Things to Do in Nessebar, Bulgaria
With stunning Blue Flag beaches and a UNESCO protected Old Town, Nessebar is commonly referred to as the Pearl of the Black Sea. Dating back over 3,000 years, there’s lots to be discovered in this beautiful part of Bulgaria.
If you’re heading on a Nessebar holiday, below we’ll reveal some of the top things to do while you’re there.
Nessebar Old Town is packed full of historic and cultural monuments. It takes you on a real journey through the ages, enabling you to explore centuries of history. There are a couple of great museums here, including the Archaeological Museum. Here, you’ll get to see what has been excavated from the town over the centuries.
The architecture of the houses in the Old Town is remarkable. One of the old houses has been turned into the Ethnographic Museum. Here, you’ll learn more about the culture and way of life of the town’s locals.
Top up your tan on a Nessebar Beach
You’ll find three different beaches await you in Nessebar. If you’re heading to the Old Town, there’s a small beach you can visit. However, the main beaches are situated in the more developed new town area, and are known as the Northern and Southern Beach.
The Southern Beach is considered the best for many tourists. Its sand dunes are UNESCO protected and it has plenty of amenities and security. You’ll find both paid and free zones here, alongside nearby feet-washing facilities.
If you’re looking to enjoy a Nessebar beach holiday, we recommend staying at the Hotel Saint Panteleimon Beach. Conveniently situated within easy walking distance of two sandy beaches, the hotel provides beautiful views thanks to its headland location.
Discover its ancient churches
There’s no shortage of ancient churches in Nessebar. In fact, they’re one of the main reasons why the area was included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. You’ll find they date back to different centuries, and many of them are well preserved.
Just a couple of the best ancient churches to visit during your stay include Saint Sophia, and the Church of Christ Pantocrator.
Expand your palate
Like any region, Nessebar has its own unique cuisine you’ll want to try out. One particular dish which has remained popular for decades is fish soup. You can still try the traditional fish soup dish at many restaurants in the area.
You’ll also be able to try something a little different, including shark specialities. There’s a cold fish soup dish worth a try here too, known as tarator. It contains yoghurt, cucumber, dill and garlic.
Treat the kids to a trip to an aquapark
Its historical and cultural attractions may be its biggest draw, but Nessebar also has something to suit the kids. The Aquapark Nessebar has a range of slides to suit all ages.
The Aqua Paradise Resort is the best one to stay in for exploring the aquapark. You’ll receive free entry into the park when you stay at this resort. It’s situated right next to the aquapark, and there are also three different pools available onsite. It’s situated just 15 minutes away from Nessebar town, and 20 minutes away from Sunny Beach.
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