Nessebar is a wonderful ancient village, that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located on a small island connected to the beach by a road. There are many ancient buildings, a few churches, archeological sites from the Byzantine period, and more.
The ancient fishermen village is a nice place with a wonderful atmosphere. In this picturesque village, you will find yourself wandering around ancient stone alleyways, and surrounded by about 40 churches, the oldest of which are from the 5th century AD.
It is best to come here during the day hours. In every corner, you will find beautiful sights and local beauty, that will be definitely Instagram worthy.
This is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Already in 1983 the archeological remains here, the Greek Acropolis, Apollo Temple, and the Agora, were declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In Nessebar you will find Bulgarian authentic markets, where the vendors offer the best of the local products, embroidered table clothes and ceramics.
History of the Place
As a site that has been settled by the Greek culture in the 2nd century BC, Nessebar is one of the oldest populated villages in the world.
From the 5th century AD, this place became one of the important strongholds of the Byzantine Empire. With the Ottoman conquering of the area in the 15th century, Nessebar's glory dimmed. It began to shine again only in the 20th century, as tourist expanded in Europe, and in the Communist bloc, and this area became a magical village, very picturesque, very touristed and a popular destination in the country.
The village of Nessebar was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO a long time ago. As a result, many of the sites here are undergoing renovation and preservations.
Today, Nessebar is considered one of the leading tourist destinations, and the point of many popular trips around the Burgas area. This is also an area for trips from Verna, which is not far from other places in the country.