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“Old and Historic”
Review of Old Nessebar

Old Nessebar
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Nesebar and Sozopol Cultural Heritage One Day Tour from Varna By Car
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Nessebar Old Town Walking Tour
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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“Old and Historic”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Loved the fact that you could visit here using the local bus as this gives you more insight into local culture. The place itself is beautiful, full of old buildings, different types of architecture, and also antiques. The views are beautiful, whilst you can also use the local bus to get there and take a small boat back to your resort if you want, or take the bus back. There are loads of eating places, which offer food and drink at very reasonable prices. It is wwell worth a trip, but do remember to take your camera! Whilst I was there I bought some lovely, locally handcrafted pottery-a wonderful reminder of a beautiful place.

Visited September 2012
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“The Old Nessebar and Sozopol.”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We arrived at Nessebur on 8th October 2012. with strong winds blowing and temperatures at 22C. This ancient town founded by Greek settlers in 510 B.C. is one of the major seaside resorts of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast today, and has many city-museums and a long history of occupation by a variety of different civilizations over the course of its existence. It is an UNESCO world heritage site and a fascinating tourist center.

Most of the people live over the mainland site away from the old town where cobbled streets and 19th century wooden houses built over a first story made of stone structure, give the entire village a charming atmosphere. We did a walking tour of the old town and of the town of Sozopol which is about just over an hour’s drive away. To get to Sozolpol we passed the Sunny Beach area situated along the coast line comprising more than a hundred hotels for beach lovers who come in summer to enjoy the fine sandy beaches and shallow waters right along the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. We also passed salt pans at Lake Pomorie which supplies most of the needs of the country and which provides a lucrative side-line in health-giving mud baths.

At Sozopol, we went to see more churches and the archaeological museum which has a fantastic and extensive exhibition of artifacts dating from the Roman times. It also houses the containers that supposedly once held relics of St. John the Baptist.

Tips:
The currency used is the Bulgarian Lev or Leva (plural).
In Nessebur, there a many kiosks selling food, with a wide range of snacks, hot and cold, enabling you to eat on the move.
Security must not be taken for granted, so be aware of your surroundings, and secure personal valuable items like cameras, purses and wallets, and do not attract attention with jewelry; carrying your bags in such a way that these are not opened without you being aware.
Stick to the main attractions, sights and districts.
In some of the churches, photography is not permitted and in others allowed, for a small fee.

Visited October 2012
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Kilmarnock, Scotland
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“Old Nessebar”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Old Nessebar is a Unesco site and well worth a visit if you've never been, loads of different churches and places to visit mixed in with all the new stalls and restaurants. If you try the Old Town out would really recommend Ponkos Pizza Place just up through the main gates well worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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“A fantastic place”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Plenty to do and see and a camera shot around every corner. Plenty of bars and restaurants. We visited the museum but they were not particularly helpful. We found out afterwards we could have had an audio guide in English. The boat trips to Sunny beach were good.

Visited September 2012
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“Loads of ruined churches”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

loads of shops no real time to visit many, the two hour boat trip was two hours of boredom, if you like to sit and watch the sea go by then you will like it!

Visited September 2012
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