Bulgarians call the place "Pobiti kamani" which means "stones that stuck them in the ground." Surprisingly, these strange rocks are not solid from the inside, but hollow and filled with sand.
The stone forest covers a huge area of 7 square kilometers and is 18 kilometers west of Varna, on the road between Varna and Sofia, one of the first nature reserves to be declared in Bulgaria.
This look is beautiful and unique and makes the visit to the Stone Forest an amazing experience, reminiscent of a visit to a distant star or a landscape from a wonderful fantasy movie.
This "forest" is an unexplained natural phenomenon, unique and unique. It is amazing to wander here along a mile of tall stone pillars. The only trees in this forest are columns made of stone, some of which reach 10 or even 12 meters high.
Many researchers speculate that the site is 50 million years old, but there are quite a few arguments about its origin and how it was created. No one is able to explain exactly how and when the impressive stone pillars that filled the area were created.
The site extends over a huge area, where several clusters of natural rocks are unique and different from each other. Some of the most interesting:
The Dikilitash group - where the rocks were best preserved.
The Creyrate Group - a cluster of man-made rock-cuttings.
The "Center-South" cluster - the most popular cluster, around 300 large and small stone columns, rising to a height of 6 meters and centered mostly south of the old road to the town of Devnya, about 18 kilometers west of Varna.
There is also another theory that tries to link these stone columns to corals that grew in the sea.
But the better explanation is for methane gas that bubbled into the water after being oxidized by single-celled organisms. This caused the penetration of calcium and magnesium into the sand and from them to the formation of rock resistant and particularly strong. After the sea had receded, for millions of years, the sand around them had been lost, and the strong and durable pillars of rock had been exposed.
They brought a bottle of water, because walking here can be tiring and there are no buffets or restaurants here.