Crimea peninsula is located on the Black coast, south of Ukraine, west of Russia through Taman Bay, surrounded by coasts and protruding cliffs. Other major metropolises on the peninsula such as Yalta, Novyi Svit, and Sevastopol are less than an hour's drive from the capital Simferopol. Crimea is also famous for the heroic city of Sevastopol. Sevastopol, translated from the Greek word meaning "The majestic city" - has long become a symbol of courage and courage.
International airport: Simferopol
Climate: the climate in the north and the south is somewhat different. The north has continental temperate climate, the south has subtropical climate. The average winter temperature ranges from -1 to -3 ° C, summer temperatures are from +35 to + 37 ° C, and sea temperatures are from +25 to + 28 ° C.
Time zone: GTM +3
Places to visit
Swallow's Nest
aka "castle of love" - the symbol of Crimea. The castle was built between 1911 and 1912 on the top of a 39.6 m high rock cliff named Aurora Cliff. In a century of existence, the neo-Gothic castle was owned by many noble families and later used as libraries and restaurants. In 2011, after the restoration process, the Castle was reopened as a museum.
"The road in the clouds"
Ai Petri cable car. Ai Petri is the most famous mountain in the Crimean peninsula. The cable car to the mountain temple has a slope of 46 degrees, and you can sit on the cable car for a period of 15 minutes, admire the majestic scenery of the mountains and then reach a high point of 1153 m and from here you can see. get panoramic view of the southern Crimea coastline with a length of 135km.
Livadia Palace
right next to Yalta peninsula south bank and perfect view of the Crimean mountains. Livadia Palace is a typical work of neo-Renaissance architecture with large courtyards of Arab and Italian style, Florentine-style watchtower and sophisticated windows of Bramantesque style. In addition, the church in the palace is neo-Vizantine style designed by famous architect Monighetti of Italy in 1866.
Vorontsov Palace
located in the town of Alupka is one of the oldest and largest royal buildings in Crimea. Built between 1828 and 1848 for Duke Mikhail Vorontsov as a summer retreat. The palace was designed by British architect Edward Blore (he also designed Buckingham Palace in the land of fog). The highlight of the palace is the surrounding park of up to 40 hectares with the entire garden designed by famous artist Carolus Keebach.
Massandra Palace
Massandra castle is located by the sea near Yalta. The castle was built in the 19th century for Czar Alexander III in the middle of the green forest in the traditional French Renaissance architecture. The castle was used as a residence when the Tsar hunted. Since 1992, Massandra has been used as a museum.
Foros Church
named after the Risen Lord, known for its special position on the 400 m high Red Cliff cliff overlooking the Black Sea. Built in 1892 and located near Baidarsky Pass, this church was closed until 2002 and was opened after a long period of restoration.
Historic areas of ancient Greeks have existed since the 5th century BC located in the city of Sevastopol. In 988 King Vladimir County was baptized in the Orthodox order. Here was built the first Orthodox church in Russia. For the Russian people of Chersonesus region, it is considered as the holy land of the Orthodox religion in general as well as the city of Sevastopol in particular.
Gulf of Balaklava
It is considered as one of the 7 wonders of the world with the submarine base in the town of Balaklava - built during the Cold War and is an extremely secret granary of the Soviet military submarine fleet. Now the base is open for tourists to visit.