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Kaliakra, Kavarna

Categories: Scenic Walking Areas, Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • great place to visit full of history , caves , resturant, church had a great time wandering around. INside the cave is a money machine that prints a coin to keep as memento great fun for kids. 
  • Park your car and walk to the eiterte tip of this headland! You see a statue, then some ruins, you go under a gate, descends to a restaurant and walk to the farthest tip where you will find a statue back and after a few steps a port on the Black Sea. Look to the vegetation and enjoy the many little birds. Highly recommended with something for everyone.
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  • There is a walk to make to Saint Nicholas chapel and if too much sun then it is not comfortable. If Saturday they might organize weddings near the small chapel so there are a lot of people there... Th...  read more »
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