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Nessebar Holidays

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Bourgas holidays

History and beaches in Bulgaria

With an ancient city and golden sandy beaches, Nessebar holidays offer a Bulgarian adventure to remember. Listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983, Nessebar is ideal for holidaymakers interested in Balkan history and culture. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’, it is also a great place for relaxing by the beach as you enjoy the scenery and nature. 

Split into a new town and old town, the latter is filled with Roman and Ottoman architecture and museums, while the former has some of the city’s best beaches and restaurants. There are plenty of attractions nearby for families, and Nessebar enjoys a strong reputation for nightlife. Meanwhile, those looking for a more laid-back evening out will be rewarded with superb sunsets. 

For a beach break that’s also rich in culture, history, fine wine and great cuisine, be sure to consider holidays to Nessebar for your next memorable getaway. 

Your Nessebar questions, answered

Bulgarian food and drink is hearty – you’ll be able to savour rich local wines and hefty plates of grilled meat, particularly lamb. Nessebar’s Black Sea location means it’s great for seafood, too. 
Nessebar enjoys a moderate, sometimes Mediterranean climate. It has sunshine throughout the year, which is perfect for enjoying the sea and sightseeing. 
There are several pleasant beaches to choose from, including the South Beach, Rich Beach and Buna Beach, which is located near to the old town.  

Best things to do in Nessebar

Visit the churches

There are many churches, such as the 11th-century Church of St John the Baptist and the 6th-century Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa, which offers views of the bay. 

Admire the old houses

In the winding narrow streets in and around central Nessebar you can admire the old wooden houses, which are typical of the region’s 19th-century architecture. 

Go to a winery

Wine production in Bulgaria is on the up, but the quality of the country’s wines has long been recognised. There are several wineries in and near Nessebar, and a visit to one is highly recommended.