Tours From Port Varna
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Our tour starts with visit of the marvelous Cape Kaliakra. This is one of the most beautiful and historic Capes in Europe. Situated close to the Romanian border, it is a favourite stop for tourists looking for pretty sights and interesting historic places to visit north of Varna. The fortress was successively used by Thracians, Romans, Byzantines and Bulgarians. According to legends, the fortress was guarding the treasuries of Lyzimah, successor of Alexander the Great. Today there are quite many remains of those ancient settlements, which can be seen, exhibited in a small museum. The Kaliakra cape was declared a protected area in 1941. After enjoying the wonderful views from the cape we continue to the sea town of Balchik.
Balchik reminded of a God forsaken place of the romantic Orient when, in 1913 and for a certain period of time, it became part of Romanian territory. A lot of artists and poets fell in love with it; later Queen Marie of Romania spotted that picturesque locality by the river and decided to have her summer residence built there – her “Palace” at the seaside.
The Palace – the most famous landmark of Balchik – is not like any other, there are no imposing stately buildings, and there isn’t any aspiration of grandeur or mighty power. The impression is quite different. Everything created by human hand is designed so well to match the surrounding landscape, as if it has always been here - the little stone villas covered with red Turkish tiles, which used to be the home of the Queen, her family and entourage, are everywhere around the magnificent park. The alleys find their way winding by the tall poplar trees, even the three lonely water mills are still here…The Botanical Garden – another great landmark of the town – is also situated within the borders of the residence.
We will stop for lunch in a local restaurant in Balchik to taste the delicious food. Transfer back to ship in Varna.
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