When visiting Sunny Beach for a few days we decided to take a day trip to see more of Bulgaria, and Nessebar wasn’t too far away.
Nessebar, one of the most ancient towns in Europe was founded as Messambria in the 6th century B.C. by Greek colonists and has been on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO since 1983. The town is located on a small peninsula in the Black Sea, in Burgas Province

 

Nessebar

Nessebar

 

It’s a tourist spot that yearly attracts a million visitors. The street which connects the peninsula with the mainland leads through the narrow gateway in the ancient fortress wallright to the quaint, tiny historic down town area with numerous well preserved buildings and narrow cobbled lanes, winding amongst wooden houses of the 18th and 19th century.

 

Nessebar

Nessebar

Nessebar

Nessebar

Nessebar

Nessebar

Nessebar

Nessebar

 

At the very beginning of the peninsula there is an Archaeological Museum. The different museum halls provide information about the town’s existence under the control of the Thracians, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, and the Bulgarian State.

The Church of Christ Pantocrator was constructed in the 13th–14th century, and as it belongs to the old town of Nessebar, the Church of Christ Pantocrator forms part of the Ancient City of Nessebar UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

NessebarThe Church of Christ Pantocrator

Nessebar

NessebarThe church of Saint Sofia

Nessebar

Nessebar

 

It was such a cozy place to just walk around the narrow streets, feel the smell of the old wooden houses and shop some souvenirs (fine crochet works, knitwear, pottery, wood-carvings, paintings etc.). There are plenty of places to eat or get something to drink.

 

Nessebar

Nessebar

 

4 thoughts on “Ancient City of Nessebar

  1. Nessebar looks so charming and beautiful. I admit I’ve never heard of this ancient city and now you’ve inspired me to learn mire about it and hopefully make it there soon. I love those old wooden buildings and narrow streets. What a great place for a stroll.

  2. Neseba is absolutelly beautiful! It is one of my favourite sea resorts in my country. Our last post is also a photo essay about it 🙂

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