Page update: 01 January 2000

Kraimorie

KraimorieThe holiday village of Kraimorie is located about 10 km to the south of Bourgas and 20 km to the north of Sozopol. With the expansion of Bourgas, Kraimorie was formally included within its boundaries as one of many quarters. Yet it still preserves the image of a typical seaside village, contrasting greatly to the urban views of the city. There are beautiful beaches with clean sand and calm sea around the village.

The medieval fortress of 'Foros' can be found to the north of Kraimorie. The island of "St. Anastasia" lies about 3 nautical miles off the coast. The island has a well-preserved old church and hosts a permanent exhibition, which shows the cultural and historical legacy of the region. It was used for the exile of left-wing revolutionaries in 1923-1925, and anti-Fascists in 1943-1944. That is why the island was named Bolshevik for some years during communist times. There are boat trips to the island, which take about 20 minutes.

Kraimorie is connected to the downtown of Bourgas by a regular city bus