Founded in 1879 on the site of two abandoned Circassian villages, Primorsko is a popular resort town on Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast. It was designated as a national resort in 1953 and has grown significantly in recent years, with its sunny weather, blissful beaches and nature reserves attracting new residents.
Things to do in Primorsko
You can learn about the people and events that have shaped the town at the Primorsko Historical Museum, which houses both ethnographical and archaeological exhibits. In addition to a tombstone from Chenger and a Tracian sanctuary, it details the lifestyle of the local people over the past centuries. Touring exhibitions from the Archaeological Museum in Sozopol are also presented here.
Primorsko is renowned for its Black Sea beaches, with South Beach extending from the mouth of the Dyavolska River to the town of Kiten. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for rent and there are several restaurants serving drinks and snacks. A waterfront promenade connects around the headland to North Beach, which is backed by vegetated dunes.
Primorsko makes an excellent base for visiting the Ropotamo Nature Reserve, which encompasses sand dunes and marshes that provide a habitat for local wildlife. It hugs the banks of the Ropotamo River, with boat rides the most popular way of exploring its protected landscapes. Admire the legendary “Lion’s Head” rock and spot wild boars, as well as some of the 250+ bird species that have been recorded here.
Getting around Primorsko
Primorsko is around 45 minutes’ drive from Burgas and an hour from Burgas Airport, which has seasonal flights to destinations across Europe and the Middle East. Regular buses connect to Primorsko and the town is compact enough to explore on foot. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting around the area.