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Varna – Aladzha Monastery – The Palace of Balchik – Kaliakra – Shabla Lake - Varna

The route can be completed within 2 days. It is 160 km long (in both directions) and it is intended for an automobile or organized bus. The starting point is the city of Varna or the resorts: St. Konstantin and St. Elena, Slanchev Den (Sunny Day), Zlatni Pyasatsi (Golden Sands), Albena or Balchik. Accommodation can be performed in any of the aforementioned resorts.


City of Varna

The city of Varna is situated in the North-Eastern part of Bulgaria, on the Black Sea shore. Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the largest one on the Black Sea shore with population of about 330 000 people. Because of its history and its economical and cultural significance, it is often called the Sea Capital of Bulgaria. The average January temperature in Varna is +1.7 ...

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Aladzha Monastery

Aladzha Monastery is situated in a beautiful area 14 km north of Varna, near Zlatni Pyasatsi Resort (Golden Sands Resort), in the centre of Zlatni Pyasatsi Nature Park (Golden Sands Nature Park). There are no reliable historical records as to when the monastery was established, but there is evidence that it already existed in the 10th – 12th centuries. Aladzha Monastery is one of the ...

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Architectural Park Complex – The Palace – Balchik

The Palace is the former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria de Edinburg (1875 – 1938). It is situated approximately 2 km south-west of Balchik in a beautiful locality between the Balchik rocks and the sea. The Palace is a designated archeological and constructional monument of culture and a monument of the gardening and landscape art, declared by Statute ...

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Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve

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 ...

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Shabla Lake – Protected Area

The protected area of Shabla Lake is located in northeastern Bulgaria, at a distance of about 5 kilometers from Shabla and 18 kilometers from the Bulgarian border with Romania. It was declared a protected area by Order No DV – 31 of 24 January 1995 of the Ministry of Environment and Waters. Part of the reserve, without the farming lands, is included in the list of the Ramsar ...

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