The Old City of Nesebar
Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, the more than 3,000-year-old site of Nessebar was originally a Thracian settlement named Menebria. At the 6th century BC, the city became a Greek colony. The city’s remains, which date mostly from the Greek period, include the acropolis, an agora, a temple of Apollo, and some parts from the walls from the Thracian fortifications. Among other monuments, the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages, when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea.
The Ancient city of Nessebar is a unique example of a synthesis of the centuries-old human activities in the sphere of culture. Nessebar is a location where numerous civilizations have left tangible traces in single homogeneous whole, which harmoniously fit in with nature. The different stages of development of its residential vernacular architecture reflect the stages of development of the architectural style on the Balkans and in the entire East Mediterranean region. The urban structure contains elements from the second millennium BC, from Ancient Times through the Medieval period.
Nesebar has on several occasions found itself on the frontier of a threatened empire, and as such it is a town with a rich history. Due to the city's abundance of historic buildings, UNESCO came to include Nesebar in its list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.
Nearest settlements: Sunny Beach, Ravda, Sveti Vlas, Pomorie
Major rivers and lakes: Pomoriysko Lake, Aheloy River
Working hours: NA
Municipality of Nesebar: Tel: 00359 554 42532.