Hotels in Nessebar
Only 2 km south of the Sunny beach resort a narrow is located the old town of Nessebar with the main land. Nessebar`s wonderful atmosphere is due to its picturesque situation (on a small, rocky peninsula), to the coastal 19th c. architecture (well preserved old houses) and to its unique collection of medieval churches.
The oldest resort on the Black Sea is a traditional guest of summer holidays. Amazing hotels in Nessebar give shelter every summer to huge numbers of tourists. Divided into a sufficient number in the old and new part of town, they have a satisfactory choice for even the most exigent guests. Providing necessary facilities-class new hotels in Nessebar welcome every guest with a smile and desire.
Nessebar`s importance as a one-time mercantile power and city-state belongs to a distant past. First it was occupied by a Thracian settlement. In the 6th c. BC the natives were ejected by Greek colonists. It soon grew rich from trade by export of wheat, timber and ores and import of fine pottery, jewelry, clothes, wine and olive oil from Greece. The town Mesembria was fortified and minted its own bronze and silver coins. Temples and public buildings were erected. Under the Roman domination the town lost its importance and turned into a minor port in the Roman province of Thrace. As a strategic, commercial and religious center of the Byzantine empire the town flourished again in 5th-6th c. and became the stop-off point for ships traveling between the Danube and Constantinople (today Istanbul). The walls were reconstructed and new churches and public buildings were erected.
The well-preserved ruins of the gate, through which the town was once entered, suggest that it must have opened vertically.The Slavic incursions and the foundation of the Bulgarian State (681) made Byzantium use Nessebar as a base in its wars against them. In the Middle Ages the town passed from Byzantine to Bulgarian ownership several times but commerce and culture continued to flourish. The remains of several beautifully decorated churches, dated from that period, bear witness to the architectural achievements. There were more than 40 churches of which only 7 are well preserved and there are remains of other 8.
Under the rule of the Turks Nessebar remained the seat of a Greek Bishopric and an important center of Greek culture. Although the limited space did not allow the construction of big houses with large courtyards, the old Nessebar houses make the place unforgettable. The ground floor is built of undressed stone, the upper floor
(built of wood) projects over the narrow street to gain space. The vine-arbours and the figtrees in the small courtyards complete the romantic atmosphere of the town. All new constructions on the peninsula has been designed in such a way as to blend with the old houses, typical of the 19thc coastal architecture.
Sightseeing: the Archeological Museum, the Church of St. John Aliturgetos, the Church of St. Stefan, the Church of Christ the Pantocrator, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Church of the Blessed Saviour, the Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the Church of St. Paraskeva, the Old Bishopric Church.
Nowadays Nessebar is cultural and historical center, and summer beach resort. Many hotels are built in the old and the new part. Formed are two beautiful beaches and two ports. Tourists who come for holidays, leave the town with unforgettable memories. Each hotel has outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and a bar or a disco.