Also known as “the city of 40 churches”, Nessebar is among the oldest cities in Europe, with more than 3200 years of history. Nessebar was founded by the ancient Greeks in the 5th century BC in the place of an already existing Thracian village. Nessebar reached its cultural zenith in the 14th century AD when most of the churches were built on the peninsula. In the 20th century Nessebar began to flourish again, establishing itself as a museum and touristic center. In 1983 Nessebar became a part of the UNESCO world heritage.
Nessebar is one of the most attractive resorts on the Black Sea. Among the sights worth seeing are the fortresses, as well as the churches Christ Pantocrator, St. John, The Old Bishopry, St. Steven. Nessebar is also famous for its beautiful beaches covered in thin golden sand and visitors can enjoy a walk on the beach alley surrounding the peninsula.
Nessebar is divided into two main districts: Old Town and New Town. In the new part of Nessebar you can find most city administration offices, banks, post office etc. The Old Town is located on a small peninsula where you can find historic venues, ancient churches, old traditional houses and museums. This part of town is what makes Nessebar so charming and adds to its incredible atmosphere.
The port located in the Old Town of Nessebar is a famous stop for international cruises. Not too far from it, there’s a yacht port as well. Close to Nessebar is Sunny Beach – one of the most famous resorts in Bulgaria, a place known for its endless entertainment. The closest airports to Nessebar are in Burgas (30 km away) and Varna (100 km away).
There’s plenty of exciting and fun ways in which you can experience the magic of the sea. Sailing in open water, diving deep under the sea, or riding the wind on top of the waves… Discover a variety of activities for your leisure time just next to Mirage Nessebar and Kristal Beach.
The South Beach offers sea entertainment such as jet ski, paddle boat, inflatable sea banana boat etc. Just 100 m away from Mirage you can find Yacht Club Nessebar where you can choose your preferred type of cruise or rent your own yacht. For those of you looking for more specific sea fun – you can join activities such as yacht picnic, Caribbean party, sea fishing trip. Adrenaline lovers can enjoy an off road trip with a jeep (jeep safari) or scuba diving. You can also sign up at the wind surf school or test your courage with skydiving or paragliding.
Those of you in love with travelling adventures can enjoy a wide variety of tours and events around Bulgaria, including not only its beautiful nature but also an encounter with its culture and tradition. Among the most popular destinations are: Sofia and Rila Monastery; Melnik; Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi; Gabrovo; Etara; Shipka; Balchik and Cape Kaliakra; Sozopol – Ropotamo river – Ravadinovo Castle; a visit to the Dolphinarium in Varna or the zooplex “Paunite”, home to more than 300 bird and animal species, among which 26 species of peacocks, 5 species of ostriches, lamas, kangaroos, ponies, raccoons, foxes, roe deers etc. If you wish, you can book a one or two-day trip to Turkey and visit Istanbul; go to Romania and enjoy the Gods and vampires tour or visit Kavala and the Holy Forest in Greece.