In the Bulgarian town of Obzor, the sea is always 3-5 degrees warmer than in Albena and Golden Sands. It is mainly families with children who prefer a more relaxing holiday than in busy resorts. For children, Obzor has a fair number of attractions and playgrounds, and local health centers treat bronchitis and asthma. The review will appeal to lovers of “space” on the beach: the hotels are located at a decent distance from each other, so there is enough space for everyone under the sun.
Note: according to allcitypopulation, the population of Bulgaria is 6.899 million (2021).
Obzor is a developing resort, so prices here are sometimes 2-3 times lower than in more “promoted” tourist centers of the country.
A bit of poetry: Obzor is a quiet, cozy, romantic corner in one place that combines harsh rocky mountains, warm blue sea, green forest soaked in the sun and transparent air filled with the aromas of flowers. In the east, at the foot of the Balkan Mountains, at an altitude of 65 meters above sea level, there are clean sandy beaches, merrily echoing crystal streams, healing mineral springs and small waterfalls, coniferous forests, the thick silence of which seems to be broken only by the beating of one’s own heart.
How to get to Obzor
Flight to Varna or Burgas, then transfer for about an hour (about 60 km from each city).
Weather in Obzor
It is here that foreign tourists come with great pleasure, especially residents of noisy and dusty megacities, to ventilate their lungs with clean mountain-sea air, recharge with sun, warmth, relieve accumulated stress and tension, listen to silence, walk barefoot, watch the sun sink into sunset in the Black Sea and is born from it every morning and, perhaps, rethink something.
The Obzor resort traditionally welcomes guests during the classic tourist season from May to October, in summer it indulges with comfortable temperatures from +23 to +28 degrees and beckons in the sea, warming up to +27 °C!
In ancient times, here was the cultural center of Ancient Greece, the city of Heliopolis, which is translated from Greek as “City of the Sun” or “Sun City”. Later, Heliopolis became part of the Roman Empire, thanks to which it flourished architecturally and “infrastructurally”. The Romans built schools, libraries, erected temples, erected fortress walls here. During this period, Greek and Roman intelligentsia, poets, artists, and writers came here. In addition, Heliopolis was an important trade and strategic point on the way from Western Rome to Eastern Constantinople. After the fall of Rome, Heliopolis was conquered by the Turks and became part of the Ottoman Empire, first under the name Güzlu “beautiful”, and later in the 16th century the city received the name Gezken “beautiful view”. The city was under the Turkish yoke until the middle of the 19th century, when the Russian Empire conquered the Balkans.
Obzor, with a population of two thousand people, is located between the Nasebar Bay and the mouth of the Dvoinitsa River. So walking along the picturesque streets of this small “Bulgarian Italy”, which are buried in vineyards and peach trees, communicating with friendly, hospitable locals, is a separate pleasure for visitors. You can stay here in small family hotels, rent a cottage or house, or settle comfortably in the private sector.
Infrastructure: restaurant and shops in Obzor
Like any modern resort, Obzor is equipped with all the necessary infrastructure for a comfortable stay of its guests. On the territory of Obzor, in the immediate vicinity of the hotels, there are shops, restaurants, bars, Internet cafes. In the village itself there is a post office, clinics, banks, as well as a wonderful food market where you can always buy fresh fragrant fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, honey, dairy products.
In the numerous shops and souvenir shops that stretch along the entire coast, you can find and purchase many interesting and pleasant souvenirs. For example, traditional local souvenirs made of leather or linen, dressed by local craftsmen, rose oil from the Rose Valley and famous Bulgarian wines.
By the way, especially for wine, you can go to the town of Byala, which is located north of the resort. This village is said to produce the most fragrant Dimyat wine.
Spa and treatment
People from Europe purposefully come to Obzor for treatment with mineral waters. The resort has sources enriched with hydrogen sulfide, and Obzor’s health centers offer all kinds of treatments and treatments based on them. Such resorts are real natural health resorts for people suffering from bronchitis and asthma. For them, the mere stay here produces a therapeutic effect, thanks to a miraculous cocktail of sea, mountain and forest air. Probably, it is impossible to think of a better treatment, because the shown walking tours can be combined with interesting excursions and get acquainted with the history, architecture and legends of these places.
Attractions and attractions in Obzor
The domination of each of the great empires has left its mark on the culture and architecture of the city. Among the medieval ruins there are also buildings that have more or less retained their outlines, for example, the Temple of Jupiter, the Roman military fortress Koziak, with a fortress wall. The found columns and capitals of an ancient temple are exhibited in the central park of the resort, and a beautiful Orthodox church also stands here. In the south of Obzor, on Cape Emine, there is a lighthouse and the ruins of the ancient Bulgarian fortress Emona.
According to legend, the future king of Thrace, Retz, was born in the village of Emona, who participated in the Trojan War. The village is alive to this day and is of great interest to tourists.
Another place of the resort worthy of attention is the House of Culture with a library of 17 thousand volumes and a reading room “Chitalishte”. The library was founded in 1925 with donations from local residents. Theatrical performances, concerts, creative evenings are often held here.
Residents of Obzor in the age group from 6 to 78 are happy to participate in the cultural life of their city, sing, dance, play in performances.
The ensemble “Obzor” is a traditional participant and laureate of many international competitions and festivals. So, if you have a desire to get acquainted with Bulgarian folklore, in a high-quality, professional performance, you should look into Chitalishte.
From intellectual and cognitive rest to active and sports. In Obzor, everyone can find something to their liking. For lovers of extreme entertainment, surfing, water skiing and parachuting are offered. For everyone else, a water entertainment center on the beach, catamarans, scooters, jets, horseback riding. For children, there is a special expanse here: an amusement park, karting, a water park, playgrounds, children’s pools, gentle slopes into the sea. Babysitting services are offered to help parents. The huge entertainment complex “Castle” with a disco and a bar, located right on the beach, will really appeal to young people. Concerts are often held here in the evenings. In the summer, various festivals are held in Obzor; in August, for example, a rally of rockers is organized.