Emine cape is the most Eastern part of mountain Stara planaina and actually separates the Bulgarian Black sea coast to South and North. The cape is an impressive rock 60m tall and it is also surrended by reefs that go up to 250m in the sea.There is also a working lighthouse at the end of the cape.
In the reagion of the cape there are remains of the medevial foretress Emona and that is why the nearest village is called Emona too.
There is a beautiful legend about Emine. The lighthouse keeper was an old sailor who lived here with his only daughter that was incredibly beautiful. She grew up while swimming, riding a boat and fishing. The Sea made her strong and brave. Once, in a terrible storm, she saved a drowning sailor. The sailor fell in love with the girl. He promised her to come back but he never did. From morning to evening, standing on the nose, the girl was waiting for her lover. Finally, crazed by despair,she threw herself into the deep sea and the waves became purple. And today, when the sun shines, the sea waters around the nose is dyed red and they remain to lied love of the girl.
It worth to be seen although the road is awful. They are only 6km far from the exit of the main road but you pass them for 40min. I hope they will repair it soon.
The last 2 km are only walking.
Irakli park is territory defended by the law with a camping. It is only 9km far from Obzor. Althought that the camping is nearby,the park is still known with its virgin nature,the clean enviorment that can't be found almost anywhere else around Bulgarian coast. It is far from the big resorts and people that come here are not looking for lux but the calmness of the nature. The beach is about 3 km long. Unfortunately I was surprised to see this summer that they have placed here sunbeds and parasols too.It is still very beautiful but it's not the same beauty.
Directions: Drive along the road Varna - Burgas and about 7 km south of Obzor you'll see a sign about Irakli and Emona and turn left.
If you look hard enough you will find a few of these tiny churches complete with graveyards. I love to see if I can find one smaller than the last one.