Sound name, ancient architecture, clean sea and sandy beaches is all this is about Nessebar, the pearl of Bulgaria. The old city is considered a local "Atlantis": many centuries ago it completely went under the water, and on the remaining land there were only 40 cathedrals. In good weather, you can see sea ruins from the boat. It is located on a rocky peninsula, 37 km from Burgas, another famous resort. When planning your vacation, book a transfer from Nessebar Airport through GetTransfer.com.
In many areas, the influence of Byzantine and Roman cultures is traced. Cobbled streets are lined with white brick, the houses painted frescoes. Among the ancient buildings preserved marble columns and arched windows in the church of Hagia Sophia V century, and in the temple of St. Stephen is altar XI century. Every year on the territory of Nesebar archaeologists make excavations, finding unique objects of everyday life of civilizations that lived many centuries ago. In the 80-ies of the XX century, the city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In the city there are more than 80 cathedrals. Most of it has remained untouched by time, although the ruined buildings are impressive in grandeur. The V century Metropolitan Church built on the territory of the Temple of Apollo is a symbol of the spiritual life of Bulgaria. Here are preserved icons, carved iconostases, pulpit and throne of the bishop of the local Renaissance period. One of the most beautiful is the Cathedral of Christ the Almighty of the XIV century. Over the forms of construction and elegance of finishing worked the best masters of his time. Now in the walls of the shrine is opened an art gallery of classical and modern art. Luxuriously decorated facade at the chapel of St. Paraskeva.
The Turkish baths and windmills are of interest, as some symbols of the city and its historical development. In the Ethnographic Museum, you can see a rich collection of gold jewelry and coins of the IV-III centuries BC. There is a separate sector where specimens of traditional Bulgarian costumes, as well as hats and shoes, are collected.
The city is small, it is easy to get around on foot or arrange an impromptu excursion by renting a bicycle. Nessebar and Sunny Beach, a neighboring city, are considered one community. Between them there are regular buses and minibuses. Every 15 minutes from 6:00 to 23:00. The third line goes to Ravda, making a stop here. Intercity flights are made between Sofia and Varna, buses run directly, without transfers.
The peculiarity of travel in Bulgaria is the modest coziness of streets and squares, the cordiality of local, sea air and the oldest architecture in the world. If you do not want to limit yourself to staying in only one city, book a transfer to Nessebar via GetTransfer.com and save impressions.