The hotel is a 3-storey building with 36 rooms and a total of 90 beds, divided into two and three in a room. Each room has a private bathroom with shower, wardrobe, bedside tables, air conditioning, small refrigerator, LED TV with cable TV, Wi-Fi and balcony. All rooms face east to the sea, which creates wonderful conditions for a quiet afternoon rest without the heat of the sun.
About the hotel
Hotel Horizont is 80 meters from the beach, in the central part of the city and is close to the promenade, the park with an amphitheater and the open city market.
In front of the hotel there is a small park / about 600 sq.m /, where you can relax, play with children or play sports with outdoor fitness equipment.
The hotel provides its customers with a restaurant with three multifunctional halls, where you will always find a rich assortment and deliciously prepared food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
At the disposal of the hotel guests is an outdoor bar - terrace, where hot and soft drinks, beer, ice cream, various snacks, etc ..
Apart from well-maintained beaches, silky sand and sun-pampering, Obzor also offers tourists many cultural and natural attractions.
Emona Fortress was built on Cape Emine in the Middle Ages, and the area around it is called Paleokastro. You can stop in the village of Emona, near Cape Emine, you will be impressed by the ease and authenticity. According to Homer’s Iliad, the Thracian king Rez, a participant in the Trojan War and killed by Odysseus and Diomedes, was born in the village of Emona. The area of the village will impress you with its beautiful, unspoiled nature and hilly terrain. The beaches southwest of Cape Emine are small and rocky, but that is exactly why they are so attractive to thrill seekers.
Cape Emine is one of the Black Sea lighthouses in Bulgaria. The cape is the easternmost part of the Balkan Mountains and conditionally divides the Bulgarian Black Sea coast to the north and south. Cape Emine is the end point of the international tourist route E-3, connecting the Atlantic Window and the Black Sea. The Bulgarian part of the E-3 route is more popular as Kom-Emine. About 2 km from the village of Emona, on Cape Emine, is the Emona lighthouse. It is one of the six lighthouses on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The lighthouse is the pride of the local people. Its tower rises 9.4 meters. It has existed since 1880. At the time of satellite navigation, their role in shipping was almost symbolic. Emine’s lighthouse can be seen from 30 miles out to sea.
In the immediate vicinity of Cape Emine is the famous fortress Paleokastro (Old Fortress), also known as Aemon. Today, however, there are almost no remains of it. In fact, contemporaries came across it during the construction of the lighthouse on Cape Emine. The story of the Old Fortress was dramatic. In 1278 it was conquered by the Byzantines, in 1366 by the Savoys. In 1367, the people of Aemon revolted and drove out the foreign garrison. At the end of 1369 and the beginning of 1370 the fortress was already in the possession of despot Dobrotitsa. In 1388-1389 it was conquered for the first time by the Turks, and finally – in March 1453.
About a kilometer from Cape Emine is the monastery church of St. Nicholas. Although declared a cultural monument, it has long been looted and abandoned. It is part of the former monastery of St. Nicholas, established around the tenth century. It was destroyed by the Kurds in 1805, but later rebuilt. A few years ago, the only surviving building in the monastery, the church, was restored externally, but access to it was restricted by a fence. From here, only a kilometer to the north, begins the paradise, called by the sonorous name Irakli.
Irakli is located 6 km from the village of Emona. The area has been declared protected in order to preserve rare and endangered plant species and birds. Irakli Beach is one of the few remaining pristine beaches that has been buzzing lately with problems with building decisions in the area. The beach is about 3 km long and reaches Cape Emine. Irakli is separated by the river Vaya, flowing into the sea, forming a wide estuary dividing the beaches of Irakli beach and Vaya beach (south in the direction of Cape Emine). Immigrants once lived in Irakli, but they left it and lived among the Bulgarians in Obzor. Fortunately, Irakli was not built up and to this day amazes the visitor with its pristine nature and unique landscape.
Medieval fortress Kozyak
In the vicinity of the village of Dyulino is the medieval fortress Kozyak. The ruins of the fortress are located on the eastern of the two ridges, which descend from the peak Yanku Tepe to the valley of the river Dvoinitsa. According to the Shkorpil brothers, the fortress consisted of two parts. The front, as more accessible, was firmly built with a plan of an irregular hexagon. The remains of a tower can be seen in the northern corner. Kozyak was undoubtedly used as a port (although it is not mentioned in medieval nautical charts), because in the 16th century there was a “law on the port of Gozke”, which determined the customs duties of goods imported or exported by ship. The fortress was badly damaged by the knights of Count Amedei VI of Savoy during the naval campaign against the Bulgarian Black Sea coast in the autumn of 1366. Under unknown circumstances later Kozyak was again included in the borders of the Tarnovo kingdom during the reign of Tsar Ivan Shishman (1371-1395). .). The complete decline of the fortress occurred in the nineteenth century, when its port, inaccessible to steamers, was visited only by small ships that exported timber from here.
If you have decided to spend more days in Obzor and have a car available to explore the region, then you should definitely include in your list the Kamchia Biosphere Reserve. In the lower reaches of the Kamchia River is the largest century-old riparian forest in Bulgaria, called Longoz, declared a nature reserve (1951) in order to preserve its original natural appearance. Long forests in temperate latitudes are a rare natural phenomenon not only in Europe but also in the world, but in our country they are relatively widespread in the mouths of our Black Sea rivers Batova, Kamchia, Ropotamo and Veleka.
You can also visit the picturesque resort of Byala, known in ancient times as an old Hellenic colony called Aspro. Evidence of this are the ancient stone anchors found along the coast. They, and several fragments of Greek amphorae found, date from the 6th century BC. Around the village there is a Roman fortress, among the ruins of which ancient Greek and Roman coins have been found. These exhibits can be seen at the White Rocks Demonstration Center in Byala.