6 Hours In UNESCO World Heritage Site Nessebar

Nessebar is without a doubt one of the most magical places we've ever visited. Just outside of Sunny Beach, Bulgaria it's such a contrast from what lies on the beach just around the corner. With a choice of high-end hotels and beautiful private beaches, I'll be coming back to Nessebar.

It’s no secret that I’ve unexpectedly fallen in love with Bulgaria. During our short stay in Sunny Beach, we decided to walk to somewhere we’d heard so much about – Nessebar.

This UNESCO world heritage site is a magnet of history & culture. You don’t need to be a fan of architecture, history or religion to appreciate this place. It’s so exquisite I really believe that anyone could see it’s perfect beauty.

While you are able to stay in Nessebar, on this occasion it was out of our price range. Instead, here’s an idea of the things you can do in a trip of six hours or so;

Archaeological Museum

There’s a number of museums in Nessebar. The most predominant of which is the Archaeological Museum. Set back on your right as you walk into the old town. Here you’re able to learn more about the history of the religions here.

Entrance is 3lv for children and 6lv for adults. Audio guides are available at an additional cost. If museums are your thing then you’re able to get a museum combined ticket from any of the museums that allow you to visit a number of, or all of the museums in Nessebar for one set price.

The Old Windmill

You’ll struggle to miss this old windmill at the side of the road as you head into Nessebar from Burgas or Sunny Beach. While this particular windmill is a reconstruction it was originally designed to harvest the strong wind from the Black Sea.

Eco Bar

It’s pretty easy to walk past this place without realising. From the outside it simply looks like a cave, however inside is a whole different story. This modern bar offers a range of beverages and the greatest atmosphere in Nessebar.

Visit The Churches

I simply can’t write a post about Nessebar without mentioning it’s many churches. All of which are absolutely beautiful. Even if you’re not religions or ‘really into that kind of thing’ I’d suggest stopping by at least one of these places;
St Stephens Church
Church of Saint Sofia
Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Church of Christ Pantocrator
Church of the Assumption
Church of St. John the Baptist
Holy Savior Church
The Church of St. John Aliturgetos
Church of St. Paraskeva
Church of St. Theodore

Don’t get me wrong. Nessebar hasn’t escaped the mass of ‘tat’ shops you’ll find in it’s neighbouring sunny beach. However, I feel that even that isn’t enough to take away from the charm of this place. Have you been to Nessebar? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.


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