The UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient peninsula of Nesebur is mostly known for its Medieval churches, but there are plenty of other attractions. This post will highlight things to see other than the Medieval churches.
On the artificial isthmus that connects the peninsula to the mainland (Nesebur was once an island), there’s an old windmill that makes for a popular photo spot.
Once you reach the entrance to the ancient peninsula, you can see the Byzantine fortifications and gate.
The Archaeological Museum is just inside the gates. It presents the history of ancient Mesembria to Medieval times, with pottery, coins, jewelry, and icons. There’s also an ethnographic museum that I didn’t visit (see the map below).
The charming cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways winding through the peninsula are filled with wooden Ottoman and Bulgarian Revival homes, many doubling as souvenir shops, boutique hotels, and restaurants.
Scenic seaside roads surround the peninsula allowing for more spectacular views.
On the northern side of town is Uspenie Bogoroditschno, probably the newest church in town. It’s a Bulgarian Orthodox church built in 1873.