Balchik Kaliakra Yailata – to remember your Bulgaria tour
Our offer is for one day of your Bulgaria tour. These three places are not far away from Varna and they are on the Bulgarian coast.
We are leaving from Varna in the morning to the town of Balchik (45km). The town is the third in significance Bulgarian port after Varna and Burgas. The main tourist attractions there are the Architectural Park Complex ‘Balchik Palace’, which was built between 1926 and 1937 as a summer residence for the Romanian Queen Maria, and Balchik botanical garden built in 1955. An extremely beautiful place and one of the places to visit in Bulgaria.
Following a lunch we will proceed our journey to the cape of Kaliakra, a nature and archaeological reserve. The cape is one of the most beautiful and historic capes in Europe. Many tourists visit Bulgaria to enjoy that place, its nature and history. Its name, Kaliakra, comes from Byzantine Greek and means ‘Beautiful Headland’. One of the legends for the cape says that forty girls, not wanting to be captured by the Ottomans, tied their plaits and jumped into the Black Sea. Today there is an obelisk ‘The Gate of the 40 Maidens’, placed at the entrance of the cape.
National Archaeological Reserve
The last stop in our Bulgaria tour, close to Varna, will be the National Archaeological Reserve ‘Yailata’, a seaside ledge that covers 300 decares and is detached from the sea by 50-60 metres high rock masiffs. There are Necropolises there, caves, a fortress, rocky cemeteries… and beauty, natural beauty.
Going back to Varna in the evening.