Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Nesebar, Bulgarian, Europe
Nesebar is a an ancient town as well as seaside resort located on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, around 35 kms distance from Burgas, 100 kms from Varna and 410 kms from Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. The town and municipality of Nesebar falls under the Burgas Province and Nesebar is popularly called as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’ and ‘Dubrovnik of Bulgaria’.
Geography of Nesebar:
Nesebar coordinates with 42°39′ N latitude and 27°44′ E longitude covering an area of 31.852 sq. km. and is located 30 meters above the mean sea level.
History of Nesebar:
Nesebar has several theories about its name origin, according to one theory, Nesebar derives its name from Greek language term ‘Mesembria’ and another theory claims that, the name of Nesebar comes from the ‘Menebria’ in the Thracians period who were the original settlers of Nesebar.
How to reach Nesebar?
Nesebar is located around 24 km and 105 km from Burgas Airport and Varna Airport respectively both having scheduled flights to Sofia and each other and seasonal flights to major European destinations such as Moscow, London and Istanbul.
Due to the presence of stunning beaches and renowned historical sites in Nesebar, there are plenty of tourist vehicles operating regular transportation services between Nesebar and the major cites of the country including Burgas, Varna and Sofia.
It is advised for tourists to use taxi for comfort and safe journey in Nesebar.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Nesebar:
Nesebar is rich in culture with numerous ancient churches, cultural centres and archeological sites. Shops are plenty in Nesebar that offer typical Bulgarian traditional handicrafts and perfumes.
The major food corners in Nesebar are listed here below:
- Stariat Kesten
- Romantika & Panorama
- White Rose
- Mehana Pri Shopite
Things to do in Nesebar:
- Visiting Beaches
- Prayer at Churches
- Visiting Archeological sites
What to see in Nesebar?
Sunny Beach is the most popular beach in Bulgaria situated 5 km north of Nesebar town centre. There are about 130 reputed restaurants, nightclubs, discos and pubs on the beach that are frequented by youth from all around the Europe.
Hagia Sophia Church:
Hagia Sophia Church is also called as the Old Bishopric is added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It is located in the old quarter of Nesebar and the history dates back to the late 5th – 6th centuries.
Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa:
Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa was constructed in 6th century. It measures a length of 28 meters and width of 18 meters and features 3 naves, a narthex and 3 apses.
List of other places of interest in Nesebar includes:
- Church of St. Stephen
- Church of Christ Pantokrator
- Old Nessebar
- Church of St. John the Baptist
- Church Assumption of the Holy Virgin
- Winery Hristis
- Church of St Clement
- Church of St Spas
- Aqua Paradise
- Church of St John Aliturgetos
- Nemo Diving Center
- Church of St Paraskevi
- Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel
When to visit Nesebar?
From July to September is the ideal time to explore beaches and historical sites of Nesebar.
Where to stay in Nesebar?
Being a prominent tourist destination in Bulgaria, Nesebar houses more than 100 reputed hotels with world class facilities and services, most of which are located around the popular Sunny Beach. Here listed below are the prominent hotels and resorts in Nesebar:
- Mirage of Nessebar
- Sol Nessebar Palace
- The Mill Hotel & Restaurant
- Aphrodite Beach Hotel
- Melsa Coop Hotel
- Sol Nessebar Mare
- Harmony Beach
- Bilyana Beach Hotel
- Hotel Kamenec
- Hotel Park Oasis
- Apartment Hotel Elisabeth
- Golden Fish Hotel
- Hotel Arsena
- Sea House Afrodita
- Hotel Regatta