Koktebel is an urban resort settlement which is located within 20 km to the south –west of Feodosiya, on the shore of Koktebel Bay at the foot of volcano massif Kara-Dag. Hills with grape yards hide Koktebel from the north and the east. On the north – east of Koktebel there is a popular paragliding spot – Klement’ev’s Mountain (Uzun - Syrt) which is universally known as a motherland of Soviet gliding and paragliding. On the west of Koktebel there is Mountain Kara-Dag, an extinct volcano and natural reserve. Kara-Dag is a local attraction, a very scenic place with lots of extinct plants, natural deposits of minerals and semi-precious stones. It can be visited only if you are a member of a tourist group. Koktebel is a famous for its wonderful beaches, dry and clear air, unique landscapes , delicious grapes , vines and cognacs. It has been a mecca for people of art and culture since XIX century when Koktebel was discovered by Russian artist and poet M. Voloshin. Koktebel is a venue for many popular festivals in Crimea, one of the most known are Koktebel Jazz Festival, international tango and dance festivals , wine festivals and many others.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Eastern Crimea, Novy Svet)
Popular climatic and spa resort, Feodosiya is a city of south-east Crimea. Unique mineral water, brine and muds of the lake Chokrak are used for treatment of gastrointestinal, nervous, kidney and biliary tract, diabetes mellitus. There are beaches, mineral springs, mud treatment establishments, well-known sanatoria and holiday hotels in Feodosiya. Number of sunshine hours in Feodosiya is bigger than in Yalta, duration of swimming season is 114 hours a year, from May to September. Feodosiya is a modern traffic center of motor, railroad and water transport.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Eastern Crimea, Feodosiya, Kurortnoye)
Sudak is located in the middle of south – east coast of Crimean seashore, distance from Feodosiya to Alushta is 47 km (north-east from Sudak), distance to Feodosiya is 42 km (north-west from Sudak). Sudak is a perfect climatic sea resort for treatment of respiratory non-tuberculosis diseases, nervous functional destructions, cardio-vascular disorders. A spacious 3-km long beach with fine glass sand and grey-blue pebble is the best natural attraction of Sudak. the longest swimming season in Crimea – 138 days (June to middle of October) is possible due to early to warm seawater. Clear water of Sudak keeps its warmth for a long time. Cold currents are very rare, sea bottom is gently sloping.
Sudak is a venue for many festivals and show performances which take place in summer period. Theatric performances Knight’s Castle with people dressed in middle-aged uniform and weaponry, knight tournaments and other annual shows attract many tourists to Sudak.
Sudak main trades and specialization is production of champagne and vintage wines, tourism, production of rose attar.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Western Crimea, Peschanoe & Nikolaevka)
Situated on the shore of Kalamita Bay, between Sevastopol and Yevpatoriya, Nikolaevka is a popular resort settlement. Distance from Nikolaevka to Simpheropol is 40 km. Nikolaevka is famous for its clean sea, excellent and spacious sandy-pebbly beaches, tasty organic fruits. Families with infants are fond of Nikolaevka and of its beaches with gently sloping bottom and warm seawater, many water attractions and activities for children.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Western Crimea, Peschanoe & Nikolaevka, Nikolaevka)
A young and rapidly developing resort, Peschanoye is situated in a splendid climatic region of West Crimea, in the lower reaches of the river Alma. Distance from Peschanoye to Bakhchisarai is 24 km, to Simpheropol – 53 km. Natural beaches of village Peschanoye have different landscapes: from family and children shallow beaches to deep water beaches for those who enjoy underwater fishing. Apart from its excellent beaches Peschannoye is proud of reach fruits harvest. Grapes, apples, peaches and other delicious Crimean fruits are grown in the ecologically clean area (there is no any plant or industrial enterprise in the region).
