The old town of Nessebar
Historic Nessebar dates back some 3,000 years and boasts old towers and fortifications, striking medieval churches and a small wooden windmill. It’s a designated UNESCO World Heritage Centre for being an outstanding testimony of multilayered cultural and historical heritage.
The town’s ever-changing history has come through many challenges to its sovereignty. Nessebar was a Greek colony at the beginning of the 6th century BCE, Roman-rule followed, then the Ottoman’s took over until its liberation in 1878.
Nesseber lies on a peninsula, which was once an island. Today it’s only attached to the mainland by a small, narrow piece of land called isthmus, which is where the mill is located. Isthmus is an ancient Greek word meaning passageway, providing evidence of the area’s Greek history.
Home to many beautiful beaches, Nessebar is located in the popular tourist destination of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, with the tourist hotspot Sunny Beach being just to the north.