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Ancient town of Nesebar

Ancient town of Nesebar
map Ancient town of Nesebar

Originally a Thracian settlement known as Menebria, the town became a Greek colony at the beginning of the 6th century BC, and was an important trading centre from then on. Remains from the Hellenistic period include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, and an agora. A wall which formed part of the Greek fortifications can still be seen on the north side of the peninsula.

The town fell under Roman rule in 71 BC, yet continued to enjoy privileges such as the right to mint its own coinage. It was one of the most important strongholds of the Byzantine Empire from the 5th century AD onwards, and was fought over by Byzantines and Bulgarians, being captured in 812 by Khan Krum after a two week siege.

The ancient part of the town is situated on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a man-made isthmus, and it bears evidence of occupation by a variety of different civilizations over the course of its existence. Its abundance of historic buildings prompted UNESCO to inscribe Nesebar on its list of World Heritage Sites. Taking a walk in Nesebar is like walking through history. It is truly amazing how on such small area, so many cultures - Thracian, Ancient Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Bulgarian - have left their traces here.

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Hotel Villa Krastev
Hotel Villa Krastev
Nesebar • Price per person: 7.5 - 18 EUR
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Hotel Stoyanovi
Hotel Stoyanovi
Nesebar • Price per person: 6.25 - 12.5 EUR
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Apart Hotel Tara
Apart Hotel Tara
Ravda • Price per person: 5.85 - 11.25 EUR
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Apartment Stocom
Apartment Stocom
Sunny beach • Price per person: 7.5 - 11.25 EUR
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Guest house Slanchogledi
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