The Bulgarian Black Sea coast was inhabited centuries ago. Earliest records date from 5th century BC. Nowadays it is a magnet for hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians and foreign visitors every year.
The golden sandy beaches and perfect sea temperatures of around 25ºC from late May to late September together with the welcoming climate see more and more tourists visiting the modern resorts every year.
The Black Sea coast is also one of the best spa areas in the country. The combination of hot springs, climate, sea and the mineral baths ensure a wonderful relaxing and beneficial break in the sun.
Sunny Beach is the largest seaside resort on the Bulgarian Riviera, a couple of miles north west of Nessebar. The area averages 11 hours of sunshine a day, and provides excellent conditions for water sports.
Nessebar is situated on a rocky peninsula and the site is more than 3,000 years old. It was originally a Thracian settlement and at the beginning of the 6th century B.C the city became a Greek colony. The remains date mostly from the Hellenistic period and include a temple of Apollo, the acropolis, an agora and a wall from the Thracian fortifications. The Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea.
Restaurants, taverns and places of entertainment are open till the early hours of the morning to satisfy most taste and preferences.