What to do and see in Nessebar, Bulgaria: The Best Places and Tips

January 15, 2018 Terina Blouin

Discover the best top things to do in Nessebar, Bulgaria including St Stephens Church, Nessebar, Church of St. Blaise, Old Nessebar, Action Aquapark, Pomorie Lake, Church of Saint Sophia, Aqua Paradise, Sunny Beach Luna Park, Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel.
Restaurants in Nessebar

1. St Stephens Church

Ulitsa Ribarska | Oposite St Stephans Hotel, Nessebar 8230, Bulgaria
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

St Stephens Church

Reviewed By yegorb306 - Minsk, Belarus

I'm not sure (as I haven't visited all the churches in Nessebar), but this one is looking the biggest, with some kind of a small churchyard. You have to pay about 6BGN/person to enter. There you can also buy a single ticket for visiting all other churches in Nessebar.
The church itself is ancient and beautiful - have a look at the pics.

Nessebar, Sunny Beach 8230, Bulgaria +359 55 446 490
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Nessebar

Reviewed By Shane H

This is a beautiful area with some very rustic looking buildings, I had my camera out all day around here because of how nice it was. Word of warning, some shop owners are very rude, in fact its mostly the shop owners that sell Nazi memrobillia that were rude.

3. Church of St. Blaise

Sveti Vlas, Bulgaria
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Church of St. Blaise

Reviewed By charlotte056 - Sandown, United Kingdom

Recently renovated this church in and out is beautiful. Gold and painting everywhere. A peaceful courtyard with seats, grape vines a drinking Fountain and covered area.
The gold domed roof is amazing. The bell struck on the hour is seriously loud and the locals love to watch the tourists jump.
It's worth the walk but come via the beach and enjoy the views.

4. Old Nessebar

Ulitsa Mesembrija 16, Nessebar, Nessebar 8230, Bulgaria 075222622394
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Old Nessebar

Reviewed By elib_travels - Israel

It may have been cold and stormy but it the town was wonderfully quaint. Since there were no tourists many stores were not opened but there was enough for us to get a feeling of the town and do some shopping. At a small antique store I got some good prices on copper items and had a great time at the Ji'votnoto Gallery. We visited a local museum which to be honest wasn't much just a few display cases with some items of clothing and home tools. The streets were wonderful to roam around even though there was a bit of work being done on them . Definitely a place to spend some leisurely time especially off season.

5. Action Aqua Park

Sunny Beach Resort | Main Road, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria +359 55 426 235
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Action Aqua Park

Reviewed By Alisha G

We missed the free bus that passed our hotel, so I Facebook messaged the park asking when the next bus was. They then sent a bus especially for us free of charge. The Water Park was great fun would definitely return.

6. Pomorie Lake

European Road E 87, Pomorie 8200, Bulgaria +359 88 510 8712
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Pomorie Lake

Reviewed By danglemoongroup - leeds

Journey to the end of Ul Professor Stonayov by whatever means you can - walking from the centre will take about 30 minutes along the front from the centre. Pay a man called Karlovo a whopping 2 levs for the freshest, smelliest mud and then either apply it yourself or let Karlovo, self appointed master applicator, do the job. Wait 30 minutes and then dive in the sea. Revitalised and smooth.

7. Church of Saint Sophia

Nessebar, Bulgaria
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Church of Saint Sophia

Reviewed By Gooner66iw - Letchworth, United Kingdom

Lovely old ruins in the centre of Old Nessebar very popular with tourists and there is usually a wait to get the best places to take pictures. It dominates the Old square and so the bars around it are very popular too. Well worth a few minutes to take in the scenery.

8. Aqua Paradise

Nessebar, main road, Nessebar 8230, Bulgaria +359 88 680 8039
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 742 reviews

Aqua Paradise

AQUAPARK Nessebar - YOUR BIGGEST SUMMER ADVENTURE! Welcome to the Aqua Park "Aqua Paradise", Nessebar! The biggest and the most attractive Aqua Park in Bulgaria! Our name means "Water Paradise" and we are truly one for all lovers of water adventures. Situated on an area of 46 acres, more than 40 attractions and facilities, surrounded by lots of greenery, "Aqua Paradise" is one of the largest projects on the Balkans, and the largest in area and number of attractions in Bulgaria! The facilities have the most modern type, ensuring security and reliability. For more than 10 years Nessebar Aqua Park is one of the most popular places to visit during the summer. Located near the largest resort on the southern coast, every summer Aqua Park attracts tourists of all ages and nationalities from Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Burgas, Eleni, Sveti Vlas, but also from more remote Sozopol, Kiten and Primorsko. For us it is important all of our guests to have the opportunity to enjoy and to keep happy memories of their summer vacation. So we do not stop developing and adding new attractions and entertainment. Something more - some of them are one of a kind only in Nessebar Aqua Park. Estimates of our visitors who share personally or through Trip Adviser inspire and stimulate us. Today we have the confidence and the courage to compare with the most modern aqua parks in Europe. And for 2017 we have prepared one more surprise, the only one in Bulgaria: NEW ATTRACTION – SURF BOARD (FLOWBOARDING). Just with us, the fans of strong emotions can enjoy the most extreme water facilities in Bulgaria: - the slides Kamikaze and Space Jam, each with a height of 22 meters. - a real Tsunami with a length of 13 m. - River Rafting, after which the descent boat into a real river will be for you as child's play. - Rafting slide - the longest slide in Bulgaria (146 m). Do not miss and enjoy the others, no less exciting slides and facilities, including a Wave pool, Lazy river, Black hole and many more that will leave you breathless of laugh and emotions. For those of you who are always looking for something different and challenging, we have planned a swimming pool with two trampolines with a height up to 3.60 m., where you can feel like true Olympians. We have not forgotten our youngest guests, for whom we've created a true Children's water paradise: a fairy-tale castle and a children's swimming pool with a total of 6 slides, each of which will make the kids happy. If you are already tired of the strong emotions, among the turns of Lazy river you will discover the sunken in greenery Paradise island. A place to relax where time stops its course. The comfortable tents and mattresses contribute to a sense of privacy. Water massage, Jacuzzi and refreshing cocktails on the Mediterranean Bar will complement the idea of true bliss. If you ask 100 people which is their most favourite place in Nessebar Aqua park, one of the first set will be swimming pool "Butterfly." Huge in size, this is the centre of the joy. It is almost impossible to swim from one end to the other without stopping at the Water Bar. And not just to relax and cool off with a refreshing drink. You will be tempted to join the funniest games that take place on the stage of the Amphitheatre. At the basis of a true pirate ship our professional actors will engage you in adventures that you have not imagined. And we will only hint names of the daily show programs: Children's show; Western show; Pirate show; Hip-hop culture against Rock-culture show; Girls against boys show. We guarantee lots of laugh and fun, same as prizes for the winning team. We've taken care and for the need for recharging energy. At your disposal are 4 bars for various drinks and cocktails; fast food restaurants that offer a variety of salads, AL minutes, gyros, pizza, etc., and of course ice cream. For your safety and security cares a huge team of nearly 300 people composed of professional lifeguards, instructors, barmen and waiters, information centre, medical centre. Nessebar Aqua Park is an adventure; from where you certainly will not get away dry. And thrill of the spent emotions will leave unforgettable memories for a crazy summer in Bulgaria! SERVICES IN Nessebar AQUA PARK Included in the prices: - Loungers and umbrellas on the territory of the park (until stocks); - Showers, changing rooms and WC; - Showers and WC for people with disabilities - Medical centre for first aid; - Parking (320 places); - Free shuttle (details HERE) Extra charged: - Safes - 5 levs Deposit - 5 levs returns after releasing the safe; - Lockers - 3 levs Deposit - 5 levs returns after releasing the locker; - Hand massage; - Water treatment with fishes; - Souvenir shop - offers souvenirs, T-shirts, beach towels, bath suits, beach cosmetics, ladies accessories, photos; - Transportation from/to Pomorie - 5 levs per person in both directions * All additional services are paid after entering Aqua Park!

Reviewed By LeopR - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We had a great day at this water park trying out all the slides. There is a great variety and an option for all levels of courage. The only down side was lifeguards managing the slides were miserable, unsmiling and not engaging.
Although this seems to be a common theme with Bulgarian service staff.
We took the free bus from Sunny Beach there and back having bought our tickets online. They are cheaper for Saturday and Sunday visits online. On entry you get a NFC wristband onto which you load money to pay for food and drinks. This is not a con and allows you to lock your cash away. Anything left is fully refunded.
Lockers were 3lev on the wristband with a 5lev cash returnable deposit. We put our towels down on a sun bed but never really went back to it to sit down.
You are not allowed to bring your own food and drink in and bags are checked on entry. We were allowed our bottle of water.
We got a burger, chips and 400ml beer for about 11.50lev each (9.50lev with 200ml coke) and a pancake with chocolate for about 3.50lev each so despite the captive audience it's not overly expensive.
Definitely recommend the Rafting Slide in the far right corner, doubling up is much better than single, and the waves on the Rafting River every half hour or so.
They have photographers taking pictures as you come down many of the slides, mind the face you pull!!! they are printed and displayed at the end of the day for you to purchase if you wish, 5lev cash each. We used the money returned from our wristband to get one.

9. Sunny Beach Luna Park

Sunny Beach 8240, Bulgaria +359 89 788 7519
Excellent
32%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 240 reviews

Sunny Beach Luna Park

Sunny Beach Luna ParkEveryone's favourire park, packed with a host of great rides and attractions for all ages.

Reviewed By lillibobs

Luna park needs alot if work but uts fun for the kids ...it is quite run down but ok for a evening of fun

10. Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel

Mula-Mustafe Baseskije 59, Nessebar 8230, Bulgaria
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel

Reviewed By RGAngelova

Located in the Old Town, "Свети архангели Михаил и Гавраил“ or The Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel is one of the ancient and beautiful landmarks in the UNESCO World Heritage Site ~ Nessebar.
Along with the other archaeological sites in this small town, this church have semicircular pediments in the upper reaches. Though most of the roof is missing, its brick details, friezes of triple bands of coloured ceramic rosettes and circles inside the arches complete the exterior decoration of this medieval Eastern Orthodox church.
One of the most photographed in Nessebar and surrounded with cafes, restaurants and small shops, this is definitely interesting to see if you are in town.

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