We continue our exploration of the Black Sea in eastern Bulgaria. On the way to our overnight city, Varna, we stop by to check out another old island town, Nessebar. We parked nearby this old sailing yacht.
Our tour of Nessebar begins. The old part, a museum-city, on an island now connected by an isthmus, goes back 3,000 years.
Here's a relief map showing some details of the old town, with the isthmus to the right (north is down).
There are many very old churches around the town.
We saw many old homes where the upper floor is the focus for the structure.
A three-masted restaurant patio ship.
Another old church, a shell of its former self.
This church has a protective roof placed over the original structure.
Another one, with much weathering, but still majestic in its own way.
Now in Varna, dinner is served. These bread spreads were all interesting and good.
Some sort of fish again for Gerri, and some leg of lamb for Tim.
Eclectic array of photos in the bathroom.
We then strolled back towards our lodging, finding some interesting stuff in a semi-permanent street carnival near the port. Ah, the diversity of American cultural influence.
A party excursion boat, actually two (the other is behind), in theme of piracy. They actually have squirt-gun-cannons, and the boats face off against each other at some point during their cruise.
A large beach is adjacent to the port, but was fairly quiet with the season just around the corner.
There was even a small maritime/military museum nearby our lodging - it was closed, but there was still lots of stuff to see.