The strategic location of the peninsula at the centre of the big Burgas Bay determines also its further destiny. In the period 1st c. BC – 1st c. AC, Anhialo was already a centre of a strategy (region) in the Odrysian kingdom. With the turning of Thrace into a Roman province began the period of the greatest prosperity of Pomorie. In the Paleokastro (old fortress) area was built one of the largest ancient cities on our lands with the name Ulpianon Anhialeon. Throughout the Middle Ages, Pomorie preserved its position as a main transport, commercial and military centre of Black Sea Thrace. This is why the city became the “apple of discord” between Bulgaria and the Roman Empire. As a consequence of a series of military operations on land and sea, the most famous of which is the battle at the Aheloy River in August 917 when the Roman army was defeated by the armies of Simeon the Great, the town was sometimes territory of Bulgaria, other times of the Roman Empire. Between the 15th and 19th century, Anhialo was one of the two largest salt-making centres in the Ottoman Empire (the other one was Thessaloniki).
Pomorie town is located on the narrow rocky peninsula of the same name, 3.5 km into the Black Sea, at the north-western coast of Burgas Bay. Its area covers 413,304 decares, and the settlements in the municipality are 17. Via Pontica - one of the main bird migration routes from Europe to Africa passes here. The Lake of Pomorie is a protected area - an extra salted natural lagoon with an area of 1,000 hectares. The beach of Pomorie is unique for its fine black sand that is typical only for this region.
Address: Pomorie 8200, 5 Solna Str.
The main sector is tourism. Pomorie Municipality develops successfully sea, balneo, cultural and eco tourism. The proven healing qualities of the unique liman mud, extracted from the salty Pomorie Lake, and the tourist interest in Pomorie as a year-round balneo and SPA destination are even more establishing its fame as the capital of balneo tourism in Bulgaria. Along with the different types of tourism, the local population is engaged in vine-growing, wine making, salt production and fishing. The sea town has an attractive fishing port.
The most successfully developed tourism is the sea tourism. In the summer season more than 100,000 tourists visit the town, attracted by its tranquillity, the well-established infrastructure and the clean beaches. Pomorie Municipality has a unique natural resource that is well utilized and this is why the town is well known as a balneo resort. It is proven that the quality of the healing liman mud, extracted from the salty lake, is among the best in the world. It is used for disorders of the locomotor system, gynaecological, surgical and traumatic, skin, peripheral nerve disorders, non-specific disorders of the locomotor organs, cardiovascular, liver disorders, etc. Except for the sea and SPA tourism, Pomorie Municipality also develops cultural tourism. The ancient history of the town and the rich cultural and historical heritage are of great interest to tourists. Rural and ecotourism are developed in Goritsa village, Bata village, Kozichino village, Galabets village. There are mineral springs in Kamenar village and Medovo village. Among the tourist sites is the only one in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe Museum of Salt. It consists of an exhibition hall and 20 decares of working salt flats. The salt flats of the Museum produce salt in the way it was done in antiquity.