Not all tourists like to relax in the fully packed coastal resorts in numerous countries. Sometimes people prefer to spend their time in quiet, less noisy places where life goes on as usual measured without the hassle and all kinds of stress.
Exactly to this kind of rest we can refer the resort called Obzor – a small town nestled at the Black Sea. Here you will not find a huge number of tourists, no annoying vendors, touting their wares and literally grabbing the hand of potential buyers.
In Obzor you can see some historical sights: well preserved ruins of the Temple of Jupiter, the old castle Kozjak, the remaining memory of the Romans, columns and capitals of the ancient temple in one of the city parks.
And if it would not be enough, you can go for a portion of new emotions on the tour (we recommend that you by yourself go by bus or rented car) to Varna, Burgas or Nessebar. By the way: in Obzor there is a bus station. In addition to the independent travel you are invited to a huge number of organized tours around Bulgarian cities.
At the resort everyone can find for himself what to do: shopping, nightlife, horseback riding, various sports and water-related activities, including extreme (water skis, surf), water park, amusement park. Especially this place is preferred by families with children, because the resort has a gentle slope into the sea.
Since Obzor is located at the base of the Balkan Mountains in the eastern part of them, from one side of the city there is a fantastic view of the sea, and from the other – of the mountain. The combination of sea, mountain and forest air in the resort is just perfect, so tourists here are not only relaxing, but also restore their health. Due to hydrogen sulfide sources located close to the city, tourists have successfully cure many diseases of the respiratory tracts.
Staying at the resort you will surely remember, because people in Obzor are very friendly and communicative.
A variety of hotels, villas, or even ordinary private houses, gladly give room for those who wish to relax, for a fairly reasonable price. Tourists, who have at least once been in Obzor, always tend to return exactly hither.
A bit about the history of Obzor
Obzor by the standards of Bulgaria refers to rather old cities. About 3 thousand years ago on the territory of the resort, it was founded Thracian settlement called Navahlos. Over time (in the I millennium BC), the land was occupied by immigrants from Greece. They founded Heliopolis, which in translation sounds like “City of the Sun”. Shortly thereafter, the Romans managed to get hold of this picturesque area. Here they built the Temple of Jupiter and named their settlement Teopolis. They liked the city so much that even after the split in 395 AD of the Roman Empire into East and West, Teopolis became the seat of the Byzantine rulers. Future Obzor also managed to get under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. It was then that he received the name of Gezeken (in Turkish means Obzor). Only in 1936, the land received its current name, and already in 1984 Obzor deserves to be called the city.
A weather and a climate at the resort
Having rest in Obzor is a pleasure. The holiday season begins in May and lasts till October. The sea water temperature is very comfortable and pleasant, usually a few degrees higher, than in the popular Golden Sands and Albena, and may rise up to +27°C.
It is not surprising that at the resort can often be found families with children. For kids here is a real paradise: warm sea, gentle sunshine and a lot of entertainments designed especially for them.
To Obzor tourists come from huge noisy cities, to take pleasure of fresh air and breathe deeply finally.
A beach line in Obzor
In reality, the coastal strip of sand at coast of Obzor occupies a rather impressive area – about 8 km. Symbolically it is divided into three beaches: Central, North and South. Each of them is well equipped and has everything you need for a good rest. The central beach is more popular, so if you do not want to close proximity with the other guests, choose less congested beaches – North or South.
As in any of Bulgarian resorts, in Obzor if you want, you can find wild beaches. A beautiful and almost deserted embankment is located just outside the city, if you go in the direction of Byala. We are sure you will appreciate spectacular views of cliffs and forests, that are opened from here.
Where can you settle at the resort? Hotels, villas, private houses in Obzor
Obzor offers a huge variety of housing for the tourists. For those who like to relax with a wide range of services there is a large number of quality hotels. Depending on the reasonable price, you can choose a decent option with excellent service.
Also, tourists can choose a room in a villa or settle in a private house. Each housing option has its pros and cons and only on you and your desires depends on the level of comfort on your vacation. For someone like us, is enough a minimal set of facilities, while others want, even abroad, to surround themselves with a homey feel and do not deny themselves in anything.
We have prepared a few variants of hotels for those tourists who have already decided where they will have rest this year. If your choice fell upon Obzor, we suggest you do not shelve searching of accommodation and begin to look closely for it right now:
Reviews of holiday in the town
Despite the fact that we did not have rest in Obzor, and were there just passing through, we were able to see and to hear many good things about this wonderful resort. A quiet, peaceful town captivates tourists. There is something special, something truly amazing and attractive in this place.
The whole Obzor is surrounded by gorgeous plants and simply immersed in greenery. At any time of the day and especially at night, you are unlikely to see a nerve or hurrying somewhere locals. It seems like the time stopped here, it flows somehow different, much slower. People here are open, cheerful and fun, as well as other Bulgarians, are always ready to help.
Even at the bus station in Obzor it is quiet and deserted, although from here you can get to many cities on the Bulgarian coast and even to Sofia.
Many people specially choose for themselves this cozy town to enjoy the unbeatable mixture of clean mountain, sea and forest air. Where else would you be able to so easily and naturally breathe abroad?
If you decided to rest at another resort, but definitely want to look into a paradise and see with your own eyes the charm of Obzor, it is recommended to go to the city by bus or if you have already rented a car, then use it. For the curious tourists we announce that Obzor is situated between Nessebar and Varna.
A big request to those of our readers who have already had time to visit the resort: post your feedback in the comments. We will be very grateful.
A small selection of photos
Unfortunately, we have not much photos of the wonderful Bulgarian town of Obzor. But even with this smallness we are pleased to share with you. f you have good photos and you do not mind to show them to other readers, please send them to our e-mail. We will publish pictures with your name.
Useful links and interesting information:
- Advices to tourists, that are traveling alone by bus.
- Rented cars will definitely be better than taxis. Where to choose a good car in Bulgaria?
- What can be better to look at in the country on your own?
- Excursions in Bulgaria: current schedule and prices in 2016.
- At what Bulgarian resort to stop your attention, and in what town are there best attractions?
- What to expect from the Bulgarians, and what in reality are the locals?
- A full schedule of buses between the popular resorts of Bulgaria and ticket prices.