Tickets for St. Anastasia Island: Roundtrip from Burgas

Sail across the Black Sea and explore the Bulgarian Alcatraz

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Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours. 40-minute one-way boat ride, 2 hours on the island
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  • Hop aboard a boat from Burgas and sail across the Black Sea towards Bulgaria's only inhabited island
  • Wander around the medieval monastery and the nearby museum, and hear tales of pirate raids and prison camps
  • Sample some tasty herbal tea, with fresh herbs picked directly from the roof of the monastery


Raided by pirates and later used as an offshore prison camp for communists, the history of St. Anastasia Island belies its peaceful charm. Take a boat out from Burgas and delve into the dramatic past of Bulgaria's only inhabited island.

Explore a medieval monastery and its nearby museum to get a sense of the drama this tiny islet has witnessed over the centuries. Gaze wistfully across the Black Sea waters like a homesick monk, and enjoy a fresh-air picnic with a view!


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What's included

Roundtrip boat ride to St. Anastasia Island
Entrance to the monastery and its museum

What's not included

Food and drinks

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


Marine Station Burgas
Marine Station Burgas, 8000, Burgas
St. Anastasia Monastery
St. Anastasia Island, 1111, Burgas
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the cash desk at the Marine Station Burgas
  • Please make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your selected timeslot


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