"Nessebar , My Favorite place on the Black Sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Nesebar by desert_princess

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Nessebar viewed from the mainland

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Nessebar is one of the most ancient towns on our territory, founded in 510 BC under the name of Messemvria. It is famous for its antique churches and fortifications from the Roman and Byzantine empires, that offer a spectacular mix with the houses from the Bulgarian Revival period of the 18th century .
The town is situated on a small rocky peninsula in the north end of the Bourgas bay. His emplacement is crucial for stopping the waves to the wide sand line of Sunny beach resort.
Nessebar covers an area of around 25ha and is connected to the main land with a narrow road long 400m split in the middle by an old windmill.
It is located a bit aside, on the panorama road connecting the South to the North coastline. 35 km to Bourgas and 100km from Varna

Nessebar is part of the UNESCO world heritage since 1983.
here s the description that UNESCO gave for the town:
"Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, the more than 3,000-year-old site of Nessebar was originally a Thracian settlement (Menebria). At the beginning of the 6th century B.C., the city became a Greek colony. The city's remains, which date mostly from the Hellenistic period, include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, an agora and a wall from the Thracian fortifications. Among other monuments, the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages, when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea. Wooden houses built in the 19th century are typical of the Black Sea architecture of the period. "

My very favorite place on the bulgarian coast

14 mai 2006 - The Magic of this place makes me come back again...and again...and again....
The more I travel, the more I make refefences with other places I've seen. Nessebar for example could be a partner city with Bansko - because of its similar architecture , or with Lindau / Bavaria / Germany - for both being peninsulas with traditionnal architecture.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Village with a special Charm
  • Cons:Very Crowded in July and August
  • In a nutshell:Charming Bulgarian Village with lots of Ruins and old Orthodox Churches - a Must if you are on vacation in Sunny Beach
  • Last visit to Nesebar: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2007 at 2:03 PM

    great page!

  • ellielou's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2006 at 5:37 PM

    great tips...added quite a bit to my DiY guide....and, can't wait to get there at the end of September! thanks for building these pages!

  • iik67's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2005 at 4:12 AM

    I wish I can visit Nesebar one day. These pictures really confirm that it is worth visiting :) Thanks for the shots!

  • morgenhund's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2005 at 6:30 PM

    Great tips from Nesebar - a sunset likehat has to be seen... Mike

  • FelixB's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2005 at 2:30 AM

    Very informative page on Nesebar! Great pictures.

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2005 at 5:26 PM

    Just back from holiday and visited Nessebar.Interesting village-shame about the trinket shops!Cheers, Diana

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2005 at 2:41 PM

    Lovely pics! Was that a Spanish car from Alicante I spied in the background of your Old Nesebar tip ;-)

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2005 at 6:23 AM

    A really delightful little village :) I love the photographs you've taken Anna, especially the sunset ones. Take care of yourself... Siddharth

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 8:03 AM

    Wonderful photos. I used to go to Nesebar about twenty years ago. From your page I can see that there are a lot of new cafes and shops, but thanks to the old buildings the atmosphere is probably the same.

  • hekate's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 4:30 AM

    Hubavi zalezi i izgrevi :) oshte ne moga da si prostia che izgubih snimkite na Nesebar... imam niakakvi ot minalata godina i mislia da zapochna s tiah.

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