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Cape Kaliakra, Dobrich Province

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • We drove from the Varna area to there it is about 45-minutes. Gorgeous views lots of history. Lots of nice walks to the museum and cliffs. Windy and cool when the sun goes in and very hot when it's ou...  read more »
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