Portugal & Bulgaria 2010 travel blog

ruins at entrance to town

Orthodox church in center of town

The Black Sea

Nessebar is a very old town, dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. There are ruins everywhere; Byzantine built on top of Roman, which are built on top of Thracian, which are built on top of Greek. The town is located on a small peninsula jutting out into the Black Sea, a very nice location, but also very touristy. We were only here for 1 night, which was long enough. There are a lot of Scandinavian and Russian tourists everywhere, and because of all the tourists, it's the most expensive place we've been yet. Lot's of mediocre restaurants serving expensive seafood (blech) and rows of souvenir stands selling lot's of crap. There is a small museum here with an excellent icon collection, and lot's of ruins, but also too many tourists. I can't imagine what it's like in July and August when the big tourist hordes are here.

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