Town of Pomorie (population 14 560) is situated on a peninsula projecting 5 km into the sea. The health resort is 18 km north-east of Bourgas and 408 km east of Sofia. The fine sand of the beaches- gold and black (curative and rich of iron), the warm and clear seawater and the great number of sunny days, make Pomorie attractive place for tourists from all over the world. Thanks to its preserved nature and ecological conditions, the town's beaches are awarded the Blue Flag Award. Besides tourism, local mainstays include agriculture, salt production, fishing, and wine production (Pomorie brandy and Dimyat white wine are excellent). Pomorie is famous for its mud therapy, known since Thracian times.
The town was founded in IV BC near the salty lake called by the ancient Thracians "sacred" because of its curative waters. The climate is extremely favourable: continuing sunshine which reaches up to 2360 hours annually. The average temperature of the air and the water in July is 23,6 degrees. Consequently, following each other winds (breeze) from the sea to the shore and from the shore to the sea rhythmically refresh the air. In the morning, before sunrise the air is rich in ozone and negative ions, ultraviolet rays and iodine, released in the form of gas from seaweeds. Because of the slow cooling of the sea water, the autumn is warm and long. The average autumn temperature is 20,5 degrees.
The snowfalls are minimal as the snow lasts no more than 5 to 7 days. From the middle of October until the beginning of March the sea warms the air. The average temperature in spring is 14 degrees. Such a climate allows the resort to be used from early spring until late autumn for sun treatment and sea treatment, and the fruit - vegetable belt which encircles Pomorie from 17 200 decares vineyards, 2 200 decares orchard and 800 decares vegetable gardens assure the resort abundance in fruits and vegetables.
It is proved that according to its qualities Pomorie curative mud, extracted from the salty lake, is among the best in the world. In the modern sanatorium different diseases are cured all year round: diseases of the bone-muscular system of the body; gynaecological, surgery and traumatical, skin, peripheral nerves, non-typical of the breathing organs, liver, heart and other diseases. In the resort shore is low, sandy, with a fully open horizon to the east and to the west. It is defended to the north from the Balkan Range. The beach line covers an area of 18 700 sq. m. It is 4 200 m long and its sand is rich in iron.
The shallow and flat coastal line, bottom of the sea, with a slight slope and the cold sea currents make it safe for children and inexperienced swimmers. In its 25 centuries history Pomorie (until 1934 called Anhialo) has had a turbulent development - a Greek colony, "civitas magna'' - a prosperous town in the Roman Empire, with the right to mint its own money, an important fortress of the First Bulgarian State, a witness of the battle near Acheloi in 917, pillaged and fired in 1366 from the Earl of Savoy; the chief supplier of sea salt, wine and brandy of the Ottoman Empire, meets thousands of people from far and wide. Among the most interesting landmarks in Pomorie are the Ancient Dome Tomb from the epoch of the late Roman dominance on these lands (II - III century), the functioning monastery St. George - a monument of Mediaeval architecture - in which icons are kept from XVIII and XIX century, the little church Christ's Transfiguration from 1764 and the church Virgin Mary, built from the best student of Kolyo Ficheto - Usta Gencho.
Pomorie disposes of over 60 000 beds category 1, 2 and 3 stars, in family pensions (hotels), hotels with all the facilities for a quiet family recreation, a lot of fast food establishments, indoor swimming pools. Comfortable transport junctions connect Pomorie with other towns and resorts. The airport is only 8 km away. The vicinity of the resort Sunny Beach and the regional centre Bourgas widen the possibilities for entertainment. Pomorie Bay is preferred for yachting and sailing, the pier - from amateur fishermen.
Together with the traditional means of livelihood of the local population - vine-growing, wine-producing, production of salt and fishing, tourism and its accompanying activities define the new image in economics of the more attractive balneological sea resort Pomorie.
Carnival for chasing away the evil ghosts in the beginning of Easter
6th May – town`s feast – St. George’s Day
Week of the sea – in the beginning of August
Yavorov’s Days - they are dedicated to the creative work of the big Bulgarian poet Peyo Javorov, who has lived in this town and has written his most beautiful poems in Pomorie. His house is now a museum.
Pomorie Lake yields ooze containing curative salts and hydrogen sulfide useful in treating many diseases. The local sanatorium, situated next to the lake in the north part of town, is among the country's largest.
Just south of town near the Europa campground is a mound-topped Thracian tomb (8 m high and 60 m in diameter). Unique for its shape and building technique, it was constructed during the 3rd century by Romans. It is an original combination of typical Thracian tomb and Roman mausoleum. The tomb is opened for visitors.
The Monastery of Saint George (1856), was originally a mediaeval construction but now occupies more modern facilities. Other landmarks are: the little church Christ Transfiguration from 1764 and the church Virgin Mary, built from the best student of Kolyo Ficheto - Usta Gencho.
Pomorie offers accommodation in newly built hotels and pensions, private houses, balneological centres for mud therapy. Camping site Evropa offers accommodation in bungalows.
Camping site Aheloy is located 8 km north of the town and tourists that have their own transport can use its services. Many of the 240 bungalows are contracted out to tour groups and private firms. Given its popularity, vacancies may be a problem; however, the expansive grounds do have some 1200 lots for tents and camper caravans.
8 km from the town is situated Sunny Beach resort.
Regular town transport connects Bourgas to Pomorie. Route taxis, minibuses and ordinary taxis run along the same route. Private water transport to Bourgas and Nessebar can be used by agreement.
There is the village of Sarafovo, 6 km south of Pomorie. Bourgas Airport is near the village, the former receives international flights, too. The village is situated on the seashore and this in itself gives opportunities for recreation. Lodgings are offered. There are pleasant beaches.
Atanasovsko Lake is located to the south of Sarafovo in a large lagoon. Lake waters are salty and thus used for salt mining.