Travel with a car rental in Nessebar
General information about Nessebar
North of Bourgas lies the ancient town and popular Bulgarian holiday destination of Nessebar, situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea coast. Near Nessebar are situated Sunny beach, Ravda, Pomorie, St Vlas and the distance to Varna from Nessebar is just 98 kilometers, while Burgas is even closer – 41 kilometers away. The picturesque town is one of the oldest in Europe, emerging as a fortified Thracian settlement over 9,000 years ago and changing hands many times before being captured by the Bulgarians in the 7th century. Like many European cities, Nessebar has an old town and a new town, but it is the old quarter that gives the peninsula its character. A popular tourist attraction, Nessebar charms holidaymakers with its narrow cobblestone streets, wooden houses, courtyards, taverns and romantic atmosphere. The old town is famous for its medieval churches, with beautiful facades and well-preserved interiors that are remnants of the historic Slav and Greek Orthodox communities. Nessebar is an architectural and historic monument of Bulgarian culture and is one of the most popular tourist resorts along the southern coast. It offers a good selection of private accommodation, and the new town has modern facilities as well as larger hotels. Nessebar Old Town was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983. Beside the cultural attractions, Nessebar is also a popular sea resort, attracting holidaymakers and tourists with its two beaches, near the new town. In case you need cheap rent-a-car, we offer the lowest rates in Burgas and the area around and we also deliver to any resort near Burgas. For cheap car hire services you can dial us at +359 886 00 21 21 or visit our office, located in Burgas airport, sector Arrivals.
Tourist sightseeing around Nessebar
The area offers a lot of sea resorts and sea villages, some of the are combined with green nature and hill relief.
The dunes are natural formations that are very beautiful.
It used to be a Thracian settlement here colonized by the Greeks in later times. A colony of the metropolis of Messembria was founded here in 5th century BC. The main occupation was fishing, mining and trading of sea salt. The shallow firth presented ideal conditions for that – it was where the first settlers discovered layers of salt in the sand. Some of them are: City museum, Community Center, Church “Preobrazhenie Gospodne”.
Sozopol is a small town of 7000 people on the Black Sea coast, located 41 km south of Burgas. Near the town are also located the main Bulgarian resorts such as Dyuni, Primorsko, Kiten, while the distance to Varna is just 158 kilometers. You’ll decide to visit Sozopol if you want to spend a few relaxing days at the seaside without the crowds, who are typical for Golden Sands and Sunny Beach. The sea water in Sozopol is also tends to be cleaner as it is further away from the Danube delta. Sozopol is divided into an old part and new part. You could see monuments as: Architectural archeological reserve Sozopol, Ancient Thracian Fortress, Thracian tombs, Ancient necropolis, Fortress walls from the period 6-14 century.
It is located near Primorsko and has rich historical past. The main tourists attractions are 2 very beautiful bays and a wonderful sand line.
Ravda is located 30 km away from Burgas, 3 km from Nessebar, 5 km from Sunny Beach, Sveti Vlas, and Elenite and 98 km away from the city of Varna. The resort settlement of Ravda is an attractive destination for those who wish to have a rest at a peaceful seaside with the warm climate of Bulgaria and the numerous sunny days. Ravda used to be an international centre of children tourism and vacation, and within the last years it has become more and more popular among the tourists coming from Bulgaria and also from other European countries. The village is also popular for its college and school campus. It attracts a lot of students from few countries.
The best hotels in Nessebar:
- St. Stefan Boutique Hotel Sunny
- Mirage of Nessebar
- Sol Marina Palaceh
Car hire in Nessebar
If you plan to visit Nessebar, and have not booked your car yet, you could do it by using our reservations form . If you travel from Burgas, CarsBurgas has an office in Burgas Plaza Mall, or from the airport, where you could take your car on spot. Nessebar and the area are great for all kind of tourism visits.