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Ancient City of Nessebar

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The Ancient City of Nessebar has stood the test of time. Its history dates back more than 3,000 years, to when it was a Thracian settlement known as Menebria. The Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes that lived in the region and built fortifications to protect the city. However, it wasn’t until the 6th century BC that the city came into its own. It became a Greek colony, and the city’s remains from this period are still visible today. The acropolis, temple of Apollo, agora, and the wall from the Thracian fortifications are all testaments to the city’s Hellenistic past.

As the centuries passed, Nessebar continued to flourish. In the Middle Ages, it became one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea. The Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress are among the many monuments that remain from this period. The city also boasts a unique architectural style, with 19th-century wooden houses typical of the Black Sea region.

Today, Nessebar is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore the ancient ruins and marvel at the historical significance of this ancient city. They can also take in the beautiful views of the Black Sea and learn about the city’s rich cultural heritage. Nessebar is a true treasure of Bulgaria and one that is well worth visiting.

Ancient City of Nessebar

Nessebar

Ancient City of Nessebar

Top 3 amazing country’s road trips

Experience the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Bulgaria on a road trip, where every turn unveils a new adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

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The Discovery Road Trip

Get an accurate impression of the country’s regions in southern and northern Bulgaria. You will see the Balkan peninsula’s most extensive mountain – Stara Planina, the Thracian plane, and the Black sea. You will spend nights and days in an old village in the mountains, as well as in the Black sea and the ancient capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo.

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