Cape Kaliakra, Dobrich Province

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Watch dolphins, cormorants, and pinnipeds from the steep coast of Cape Kaliakra, where vertical cliffs reach 70 m (230 ft) down to the sea. This nature preserve features the remnants of fortified walls, a water main, baths, and a residence of the despot Dobrotitsa. At the entrance to the cape, see an obelisk called the Gate of the 40 Maidens. According to legend, the maidens tied their hair together and jumped into the sea to escape the Ottoman hordes. You can see the fortress that allegedly guarded the treasuries of Lyzimah, the successor to Alexander the Great. An archaeological park called Bulgarian Troy is on the big island in the nearby lake. Plan to visit Cape Kaliakra and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Balgarevo attractions using our Balgarevo online sightseeing planner .
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  • This is one of the best panoramic views in Bulgaria and close to the Romanian border. Recommended for sunsets and if you are ar Dalboka for lunch, don't hesitate to drive 5 more minutes to this lovely...  more »
  • Wonderful views of the Black Sea, and also on the same peninsula. A place with a rich history, and the ruins of the fortress. Recommend
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  • Little remains of the ancient fortress repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt several times but the view is fabulous being able to embrace the entire coastline to the North and South. There is no access to the sea.
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