Dobrich – village of Obrochishte – Balchik – Cape Kaliakra – “Yailata” – Kavarna – village of Kragulevo – Dobrich (3 days)
Length the entire route: 247 km
33 km 16 km 33 km 20 km 21 km
1-Dobrich – 2-village of Obrochishte – 3-Balchik – 4-Cape Kaliakra – 5-“Yailata”
89 km 35 km
6-Kavarna – 7-village of Kragulevo, Dobrich
Route type: combined – by car/organized transportation and on foot
The route is suitable for any age group, both for organized groups and individual visitors. It fascinates with its natural beauty and cultural and archaeological sites.
Season: almost all year round except during periods of snow and strong wind.
Arrival in Dobrich. Visit to the museum exhibition “Icons from the National Revival Period from Dobrudzha” exhibited in the “Revival” Hall in the town’s Art Gallery. Visit to the churches “Holy Trinity” and “Saint George”. Walking tour to examine the architecture of the Jewish synagogue, the Armenian church “Saint Hovhannes”, the Tekke Mosque. Lecture about the history of Dobrich – a town on a crossroad of many nations, ethnicities, religions, cultures and civilizations. Departure to Balchik. On the way: visit to the sanctuary “Tekke” near Obrochishte, venerated by two religions. Lecture on the Muslim sects and orders, which for centuries have been finding refuge in this place of prayer, as well as on the beliefs and ritual practices of Christians and Muslims who visit this holy place together. Visit to the Temple of the Great Mother Goddess Cybele and the archaeological display in the town’s museum, presenting the artifacts from the temple. Visit to the churches “Saint Nicholas” and “Saint George”. Overnight in Balchik.
Visit to the Architectural-Park Complex “The Palace” and its Orthodox chapel “Saint Mary”, which up to 1940 had preserved the heart of Queen Maria, according to her dying wish. Departure to Cape Kaliakra. Visit to the medieval fortress. Visit with a lecture to Archaeological Reserve “Yailata” where you can see the rock church “Saint Constantine and Saint Elena”. Overnight in Kavarna.
Visit to the church “Saint George” and “Assumption of the Virgin Mary” in Kavarna. Departure to the complex of rock monasteries along Suha Reka. Departure to Dobrich. Visit to the Open-Air Architectural and Ethnographic Museum “Old Dobrich” and a craft shop for icons. Lecture and observation of iconography. Option to purchase souvenirs and icons. Departure.