In antiquity, due to the frequent storms, the Black Sea was known as Pontos Axeinos (Inhospitable Sea). Still, with the growing numbers of colonies along the coastline and the development of commercial relations, the name changed to Pontos Euxeinos (Hospitable Sea).
Nowadays such a name comes as no surprise, especially if one has already visited the Bulgarian part of the Black Sea Coast in summer.
The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast is the cradle land of civilizations, preserving rich historical layers. Here one can see remnants of ancient civilizations, of heathen shrines, of the Thracian age, of the Hellenistic culture, of the Roman Empire, of the Middle Ages and the Bulgarian National Revival period.