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Albena resort - Kaliakra Cape – Yailata Archaeological Reserve - Shabla Region - Albena Resort
Shabla region is located in NE Bulgaria and belongs from tectonic point of view to the south-eastern part of the Moesian Platform. The area covers parts of the Eastern slope of the North Bulgarian arch, from the Bulgarian – Romanian border to the North, to the Cape Kaliakra to the South and from Dobrich city to the West, to the Black Sea continental slope to the East.
Shabla seismic zone is one of the five zones in Bulgaria with intense seismic activity which generate earthquakes with up to 7 magnitude. 
The earthquakes are generated along faults, located in the sea in close proximity of Kaliakra Cape. One of the strongest earthquakes in the region is that from 1st century BC when part of Chirakman Cape collapsed and the ancient village of Bizone was destroyed.
It is assumed that some of the earthquakes have generated tsunamis.
Kaliakra Cape

Kaliakra is a natural and archaeological reserve, one of the most beautiful places along the Bulgarian sea coast. The cape is an elongated narrow peninsula protruding some 2 km into the sea. Due to the rich local history, the original nature and the great panoramic view, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Today there are quite many remains of ancient settlements, which can be seen exhibited in a small museum. The Kaliakra cape was declared a protected area in 1941.
Yailata Archaeological Reserve

The national archeological reserve Yaylata is a unique place, which combines archeological remains with natural facts. Located at 2 km to the south of Kamen Bryag village, Yaylata represents a seaside terrace with area of 300 decares, separated from the sea by 50-60-meter cliff massifs.
At the area of Yalata there are many interesting historical sites dating from different eras of human existence - from 6 millennium BC until 11th century.
There is a “cave town” of 101 „dwellings”, which were populated as early as 5th millennium B.C.
On 31.05.1951 the first oil field in Bulgaria was discovered near the village of Tyulenovo. And today oil drillings are still positioned near Tyulenovo. This does not hinder the tourists, it is rather a real attraction. When extracting the oil, the pumps also extract healing sulfuric and mineral water, which they pour into the sea. The hot fluid is very useful against neuralgia and kidney diseases.
Shabla Region

 To monitor the seismicity, a seismic station has been set in Shabla meteorological station.   
Shabla Lighthouse is the oldest one on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast with the highest tower rising to 32 meters over the surrounding area. This is the lighthouse in Bulgaria with the most original architecture. After the big earthquake of 1901 with magnitude of 7,2 which damaged the lighthouse, the tower was reinforced with a special steel construction.

Date: 22 September 2019, Sunday, 09:00 h
Price: 40 Euro per person, including transportation, entrance fees for the tourist visits, guide in English. Pre-registration is required no later than 2 September 2019. Field trip must be selected and paid for on congress pre-registration.
Note: The price is valid for a minimum of 10 persons.


Event: Welcome Reception

Venue: Flamingo Grand Hotel
Date: 19 September 2019, Thursday, 19:30 h


Event: Gala dinner

Green Forest Restaurant
Date: 21 September 2019, Saturday, 20:00 h.

Price: 20 Euro supplement for participants and accompanying persons accomodated in the official congress hotels with reservation and payment to the Congress organizer /CME Ltd./. The price includes meals, drinks and program /traditional Bulgarian dances and music/.

Event: Excursion to Nessebar

Nessebar is among the oldest towns in Europe and the richest in Bulgaria for its architectural medieval monuments. Situated on a small Black Sea peninsula, the town is the successor of the ancient Thracian settlement of Messambrija, founded in the 2nd millennium BC. In 1983 it was listed in the UNESCO list of the world cultural heritage. Today it is an exclusively attractive resort town located at 100 km from the city of Varna.

Date: 20 September 2019, Friday, 9:00 – 17:00 h.
Price: 45 Euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide in English, lunch
Note: The price is valid for a minimum of 10 persons.

Event: Excursion to Varna and Aladja Monastery

Founded in the 6th century BC, the city boasts lots of remains from Roman and Byzantine times - the World’s most ancient golden art pieces have been found in the Varna Necropolis. The tour will include a visit of the most remarkable sights of the city – the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Archeological museum (with one of the richest exhibits in Bulgaria - now it holds over 100 000 various objects of the region's past epochs), the Roman thermal baths (2nd - 3rd century) - the biggest ever found in Bulgaria.
The tour will include a visit to Aladja monastery - one of the many medieval rock monasteries found in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. It was inhabited by hermits in the 13th - 14th century. It is situated in a beautiful woodland about 17 km away from Varna and has monk's cells and magnificent wall paintings. The monastery rooms were cut out on two levels in the almost 40m high limestone rock. The monastery was opened as museum and tourist site in 1906. The site was declared national antiquity and national monument of culture.

Date: 21 September 2019, Saturday, 09:00
Price: 20 Euro per person, incl. transportation, museum fees, guide in English
/included in the accompanying person's registration fee/