Obzor( Latin:NaulochusTetranaulochus, or Templum Iovis) is a small town and seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It is part of Nessebar municipality, Bourgas province.

The town is situated at almost equal distances between Varna and Bourgas and is at 6 km south of the town of Byala.

This is one of the oldest settlements on our Black Sea coast. The first name of the city was Navluchos, and later it was given the name Heliopolis, the city of the sun. The Romans built here a temple of Jupiter and built a fortress. It later became part of the possessions of boyar Karvun during the Middle Ages and is known to the Bulgarians as Kozyak. Today, in the small park of the modern city there are remains of columns, capitals and statues of the Roman temple of Jupiter.

Obzor is a seaside resort, whose beach reaches about 7 km. There are many hotels in the city, but private accommodation is also available. In many cozy coastal restaurants and fast food restaurants you can enjoy culinary specialties and fine food.

Cape Emine is located 14 km south of Obzor. Here is a lighthouse and remains of the ancient Bulgarian fortress Emona. The legend says that in the village of Emona was born Thracian king Rets, who participated in the Trojan War, according to Homer’s Iliad.


photo credit: Information center Obzor