St. Anastasia Island - Burgas
Author: ROOMS.bg , 2.8 km From Otmanli / park Rosenets.
The territory of the warm and beautiful southern coast is situated the picturesque little scary island of St. Anastasia. It is located about seven kilometers from the city of Burgas. Formed, probably from a volcanic eruption, the island has an area of 9 acres. and a height of 12 meters and is the largest in Bulgaria. The island is shrouded in mystery and mysticism about him spread exciting legends of treasures and sea pirates. Nature has created three rock formations that impress all the tourists, and they are: Dragon, who is leaning to drink water, petrified pirate ship and the beautiful gate pass sunlight like a golden path.
In 1924. strong stone walls of the former monastery turned into a fortress prison for political prisoners. After 1944. dark prison was transformed into a museum, and the island was named Bolshevik, that name is known today, although after the democratic changes his return the old name of St. Anastasia.
Today the island is transformed, the monastery and the dreaded prison functions as a hotel and museum. Visitors can stay in the guest house or some food in a small restaurant in the quiet and unique nature.
In 2001 the island of St. Anastasia was declared an archaeological reserve made after extensive research of historical events taken place on the island for its rich and ancient history proved by the excavations of antiquities 5-6 century.
Access to the desired island has been converted into a tourist attraction. Two boats daily lead tourists there for a fee of 9 lev for adults, 6 lev for students. The trip is about 30 minutes and stay 2 hours. During this time you can visit the museum to learn about the history and legends of the island taking part in conversation. If you can drink a cup of tea in the doctor that offers healing potions with herbs grown on the island or you can eat in the restaurant, and below you to break the waves.
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