Cape Kaliakra, Dobrich

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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 Dobrich attractions using our Dobrich online sightseeing planner .
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  • Nice peninsula for beautiful sea views and ancient history. We took a taxi from Balchik (I understood that there is no public transportation available) and the driver waited us while we visited the ar...  more »
  • Stopped here for 90 mins as part of a coach trip. Scenery is dramatic & beautiful with stunning views of the Bulgarian coast. We walked to the end of the Cape & popped into the small museum. A small r...  more »
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