The ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’ is impatient to see you enjoying your Bulgaria vacation
Bulgaria vacation in Nessebar– the scent of the sea and of journey through times long since passed
Often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’ and ‘Bulgaria’s Dubrovnik’, Nessebar is more like a magical and timeless feeling than a resort. Windmills, ancient fortresses and sea depths that keep ancient secrets… This is not a fairytale for times long since passed but the decor of a modern and contemporary town – Nessebar, perfect for a great Bulgaria vacation and private tour Bulgaria.
Nessebar is a town with ancient and rich history. It is in the central part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, about 30 km away from Burgas. The ancient part of the town is situated on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow man-made isthmus. Variety of different civilizations, that occupied the place, left their marks. As a result, in 1983 UNESCO included Nessebar in its list of World Heritage Sites. This is due to the abundance of historic buildings in the town. Thus it made the town a desired place for a memorable Bulgaria vacation.
Enjoy the ‘multi-coloured’ Bulgaria tourism in Nessebar
The hard task is for the tourists now – how to capture all the beauty of Nessebar!? With a camera, through knowledge or experience, or simply by touching an ancient stone… Or why not use all of these and plunge into the adventure of living Nessebar.
This lovely coastal town owes its rich history to the fact that it has on several occasions been on the frontier of a threatened empire. Originally Nessebar is a Thracian settlement which people knew as Melsembria or Melsambria. This meant “the town of Melsas” – the legendary founder of the place. At the beginning of the 6th century BC the first Greek settlers arrived and they built temples, a school, a theatre. Centuries later the town fell under Roman rule. Nessebar was one of the most important strongholds of the Byzantine Empire. Then it became part of the First Bulgarian Empire and Second Bulgarian Empire till 1453. Then eventually Nesssebar was captured by the Turks.
Different periods of Nessebar
All the different periods in the life of Nessebar left their traces (that makes the place so good for varied possibilities for Bulgaria vacation). There are the remains of the Roman and Medieval walls and the Byzantine and Bulgarian churches. There are also the old houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. The town is especially proud of its churches, no matter if you are a worshipper or not. The church of St. Sofia, known as the Old Metropolitan church, and the Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa date back to the early Byzantine period.