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Western Crimea, Tarhankut, Chernomorskoye)
Olenyovka is the western point of the Chernomorsky region of Crimea. It is featured for its wonderful sandy beaches and outstanding wild nature. Olenyaovka is a perfect family resort. Shallow clean waters of Olenyovka are friendly for mothers with infant children as much as for adults who practice active water sports: kiting and windsurfing. Olenyovka is also a popular diving spot. There are many sport equipment hire shops where you can rent a complete diving kit or/and kiting/windsurfing gear. Numerous windsurfing / kiting / diving clubs offer professional instructing for the beginners and more complex services for advanced sportsmen. There are many interesting diving spots with lots of underwater rare findings: sunk and wrecked ships, submarines, airplanes of different time periods. A special attraction of Olenyovka is a lighthouse which is located in the southern coast of the area. A rocky beach stretching out for many kilometers south-east of the Lighthouse is a unique natural reserve Big and Small Atlesh. Heights of the terraced coastline drop here from 30-40 meters to almost sea level. Nature of Olenyovka strikes by its wild and exceptional beauty. Coast sloping shores is home for mysterious grotto and impressive arches, small seawater niches, amazing coastline curves of gorgeous silhouettes.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Western Crimea, Saki)
Yevpatoria is located in north – west steps of Crimea, distance from Yevpatoria to Simferopol is 64 km. Yevpatoria is a recognized children’s national resort. The city stretches by a 14-km narrow strip along shallow Kalamita Bay. The shallow bay waters are well warmed up that’s why the seawater is warm near the shores of Yevpatoria. Favorable dry climate and sea breezes, healing muds, brine mineral springs and wonderful sea beaches are the principle natural wealth of this resort. Besides Yevpatoria has a great selection of historical and architectural monuments of different periods, there are entertainment centres, concert pavilions and theatres, a dolphinarium.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Big Alushta, Satera settlement)
Malorechenskoye is a resort settlement in Alushta Region of South Crimea. Malorechenskoye is situated 25 km northwards from Alushta, in a nice spot surrounded by orchards and vineyards. One of the popular highlights of the resort is waterfalls Dzhur-Dzhur located in Khap-Khal hole. Other highlights are a temple – the highest in Crimea uphill church-lighthouse with a stunning view of the seashore, a winery which is famous for producing exquisite muscat vines: White Muscat of Red Stone and Pink Yuzhnoberezhnoye. The main street of Malorechenskoye goes right above the beach of 30-50 m width. There are many privately owned holiday hotels in Malorechenskoye with excellent sports and children’s playgrounds. It is a wonderful place for those who are looking for quietness, tranquillity, closeness to the nature and comfort at the same time
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Big Alushta, Malorechenskoye)
A splendid seashore nook, Partenit is the westernmost part of the Big Alushta nested at the foot of Aiu-Dag Mountain in the vast Partenit valley. Verdure of old-aged parks and natural evergreen plants form an impressive luxury necklace stretching from the sea up to the Main Chain of Crimean Mountains. All beaches of Partenit are artificial because of the step shore landscape. Mountain Aui-Dag is a natural reserve, of volcanic origin.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Big Alushta, Semidvoriye)
Alushta is one of the most important health resorts and tourist destinations of Crimea. Several luxury hotels and SPA offering top quality level of services have been built in Alushta in recent years. Hot summers and mild winters are specific features of Alushta climate. Lots of sunshine, fresh air, warm sea and spectacular mountains are the vital components of rest in Alushta which made this place perfect climatic resort.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Big Alushta, Alushta)
Sea resort of South Crimea, Alupka is located on the south slope of Crimean Mountain chain, at the foot of mountain Ai-Petri, 17 km westwards from Yalta. Beautiful buildings and narrow streets in oriental style are buried in greenery of gardens and parks. Many outstanding artists and art figures admired rest and beauty of Alupka.
Alupka became a selected resort for Russian aristocracy in XIX when Russian noble man, Prince Vorontsov had the palace erected for him in Alupka. For its incredible beauty, Palace of Prince Vorontsov in Alupka is still the pride of this resort. It was Vorontsov’s Palace that was the first among numerous resort villas in Alupka. Founded in XIX century, the Vorontsov’s Park in Alupka is a splendid masterpiece of landscape art. Mixture of the sea air breeze, delicate aroma of pine trees and fine scent of blossoming subtropical plants create a special atmosphere of traditional Crimean resort. Everyone who visits this fantastic place feels its healing effect.
