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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. Make Cape Kaliakra part of your personalized Kavarna itinerary using our Kavarna itinerary builder.
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  • Gold Beach is approx. 55 km from Cape Kaliakra. This is a 2km-long "wedge" which protrudes into the sea and is located on the border between Bulgaria and Romania. The rocks are 70m high and you get an enchanting view you'll never forget! On the Cape, there is much to discover: historical ruins (from the war), small museum, a tiny Chapel, restaurant, cavern and many superb vantage points, Bazaar (for souvenirs), toilets available. In the Sea you can see even built fishing stations. The tour of the Cape is not suitable for wheelchair users and guests with a disability, because the paths using the Kaliakra are very bumpy, Rocky and hilly wedge! To the admission price I can say unfortunately nothing because this trip in the Excursionspaket there was, I had booked. The duration of stay lan approximately 1, 5 h. Conclusion: it is a "MUST SEE" If you vacation in Bulgaria! I booked this trip of the Kaliakra Cape does not have the guided tour in the hotel, but on the beach about the company "#DrakunToursGB excursions"! It is much cheaper! I paid only 42 leva. About the hotel, I would have paid 92 leva. What I would like to say, it pays to drive, because he tells many information about this destination with a provider and one can question at any time. The team of this provider speaks several languages (Russian, german, English). Probably too many more. Brief overview of the sights during the tour: 1 pottery, with the possibility to buy souvenirs, 2. several beautiful viewing platforms during the trip, 3rd tour of Cape Kaliakra, 4. arrival in Balchik. There you can get through a guided tour: the botanical gardens, the apartments of Queen Maria, second largest Cactus collection in the world. In addition, there is a wine tasting (you can buy which also). You got enough time to eating, shopping, taking pictures etc. from the travel provider The port of Balchik is worth a visit! Since it is a nature reserve, there are many very beautiful nature routes while driving with greenery and rocks. The Guide commented on all the time and it was very informative!
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  • Fantastic place - great sea views, really interesting wildlife and archeological remains, a tiny church, museum and a restaurant which we were too busy to visit but looked good. 
  • Cape Kaliakra is located on an isthmus with a fantastic rocky coast and beautiful views. Before we get to the ruins one must past a long row of ugly tin shacks which sold various souvenirs. Not to mention souvenir stalls at the parking lot. I am not impressed with the ruins, they are poorly maintained, there is garbage everywhere and abandoned concrete bricks mm disfigure the area. So what entreindtægterne goes to I do not know! Half way through the ruins are a restaurant that one must go through to get to the rest of the area. Furthermore, there is in the middle of the area placed a military post which is fenced. The most beautiful of the ruins is the small chapel completely out at the tip of the rock. The view was worth the visit, the ruins I could well have done without.
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