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Old Nessebar

Nessebar, Bulgaria
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Nessebar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Karnei Shomron, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Old wooden houses. Plenty of souvenir shops of all the kinds. A lot of non-expensive restaurants with tasty fresh food. Excellent views to the sea. Enjoy the sunsets in this fairy tale place.

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

there were a few museums to visit - buy you ticket for ALL at the first and you get a great deal. Lots of shops and cafes to keep you busy for hours. A lovely place to spend a few hours

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Kristiansand, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was there in October, tail end of the tourism season, when things return to normal. The history of this place is amazing, as witnessed by numerous ruins, artifacts, etc., etc. In my case the draw was the parts of old Nesebar that disappeared into the sea as a result of several earthquakes in antiquity. I am involved in preparing... More

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huntington beach
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We spent one day in Nessebar as part of a Black Sea cruise. I'm so glad I chose Tschinar Holidays to take a private tour of Nessebar and surrounding villages. The fishing village of Nessebar was charming and full of history. The churches were beautiful and different in design. The streets are very cobbled and uneven, so comfortable shoes are... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nessebar is a superb small town full of history. Lovely churches, shops and cafés . A wonderful place to stroll around at leisure. Plenty of places to sit by the sea and take in the atmosphere on your way into the old town. The streets all lead into each other so no getting lost but they are all cobbled so... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Old Nessebar was my favourite place but now, I really don't like it. Why? Because of all these stands and shops full of articles. You can't see the architecture, you can't feel the atmosphere.... Yes, you can buy shoes or a jacket! Is the business more important than the history? I wanted to show Nessebar to my child. What did... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Located on a linked island on the Black Sea, this tourist-aware village offers a view of the past. Cobbled streets, stone walls, tiled roofs, and picturesque views. Wine, beer and food are cheap.

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Bristol, England
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84 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We docked at Burgas on a Black Sea cruise and caught one of the regular local buses up to Nessebar (45 minutes away). This is a picturesque old village, with loads of churchesin varying stages of ruin. Nice to stroll around, but the tourist-tat shops detract from the ambience of the village.

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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121 reviews 121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at Burgas during our Black Sea cruise and took the Nessebar tour which was a bus trip and a guided tour of the buildings and explanation of the local history. The old church with the restored wooden interior was especially interesting, it is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the more opulent cathedrals one usually sees... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have stayed in Nessebar many times, and the Old Town is always a great place for an evening stroll (or a several-hour visit, if you are on a one-time excursion). It's definitely worth a visit. It is still a very touristy place though, with all the respective consequences. Restaurants are cheaper (and often better) in the new town.

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