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Cape Kaliakra

Cape Kaliakra

Kaliakra cape is situated on the north Bulgarian Black Sea coast, 12 km northern of Kavarna, 70 km north-east of Varna. It stretches over 2 km in the Black Sea with vertical cliffs reaching 70 metres down to the sea.

Kaliakra Reserve
Kaliakra Reserve
Cape Kaliakra has been declared a natural and archeological reserve and is one of the 100 National Tourist Sites of Bulgaria. The protected area covers an area of ​​about 687 acres and includes steppe territories and coastal rocks with numerous caves. The area is home to about 400 plant species, many birds and dolphins.

Cape Kaliakra
Cape Kaliakra attracts many visitors and tourists with its unique nature and historical past. If you have the opportunity, just sit near the edge of the cliffs and enjoy the incredible view.

Kaliakra Fortress
Kaliakra Fortress
The earliest records of the cape population date back to the 4th century BC, when the area was inhabited by a Thracian tribe. At that time a fortress wall was erected, which was expanded over the years and later another wall was erected. Nowadays, part of the fortress wall and gate have been restored.

Cape Kaliakra
Archeological remains of buildings have been discovered on the territory of Kaliakra, including a Roman bath from the IV century and a Bulgarian church from the XIV century.

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