Best Travel Tips to Obzor (Bulgaria)

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Obzor is a small coastal town with a population of only 2,155 people. It is located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, approximately halfway between the cities of Varna and Burgas, but still slightly closer to Varna. During the summer months it becomes an attractive resting place for thousands of Bulgarian and foreign tourists. It attracts visitors with its numerous restaurants, exiting nightlife and beautiful golden beach.

obzor bulgaria black sea coastObzor‘s beach season begins as early as May and lasts until late September. With the arrival of autumn, Obzor gradually sinks into silence and become unrecognizable.

If you want to visit Obzor when the city is bustling with life, it is best to choose the months of July and August. In winter there is not much to do and many restaurants are closed.

The small colourful stalls that offer summer beach accessories are closed too and the city looks almost abandoned. One of the biggest advantages of Obzor is lower accommodation and service prices in comparison to other seaside resorts.

The city is surrounded by forest, so that the air is very clean and fresh. The biggest attractions are the church of St. John the Forrunner (in Bulgarian St. Yoan Prettecha), Dvoinitsa River estuary, and the remains of the temple of Jupiter.

The surrounding area also offers some remarkable places that you should not miss. The most important of them are located south of Obzor.

These are Cape Emine, considered to be one of the most dangerous capes in Bulgaria, and Irakli, known for its magnificent scenery and one of the most beautiful beaches on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.