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Pomorie Spa Resort

     The resort Pomorie possesses the unique nature which makes it an attractive place for year-round recreation and treatment of various diseases. The town of Pomorie (about 14 500 inhabitants) is situated on a narrow rocky peninsula, jutting out 3,5 km in The Black Sea, 20 km away from Bourgas and 18 km away from the resort Sunny Beach.

     The town was founded in IV B.C. near the salty lake called by the ancient Thracians "sacred" because of its curative abilities. 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 23,6oŅ. Consequent, 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 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 continuing.

     The average autumn temperature is 20,5oŅ. 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 14oŅ. 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 fruit 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 of Pomorie, the 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 mountain.

     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 century history Pomorie (until 1934 called Anhialo) has a turbulent history - a Greek colony, "civitas magna'' - a prosperous town in the Roman Empire, with the right to cut 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 Savoy Earl; 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 places of interest 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 Medieval architecture- in which icons are kept from XVIII and XIX century, the little church ''Christ Transfiguration'' from 1764 and the church ''Virgin Mary'', built from the best student of Kolio Ficheto - Usta Gencho. The resort 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 establishments for quick eating, indoor swimming pool. 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. The Pomorie Bay is preferred for yachting and sailing, the pier - from amateur fishermen. Together with the traditional means of livelihood of the local population - wine-growing, wine-producing, production of salt and fishing, tourism and its accompanying activities define the new image in economics of the more attractive balneological, the sea resort Pomorie.

     The famous Pomorie curative mud lake and salt pans, numerous vineyards and gardens are located nearby. The prime curative factors are the Pomorie curative mud, the lake lye, the favourable sea climate, the sea and beach.

     THE CURATIVE MUD consists of sedimentary firth mud which is finely structured, pliable and only, with an odor of hydrogen sulphide. In its liquid phase it contains sulphates, magnesium, bromine, iodine, humic acids, hormone-like substances, vitamins, amino acids and metasilicic acid. Curative mud preparation are also used in the form of mud pastes, mud extracts for ointments and electrophoresis.

     THE SEA LYE, which contains a host of curative ions such as magnesium, bromine, iodine and sulphate ones, and is used for dressings and electrophoresis, is of great therapeutic value. The favourable sea climate with plenty of sunshine, the wide beach strip, the relatively high average annual temperature (13ĀC), the sea and, above all, the unique Pomorie curative mud and lye, have made Pomorie a much frequent and popular resort for treatment, prophilactys and recreation throughout the year.

     Main indications for year-round treatment: Disturbances of he locomotory system - arthritic and rheumatic complaints, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic states, gout diseases of the muscles and tendons, etc. Gynaecological diseases - chronic adnexitis, parametritis, sterility in women, etc. Disturbances of the male reproductive system - chronic prostatitis, operative infiltration, sterility. Neurological disorders: neuritis, plexitis, slipped disc, radiculitis, ect. Skin diseases - psoriasis vulgaris, eczemas, neurodermatitis, Buerger's and Raynaud's disease.

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