The ancient city with a millennial history is on a romantic rocky peninsula connected to the land by a narrow isthmus. The Peninsula is 850 m long and 300 m wide. Took is preserved valuable monuments from all the ages of its millennial existence: old Roman and Middle Ages walls, Byzantine and Old Bulgarian churches, antique houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. The greatest wealth of the city is the many churches: from the Early Byzantine period are the two three-nave basilicas - Hagia Sophia - the old metropolis - one of the most impressive buildings in Nessebar and the Basilica of the northern shore Eleousa from V-VI century. The building was destroyed several times and then restored. It is also known by the name "The Mother of God Eleousa", because of the icon of the God's mother. The X-XI centuries belong to the "St. John the Baptist" churches, distinguished by its high cylindrical dome and St. Stephen, with stately frescoes of high artistic value from the XVI century. The Nessebar type of churches reaches its bloom with the appearance of the picturesque style, expressed in the rich multicolored shaping of the facades. You will recognize this style in the churches of XIII-XIV century: St. Todor, St. Paraskeva, St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Church of Jesus Christ Pantocrator. It is a real treasure for Nessebar. The building is located in the center of the town and is relatively best preserved by this type in Bulgaria. It is characterized by the great wealth of architectural forms and the abundance of harmoniously arranged horizontal and vertical patterns. Saint John Aliturgetos "/ Uninhabited / and today remains an invaluable monument of Bulgarian culture. This church has never been sanctified and therefore has not been used as a cult building. Nessebar is the historical treasure of Bulgaria and in 1956 it was declared and recognized as a "town museum - archaeological and architectural reserve". Because of its unique historical color, in 1983 the city was included in the World Heritage List.

Today the old part of the city is an attractive place for romantic walks along the narrow cobblestone streets between shops offering handmade souvenirs - dishes, knitwear, ornaments. Against the backdrop of the magnificent ancient atmosphere, there is a unique opportunity for relaxation. The holiday base is concentrated in family hotels and private rooms, comfortably and multifunctionally equipped.


Bulgaria is located in south-eastern Europe, in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, occupying 22% of its territory. The country borders the Black Sea to the east, Greece and Turkey to the south, the Republic of Macedonia and Serbia to the west, and Romania to the north. The total length of the state border is 2245 km, of which 1181 km are land, 686 km - river (mainly on the Danube) and 378 km - sea.

Bulgaria offers ideal conditions for tourism with its sea, winter and spa resorts as well as the numerous historical landmarks scattered all over the country. Unique climate: its location between two climate zones - Continental and Mediterranean, has a favorable impact, providing an average of 120 days of snow and 150 sunny days throughout the year.

On a small territory in the heart of the Balkans is combined a unique variety of natural elements, architecture, lifestyle, ethnography, folklore, cultural monuments and historical landmarks. Bulgaria has many beautiful natural places and is full of history from the depths of time to the present day. A magnificent year-round Balkan state hides something for everyone. In winter, the white cover of the mountain slopes lures the lovers of freedom. The popularity of the winter resorts / Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo / inside and outside the country is due to the wonderful conditions of ski tourism combined with Renaissance architecture. Summer is a time for sea. The Bulgarian Black Sea coast is exceptionally beautiful with an impressive sea strip and mountain massifs. The wide golden beaches allow hundreds of holidaymakers to enjoy the warm sunshine, and for lovers of more active recreation, the steep shores along the coast provide opportunities for fishing and diving. The golden autumn is a time for balneological resorts. With a unique combination of climate, mineral waters and beautiful scenery, Bulgaria is a preferred tourist destination for recreation, recreation and treatment. The Bulgarian mineral waters have a variety of chemical composition, mineralization, gases and microorganisms.

Tourism is one of the main branches of the Bulgarian economy. Situated at the crossroads connecting the East and the West for millennia, Bulgaria has been the home of many civilizations, including Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, ancient Bulgarians and Ottomans. The country has an abundance of historical and natural landmarks, museums and monasteries scattered on a relatively small but transportly accessible territory. The main ski resorts are Borovets, Bansko and Pamporovo, and the most popular sea resorts - Sozopol, Nessebar, Golden Sands, Sunny Beach and Albena. The Rila, Pirin, Vitosha, Stara Planina and Rhodope Mountains attract fans of alternative tourism and mountaineers.

Relatively more developed is the tourism on the Black Sea coast and around the big mountain resorts (Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo) compared to the tourism in the interior of Bulgaria. Bulgaria ranks fifth in the EU among countries whose waters are in line with bathing standards.
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