Kaliakra – The Beautiful Fortress, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 14, 2008

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.

Timo Rossi on May 17, 2008

Great view provided with lot of information! Thank you and best regards, Timo

Epi F.Villanueva on May 19, 2008

Very nice.Saludos from Spain.Epi

Cinthi@ on May 19, 2008

Wonderful, Mimi

See you soon and ...nice to meet you!


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 19, 2008

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

pelopako on June 3, 2008

It is wonderful.Greetings from Turkey...

Michael Braxenthaler on June 8, 2008

Beautiful shot, mimi! Greetings, --michael

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 9, 2008

Thanks pelopako and Michael!

mimipet’s greeting

Alfred Schaffer on June 21, 2008

Wonderful colors!

Your homepage is really great!

Greetings Alfred

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 21, 2008

Thanks for your kind comment Alfred!

pal_sandipan on June 26, 2008

Very nice shot. Voted.

Arm74 on July 20, 2008

Nice picture!!



Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 20, 2008

Thanks Alvaro! It is the place that is nice to visit!

mimipet’s greeting

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on September 29, 2008

Thanks for the nice comment —Dragon-64— ✈!

Greetings, Mimi

mimipet’s greeting

©-Miguel A. Rodrígue… on July 13, 2009

Otra bella toma, saludos, desde España, Miguel

Argenna on March 5, 2010

YS* !

Greetings , Argenna.

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