Price: 44 000 €
Ref. №: 2931
The town of Nessebar (9437 inhabitants) is situated on a small peninsula and on the land jutted out into the sea, 37 km north-east of Bourgas and 429 km east of Sofia.
Its beach is considered to be the best along the Black Sea coast. The big sandy strip of land between the town and the village of Ravda is covered with extremely fine and abundant clean golden sand. There are marvellous dunes next to the coast. The green copses by the sandy strips provide a cool breath of air during the hot days.
The town was founded on the place of a Thracian fisherman’s settlement that was named Menabryia, which meant the town of Mena (the founder of the settlement). In the 6th century BC it was a colony of the Megarus tribe from ancient Greece, immigrants from Byzantium and Kalhedon. It remained the only Doric colony along the Black Sea coast, as the rest were typical Ionic colonies.
The Greeks named it Messembria and it grew into a big and well-fortified town-state with natural protection both from the land and the sea. It was equipped with water mains, a system of sewers, fortified walls, amphitheatre and numerous cult buildings the most impressive of which was the temple of Apollo. It became a commercial centre and plenty of goods from the Aegean and the Mediterranean basins were traded there. The excavated objects testify to a brisk trade with the ancient world.
During the reign of Ivan Alexander the town reached its cultural and economic boom, and it grew to the extent of occupying a huge territory of the land beyond the peninsula. It was approximately in this period of time when most of the churches of Nessebur were built and up to this day they are a unique decoration of the town. According to the world statistics Nessebur is the town having the biggest number of churches per capita.
In 1366 the knights of Amadeus of Savoy conquered and devastated the town, and then sold it to Byzantium for 15 000 golden ducats. In 1453 shortly after Constantinople fell under Turkish domination the town was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and suffered decay. At the dawn of the Liberation it was a dilapidated fishermen’s settlement, with well-developed viticulture on the soft hills above the town.
Today Nessebur is one of the resorts most preferred by tourists and it has been most attractive ever since the beginning of the century. The constructions of the new town started at the time together with numerous rest homes, big and small hotels, and modern facilities for tourism and entertainment. The old buildings were restored and new houses in ancient style were built. The churches in Nessebur are 41. Not all of them have preserved their full brilliance but even their present condition strongly impresses tourists.
Townhouse with sea views in a gated complex at the foot of the mountains
Maisonette |  area : 87.00 m²
45 000 €
Ref. №: 2931
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