New project develops the archaeological and tourist potential of Aquae calidae Wednesday, 09 Nov 2016 - Archeological MuseumThe project "TOGETHER: The General Cultural Heritage without Borders" received approval for funding. It is prepared jointly by the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas and Regional Directorate for Culture and Tourism - Kırklareli, and the total budget is nearly half a million euro.
The news came after the third meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Cross Border Cooperation Programme INTERREG - Bulgaria - Turkey IPA 2014 - 2020, the approval of projects proposed for funding. 195 proposals for the invitation had a positive assessment of administrative compliance and eligibility received 116 project. A total of 39 projects passed evaluation of technical conformity and quality and were pre-approved for financing by the JMC.
The project of Burgas - Kırklareli is aimed at improving capacities in the field of culture and tourism in the border region through greater investment in important improvements in 2 key tourist sites - Aquae Kalide - Terma in Burgas mineral baths and rock monastery St. Nicholas - Kaikyoy. Both sites are strategic for tourism in the border region and increasing their attractiveness, facilitating access and promotion through the introduction of modern information and communication technologies will contribute to the preservation of the common cultural heritage.
Key project activities on the Bulgarian side are the second stage of conservation and restoration of archaeological site Late ancient and medieval fortress Aquae calidae - Terma. The Turkish side will begin reconstruction of the road access to the cultural and historical site near St. Nicholas Monastery Kaikyoy.
The project will end with organized international scientific conference, for which will be invited experts in archaeology, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
2008 Regional Historical Museum Burgas studies systematically Aquae calidae, which is the largest archaeological site in the municipality of Burgas.