The town of Byala is situated 6 km north of Obzor. Once there was an ancient Greek fortress named Aspro.
It is a mix of traditional working village and tourist resort. It also boasts an impressive setting atop bluffs that end abruptly at the water's edge.
Stairs lead down to a secluded beach that curves north toward rocky Cape Atanas; to the south, another promontory separates the small sandy strip from the much longer beach at Obzor.
20 km south of Byala is Cape of Emine, which overlooks the Bay of Nessebar. Bulgaria’s stormiest cape has a lighthouse and the ruins of a medieval fortress, called Emona and a monastery.
Near the Emine Cape is situated the village of Emona, famous for being the birthplace of the Thracian king Rez that participated in the Thracian war and was killed by Odysseus and Diomedus according to Homer’s Iliad.