Located 18 km westwards from Varna they are one of the most incredible natural
phenomena in Bulgaria. The natural stone pillars - some reaching 6 metres high, some up to 12 metres across at their base
are known as “the petrified forest”.
Some columns resemble animals, others remind you of frozen fountains or cascades. Several rows of columns create the
impression that each is made up of two cones balancing on their sharp points. The prevailing theory is that
the “stone forest” near Varna was formed some 50 million years ago.