Conservation of natural and cultural heritage – a common European goal
|Priority axis / Specific objective:||2.2. Increasing the cross-border tourism potential by developing common destinations|
|Type of project:||Soft|
|Project duration in months:||12|
|Project final contract amount:||100909.24 €|
|Project EU co-financing rate:||85.00 %|
|Project start date:||04.08.2017|
|Project end date:||03.08.2018|
|Project intervention field:||094 Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets|
The project objective is to increase the potential of cross-border tourism through developing and implementing strategies for sustainable tourism development in Kiyikoy, Turkey and Sozopol, Bulgaria.
The project envisages the elaboration of two technical projects of significant sites of the natural and cultural heritage in the both Black Sea cities: The one will be for the preservation and restoration of 29,276 square meters of streets in the old town of Kiyikoy will be developed to provide access to major tourist attractions such as the Old Lighthouse, the Fortress Walls and the Gates built during the Justinian I and the beautiful sea coast. The Bulgarian partner will be responsible for the continuation of the street "South panoramic alley" to cape "Skamni" and from the street "North panoramic alley" to the North Tower in the town of Sozopol.
The partners have defined measures to promote the importance of the project and raise awareness among the local population and producing also advertising materials and organizing information meetings with the media and tourist organizations.
The implementation of the project will improve the positioning of Sozopol and Kiyikoy as international tourist destinations in the cross-border region. The project will contribute to the development of so-called "New tourism" - protective, inclusive and beneficial.
Project status: Finished
The project partners have implemented the activities according to the schedule.
The realization of the project proposal is of utmost importance both for the inhabitants of Sozopol and Kiyikoy Municipalities for the development of cultural tourism in the cross-border region and for all tourists and visitors. Under the project Municipality of Kiyikoy developed a technical design project for restoration of its small streets located inside of the archaeological reserve of Kiyikoy town. The activities in Bulgarian part of the project covered preparation of a project technical documentation entitled: "Development and exhibition of the Panorama Alley in Archaeological reserve "The Ancient City of Apolonia" - Sozopol ". Together project partners developed also a Joint strategy for development of sustainable tourism in Bourgas and Kirklareli Districts.
The implementation of the project "Conservation of the natural and cultural heritage - a common European objective" has very big importance for increasing promotion of the natural and cultural heritage in the cross-border region and put the basics for development of sustainable tourism in the CB region through development of restoration projects of streets of these two important historical cities.
The promotional materials are available HERE.
Project flyer is available HERE.
Project brochure is available HERE.
Products from the project:
Study about the cultural and historical monuments in Kiyikoy, Vize-Kirklareli Region (English version) is available HERE.
Study about the cultural and historical monuments in Kiyikoy, Vize-Kirklareli Region (Turkish version) is available HERE.
Study about the main cultural, historical and natural value of Kiyikoy and Kirklareli region (English version) is available HERE.
Strategy for Sustainable Development of Tourism in the Cross-border region of Burgas - Kirklareli is available HERE.
Technical project concerning the continuation of the street "South panoramic alley" to cape "Skamni" and from the street "North panoramic alley" to the North Tower in the town of Sozopol is avaiable HERE.
Technical architectural projects of the streets of ancient Kiyikoy Town - Architectural Reserve is available HERE.
Kiyikoy Municipality Administration