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Nessebar, also known as Nessebar or more fondly ‘The Pearl of the Black Sea’, is the perfect place if you are looking for medieval churches and old-world architecture flooding its routine streets. The small rocky city is a short 40 kilometers away from Burgas, located in the Black Sea.

The old part of the town that is supposed to be partly underwater is connected to its new one by a man made isthmus.

A trip to Nessebar is a treat to the ever-exploring traveler. The drive to the old city is as memorable as the city’s star attractions! Cutting across the blue waters, the city exudes its charm the moment you can see its beautiful buildings.

Nessebar is an ancient city and it bears the stories of its many kingdoms and civilizations within its walls. The rich history, so prominent here, has earned it the title of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The city was originally a Thracian capital which was invaded in the 6th century B.C by the Greeks. The city shows its commercial roots as a trading hotspot after the invasions. In the 3rd century B.C, Romans intruded the city and added yet another facet to its rich history. In the medieval era, Byzantine invasion in the 5th century A.D gave the city its true characteristic appeal followed by Ottoman rule in 1400s!

The yacht base embracing the Black sea, the tapering roofs of the buildings, the old stone architecture which houses its religious feel and the streets which calmly lead you to the its star attractions, is sure to make you unwind and really get one with the place around you. This has led to a tourism foothold in Nessebar. The city now accommodates luxury resorts to offer a unique experience with its scenic beauty.

If you are looking for a place which will calm you down, visit the city off season (after or before summer) when the place is frugally crowded. Your travel itinerary will be a unique one with the ancient city of Nessebar.

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Facts and Stats for Nessebar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nessebar

    Know the pollution level of Nessebar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 60.94 (High)
    • Water Pollution 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.09 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.36 (Very Low)
  • Nessebar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nessebar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nessebar.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.96 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.58 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.54 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.74 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.23 (Moderate)
  • Living in Nessebar - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nessebar is 147.08 (High)

    • Safety Index 62.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 57.39 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.25 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 36.42 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.9 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.26 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.71 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nessebar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nessebar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.92 USD

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