Emona 17 St., Nessebar, 8230, Bulgaria
More about Nesebar
Side View Illustrating Differing Formations
Typical Old Town Street
New Town Bus Stop on Han Kroum
I am thinking of going to Nessebur in september what are the beaches like read in the lonely planet that there was a lot of seaweed.also good places to stay with a good sea view.
RE: RE: glastos
I was in Nessebar last year.I would recommend Family hotels - I was staying in Andonov Guesthouse B&B in new part of the town Nesebar. I'm tired of that crowded big hotels in Sunny beach where we spend our holiday last few years. The room I was in was not luxury but comfortable and clean,small shower and toilet, balkony, towels. Breakfast was in price. Beach is few minutes walk - long beach with nice sand.It was very hot last year. The owner said it is not usual for September.I pay 25 Euro per night 15 - 23 September 2004 for double room with small balkony. They have also bigger appartaments with nice sea view but it was more expencive than our room. Breakfast and airport pick up was in price. I and my husband stay 1 week. Very small family run restaurant with excellent home made food.They serve breakfast till 11 a.m ( all other hotels serve till 10 a.m.Owners don't speack English but German.Most of the guests were germans. Anyway there were no problems with the language.Good think was that I book direct by email and there was no deposit. The owner ask only for our flight number and he was exactly on time at the airport to meet us.
Travel Tips for Nesebar
Wandering around the old town you'll find plenty of useful information signs telling you what's what in various languages - I think I noticed English, German and French, as well as Bulgarian.
So unless you are really keen to get in depth information then then there's no need to buy a guide book!
How to keep goods
The merchants from Old Nessebar keep their goods in some " wardrobes " front of their houses .You can see them all over the streets ! They open them every morning , when the tourists come , and close them in the night .
The Church St.John The Baptist
The Church was built in the XI c. its construction is made of rough stone and mortar. The church is 14 m long and 10 m wide. It is a transitional type - between the Early Christian basilicas and the medieval cruciform churches. It represents the architectural prototype of the Nessebar churches erected in the following periods. There is a cylindrical drum above the central part of the church and it ends with a hemispherical dome. To the East there are three semicircular apses. No nartex can be seen. The Western, the Northern and the Southern facades of the church possess high blind arches. The church was plastered up and painted with frescoes. Inside there is a portrait of a donator on the South wall and fragments with St. Marina are preserved on the southeastern column. Nowadays a cozy art gallery takes place there.
Adapted from www.marinapalace.bg
The Old Metropolitan Church
There used to be 40 mediaeval churches and chapels in Nesebar, but only few have survived. Among them is the Old Metropolitan Church (Starata Mitropoliya), from the 5th century, built on the ruins of the ancient temple to Apollo. The church was seriously damaged in the 6th century, but was restored in the 7th-8th century.
The locals used to call this church St Sophia.
Mediaeval burials in sarcophagi have been found here. Relics of saints were moved from this church to Venice in 1257.
In the 19th century the church stopped functioning and gradually became a ruin.
The Basilica by the Seashore
The large number of Christian basilicas and their impressive size suggest that Mesembria was a centre of an Eparchy.
One of these is the Basilica by the Seashore (Kraimorskata). It was restored and used throughout the Middle Ages.
Tombs and brick seals from the age of Emperor Justinian have been found here.
The locals believe that this was the Church of Eleusa (The Merciful).
Popular Hotels in Nesebar