Wonderful Rocks and Fortress Ovech

Wonderful Rocks are natural rock formations 40-50 meters high. This phenomenon is the result of the effect of wind and water erosion on this soft limestone rock, similar to Cappadocia (Turkey). Tunnels have been dug under these rocks, forming a footpath. It’s a protected area of Bulgaria and an hour and a half drive from Varna.

Wonderful Rocks, una curiostà della natura!
Wonderful Rocks, tutta da scoprire.

Ovech, Byzantine fortress

Twenty minutes from Wonderful Rocks, in Provadia, is the Byzantine fortress of Ovech. There are few remains of this fortress but it is worth a visit. Stairs dug into the rock lead to the plateau where you can enjoy the surrounding silence while walking around the mountain. Visible parts are a 79-meter deep well, the remains of the church, the knights’ prison, the tower and the “path of the devil” around the mountain. Open all year.

Ovech, una fortezza bizantina.
La scalinata che conduce alla fortezza.

VARNA AND SURROUNDINGS
Varna in Bulgaria: the map
What to see in Varna
Old Nesebar and Sunny Beach
Wonderful Rocks and Ovech
The Knight of Madara and Pliska
Petrified forest – Historical Park
Yaylata Archeological Reserve
Kamchiya Lagoon and Park
VARNA photo gallery


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