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Cape Kaliakra


Programme:

The tour programme begins at a beautiful bay area near cape Kaliakra. After equipment has been prepared and a short instruction carried out, we set off up north. From the very start of our tour you will find yourselves gazing in awe of the breathtaking magnificent and queer-shaped rocks, rock formations and caves of stunning shape and colour. The sound of various rare birds such as cormorants, hoopoes, plovers, owls and others echo across the rocks. Our first paddling session’s destination is a beautiful rock cave. After a short break to take some photos we turn back towards the bay, where we will have some rest and enjoy a meal at the local restaurant. The second stage of our trip to cape Kaliakra begins after an hour-long rest. The rocks surrounding us are getting higher and even more majestic as we approach Kaliakra. Once we reach Kaliakra, we will stop for a short photographic pause and then move on to Zelenika area where the sea-bound part of our trip shall come to an end. Our programme ends with a meal at an exotic restaurant located at the fortress and offering a romantic sea view, where we will discuss and digest everything we’ve experienced during our trip.

Note: The programme is not compulsory and can be changed on the spot at the discretion of the guide, depending on the current weather conditions, physical capacities and experience of participants, etc.

Option:
Upon request, we can also visit the ancient fortress located at the national archeological reserve “Yailata”, or a famous local mussel farm and restaurant offering exotic mussel dishes.


Information about region:

Cape Kaliakra and the architectural reserve on its territory are located 12 km southeast of Kavarna. It is an oblong, narrowing rocky peninsula that juts out about 2 km into the sea. The rich history, the well-preserved landscape, and the beautiful panoramic views make Cape Kaliakra one of the most attractive tourist spots on the Black Sea Coast.

The slopes of the cape take a 60 - 70 m plunge straight into the sea. The waves have carved caves and arches at its foot that can be approached only by the sea. In the past these tunnel-caves were connected to the fortress and were used for loading and unloading ships.

Kaliakra is a nature and archaeological reserve. It stretches over 687.5 decares and comprises wild steppes and incredible coastal rocks. More than 400 plant species can be found in the reserve. A total of 310 kinds of birds live on the territory of Kaliakra and 100 of them require special measures for their habitats preservation. 106 of these bird species are protected at European level. The European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) nests here. The region is extremely important for migrating birds because Via pontica, the second biggest migratory route in Europe, passes through it. Every autumn between August and October thousands of birds fly through the reserve. This includes more than 29 000 storks, pelicans, and cranes, as well as over 3000 birds of pray, including the globally endangered Pallid Harrier /Circus macrourus/, Saker Falcon /Falco cherrug/ and Eastern Imperial Eagle /Aquila heliaca/. Dolphins can be spotted in the sea around the cape.

The first records providing information about the people who lived on the cape date back to the 4th century BC, when the region was inhabited by Tirisis, a Thracian tribe. This was probably the reason why the first name of the cape was Tirisis. Later the fortified wall that was initially laid by the Thracian tribe was restored and another fortified line was built. The settlement consisted of two parts: inner town and outer town. The first wall protected the town from the direction of the land. Its remains now stand 2 m high and 440 m long. The remains of many buildings were discovered on the territory of the outer town. A large building that used to be a 4th century AD bath has been preserved to this day and can be found there. Tourists can also see an almost completely preserved vaulted mason tomb from the same period. During the archaeological digs several medieval churches were discovered as well....View more






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According current weather forecas only days are avaliable for this trip
Monday
01.02.2012
Tuesday
02.02.2012
Wednesday
03.02.2012
Thursday
04.02.2012
Friday
05.02.2012



Pictures:



See other albums:

Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve (2015-06-28)
Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve (2014-08-10)
Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve (2013-09-01)
Tulenovo - Bolata (2013-07-12)
Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve (2012-08-16)
Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve (2012-08-05)
Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve (2012-07-07)
Rusalka - Dalboka (2012-02-19)


Videos:

Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve. (2013-09-01)

Tulenovo - Bolata. (2013-07-12)


Price:

25 EUR / 50 LV

Price includes:

• Equipment: two-or single kayaks, life jackets, paddles, spray deck, waterproof phone cases, dry bags for personal luggage
• Picnic - BBQ (optional)
• Beverages - cold beer, soft drinks, mineral water (optional)
• Transport (optional)
• Photography and video
• Instructor (guide)
• Briefing
• Insurance

Duration:

1 day

Activity Level:

Beginner

What to Wear & Bring:

Seasonally adjusted clothing. Spare dry clothes. If the weather is suitable for sun bathing - beach accessories.

Available:

May - October






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