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Jun 13, 2011 - Through Bulgaria in 24hrs

We did not spend much time in Nessebar but what time we had, was wonderful. We went to the old town of Nessebar which is located on the banks of the Black Sea. It is on a small steep pennisula that is linked to the mainland by only a very narrow isthmus, which meant we did a walking tour. The tour was before dinner and was across many cobblestone roads and paths. We walked past ruins and next to the 'Seaside Basilica' which is the nickname given to Nessebars oldest church, the church of St Sophia, which dates back to the 5th century. In the...

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Sep 10, 2010 - Nessebar on 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...

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Sep 5, 2008 - Nessebar, Bulgaria to Istanbul

By the time I woke up, we were anchored on the south shore of tiny peninsula that is the Byzantine section of Nessebar that experienced its heyday between the 6th & 14th C., although this Unesco World Heritage site has roots back to 3000 BC when the Greek Thracians were here. The peninsula, a few hundred meters long and wide contains an attractive collection of buildings, some with a mixture of intricate brickwork, stone and mortar, and others of aged wood with the cantilevered balconies on their second floors. The modern town across the...

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