Nessebar, Bulgaria

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General Venue Information

BIO-ANTIOXIDANTS 2019 will be held in Marieta Palace Hotel located on the Black Sea Shore, in the center of city of Nessebar which old city is part of the List of World Cultural Heritage Sites of UNESCO since 1983.

The Hotel

Marieta Palace is a four-star hotel located close to the shopping streets of Nessebar and only 600 meters from the picturesque Black Sea beaches. The hotel offers modern conference facilities and comfort to its guests as well as exquisite cuisine and a lavish SPA center and leisure activities.

The City

The town of Nesebar (with a population of 10 000 people) is situated on the Black Sea Shore, 36 km northeast of Burgas - the second biggest city on the Black Sea cost in Bulgaria. It is in close proximity to another big Bulgarian resort – Slanchev bryag (Sunny Beach).

Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea", Nessebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history. The small city exists in two parts separated by a narrow man-made isthmus with the ancient part of the settlement on the peninsula (previously an island), and the more modern section (i.e. hotels, later development) on the mainland side. The older part bears evidence of occupation by a variety of different civilisations over the course of its existence.

The town was established more than 3200 years ago. Thracians settled there at the end of the Bronze Age. They called it Melsambria, which meant the town of Melsas – that was probably the name of the founder of the settlement.

Before 1934, the common Bulgarian name for the town was Месемврия, Mesemvriya. It was replaced with the current name, which was previously used in the Erkech dialect spoken close to Nesebar. Both forms are derived from the Greek Mesembria.

Nessebar Region has temperate continental climate. The average temperature in the month of July is +23.1°C, and the average temperature in January is +2°C. The month with most precipitation is September. July and August are characterised by dry weather.

For more information, please visit the website of Tourist Information Center of Nessebar -

The Country

Bulgaria is a country located on the Balkan Peninsula, in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south and the Black Sea to East. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometers (42,885 sq. m), Bulgaria is Europe’s 14th-largest country. Its location has made it a historical crossroad for various civilizations and as such it is the home of some of the earliest metalworking, religious and other cultural artifacts in the world.

The population of 7,13 million people (data from 2013) is predominantly urban and mainly concentrated in the administrative centers of its 28 provinces. Most commercial and cultural activities are concentrated in the capital Sofia. The strongest sectors of the economy are heavy industry, power engineering and agriculture, are relying on local natural resources.

The current political structure dates to adoption of a democratic constitution in 1991. Bulgaria is a unitary parliamentary republic with a high degree of political, administrative and economic centralization. It is a member of the European Union, NATO, and Council of Europe, a founding state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and has taken a seat at the UN Security Council three times.

Bulgaria in facts:
  • Official language is Bulgarian
  • Official alphabet is Cyrillic
  • Demonym is Bulgarian
  • Foundation: 681
  • Modern state: 1878
  • Currency: Lev (BGN)
  • Time zone: EET (UTC+2)
  • Drives on the: right
  • Internet TLD: .bg
  • Calling code: +359
Interesting facts about Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria has not changed its name since the country was first established.
  • The oldest gold treasure was found in Bulgaria which compliments its rich history.
  • Bulgarian army has never lost its flag in battle.
  • Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, the bacterium that is responsible for giving Bulgarian yoghurt its unique flavor and consistency, can be found only in Bulgarian air.
  • The roses grown in Bulgaria’s “Rose Valley” produce most (70-85%) of the world’s rose oil – a component in most perfumes.
  • With the accession of Bulgaria to the EU on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the EU.
  • In 1976 UNESCO declared the ancient Bulgarian calendar as the most accurate in the world.

Welcome to Bulgaria, Welcome to BIO-ANTIOXIDANTS 2019.

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