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!
Favorite thing: On my visit the Tourist Info Centre was closed and I forgot to check the opening times. However it is located at ul Tervel 7 in the centre iof the old town, just up from the Post Office. Here the multi-lingual staff can assist with accommodation, boat trips, things to do, public transport etc and, peeking through the window, seem to have the usual freebie leaflets along with guidebooks for sale. Contact number is 055 442199.
During my short trip in Nessebar I saw my first pomegranate tree ! Nice colored just good to pick up from the tree . Passiflora was blooming on the wooden fences .I had this flower on my balcony and it's quit hard to look after .I saw a huge fig tree near a church .
Fondest memory: I'll always return with great pleasure to Nessebar because I'm sure that I'll discover another new thing .
Favorite thing: Here I am on stoping for a picture on my way to Sunny Beach. From Nessebur, Sunny Beach is just a 15 minute walk. There is also a trolly that goes every few minutes to bring people to and from Nessebur & Sunny Beach. Sunny beach can also be seen from the streets up top the mountains in Nessebur (not in picture but on the right). In this picture I have the Black Sea & Old Nessebur in the the back ground.
Late ripening white wine sort. It is cultivated throughout the whole country, but the most wide distribution it has gained around the Black sea coast, the regions of Shoumen . From this sort are produced white table wines and wine materials for the production of wine brandy.
Late ripening wine sort. It can be found throughout the whole country but its wider distribution is in the Sungurlare valley and the Karlovo region. When the grape is compact the grapes are deformed. The grape is juicy, the skin is middle in thickness, tough, coloured from rosy to red. From the . Red misket. sort are obtained high quality white dry wines with a pleasant light misket flavour.
Middle early ripening local white misket sort, known as well as hard Tamianka. . Its area of distribution is limited. From it are obtained original wines with strong and constant misket flavour.
A number of white European sorts are cultivated in Bulgaria, such as: Aligote, Muskat otonel, Rkatziteli, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Traminer, Chardonnay, Uni blanc.
Whites are produced from renowned varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling as well as from the local: Misket, Ottonel, and Dimiat.
The best wines are produced from the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, high quality, rich, and Bordeaux-like.
Local grapes include:
- Gamza - the most widespread sort produces earthy, light bodied red wine good for simple fare. In Romania and Hugary it is known as Kadarka.
- Mavrud - is a full bodied, spicy red that can age to more than 8 years
- Melnik - grown in the southernmost part of the country makes hefty red wines that age very well
- Pamid - rustic and hardly unforgettable but still good enough "commercial" for weekly drinking.
The medieval old town so well-preserved and intact is included in the list of monuments of the world cultural and natural heritage compiled at UNESCO. Nesebur is one of the oldest towns in Europe. Nesebur is situated on a small rocky peninsula of the Black Sea linked with the mainland by a
400 m long isthmus.
The town of Nesebur boasts 23 old churches from the 5th to the 17th century (many of which are very well-preserved). One of the most interesting of them is the church of St Stephen (the New Metropolitan church) dating from the 10th-11th c.
The original dedication of the church was to the Virgin Mary, as attested by the beautiful wall-paintings on the interior (more than 250 compositions from the 16th to the 18th c.)
in the old part of the town there are lots of restaurants with a view to the sea. my favourite is one that has tables directly on the shore: your table stands on the rocks, you smell the sea and feel the spray tickling your feet while you have dinner. make sure you have a shopska salad as a starter.... the restaurant is cost ZORNOCA and it's located on the eastern coast of old nesebur
Fondest memory: apart from fooling aroung in the high waves of the black sea my fondest memory is listening to AMOR AMOR by a guy called NICO. ok, the song is spanish and therefore not really typical of bulgaria but you will hear it everywhere in nesebur and once you listened to it you will love it *off to play it on my stereo right now...* ;-)
Favorite thing: In 1983 Nessebur was put on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Monuments. Systematic archaeological studies, reinforcement, restoration and conservation have preserved the material traces of history more than anywhere else. You feel as if you are on the borderline with another world. The small peninsula is a meeting place of bygone times. The millennia of uninterrupted human occupation (the earliest traces of human settlement date back to over 3000 years ago) have produced an impressive cultural layer which is as thick as 6 meters in some places.
Favorite thing: Just wander through Nesebar's narrow streets and pay attention to the the beautiful old houses. Sometimes you even can get away from the crowds :).
... and enjoy all the flair - architecture, restaurants, small shops on tiny cobbled streets.
Fondest memory: The Michael's Ecobar :-))) See my tips for night life