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
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.
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.
The Church of Christ Pantocrator
The church of Saint Sofia
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.