Kavarna is situated 48 km north from Varna and 518 km northeast from the capital Sofia. The town is one the fastest developing sea resorts.
The region was settled during the ancient times. The Thracian settlement was called Bizone. Later it became one of the numerous Greek colonies at the Black seacoast. Around 1st century B. C. it was part of Roman and later of Byzantine empires. After the foundation of Bulgaria the town had changed its name several times. It was called Karvuna, Karbona, Karnava and at least Kavarna.
Before the Ottoman Slavery Kavarna was independent principality. On the eve of the Russian – Turkish Liberation war the citizens of Kavarna had rose against the Turks and the town was destroyed. After the Liberation it was rebuilt again.
Cape Kaliakra and the Thirizieus fortress are situated 12 km northeast from Kavarna. The legend says that several girls winded their hairs and jumped from the rocks in the sea not to be captured alive by the Turkish invaders.
Further in northern direction are Kamen Briag (Stone Shore) village and the unique archeological reserve “Yaila”.