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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".[1][3]

Kaliakra was the site of the naval Battle of Cape Kaliakra on 11 August 1791, part of the Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792).

The first modern lighthouse on Kaliakra was built in 1866 by the Compagnie des Phares de l’Empire Ottomane; the present one (a 10-m cylindrical stone masonry tower with lantern and gallery) was erected in 1901, with focal plane height of 68 m and a white flash (every 5 seconds); it also has a radio navigation emitter and a foghorn.[2]

Near Kaliakra, there is a large mediumwave broadcasting facility, which went never in service as planned. Currently (2009), several wind power facilities are under development in the vicinity. The area now has 3 championship golf courses designed by the legendary golfers Gary Player and Ian Woosnam.


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Comments (160)

Maziyar Heydari on June 4, 2012


arno18 on June 5, 2012

Wonderful photo! Congratulations, beautiful composition. Well done! LIKE . Best wishes, Arno

Maziyar Heydari on June 7, 2012

Grateful Dear Arno

Manol Manoman on June 8, 2012

Excellent shot!

This is very beautiful pictuire!

I like it!

Best wishes,


Maziyar Heydari on June 8, 2012

Thankful My Friend

Bassam Jayousi on June 8, 2012

Wonderful capture. Like

Best wishes, Bassam

Maziyar Heydari on June 8, 2012

Thankful Dear Bassam

annaclub on June 27, 2012

Very nice picture -lk- Have a good day, Anna

Maziyar Heydari on June 28, 2012

Grateful Dear Anna

Petr19, Zastávka, CZ on July 19, 2012

Velmi pěkné, L-84, zdravím, Petr

Maziyar Heydari on July 19, 2012

Thank You Dear Peter

Andrzej Brudziński..… on July 23, 2012

Very nice view.Like85.Greetings Andrzej

Maziyar Heydari on July 25, 2012

Very Thanks Andrzej

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on December 8, 2012

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Maziyar Heydari on December 24, 2012


Natmara on January 31, 2013

I like, your very interesting picture. Thank you Mazyiar, for visiting my gallery.

Алексей Олюшкин on January 31, 2013



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Maziyar Heydari on February 2, 2013

Grateful Dears

Luppo Lui on February 2, 2013

interesting capture

LIKE added

cheers, Dietmar & HSB-Knipser (Railway-photos)

Maziyar Heydari on February 12, 2013

Thanks Dear

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 6, 2011
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    by Maziyar Heydari
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix HS20EXR
    • Taken on 2011/07/28 20:22:35
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/550)
    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash