We visited Nessebar whilst staying at Sunny Beach. We travelled there by sea taxi. The boat goes from the pier that is in the middle of sunny beach – where Flower Street meets the sea. The taxi goes every twenty minutes and costs 10 lv each. It takes about half an hour and is a lovely way to travel. There is a bit of a step down onto the boat so if you have any issues with mobility it wouldn’t be great. The boat has four middle bench rows and then seats around the outside. I had read that it was not comfortable but for a boat I thought it was fine. There are safety issues around and plenty of life jackets on the boat if they were to be needed.
We spent three hours walking round the cobbled streets and having a drink over looking the sea. A small beer and a bottle of water worked out at £2.50. This is really reasonable compared to some other holiday destinations. I had read that Bulgaria is a cheap holiday destination and I wasn’t disappointed.
it is easy to feel lost as there are so many streets going off in all directions. We had a map in the hotel room but actually it added to the fun of exploring the pretty town. There are lots of children’s play parks dotted around. The one in the middle of town was best as was shaded. The shops sell the usual tourist items and 👧🏻 got a snow globe to add to her collection. Again all really reasonable.
Nessebar is a world heritage site and has some stunning architecture. It is quite the contrast to the modern neon light filled sunny beach.
We travelled back by bus – it cost 1lv 30 each for the ride back – about 70p each. Much less pretty but quicker. The bus collects you at the bus station which is at the entrance to the old town. The bus has a clear sign in the window that says Nessebar to sunny beach. I had read online about the busses being busy and pickpockets being an issue. Our bus late afternoon was full but felt very safe. There are two conductors and you buy your ticket from them during the journey. The bus dropped us off at the opposite end of Flower Street which was nice and close to our hotel. This wasn’t the last stop – the bus continued to the Sunny Beach bus station.
Nessebar is a really good day out and really inexpensive. No need to book on an organised excursion. It’s easy to go on your own and have the ability to spend how long you like there.