And this is the old town seen from the mainland.
The old town is the historic and cultural spot of the tourist region of Nesebar-Sunny Beach.
It is well worth a visit even if it's for a day, despite the crowds in the summer months. There are historic sites built by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars plus many 19th century revivalist wooden houses.
It's more expensive than elsewhere in Bulgaria and I think it is destined to become another (albeit a lot smaller) overpriced Venice.
Have a look at The Church of Christ Pantocrator
Have a look at The Church of Christ Pantocrator. The best-preserved church at Nesebur, with its colorful exterior of red brick, white marble and glazed polychrome ceramic inlays. It currently houses an art gallery.
The Church St. Paraskeva
The Church St. Paraskeva / XIII-XIV c./ is a single nave church, 15 m by 6 m in size, with a nartex. A pentagonal apse is jutting out to the East. The church is built of stone and bricks in rows. The Southern and northern facades are ornamented with blind arches which drums are richly decorated. The motives are fish bone, sun zigzag, checker board etc. are made of stone and bricks too. Over them decorative ornaments - round and glazed saucers are walled in. Result of later reconstruction, the roof of the church has two slopes. It is a typical cruciform church- the roof is formed as a cross and above it, in the central part, there is a drum with a dome. In the past there has been a bell-tower over the nartex. Its existence is proved by the stone stairway inside between the naos and the nartex.
Adapted from www.marinapalace.bg
Church St. Stephen
The church St. Stephen is also known as The New Metropolitan. It was initially built in the end of the 9th century and then reconstructed first in the 16th and then in 18th century. The frescoes are impressive. The church is an example of the Bulgarian medieval architecture.
Currently the church of St. Stephen is closed for renovations till the end of 2008.
Church St. Spass
This small church was built in the beginning of 17th century. The eastern facade was half dig in the ground.
There are frescoes on the walls that represent life scenes of Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary and are of big interest.
The tombstone of a Byzantine princess Mataissa Cantacuzina is saved there.
It is already possible to take pictures inside the church with no flash against a small fee (4lv).