Conservation of natural and cultural heritage – a common European goal

Project code:CB005.1.22.054
Project call:CB005.1
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
Project summary:

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.


Leading partner
Kiyikoy Municipality Administration
Primorsko-2004 Foundation