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Travel guide with car rental in Kaliakra

General information about Kaliakra

Kaliakra is picturesque rocky area, and the name of Kaliakra means – “beautiful cape”. It is located 12 km southeast from Kavarna. The distance from the office of CarsVarna in Varna by low cost car hire is about 73 km. You can visit one of the most attractive places on the Black Sea cost, and enjoy breath-taking views.

There you can notice amazing rocks, cave-tunnels and arches, created from the waves. Theses tunnels were connection between the shore and the fortress.
Kaliakra is a natural and archeological reserve, which houses 400 species of plants, 310 species of birds and is part of the second biggest migration route in Europe – Via pontica.

Historical information

The first settlers in these places were the Thracian tribe tirizi, they have inhabited the area in the IV century BC. Few centuries later Kaliakra has established as a major international port. Until nowadays were preserved many artifacts, ruins of buildings, walls, etc.

Legends and myths about Kaliakra

Many legends are associated with the cape Kaliakra. The most famous of them is about 40 Bulgarian girls, led by beauty Kaliakra who jumped off the cliff into the sea to escape the Ottoman Turks. Not to give any of them, they entangled hair together.

Sightseeing around Kaliakra


Museum of the cape is located in a cave. There you can see many archaeological finds discovered during excavations in the reserve. Among the most attractive exhibits is a model of the ancient fortress, which demonstrates how it looked in the past.


Banya, existed in the fourth century AD

Tomb and medieval churches

One of the attractions is an ancient tomb, which is almost completely preserved. Besides her tourists can visit several medieval churches.


An hour drive from Kaliakra is located Varna – the sea capital of Bulgaria. Varna is a major economic and cultural center. There are numerous attractions such as Sea Garden, Dolphinarium, the Cathedral, the Sea Garden, Museum of History, the Varna necropolis, shopping centers and others.

Hotels near Kaliakra

The best hotels near Kaliakra, according to Booking.com:

Rent a car in Kaliakra

If you plan to visit Kaliakra and have not yet booked your car, you can do so by using our reservations form. If you are traveling from Varna, CARSVARNA has an office to Tsar Osvoboditel 17 A, or from the airport, where you can pick up your car on the spot. Kaliakra is the perfect destination for a day trip from Varna.

Source: Bulgariatravel.org


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