The ancient city with a thousand-year history is located on a romantic rocky peninsula, which is connected by a narrow isthmus with the mainland. The peninsula is 850 meters long and 300 meters wide. Valuable monuments from all the eras of their millennial existence have been preserved here: old fortress walls from Roman and Medieval times, Byzantine and Old Bulgarian churches, old houses from the 18th century. and XIX. Century. Nesebar Municipality is located in the northern part of the Black Sea coast of the Burgas region. The vast coastline and its diverse nature create favorable conditions for the development of tourism. Nessebar is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Founded under the name of Mesemvria, it became one of the most powerful cities in the Pirgos Bay area and held this position throughout the period of antiquity. During this period of Roman and subsequent Byzantine rule, the city developed and accumulated wealth, which can still be seen today, despite the dark centuries that have survived. Nessebar was declared an architectural and archaeological reserve in 1956, and in 1983, cultural monuments were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The beach resources of the municipality are among the largest on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and amount to 1,517 Dekar with a total capacity of 139,450 beach locations. These natural resources are the most important factor which determines and shapes the basic branch structure of the municipal economy – economic tourism, recreation and sport. They transform the municipality Nesebar in the largest tourist agglomeration of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. 200 hotels with more than 200,000 beds, 630 private quarters with more than 35,000 beds and 1,000 catering establishments operate on their territory.
There are about 42 churches in the old part of the city, less than half of which have been discovered and preserved by archaeologists, and only one works at a time. The others, which are relatively well preserved, have been converted into art galleries. The unique isthmus, which connects the old with the new part, is about 400 m. long. In the middle of the isthmus is the old mill of the city, which does not function as such, but only as a tourist attraction. At the edge of the district, in the new part of Nessebar, is the real mill of the city, which is now unfortunately built into a hotel.
Nessebar is part of the Hundred National Tourist Attractions: Number 7 with Architectural – Historical Reserve with the Archaeological Museum, Summer working time (VI – IX): 9:00 – 19:00 without rest day; Winter working time (X – V): 9:00 – 12:00, there is a stamp. Other well-known objects, part of the Architectural – Historical Reserve are: Museum “Old Nessebar”, “Sv. Yoan Krastitel” (“St. John the Baptist”), church from the 11th century; “Sv. Yoan Aliturget” (St. John Aliturget), 14th-century church “Sveti arhangeli Michail i Gavrail” (“The Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel”), 13th-century church; “Sv. Paraskeva” (“The Holy Paraskeva”), church from the 13th century; “Sv. Sofia” (“Saint Sofia”) (Old Metropolis), ruins of a church from the 4th century; “St. Stephen” (The New Metropolitan), 10th century church; “Christ Pantocrator”, church from the 13th century.
Links for the region
City Information – http://www.nessebar-bulgaria.com
Official City Web Site – http://www.nesebarinfo.com
Information – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nesebar
Tourist Information – http://nesebar.com/bg/turagen.php