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Kaliakra, Kavarna
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Kaliakra is a long and narrow headland in the Southern Dobruja region of the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located 12 km east of Kavarna and 60 km northeast of Varna. The coast is steep with vertical cliffs reaching 70 m down to the sea.Kaliakra is a nature reserve, where dolphins and cormorants can be observed. It sits on the Via Pontica, a major bird migration route from Africa into Eastern and Northern Europe. Many rare and migrant birds can be seen here in spring and autumn and, like much of this coastline, is home to several rare breeding birds (e.g. pied wheatear and a local race of European shag). The rest of the reserve also has unusual breeding birds; saker falcon, lesser grey shrike and a host of others.It also features the remnants of the fortified walls, water-main, baths and residence of Despot Dobrotitsa in the short-lived Principality of Karvuna's medieval capital. The Bolata Cove with a small sheltered beach lies just north at the mouth of a picturesque canyon, also part of the nature reserve.Name and historyThe following names have been used for the headland and the fortress throughout their history: Thracian: Tirizis (Greek: Τίριζις), Akrai or Kalē Akra The name "Kaliakra" is of Byzantine Greek origin. It is a combination of "καλός" ("beautiful") and "άκρα" ("headland" or "fortress") and is traditionally translated as "Beautiful Headland".
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  • the scenery is wonderful and the view of the water superb. the historical site needs a bit of cleaning up. the restaurant carved in the rock is a big plus, but to get there you have to pass a lane of ...  more »
  • We were passing through Bulgaria and we decided to stop here. It was an enjoyable afternoon. We admired the nature around this place and the old ruins. 
  • Breath taking scenery - still wild, a place with resonance, history and lots of details. If you still have imagination, you can surely make an idea on how everything was thousands of years ago :D 
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