Kaliakra is a long and narrow headland in the Southern Dobruja region of the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The coast is steep with vertical cliffs reaching 70 m down to the sea.
Kaliakra is a nature reserve, where dolphins, cormorants and pinnipeds can be observed. 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 cove Bolata with a small sheltered beach lies just north.
The most popular legend about the place is the one about 40 Bulgarian girls, who preferred to tie their hair together and jump into the Black Sea instead of the prospect to be captured by the Ottomans. An obelisk dedicated to this legend is placed at the entrance to the cape, called The Gate of the 40 Maidens.
Great view provided with lot of information! Thank you and best regards, Timo
Very nice.Saludos from Spain.Epi
See you soon and ...nice to meet you!
Thank you Epi! Also the place is very nice to visit. You have a good look from there and surely you will see also dolphins.. dolphins which I should say are almost missing last years in Black see coast of Bulgaria.
Grazie Cinthia, I see you love a lot animals. ALso we have home Terra Nova e tre gatti.. ;-) Ciao, Mimi
It is wonderful.Greetings from Turkey...
Beautiful shot, mimi! Greetings, --michael
Thanks pelopako and Michael!
Your homepage is really great!
Thanks for your kind comment Alfred!
Very nice shot. Voted.
Thanks Alvaro! It is the place that is nice to visit!
Thanks for the nice comment —Dragon-64— ✈!
Otra bella toma, saludos, desde España, Miguel
Greetings , Argenna.
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