Charming , special atmosphere
A beautiful old bulgarian town that combines the new and the old world.
The church of Saint Sofia ( Old Mitropolia ) is located in what is supposed to have been the center of the ancient city. It is a three-naved unvaulted basilica with a semi-circular apse, a narthex and an atrium. The church has a total length of 25.5 m and a width of 13 m. The division into three naves was effected by two rows of five pillars each....more
Located on the mainland, hotel Marina Palace is an all year round HOTEL. Mainly business orientated....more
I have been in this 4-star-hotel in the end of July 2007 for 10 days and I remained with very...more
We were a total of 3 adults and 2 children (15 and 5), we lived in two twin rooms. We were here for...more
The name should have given it away, plus the sign above the main door being in English, but it was one of the few places actually open during my visit and I did get a friendly welcome.I've also now noted that a couple of other reviewers, here and elsewhere, have a "BEWARE" notice attached to this place as it seems that they do try extort whatever...more
We thought there were low prices but it wasn't so because they show a price and put another price on the bill ...so be careful and ask the price before eating :-) .It's hard because not every waiter speaks English ( they would rather speak Romanian !)...so maybe you 'll ask them to write the price on paper. I ate fish and my friends Bulgarian...more
We enjoyed the view towards the little port and eat some wide variety of sea delicacies and excellent fish dishes . I tried blue fish at oven and my husband frutti di mare and a fish named scud . When we ask for the bill we saw a sum with 30 leva more than we knew we have to pay . We told him and he brought us our money back ! They have also...more
Michael´s eco bar is an interesting little bar hidden away in a small quiet street in the old part of Nesebar.The bar is full of stalagmites and stalagcites and you sit directly on then and ue them as tables.The bar has a pleasant outdoor area too where they have a fish pond full of turtles.I don´t know if the places actually serves ecological...more
If intending to drive to Nesebar note that, with the exception of residents and deliveries, motor vehicles are not allowed into the old town. There are well-signposted car parks just before and after the causeway and the fee is (Jan 2010) 2 leva for up to 5 hours or 8 leva per day.This seems to be seasonal though as I didn't notice anyone manning...more
Unfortunately these don't operate in the winter but during the season there are a variety of boat trip options from Nesebar and Sunny Beach to other resorts along the Black Sea coast, including to Burgas. Some of the boats are quite basic, whilst others have comfortable seating and bars. It should be noted though that the Black Sea can be a little...more
Whilst there are local municipal bus services between the old and new towns (running about every 20 minutes) it is pleasant 15 minute, or so, walk from the new town minibus stop to the old town. The new town centre is located behind the town beach and that too is a pleasant stroll, this time about 10 minutes along the seafront.more
The shop has so many things that I was admiring when I was a child !I'm really sorry I missed the name of the shop...but in Old Nessebar everything is easy to find . You can buy Wooden toys : castles , puzzles , insects , vehicles , pull toys , geometric mosaic puzzles and so many others to make your children happy !more
Silver jewelry, custom silver chain in any length and Bali jewelry. Cuff bracelets, rings, silver earrings, pendants, barrettes and handcrafted jewelry with opal, turquoise, coral and many other gemstones, silver chain, bali silver jewelry, sterling, silver bracelet, silver earrings, ring, silver barrette, handcrafted jewelry, cable...more
This restaurant overlooking the bay to the north of the old town is obviously shut for the close-season. Its owner seems to have found a winter use for it though - enlarge the pic and you'll see what.Amazing the little things you notice when you've got a town all to yourself!more
The Old town is full of small streets and it is not easy to orient yourself there. In most cases you will not see boards with the names of those streets. For that reason it is better to explore on the map the route (if you go to some restaurant or hotel). Even the street vendors do not know some of the streets.more
Changing money is not a problem if you go to a Bank or an ATM . In little Exchange houses you must be careful at the rates . A friend of mine received 11 Leva for 10 dollars ! We have changed our money for Bulgarian leva in Constanta , Romania (my home town ) in a bank .See in my picture : the column "we buy " is missing .more
Two Swidish tourists have been beaten by the bodyguards of the House club Help in Nesebar in July 2007 during my holiday there. One of them, a 24-year-old man of Iraqi origin, died in hospital after suffering a number of bruises on the body and the head. His friend, aged 26, got already beaten but not so badly.The accident occurred after a scandal...more
You'll find exchange offices on every corner and most of them give fair rates. However, beware of those whose rates are exceptionaly favourable-it is actually a trick, because what is written there is not what they GIVE for foreign currency, but what they ASK! Look carefully at the rates and do not let yuorself be tempted! :) Alternatively, you...more
A lot of times in my travels i have seen people getting ripped off by a couple of $, because they dont speak the local language or locals dont speak theirs. Merchants will try to charge more that the goods are worth or give you a bigger bill at the restaurant. The easiest way to avoid this is to simply find out if somebody working at the place you...more
When you come first time here you need a map because there are lots of things to see and it's pity to miss them . On this map you have all points of interest :Medieval fortification systemBases of three-naves basilicaThe Church of Jesus Christ PantocratorThe Church of St. StephanThe Church of St. John AliturghetosThe Church of St. john the...more
A camera is a must to bring with you during your visit to Nesebur. A swim suite can also be handy as the new Nesebur has a sandy beach from which sunbathers can contemplate old Nesebur's charming shoreline. The beach also features a gentle slope from shallow to deep water as well as chair and umbrella rentals. Six kilometers up the road is the...more
The Basilica Holy Mother Eleusa (Tenderness) was built in the North side of the peninsula. It is dated to the VI c. It is a three-nave church with three more apses and a nartex. The two side aisles have two smaller apses pointing the North and to the South. It is 28 m long and 18 m wide. In 1920 excavations and studying started here. Now the...more
The Church St. Archangels Gabriel And Michael is situated close to St.Paraskeva Church. It is a single nave cruciform building, 13,90 m in length and 5,30 m in width. Its eastern side has three small tripartite apses. The facade is arched. The decoration of the drums and the space above is similar of this of St.Paraskeva. The cornice line is...more
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...more
The beaches are in the new part of town. They are sandy and clean.
The South Beach is 2km long and crowded with cafes and bars.
The North Beach is 8km long and links the town with the largest resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, Sunny Beach.
The average temperature in June is 28 degrees. The temperature of the sea is 25 degrees.
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!more
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...more
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 . I'll always return with great pleasure to Nessebar because I'm sure that I'll...more