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 Kavarna attractions using our Kavarna online sightseeing planner .
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  • 5 minutes drive from Kavarna, use the gps and set "Kaliakra Cape" any other setting will take you to hotel or restaurant in Varna or Golden Sands. The parking is free but you have to pay 3 euro per pe...  more »
  • Beautiful panoramic views to the sea, on a curious historical backdrop. If you're not going to visit the local museum, I recommend checking wikipedia about the place's history. Tip: not a lot of shade...  more »
  • In the evening we went to see the sunset. And well chosen time, people were just a little, you can make a photo and enjoy the views. To walk 2 hours short of full, we still sat on an hour in the restaurant. History of the Cape is an interesting and informative, but it is possible to go and without tours and read for yourself. Travelling by taxi from Balchik, worth 55-60 the lion comes out cheaper excursions, taxi driver waits until naguljaetes, very convenient. Would like to see expanded the pedestrian zone. There are no fences, so would make convenient approaches, stairs to the sea or belvederes.
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