Are you planning a summer vacation in Europe? The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast is always a great idea, as it is full of adventure, history, and relaxing activities. The seaside is famous for its finest sand and a variety of resorts for every taste.
The Bulgarian Black Sea hosts the most preserved shipwreck in the world due to the lack of oxygen at its sea bottom
The ancient Greeks called the Black Sea the Inhospitable Sea as it was difficult to navigate. The medieval Silk Road used to pass via the sea, connecting Europe via the Caucasus and Central Asia with China.
The Black Sea is also called black as below 150m down to the sea bottom there is no oxygen and living organisms. An international expedition found 65 shipwrecks sunken to the sea bottom. Among them, there is an ancient Greek ship, loaded with amphoras. Due to the lack of oxygen, this Burgas shipwreck is the most preserved sunken ship in the world – dating from 400 BC.
Pomorie lye and healing mud – beauty and long life
Another unique site at the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast is Pomorie. The healing power of Pomorie lye and mud has been popular since the Middle Ages. They are formed after the evaporation of the sea salt to a certain concentration. They are rich in magnesium salts and different microflora, unique for our salt lakes. The lye and mud treatment relieves pain in the joints and muscles. It is also suitable for fractures, neurological problems and etc.
You can experience the treatment with Pomorie lye and mud in the area of the Museum of Salt in Pomorie. Close to the museum you can buy local cosmetics including lye as ingredient. Alternatively, you can book a hotel with a spa center, where they offer such a spa treatment.
Enjoy our video about Pomorie with Betty.
The Mystery of Varna gold – the oldest gold in the world and the first European civilization
Varna Archaeological Museum in Bulgaria hosts the oldest gold treasure and jewelry in the world, dating from 4,600 BC to 4,200 BC. The treasure was found at the Varna Necropolis and due to it Varna culture is considered to be the first European civilization.
The Varna gold has been touring the world. So far it has been exhibited in Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Israel, and many other countries. You can visit the Museum in the summer every day, 10:00-17:00. And it will take at least one hour to see the exhibitions inside.
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