Hi all

I would like to share with you some impressions from 2 adjacent places located on the west shore of the Black sea – Nessebar and nearby Sunny Beach

Nessebar (also appears as Nesebar)

an ancient Bulgarian town, located on a small island which is connected with a narrow bridge to the mainland

Very old, well preserved, unique atmosphere. This is claimed to be the oldest house in the town, located almost at the peak with windows at all 4 directions:

There are numerous souvenir shops, practically located everywhere, some offer unique local art, many are just “tourist traps”…

  

  

  

and some local crafts:

The town is famous with its churches, there are about 40 that survived the time, which makes Nessebar the town with the highest number of churches per capita. The most famous one is the Church of St Sophia dated from the 5th century. Due to its unique acoustics, the church is used for hosting open air music events

Here are several more photos of the Church of Christ Pantocrator, see the fine details in the 2nd photo:

The Church of John the Baptist (HDR On/Off)

  

In addition to the remain of the churches, there’s also a fortress that protected the town from the mainland

and finally, let’s have a view of Nessebar from Sunny Beach which will be described in part 2

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