The ancient town of Nessebar is situated on a romantic rocky peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. The peninsula is 850 metres long and 300 metres wide. The town has a century-old history and it has preserved architectural monuments from all periods in its thousand year old existence. There are the remains of the Roman and Medieval walls, the Byzantine and Bulgarian churches and the old houses from 18th and 19th cc. The town is proud of its churches. The church of St. Sofia, known as the Old Metropolitan church, and the church of Virgin Eleusa, situated on the northern shore, are three-isled basilicas dating back to the early Byzantine period from 5th to 6th cc. The church of St. John the Baptist from 11th c is distinguished for its cylinder dome and St. Stephen’s church is remarkable for its frescoes from 16th c. Nessebar churches represent the “ornamental” style of architecture which flourished in 13th and 14th cc. Its main characteristic is the multi-coloured design of the facades which can be seen in the church of St. Todor, St. Paraskeva, the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The church of Christ the Pantocrator is a typical example of that style of architecture carried out to perfection. It is rich in architectural ornaments and horizontal bands of dressed stone and brick. Situated in the centre of the town, the church is a real treasure for Bulgaria. The church of St. John Aliturgetos has remained an invaluable monument of Bulgarian culture. It was not consecrated (the name “aliturgetos” is the Greek for “not consecrated”) and it was not used for worship. Nessebar is the cultural treasury of Bulgaria. In 1956 it was declared “a museum-town, an archaeological and architectural reserve”. Because of its unique historic colour it was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Monument in 1983.
Today the old part of Nessebar is an attractive place for romantic walks along the narrow cobbled streets, among the small shops selling handmade souveniers, knitting and crochets, jewellery. The town with its splendid antique atmosphere gives an opportunity for recreation and leisure. There are many comfortable guest houses and private rooms.
Bulgaria is situated in south-eastern Europe, in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, occupying 22% of its territory. The country borders the Black Sea to the east, Greece and Turkey to the south, the Republic of Macedonia and Serbia to the west, Romania to the north. The total length of the state border is 2245 km, 1181 km land, 686 km - river (mostly along the Danube) and 378 km - sea.
Bulgaria offers ideal conditions for tourism: sea, ski and spa resorts, and numerous historical sights scattered all over the country. Unique climate: its location between two climatic zones - Continental and sredizenmorska favorably affect providing an average of 120 days with snow and 150 days of sunshine throughout the year.
A small area in the heart of the Balkans combined unique Diversity of natural elements , architecture , customs , ethnography , folklore, monuments and historic landmarks. Bulgaria holds many beautiful natural places and is full of history running from the depths of time and reaching to the present day . Beautiful all year Balkan country lies something for everyone . In winter, the white cover on mountain slopes entices lovers of freedom. The popularity of the ski resorts / Bansko, Borovets , Pamporovo / inside and outside the country due to the excellent skiing conditions in conjunction with Renaissance architecture. Summer is the time for sea . Bulgarian Black Sea coast is extremely beautiful with stunning beaches and mountain ranges . Wide golden beaches allow hundreds of holidaymakers to enjoy the warm sun , and for lovers of active holidays steep banks along the coast provide opportunities for fishing and scuba sportove.Zlatnata autumn is the time for spa resorts . With a unique combination of climate, mineral waters and beautiful scenery , Bulgaria is a preferred tourist destination for recreation, relaxation and healing. Bulgarian mineral waters with various chemical composition , minerals , gases and microorganisms.