bey drank from the water and was healed. Amazed by the miracle Selim Bey and his family got baptized, accepting the Christian faith then he built a chapel. Subsequently Selim’s wife died, and he became a monk and the first abbot of the monastery. He donated his possessions from 3800 dka land. The monastery contains many valuable specimens of the iconographic art of XVIII and XIX century.
Hotels and restaurants in Pomorie
The best hotels in Pomorie according to Trip Advisor are:
- Festa Via Pontica Resort
- Grand Hotel Pomorie
- Hotel & Spa Saint George
- Sunset Beach
- Paradise Hotel
- Hotel Sunny Bay
The best restaurants in Pomorie according to Trip Advisor are:
- Cafe Zaharo
- Koziyat Rog
- Kotva Restaurant
- Sunny Bay
- Fantazia Restaurant
Car Hire Pomorie
You can rent a car from Burgas Airport and drive about 11 km until you reach Pomorie or you can order a car delivery to Pomorie from Top Rent A Car. If you prefer delivery to an address, we advise you to make a reservation in advance because this will guarantee the availability of the car and place in the daily schedule.
Town of Pomorie aerial By Boby Dimitrov from Sofia, Bulgaria (Town of Pomorie) [ CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons