Nessebar Shore Excursions
This private Nessebar shore trip enjoys a walking tour of Nessebar's charming old town. Included is a visit to St. Stefan and St. Spas Church plus the Archeological museum.
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".
After meeting your guide you enjoy a walking tour through the labyrinth of Nessebar's 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 walking tour you can stay in town to explore or visit one of the shops which offer hand crafted souvenirs such as pottery, crocheting, and jewelry.
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, however some steps are required (advance notice required)
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