Kaliakra is a long narrow cape in the southeastern part of the Dobrudzhan plateau. The coast of the cape is distinguished by sheer cliffs, almost vertically hanging over the sea – their height reaches 70 m.
Kaliakra is a natural and archaeological reserve where you can observe dolphins, cormorants and pinnipeds in the natural habitat. It also presents the remains of fortified walls, a water supply system, a bathhouse and the residence of the ruler of the Dobrudjan despotate Dobrotits, who at one time moved the capital here from Kavarna.
The fortress of the same name of the late XIV century became a symbol of this place after it played a decisive role in the naval battle of 1791 between the Russian and Turkish fleets. This battle determined the success of Russian soldiers in the Russo-Turkish war.
Also at the very tip of the cape is a small chapel of St. Nicholas. Continue reading