Nessebar Old Town Highlights

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2.5 hours
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Follow us to this shore excursion and discover in every detail the charming city of Nessebar. Browse the small alleys and follow our guide to the exploration of the old town, visit the landmarks of the city and learn its history dating back 9000 years!

Discover Nessebar with a guided walking tour of Old Town. The old town of Nessebar is a small piece of land embraced by the sea, tied with a narrow rope-like neck to the quay of the continent. The time and waves were merciful and have left this marvelous creation of the nature, together with the ruins of the architectural inheritance under UNESCO protection.

The tour commences with an informative walk around Nessebar’s charming Old Town. Founded by Thracian Greeks and named Messambria about 9000 years ago, Nessebar is one of the oldest towns in Europe. Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Byzantines and medieval Bulgarians all left their marks, most often in the form of churches. Visit several area landmarks, including St. Stefan, St. Ioan Aliturgetos, Christ Pantocrator and the famous triple nave, un-vaulted basilica of St. Sophia. Beautiful façades lead to equally impressive interiors, often painted with striking murals. The town offers a maze of narrow and winding cobblestone streets, and graceful, two-storey timbered houses that are brightly-adorned with flowers. Colorful cafés, restaurants, and charming art and crafts shops dot the downtown and waterfront areas. 

Inclusions

-         transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request

Exclusions

-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from Nessebar port

Step 2

Visit of the old town of Nessebar

Step 3

Exploration of Nessebar landmarks such as St. Stefan, St. Ioan Aliturgetos, Christ Pantocrator and the famous triple nave

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