Nessebar is one of the most ancient towns in Europe, arising more than 3200 years ago
Nesebar is one of the oldest cities in Europe originating more than 3200 years ago. Situated on a small peninsula the Old Town is only 850 m long and 350 m wide and is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Originally founded by the Thracians under the name of Melsambria, the town has existed incessantly and was inhabited by Ancient Greeks, Romans, Bulgarians and Byzantines. All these civilizations have left tangible traces of occupation over the course of its existence and valuable remains of these cultures are visible to date.
The unique nature and very well preserved monuments of various times prompted UNESCO to include Nesebar in its list of World Heritage Sites on the VII-th Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Florence in 1983.