visits the charming old town of Nessebar where you enjoy a walking tour to include a visit to St. Spas Church and the Archeological museum. After the Nessebar walking tour you have some free time to explore or pick up a local hand craft.
Nessebar (also known as Nessebur) is an ancient town but also one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The old town is located on a peninsula which was once an island but has since become part of the mainland via a man-made isthmus. In the 1950s the town became designated a "museum-city" because of the rich amount of historical sites located in such a small area. The town was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1983 and is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea".
Your Nessebar tour starts with a walking tour through the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets which are home to many beautiful wooden houses from the Bulgarian Revival period. The old town is only about 1 mile long and a quarter mile wide so there are a lot of important sites located in a small area.
Around almost every corner you will find one of the unique churches which help to create the uniqueness of Old Nessebar. During your walk you will see Christ Pantokrator, St. Stefan, St. John Aliturgetos, St. John the Baptist, St. Archangels Gavrail and Michael, St. Paraskeva and St. Sofia. You will visit the interior of the small St. Spas church which dates back to 1609 and is well known for its 17th century wall paintings.
You also see several cultural monuments on the island including the Byzantine fortified walls, the ruins of Rome baths and the Turkish bath and fountain. These sites combined help to illustrate the varied history that this small island has endured. Your tour also includes a visit to the Archeological museum of Nessebar where you enjoy some of the treasures that were discovered on the island.
At the end of your Nessebar tour you have some free time to explore or visit one of the shops which offer hand crafted souvenirs such as pottery, crocheting, and jewelry. Your Burgas shore excursion ends back at the pier or your hotel.
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For even more information, we recommend you visit the Official Site of Nessebar Tourist Information