St. Thomas Island
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2010)|
St. Thomas Island (Bulgarian: остров св. Тома, ostrov sv. Toma) or Snake Island (Змийски остров, Zmiyski ostrov) is a Bulgarian island in the Black Sea, 15 km south of Sozopol. It has an area of 0,012 square kilometres (2.97 acres) and is the only place in Bulgaria where wild cacti grow, brought from Bratislava, Slovakia and planted on the orders of Tsar Boris III in 1933. They have covered most of the island since then.
St. Thomas Island is named after a chapel dedicated to Saint Thomas that once existed on it. Snake Island, the alternate name, refers to the abundant grey water snakes that inhabit it, feeding on fish. The island is part of the Ropotamo nature reserve and lies 0,2 nautical miles southeast of the Humata Foreland in the Arkutino Bay.
- List of islands of Bulgaria
- St. Anastasia Island
- St. Cyricus Island
- St. Ivan Island
- Snake Island (Black Sea)
|This Bulgaria location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|