Nessebar, Sunny Beach

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Explore the rich cultural history of the region at Nessebar, a major seaside resort area on the Bulgarian coast. This "pearl of the Black Sea" is a World Heritage site and a popular destination for family tourism. Walk barefoot on the fine sand of the bay. The sea bottom dips slightly, making it fun and safe for children. Visit the ancient part of the town to see traces of the Thracian, ancient Greek, Roman, and Ottoman civilizations that occupied the area over the past 3,000 years. Add Nessebar to your Sunny Beach travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sunny Beach tour planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Staying at Sunny Beach, we were advised by our Thomson Rep to visit here. Thomson, do a half day tour for 27 lev but during the welcome meeting, our rep did say that you could get there on the local b...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We took a taxi to Nessebar from Sunny Beach costing 20 Lev. The place is pretty with cobbled streets, plenty of restaurants and shops. It was very busy and very hot so an evening visit was perfect.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We visited the Old Nessebar, where we liked. Transportation by bus from the beach for about 1.5 leva per person. This is a historic town with souvenir shops and ancient buildings.
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As one of Bulgaria's most popular and extensive beachfront resort towns, Sunny Beach boasts plenty of upscale waterfront accommodations, albeit crammed into a relatively small area. The hotels tend to be interspersed along a strip within a few blocks of the beach, so whether you're choosing a big, modern hotel with an on-site pool or a smaller guesthouse, you'll have easy access to the water. Keep in mind that those right along the ocean tend to be more expensive; staying a little farther inland is a great way to cut costs.
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