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The national archaeological reserve ‘Yailata’ is situated 2 km away from Kamen bryag in south and 18 km away from Kavarna in north-eastern. It is a seaside ledge covering 45 hectares and is detached from the sea by 50-60 meters high rock massifs.

The area of ‘Yailata’ is announced as an archaeological reserve in 1989 by a resolution of the Ministerial Council of Bulgaria. It covers comparatively big surface of the coast line starting from the village of Kamen bryag in the north and reaching ‘Rusalka’ resort in the south, including 500 meters all along the sea line as well.

There are many monuments in the territory of the archaeological complex, belonging to different historical epochs- from VI millennium B.C. until the middle XI century. The regular archaeological excavations have been made since the beginning of 1980. Every endeavor has been made so that the early- Byzantine stronghold, the necropolises out of stone tombs and the cave complexes to be investigated carefully and in detail

The Yailata Archaeological Preserve features archaeological and historical monuments form different time periods – from the 5th millennium BC until the middle of the 11th century AD. The archaeological sites in the Preserve include a “cave town” of 101 dwellings from the 5th millennium BC; three necropolises (family tombs) from the 3rd-4th century AD which, too, were carved into the rocks; a small Early Byzantine fortress, i.e. the Yailata Fortress, dating back to the 5th century AD which features four partly preserved towers and a gate tower; an ancient rock shrine, wineries, four ancient tombs; in the Middle Ages, the caves in Yalata housed a medieval monastery; some of the caves feature Ancient Bulgar runic signs, crosses, and stone icons.

Working time:

from 1 April to 31 October from 9.00 to 20.30 daily.

In the period from November to March, the reserve is closed to visitors.

adultsBGN 3
children BGN 1,50

Opening Hours


9.00 - 20.30


9.00 - 20.30


9.00 - 20.30


9.00 - 20.30


9.00 - 20.30


9.00 - 20.30


9.00 - 20.30

В период с ноября по март заповедник закрыт для посетителей.


Our Address:

Kamen Bryag villaje


43.441275737356, 28.546015959809

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