Climatic characteristics make this resort very comfortable for rest. This part of Crimea is not exposed to the cold high winds, and it is secured by the shield of Mountain Ai-Petri plato.
Average temperature of January – February is + 3 + 4 C degrees; Temperature in August is + 24,6 C degrees; annual number of sunshine is 2 150 hours; average humidity is 69 %. Swimming season is May – October with average seawater temperatures of 22 - 28 C degrees.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Southern Coast of Crimea, Laspi Bay)
Gaspra is a resort settlement of South Crimea. It is located 12 km westwards from Yalta. Gaspra is one of the best resorts of South Crimea. Mountain range Ai-Petri hides it thoroughly from nasty weather and strong winds. Swimming season in Gaspra lasts till late October. Climate in Gaspra is mild in winter with + 4 C degrees of January average temperature. Precipitation is 675 mm per year. There are many sanatoria, spa and holiday hotels, resort hotels and beaches in Gaspra. Rest in Gaspra is a combination of comfortable rest in warm climate, recreation and treatment, pleasure from the scenic landscapes and unique monuments of architecture. In particular, lots of Tavr necropolis are well preserved here, including Roman tower Kharaks that was built Ante Christum. Noble Russian princes has built castles and villas within Gaspra territory. World –known symbol of the Crimea, Castle Swallow’s Nest is also located in Gaspra.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Southern Coast of Crimea, Gaspra)
Guszuf is an urban community and climatic resort. It is situated 11 km to the east of Yalta. Mountain semicircle of 1 500 m height secures Gurzuf from the cold winds blowing from the north. There is Ayu-Dag Mountain on the East and cape Martyan on the west. All beaches of Guzuf are natural pebbly. Don’t miss a chance to visit a wonderful Gruruf Park when you have rest in Gurzuf. The park was founded in 1803, 10 years earlier than the famous Nikita Botanic Garden. Exotic south plants are growing on a small lot (12 hectares) of rocky land. There are many fountains in the park. An impressive fountain singles out by its mystic beauty. The fountain Night is a sculpture copy of German artist, Bergner. The park hosts sculptures of many outstanding poets, writers and well-known people: Adam Mitskevich, Leciya Ukrainka, Fyodor Shalyapin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky. Intercity trolleybus Simferopol – Alushta – Yalta is in the vicinity of Gurzuf.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Southern Coast of Crimea, Gursuf)
An urban resort settlement Koreyiz is located in the centre of South Crimea. It was mentioned in VIII century AD for the first time. In XV century Koreyiz is a small village and today its population is about 17 thousand inhabitants. Koreyiz is hidden by the Mountain Ai-Petri on the North. Distance from Koreyiz to Yalta is 20 km, to Simferopol – 110 km. Koreyiz has a special attraction, a mansion house of the princess Golytsyna, dated back to XIX century, that had been one of the first resort villas of South Crimea. Ancient villa was purchased by Prince Yusupov in early XX century. According to the project of architect Krasnov , the palace had been built in the style of New Roman with elements of Italian Renaissance. There are many resort and holiday hotels, sanatoria, boarding houses etc . in Koreyiz.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Southern Coast of Crimea, Koreyiz)
Black Sea resort settlement, Kurpaty is only within 8,5 km distance from Yalta. Kurpaty is one of the best climatic resorts of South Crimea seashore. Kurpaty has all opportunities for a perfect rest due to great natural resources concentrated here. Scenic mountain landscapes, rich subtropical greenery, healing mild microclimate, cleanliness and tranquility are attractive for visitors. Kurpaty is a popular among vacationers who are looking for secluded rest near the sea. Kurpaty has also great selection of active sports to suite any taste. Combination of mountain forest air and sea breeze produces healing effect, so it is easy to have sea rest and professional medical care at the same time. Climatic conditions are favorable for treatment of respiratory diseases. Climate is semi-subtropical here, without sustainable changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure regime. Summer is sunny and dry with average temperature of 24 C Degree. Kurpaty is one of 5 warmest Crimean resorts hidden in greenery of pines, cypresses, junipers and other evergreen plants. Sea air saturated with pine tree volatiles is beneficial for the health. Rich history of South Crimea is truly versatile. In Kurpaty you will witness a number of amazing highlights waiting to be explored.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Southern Coast of Crimea, Kurpaty)
