Founded by the Ancient Greeks as Anchialos, Pomorie occupies a rocky peninsula overlooking Burgas Bay. In addition to being a popular Black Sea beach resort, it’s home to a family-friendly water park and cultural museums that include one of the only salt museums in Eastern Europe.
Things to do in Pomorie
Delve into the past at the Historical Museum of Pomorie, which occupies a late-19th-century Greek girls' school. It showcases archaeological artefacts related to the ancient and medieval history of Anchialos, including Roman-era, Byzantine and Ottoman coins. Learn about the town’s Greek, Bulgarian and Turkish influences and step inside a recreated house from the early 20th century. Works by Bulgarian and foreign artists are also exhibited at the museum.
Not to miss in Pomorie is the open-air Salt Museum, which illustrates the traditional method of salt production that was used in Anchialos. Discover how the ancient settlement originated around the extraction of sea salt and its journey to Constantinople and Thessaloniki. Browse the antique barrows and rakes on display before spotting some of the 200 bird species that have been observed in the adjacent salt pans.
Kids will love spending a day at the Sunset Aquapark Pomorie, which features thrilling waterslides, play areas and water-themed attractions. In the summer months, you can relax on the sands of Central Beach Pomorie and rent beach umbrellas and loungers. Backing the beach are plenty of eateries where you can dine throughout the day, including Cafe Roxi, the BBQ Bar and Sveti Nikola Bistro.
Getting around Pomorie
Pomorie is around 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Burgas and just 10 minutes from Burgas Airport, which offers seasonal flights to destinations across Europe. Regular buses connect to Pomorie and the town is compact enough to explore on foot.