The legend tells that on the way to Kiev St. Andrew passed by, and Saint Sebastian coming from Phrygia preached the word of God in this place. Founded in the 5th century BC under the name Anhialo, today the town is named Pomorie. Pomorie is excited not only by its past, but also by its coziness and simplicity. The town is located in Southeastern Bulgaria, on the peninsula of the same name. From the south, east and northeast is encircled by the mysterious waters of the Black Sea. It borders on the north with Pomorie Lake, and to the west and northwest, through a narrow isthmus, it is connected with the Pomorie field, part of the Bourgas valley. It is the way of the migrants birds Pontiac, the area is home to 269 species of flying birds, 7 species of fish, 17 species of amphibians, 31 species of mammals and 200 invertebrate taxa. The town was inhabited by Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, and in 812 Khan Krum joined it in the First Bulgarian Kingdom. The settlement periodically passes below Bulgarian, under Byzantine rule. On 20.08.917, Simeon the Great made a heavy defeat to the Byzantine army near Pomorie, near the Aheloy River. It's called Toughton from the Proto-Bulgarians, Anhialos of Romans and Byzantines, and Ahiolou of the Ottoman Turks who conquered it in 1453, this is also the year of the fall of Constantinople under their power. After the Treaty of Berlin in 1878, he was within the borders of Eastern Rumelia, and after the Unification of 1885 he entered the borders of the Principality of Bulgaria. Pomorie is a wonderful place to relax and a place to meet friends. You can rent a room in a guest house, stay in the pleasant hotels in the city itself or along the coast. Dine in a trap and restaurant, enjoy your morning coffee, sunbathing in a café, or strolling around sit on one of the benches in the renovated center. But do not miss the salt embrace of the sea. For this purpose, there are two beaches in the city - East and South. The eastern one is one of the longest on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It starts from the Old Town. It is 9 km long and reaches the town of Aheloy. He is the winner of the Blue Flag award for the purest water. It is also called "The First Beach". Next to him old houses of Pomorie. Along with the three-kilometer section, which is guarded and maintained by a concessionaire, there is a six-kilometer unguarded area that is part of the Pomorie Lake area. Here is a tourist eco-path that can be ride on a bicycle. The southern beach is located in the New Town. It is only 800 m long, but has a wider beach line from the East. A place for walking is the Port of Pomorie. It is close to the city center. Along with boats, yachts and fishing boats are on it. Summer time is organized regattas. From here, the boats leave for a panoramic walk to the Pomorie Lighthouse or to The new part of town. Longer transitions, even in the morning, to Sozopol and Anastasia Island are also taking place. Near the harbor are the Yavor rocks, to which the poet found inspiration from the sea. In his honor, a monument is erected near the rocks, and every summer in Pomorie are organized poetry festivals "Yavorov days". The house where he lived was turned into a museum. There are two old churches in the town - the "Transfiguration of the Lord" dating back to the 18th century and the "Virgin Mary" built in the 19th century. Along with them is the monastery "St. George the Victorious", which is active and offers accommodation, but upon prior request. A holy spring is attached to it with a built-in barrel on his cartridge. If you are decided to relax in Pomorie, surely take a look at the architectural reserve "Old Pomorie Houses", whose buildings were built during the Renaissance. Are located near the coast, at the eastern end of the old town. Since they are privately owned and can not be viewed from inside, the Historical Museum offers an exposure that gives an accurate idea of the layout of the premises in these houses. In Pomorie is the only "Museum of Salt" in Bulgaria, which is part of the 100 National Tourist Sites. Here is the house where he lived with the poet Peyo Yavorov. It is called the rocks along the shore, where he was created. There is a monument there. 3 km away from Pomorie is the Thracian tomb "Kuchata mogila", dating back to the 2nd-3rd century. It is a dome tomb and a Roman mausoleum. It is open and there is a guide. The settlement is famous for its healing mud coming from Pomorie Lake, which is a lagoon and protected area. Another protected area is the Chairite, near the village of Goritsa, which grows the marsh snowdrop included in the Red book of Bulgaria. Near the village of Galabets is the natural landmark "Koriya" - a centuries-old dense forest of clear, oak and elm. 12 km away is the island of Saint Anastasia with the monastery of Saint Anastasia. It was first mentioned in 1575. It is the only surviving medieval monastery in Bulgaria the Bulgarian coast. It is accessible by boat, which you must catch from the Bourgas Bay. Here you can eat in the restaurant and spend the night in the building for nights. Pomorie stands 18 km from the regional town of Burgas, which has an airport, a wonderful Sea Garden and entertainment venues. At 13 km is the town of Nessebar, famous with its old part, where you can see the remains of Roman fortress walls, many churches and lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets. 8.5 km in the direction of Nessebar is Lausanne camping. It has places for caravans, campers, barbecues, internet and bungalows, while the Sunny Beach resort, which is about 16 km away, offers not only its beach, but also exciting nightlife. If you want to see the ancient Anhialos just like St. Andrew and feel the spirit of the people born by the sea, Pomorie will welcome you so that you can not do not come back again.