According to one legend, 40 Bulgarian girls chose to jump into the sea and not to be converted to Islam by the Turks. At the nose there is a tinny small church (it's just a room with several icons). It's a great spot for a panoramic view as it it's right at the edge, on top of the waves and you see a wide open space. There is a stone bench one can sit i enjoy the panoramic view, or look at the cormorants. The last time i saw a lady selling souvenirs.
Come to think of it, there are also lots of craft-booths in the very beginning, before entering the gate. U can see anything- from postcards to handmade tablecloths, stones and jewelry.
Kaliakra reserve is situated on the cape and the surrounding aquatic territory. It was established in 1941 in order to preserve the specific vegetation, the "monk" seal, which is almost extinct today, and diverse bird population.
Not many people know, but cape Kaliakra is also a place for watching the rare cormorant birds and the three blacksea dolphins.
My tip is mainly about how to get to cape Kaliakra..the best is to drive there. Main direction ofcourse is city of Kavarna, but instead of entering Kavarna take the road with sign Kaliakra (towards Tiulenovo). I don't remember but the signs might be in latin too (if not...have to learn to read cyrilic:)sorry). Kaliakra is about 12km from Kavarna.
I don't think there are regular buses to the cape;but i know that tourist agencies organise trips to Kaliakra.Have to check out the nearby resorts of Albena,Zlatni Piasaci, Drujba and so on.
This is a warning true for all the northern part of coastal Dobrudja (Dobrudja is very windy in general), you can judge for yourself from the photo; every time i go to kaliakra i'm prepared to wear pants; we need to raise our voices in order to hear each other..hehe
Kaliakra is about 70 meters high steep rocks...so be careful not to stray from the main trail;don't try to climb down on your own or get on a boat. This summer some (foreign) tourists nearly killed themselves by not using common sense...firemen and climbers and cops we're saving them for hours and hours.
The steep 70 meter high rocky cape has many surf-formed caves and underwater rocks. It has been declared a protected historical site. The fortified settlement was founded as early as the 5th century BC while the name has been changed several times –Tetrasiada, Akre and then Kaliakra. It means beautiful cape, due to the abundant pink. It was the capital of the Kavrun Duchy of the 14th century with three lines of defence. Today there are numerous remains of those ancient settlements. Part of the material culture can be seen exhibited in a small archaeological museum sheltered under a limestone cave. There is a light-house on the cape.
The cape itself is off the beaten path.
Not many people know about the fortress at the cape but even less people are aware of the Kaliakra steppe reserve. It is one of the last remaining steppe habitats in Europe.
I've seen lots of shags down at the cape and they're so interseting! Also the reserve is inhabitated by Short-toed Lark,Pied Wheatear, Stone Curlew and Calandra Lark, raptors like Long-legged Buzzard, Saker Falkon and Red-footed Falcon.
If you're really lucky you can spot the very very rare Eagle Owl .