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Kaliakra, Varna

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Kaliakra is a long and narrow headland in the Southern Dobruja region of the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, 12km east of Kavarna, 60km northeast of Varna and 65km southwest of Mangalia. The coast is steep with vertical cliffs reaching 70m 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 . 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. Make Kaliakra a part of your Varna vacation plans using our Varna online sightseeing planner.
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  • A nice cap in the north of Bulgaria with amazing sea view and a nic restaurant direct on the cap! About 40min from varna by car 
    A nice cap in the north of Bulgaria with amazing sea view and a nic restaurant direct on the cap! About 40min from varna by car  more »
  • A spectacular place to visit in order to see the sunset. Interesting ruins and lots of birds On the minus side, you have to watch out for cars, since not all of them stop in the parking lot, and... 
    A spectacular place to visit in order to see the sunset. Interesting ruins and lots of birds On the minus side, you have to watch out for cars, since not all of them stop in the parking lot, and...  more »

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