Miskhor is a resort settlement founded in middle ages. Its name stands for Village in the Middle. Like Crimea is called a jewel of East Europe, Miskhor can be named a gem of Crimea. Steep rocky shores of Ai-Todor Cape in Miskhor are gradually turned into a strip of beaches stretching for some 7 km long. Subtropical evergreen parks hide beautiful whitestone buildings of Miskhor sanatoria. There are over 20 sanatoria and spa centres in Miskhor. Pine grove stretches uphill above the park area. Warm and mild moderately humid climate made Miskhor one of the best resorts of Crimean seashore. Average temperatures of July and August is + 25 C, September + 21 C, May and October + 16 C degrees. Founded in the end of XVII century, Miskhorsky park is a masterpiece of landscape art. Today it is even more gorgeous with a colour musical fountain and about to 100 species of exotic plants, trees and shrubs within the 21,3 hectare of the park land. A famous attraction is a Mermaid of Miskhor, a bronze statue of a girl erected in seaside waters of Miskhor beach.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Southern Coast of Crimea, Парковое)
Resort Foros is an urban settlement in Yalta Region of South Crimea near Cape of Sarych. Foros is the southernmost centre of Crimea and Ukraine. Today Foros offers rest for any taste and budget. Foros is a clean, quiet and tranquil place with modern well-developed tourism infrastructure. Subtropical Mediterranean climate with mild winters (average temperature of January is +4 +5 C), long and hot (not scorching) summers is a natural source of health for the tourists who come here for rest and recreation. Foros is a favorite resort of the government leaders with a number of modern villas built in late soviet period. Villa Zarya is situated in Foros. The villa is notable for being a place of confinement in 1991 during the Putch period for Mikhail Gorbachov, the first and the last president of the USSR. Another great attraction of Foros is the Church of St. Resurrection built on the rocky hill above Foros with a great view of resort and the seashore.
Russia / Russian Federation (Crimea, Southern Coast of Crimea, Foros)
Yalta is a universally recognized resort of South Crimea and is an international sea port of South Crimea and Ukraine. Yalta resort is an administrative center of sustainable territory of Big Yalta in South Crimea, the territory is 70 km long. Subtropical climate of Yalta is featured by subtropical climate with mild and rainy winter, chilly spring and warm autumn. Average July temperature is + 24 Celsius degree. Average temperature of January is + 4 C degree. Snow cover is kept for only a few days per winter. Summer season starts in May and ends in September. The best weather is in September and in the beginning of October. Lots of greenery growing in moderate – subtropical climate looks like a green park with picturesque drops of white buildings. Among the plants of Yalta there are Crimea and Mediterranean pine trees, juniper, oak, beech, cornel, yew trees and exotics: cypress, magnolia, wisteria and fan palm trees. Yalta is one of cultural centers in Ukraine with numerous festivals and public events in summer. Yalta hosts cinema and theatre festivals, International TV and Cinema Forum, International Festival of classic music “Planet Stars”, festival “The sea of friends”,” Near the Black sea”, Barman Arts Freestyle festival, Crimea Music Fest. Yalta fireworks festival takes place in the second week of August, just before the City Day of Yalta. A wonderful combination of picturesque architecture with many buildings dated back to XIX – XX century and scenic mountain landscape make Yalta a nice place to visit. During Tsar’s time it was a favourite place for Russian nobility who went to Yalta after the Romanov’s family who had founded here royal summer houses in Oreanda and Livadia.