Pomorie is a small town and a famous sea resort located in the district of Burgas about 20 km far from the city, 18 km away from Nessebar and Sunny Beach. Pomorie town is a seat of the municipality with the same name including 15 villages and 1 town. Pomorie has 14560 resident population and hundreds of regular tourists each year. It is one of the most popular resorts in Bulgaria and a mud-curing center located on a beautiful rocky peninsular tucked in the sea and the Laguna of Pomoriisko ezero (lake). The beach line is covered with black sand which is due to the magnetic compounds in it.
Pomorie is also a popular wine-growing and wine-producing center with ones of the highest-quality sorts of wine like pamid, dimiat, merlot, cabernet sauvignon etc.
History - Once there was a Thracian settlement. The town was found in IV century B.C as a colony (with the name of Anhialo) of the Greek polis Apollonia. It was near the salt lake called by the ancient Thracians "holy" because of its medical properties. The ancient town was vastly inland compared to the present one. The specialists interpret the name of Anhialo in different ways - as "a Town near the salt-pans" or as "a Town by the sea".
In Roman times during the government of the Emperor Trayan the town was given new organization, coin its own money and its name became Ulpia Anhialo. Soon it eclipsed Apollonia's and Mesambria's fame. As a big trade center Anhialo was a busy port center in its age-old history. As a big port fortress of Byzantium it suffered during the barbarian invasions. In VIII century it is restored (on the place of the old town) at the order of the Empress Irina. During the medieval ages the town is famous with its ancient Bulgarian name of Tuthon. In the years became Bulgarian and Byzantine and back. In 1366 Anhialo is concurred by the crusaders of Amadeus VI of Savoy and then sold to Byzantium. In 1953 it fell under the Ottoman rule together with Nessebar. After the Liberation the town made a quick recovery but in 1906 it was devastated by a big fire.
Till 1884 the town is mentioned as Ahuli, Ahilo, Anhiolo. It kept the name of Anhilalo till 1934 when is named Pomorie.
- The Historical Museum in the town
- Old houses from the epoch of the Bulgarian Revival (in the east part of the town)
- The Church "Preobrazhenie Hristovo" XVIII century ("Transfiguration")
- The Church "Uspenie Bogorodichno" XIX century (the Assu of the God's Mother)
- Museum exposition in the house where between 1899 and 1900 lived the genius Bulgarian poet Peyo Yavorov. There is a monument of the poet at the rocks named after him.
- The Monastery of "St. Georgi Pobedonosetz" (George the Conqueror) - located in the north-west part of the town. During its existence it was demolished a few times but was never abandoned and neglected. Still there is holy healing spring in the garden of the monastery. Attractive for the visitors are the stone bas-relief of the St. George, the 17 meters high bell tower with the sparkling cross (1864), as well as the icon collection of XVIII-XIX century. The monastery is male and it's still active.
- Pomoriisko ezero laguna (Lake Lagoon) called also Anhialo Lake - located 2 km northwest of Pomorie. It is separated from the sea by a sandy strip of land. The lake size is 1000 ha; deep up to 1.4 meters; about 0.5 m below the see level. It is reedy and it's one of the important ornithological places in Europe - there spend the winter, nest and rest during their migration different kind of birds. The lagoon water is used mainly for salt extraction. Around 30 000 tones of sea-salt is extracted through evaporation every year from the salt-pans of the Pomoriisko lake. It is curious that the healing property of the mud there are know in the Early Antiquity and the Byzantium writer Anna Komnina called the Lagoon the Sacred Lake. Interesting to visit is the Museum of the salt.
- Pomoriiska tomb - mausoleum (III-IV century) - located 4 km west of the town in a placed called Kuhata mogila (the Hollow hill).
The weather in the area is mild with breezy summer and mild winter. The average July temperature is around 23,6 C. Alternating winds (breezes) from the sea and from dry land to the sea refresh the air rhythmically. Because the sea water gets cool slowly the temperature in the autumn is about 20,5 C. Snowfalls are low as the snow holds no longer than 10 days. The average Spring temperature is about 14 C.
Wonderful climate conditions provide excellent opportunities for rest and relaxation in Pomorie.
In the resort the sea shore is low with entirely open sea-line to the East and West; preserved to the North by Stara Planina. The beach is 7 km long and contains iron in its sand. This beach encircles the Pomorie Bay.
Pomorie is also a famous balneomedicical sea resort with modern spa centers and sanatoriums for healing cases of bones and joints, gynecological, surgical, cardio-vascular, traumatic, skin, liver, nervous and other diseases.
There are luxurious hotels, family boarding-houses, a large number of snackbars, covered swimming pools, variety of entertainments and facilities. Convenient transport links connect Pomorie with other towns and resorts like the most popular ones of Nessebar, Sunny Beach, Sozopol and Tzarevetz. The International Airport is some 8 km far from the town.