Primorsko is a town in south-eastern Bulgaria, part of Burgas Province. A well-known resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, it is located on a gore 52 km south of Burgas and has a beach strip of about 1 km². The average temperature is 27oC in July, often reaching 30-33oC and making Primorsko a favoured place for tourism. One of the smaller towns in Bulgaria by population, Primorsko has seen a remarkable increase of residents in recent years, topping the list of Bulgarian towns by population growth between December 2004 and June 2005 with 13.5%.
The town of Primorsko is located 26 km to the south of Sozopol, 52 km to the south of Bourgas and 440 km to the southeast of Sofia. It lies on the Kyupriya cape, jutting out between Stamopulo Bay and the Diavolski (Devil's) Bay. The settlement arose in the end of the XIX century.
Primorko is famous for its magnificent nature. It is surrounded by the forests of the Strandzha Mountain. Over 80 holiday homs and sites, hotels and private rooms are located in a park of deciduous trees. Primorsko is known as a youth’s resort. At reasonable prices young people can find there various attractive places - cafes, disco clubs, restaurants, bars, sweet shops, an open-air theatre and sport grounds. There is an International Youth Centre which attracts students from different countries. The resort renovates and there are more and more comfortable holiday establishments, offering excellent sport and tourist conditions. The beach strip is 10 km long and has fine aurifrous sands. It is one of the longest and most beautiful beaches on the Bulgarian Black sea coast. The climate is similar to the Mediterranean - summer is sunny and warm, with average temperature of 24 degrees centigrade. The breezes and the forests refresh the air in the daytime, and the nights are cool and pleasant. The unique nature is favorable for a long tourist season.
The town of Primorsko is relatively small as it has population of about 2,500 people. The town has two beaches, the Northern and the Southern ones. Traditionally, the Southern Beach gets overcrowded during the top season, which makes holidaymakers sunbathe at nearby beaches, such as the one of the International Youth Centre. The youth centre is situated only 1-2 km to the south of the town and represents a typical holiday city for young people with plenty of villas, bungalows, hotels, bars, discos, and various sports grounds. The area is forested with deciduous trees and vegetation and is arranged as a cultivated park in an old oak wood. The centre was built in socialist times in a bid to promote interaction among youngsters from Soviet Bloc countries.
The rivers Ropotamo and Dyavolska reka run close to the town. The most popular nearby place is the river of Ropotamo, famous for the thick ('Longoz') forest, otherwise typical for tropical climates, along its banks. The marsh of Arkutino also falls within the boundaries of the natural reserve. Besides its attractive rocky formations, the right-hand bank of the river also features one of the largest natural reserves of Water Pelin - a rare and treasured herb - in the country. Unfortunately, the commercialisation of the Black Sea coast in the last few years is widely fuelling concerns about the future of the flora and fauna of the natural reserve.
The Ottoman-time village of Chenger (later known as Kyupria) grew into a modern resort only after the Liberation in the second half of the 19th century.
In 1998 Primorsko was awarded the prestigeous Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe - a recognition of the purity of the nature in its region. The River Ropotamo is in the vicinity of Primorsko. The Ropotamo is one of the largest natural reserves of Bulgaria. This reserve is world famous for its rare birds and plants, that can be found only here.
Photos: http://www.panoramio.com, Mirela