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Nessebar

Nessebar

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The ancient town of Nessebar is located about 30 km north-east of Burgas and in close proximity to Sunny Beach resort. Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black sea, connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.

Nessebar
In 1956 Nessebar was declared as architectural and archaeological reserve and in 1983 it became part of the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Nessebar
The more than 3000 year old town, originally a Thracian settlement, is a place where many civilizations left their tangible traces.

Church of Christ Pantocrator
Church of Christ Pantocrator
The medieval Eastern Orthodox church was build in the XIII-XIV century and is part of the Ancient Nessebar. Today the church is an Art Gallery.

Nessebar
Part of the promenade of the old town.

The windmill
The windmill
One of the symbols of the town is situated on the bridge between the old and the new town of Nessebar. The windmill, built during Turkish era, is made of wood and has a stone base. There are two more similar mills in the area - one located in the old town near the basilica, and the other near a local hotel.

Church of St Stephen
Church of St Stephen
The main body of the church was built between the 11th and 13th centuries. It was later enlarged and in the 18th century the narthex was added. The church is one of the 100 national tourist sites and is well-known with many well-preserved frescoes dedicated to the Virgin Mary from the 16th-18th centuries. Currently functioning as a museum.

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