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OBZOR

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Location

The town of Obzor is situated at regular intervals between Varna and Bourgas and is 6 km to the south of the town of Byala. Its population is slightly over 2000 people. The E-87 highway emerges from the hilly wooded terrain into a brief open coastal stretch around Obzor. Despite the town's convenient location and the six-kilometer-long sandy beach (the largest between Golden Sands and Sunny Beach), this remarkably pleasant spot is surprisingly uncrowded even during peak season.

History

The origins of the town, which the ancient Greeks knew as Heliopolis ("Town of the Sun"), can be seen in the small park which is lined with columns and statuary fragments from a Roman temple to Jupiter which once graced the spot. The Romans also built a fortress in the vicinity to protect their sea trading routes between Constantinople and the Danube. Medieval Bulgarians constructed their own Kozyak fortress nearby. Appears as the Mesambria emporium (trading settlement) Navlohos, in Roman times it is a coastal fortress. South of Obzor, the highway courses for 14 kilometers through open vineyards and the heavily wooded Balkan range to Cape Emine, which overlooks the Bay of Nessebur. Bulgaria's stormiest cape has a lighthouse and the ruins of a medieval fortress and monastery. Today, a deserted church is the only remaining structure. The nearby hamlet of Emona had a Thracian sanctuary and, later, a temple to Jupiter. The name of the medieval Bulgarian fortress, Emona, was derived from Aemon, the ancient name for the Balkan Mountains. The fortress is also famous for for being the birthplace of the Thracian king Rez who participated in the Troy war according to Homer's "Iliad".

tourism

Obzor is a sea resort, its beach trip is over 7 km long. Hotels and plenty of private lodgings can be found. A lot of cozy restaurants and hospitable taverns offer real culinary masterpieces. There are three camping sites between the town of Byala and Obzor - the Luna, Prostor and Slantse camping sites.

The existence of afforested mountain slopes and the long beach strip provides favourable conditions for recreation. 
  
Photos: panoramio.com 

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