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Thursday, 08 November 2007
 Kavarna (population: 12 225) is situated 48 km north of Varna, 518 km north-east of Sofia and 12 km away from Cape Kaliakra. It is a Black Sea port for passenger and cargo vessels of medium type.
The climatic resort in the village of Bulgarevo is situated 6 km east of Kavarna. The remains of the ancient Timum Fortress of Hellenes and Romans were found there. Six kilometres further eastwards is Cape Kaliakra where the ancient fortress called Tirisis was located. According to the legends it was a hiding place for the treasures of Lyzimah, successor of Alexander the Great. At the time of the Roman Empire the town bore the name of Tetrasiada, then during the Byzantine rule - Akre, and in the Middle Ages - Kaliakra. Today there are quite enough remains of those ancient settlements and part of them can be seen exhibited in a small museum sheltered under a limestone cave. There is a legend telling the story of several Bulgarian girls who chose to jump from the high cape with hair entangled with one another to avoid being converted to Islam by the Turks.