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    Things to do in Nessebar

    The most interesting things to do in Nessebar. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Nessebar

    Nessebar is one of the most ancient cities in Bulgaria. It was founded by the Thracians long before the advent of our era and managed to visit the Greek, Roman and Byzantine colonies. In the XV century, the settlement came under the protectorate of the Ottoman Turks.

    As a tourist center, the city began to develop only in the XX century. Today there is everything for a relaxing family holiday: cozy beaches, ancient architecture, hospitable taverns and cafes, souvenir shops with products of local craftsmen.

    Not far from Nessebar is the famous Sunny Beach, known in our country since the times of the USSR. Nowadays, it has turned into a modern resort, annually receiving hundreds of thousands of tourists from different European countries.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Nessebar

    Old Town

    The old quarters of the city are located on a small peninsula connected to the new part of Nessebar by a bridge. In the X century BC, the first Thracian colony was founded here. Then the Romans, Byzantines and Turks ruled the territory of Bulgaria. The buildings with foundations built in the Ottoman period, as well as structures of the XVIII century, are best preserved in the Old Town.

    Old Town
    Windmill

    Windmill

    The mill is located on the isthmus connecting the Old Town and the modern part of Nessebar. The structure itself is made of wood and is reinforced on a stone foundation left over from the Byzantine church. The mill is considered a symbol of the city, tourists often come here during walks. It consists of three floors: flour was stored on the first floor, the miller's family lived on the second, and the millstone mechanisms were located on the third.

    Western fortress wall

    The western wall is all that remains of the once powerful defensive system of the city. A small section of the fortification stretches for about 100 meters, the height of the structure reaches 8 meters. The surrounding area is gentrified and well-groomed, so it's nice to walk here and enjoy the view of the surroundings. It is believed that the wall was built in the Early Middle Ages and restored several times.

    Western fortress wall
    Churches of Nessebar

    Churches of Nessebar

    Nessebar is famous for its temples built in various historical periods. Among others, we can mention the Church of St. Paraskeva of the XII century, the dilapidated Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel – a UNESCO site, the Church of St. Stephen, built in the XI century, as well as the Church of Christ the Pantocrator - one of the most famous and well–preserved urban temples of the Middle Ages.

    Archaeological Museum

    The Museum of Archeology is located at the entrance to the Old Town. It opened in 1994. The impressive exposition occupies four floors and consists of items belonging to the Thracian, Roman and Byzantine historical periods. Here visitors will be able to view collections of icons, dishes, jewelry, coins, ship accessories, as well as statues (or rather what remains of them) and ancient burial slabs.

    Archaeological Museum
    Ethnographic Museum

    Ethnographic Museum

    The exposition is located in a city estate of the XIX century, previously owned by a wealthy merchant. Each room of the house is dedicated to a separate theme. Furniture, household items, artisan tools, household utensils, clothing, textiles and many more interesting exhibits related to the life and culture of local residents are exhibited here. Folklore ensembles often perform on the street in front of the museum during the holidays.

    Mini-water park "Pirates of Caribbean"

    According to its name, the water park is decorated in a pirate theme. There is a huge frigate, a treasure chest and an observation post on the tower that attracts all children. The area of the institution is small, mainly water attractions were developed for young guests. After visiting the park to recuperate, you can go to the local restaurant "Black Pearl".

    Mini-water park
    Aqua Paradise Water Park

    Aqua Paradise Water Park

    The largest water park in Bulgaria with an area of more than 30 thousand m2. On its territory there are several dozen slides designed for adults and children. In addition to water attractions, there is a climbing wall and a swimming pool with trampolines. The park opened in 2006. It is distinguished by increased security and comfortable infrastructure for tourists, which includes recreation areas, a restaurant and a bar.

    South Beach

    A sandy strip on the Black Sea coast, located near the village of Ravda. Due to the fact that the beach is located outside the bay, there are quite often waves here. The territory is divided into a paid area, where in high season they can ask for money for admission, and a free zone. The undeniable advantages of the South Beach are pleasant golden sand, clear sea and shallow depth.

    South Beach
    Sunny Beach

    Sunny Beach

    The largest seaside resort in Bulgaria, located in the east of the country. Nessebar is located not far from its hospitable beaches. The infrastructure of the place was formed back in the 1960s. If you look at the modern look of Sunny Beach, you can still see Soviet-era hotels here, but there are still more new modern buildings. For the cleanliness and quality of the beaches, the resort was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag.