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Square in Obzor
Square in Obzor
Кръстево is located in Bulgaria
Location of Obzor
Coordinates: 42°49′N 27°53′E / 42.817°N 27.883°E / 42.817; 27.883
 • MayorKiril Stoyanov
0 m (0 ft)
 (15 March 2009)[1]
 • Total2,125
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code0556

Obzor (Bulgarian: Обзор [obˈzɔr]) is a small town and seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It is part of Nesebar Municipality, Burgas Province. On February 28th, 2021, the citizens of Obzor and six nearby villages voted in a referendum to separate from Nesebar Municipality and form an independent municipality, centred on Obzor. Voting activity was 76.02% and approximately 70% of people voted for independence.

The Thracian and ancient Greek name of Obzor was Ναύλοχος Naulochos. It was a small port on the coast of Thrace, a colony of Mesembria. The ancient Romans named it Templum Iovis (Temple of Jupiter); Pliny called it Tetranaulochus.[1] During the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, it was known as Gözeken. The modern name was introduced in 1936; Obzor obtained town privileges on 9 September 1984.

The 2200-m-long Kaleto eco path (Bulgarian: Екопътека “Калето”) connects the northwestern outskirts of Obzor with the remains of a medieval fortress. Visitors can see a 10-m-high waterfall and a mineral spring along the trail.[2]


Obzor Hill on Graham Land in Antarctica is named after the town.

Twin towns[edit]

Obzor is twinned with:


  1. ^ Strabo vii. p. 319, ix. p. 440; Plin. iv. 11. s. 18.
  2. ^ "Obzor". exciting BULGARIA. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  3. ^ "Partnerstwo Samorządów Siłą Europy". Europa Miast (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  4. ^ "Dębica -Miasta Partnerskie" [Dębica - Partnership Cities]. Rząd Miejski w Dębicy - Współpraca - Europa Miast [Dębica town council in cooperation with Europa Miast] (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  5. ^ City Partners at svetlogorsk.by Archived 2016-05-25 at the Wayback Machine

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Naulochus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 42°49′N 27°53′E / 42.817°N 27.883°E / 42.817; 27.883