A boat trip to Saint Anastasia island | Разходка до остров Света Анастасия


Saint Anastasia is a small island in the Burgas Bay, situated only 30 min away from the city by boat, and it is the only inhabited island on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It was marked on the map by the Dutch cartographer Nikolaos Vitsen in the 18th century, but the earliest human presence on the island has been evidenced between 4th and 6th century.  The island is very small, but there is a multimedia museum, a small monastery, a guest house, a souvenir shop and a nice restaurant. 

Света Анастасия е малък остров в Бургаския залив, разположен на около 30мин от пристанището с корабче. Това е единственият обитаем остров на българското Черноморие. За първи път бива отбелязан на картата от холандския изследовател и картограф Николаос Витсен през 18 век, но имаме сведения за човешко присъствие още през 4-6в. На територията на острова се намира мултимедиен музей, малък манастир, къща за гости, магазин за сувенири и приятно ресторантче. 





We first visited the museum. The island has been burnt down many times and raided by pirates during the years. As I already mentioned, there is a church that served until 1923 when the monastery was turned into a prison. An interesting fact is that the king of Bulgaria Ferdinand I wanted to buy the island, but the citizens of Burgas didn't let this happen.

Първо посетихме музея. През годините островът е нападан и опожаряван от пирати много пъти. Както вече споменах, има църква, която е служела до 1923 година, когато манастирът е превърнат в затвор. Интересен е фактът, че цар Фердинанд I е искал да купи острова, но бургазлии не са позволили. 







The island is volcanic, and there are interesting rocks in different shapes. According to a local legend, the rock formation on the photo below is a pirate ship about to raid the island turned into stone by St. Anastasia, the patron of the island.

Около острова има доста интересни скални образувания. Скалата на долната снимка се нарича Вкамененият пиратски кораб, защото според легендата това бил пиратски кораб, вкаменен точно преди да нападне острова от Света Анастасия. 








St. Anastasia island is supplied with electricity, that's why there is a big anchor turned upside down at the port of the island. That means casting anchors is not allowed, as there are submarine cables. The island was a favourite place of the famous Bulgarian poet Hristo Fotev. There were also two Bulgarian movies filmed there. A big thanks to Mall Galleria Burgas for inviting me to visit the island. It was a wonderful experience! What do you think of St. Anastasia island? Does it sound interesting to you?  

Остров Света Анастасия е оборудван с електричество, затова на порта има огромна табела с обърната котва. Това е знак, че пускането на котва е забранено, тъй като има подводни кабели. Островът е бил любимо място на поета Христо Фотев. Тук също така са снимани два български филма. Благодаря на Mall Galleria Бургас за поканата да посетя остров Света Анастасия. Беше страхотно изживяване! А Вие посещавали ли сте го? Какво мислите? 


A boat trip to Saint Anastasia island | Разходка до остров Света Анастасия A boat trip to Saint Anastasia island | Разходка до остров Света Анастасия Reviewed by Stanislava E. on 8/17/2016 Rating: 5

27 comments:

  1. Hello Sany! Interesting? This island sounds enchanting, the kind place I love most and where I wish I was right now, so dreamy! The rocks must be impressive, love the story of the one shaped like the pirate ship. You look so beautiful and happy, the tank is just perfect for the location! Have a good day Sany, hugs! xo

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  2. Such a breathtaking location! The first photo looks like taken from a travel magazine <3

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  3. Saint Anastasia looks so scenic and charming. I can certainly see why Bulgarian movies would want to film there. It sounds just wonderful for a day trip and how fun that even though it is small there are attractions besides the island itself. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Sany!

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    1. It's charming indeed, because it's a small island with rich history. Thank you for your comment Rowena!

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  4. Oh wow, that is an interesting island, do you know how large the population is? Thank you for sharing your day out at this island, it is a great read and definitely a place to visit if anyone is around the area.

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    1. I don't think there are any people who live there, because the island is very small. Thank you for stopping by Shireen! :)

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  5. Hello Staislava,
    What a beautiful trip you took us to, really enjoyed visting the Anastasia island.
    It is just so lovely and all th clors:blue of the sea , white like the houses ,yellow like the sun..
    Wow!
    loveed this post!
    Hugs!
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    1. Thank you Helena! The island is very cute indeed.

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  6. It was so interesting to read about this island as I have never come across anywhere like it before. It looks absolutely beautiful and I'd love to visit this island or somewhere similar in the future. x

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    1. Hope you will be able to visit it sometimes soon. Thanks for your comment!

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  7. Hello Sany! First of all - I'm impressive of 1st photo, you look like a model from magazine! What's more, you was so lucky to have a chance to visit this island, to be honest, I have never heard of it. Anastasia Island is totally worth to see it in person, it's small, but on the other hand, I see that it has rich history, what's is so interesting!
    Have a lovely evening, Sany!

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    1. Thank you so much Ivonne. That was very sweet of you! I indeed feel lucky I had the chance to see it, and thanks to the invitation I had, I actually discovered this wonderful place. :)

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  8. Saint Anastasia sounds very unique, and what an interesting bit about the pirates and facts about the island. Very lovely of you being invited to the island and lucky for us to virtually be part of your excursion. I love fried fish too, my uncle always makes fried sprats when we visit him. Your anchor tank is also adorable. Happy weekend, Sany! x/Madison
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    1. As the restaurant is on the island, I had the urge to try their fried fish, and it was fantastic. Thanks for your comment, Madison!

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  9. Your post reflect a beautiful day, these photos are frames of your movie, the pirates and all the stories are the spices.
    xoxo

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  10. I'm a sucker for those little islands :D What a charming little place with so many different facts. I've learned so much :) Monastery turned into prison? Now that's something you don't hear every day. Sany, before I discovered your blog, I had no idea your country was so, so beautiful and that it has soooo many different things. Someone from Bulgarian tourism should hire you and your blog! ;) By the way, all the photos look like postcards. Breathtakingly beautiful! My favorite is the one below the photo with fish. You should frame it ;)
    Enjoy the weekend, dear :)

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    1. Yep, monastery turned into prison for political reasons. Thanks so much Tijana! I am glad you discover a bit of Bulgaria when reading my blog:)

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  11. Никога не ми е идвало на ум да посетя този остров. Благодаря за напомнянето :)

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    1. Заслужава си най-малкото, защото е в БГ :)

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  12. What a lovely travel diary; sun-soaked and beautiful! You look lovely in this anchor-print vest, by the way :)

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    x

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  13. What a gorgeous place and thanks very much for narrating its interesting, but folorn at times, history.

    Your photos are magnificent!

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