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A few words about Crimea

The Crimean peninsula (Krym)occupies the territory of 26 000 sq. km. There are 30 curative lakes, 120 thermal medical sources, 10 thousand monuments of a history and culture on the peninsula. The Crimea (Krim) attracts mountain bikers, tourists, rock climbers etc. Mountains consist of three ridges: the Main, which maximal height is 1545 meters above sea level, the Internal, represented by separate rocky massifs which heights are 500-600 meters, and the External, which height is insignificant. The Southern coast is known for its mild climate.

Guided tours in Crimea with a private guide Sergey Sorokin

Swallow's Nest Castle

Crimea. Southern Coast

Southern coast of Crimea is a region from Alushta to Balaklava. The climate is mild and the humidity is moderate. The average annual temperature is + 13-14C. This region is closed from Northern winds by the main ridge of Crimean mountains. Up on the plateau (up to 1200m. above sea level) the average annual temperature is +5 +8C and in the spring and autumn frosts occur. Tourists are attracted not only by the sea and mountains, but also by remarkable palace and museum complexes surrounded by parks. One can visit White Livadia palace (exposition: Yalta conference of 1945, The Romanovs in the Crimea); Massandra palace, Vorontsov palace, Swallow's Nest Castle, Chekov's house in Yalta and Gurzuf etc.

Yalta. Sea-front promenade

Yalta

Yalta is a city on Southern coast of the Crimean peninsula. The climate is mild and similar to the Mediterranean. The average annual temperature is +13.2C and the humidity is moderate. There are about 80,000 inhabitants. The Big Yalta region stretches from Foros to Gurzuf (70 km). It is surrounded with high mountains. The perfect landscape is combined with a magnificent historical past.

Guided tour: Yalta, Palaces...

Church-Lighthouse near to Alushta

Crimea. South-East coast

South-east Crimeano_stro begins from Alushta. For many people this region is "terra incognita". The climate is dry: near Sudak the average annual precipitation 300 mm. The sea at coast is rather shallow and beaches are pebbled. The massif Karabi (mountain plateau) dominating over East Crimea is the place the heart of a cave explorer beats for. It is territory of ancient volcanoes, tall beech woods, medieval fortresses, cozy bays.

Guided tour: Sudak, Novyi Svet

Cave town Eski-Kermen

South-West of Crimea: area near Bakhchisarai

South-west of Krim is an area with a moderate humidity: 500 mm is average annual precipitation. Slopes of mountains are covered with pine and juniper trees. It is the land of cave cities, canyons of the fast rivers, picturesque uplands.

Guided tour: Bakhchisarai, Ai-Petri, Sevastopol
Hiking tours: Cave town Eski-Kermen
Crimean Stonehenge

scuttled ships monument in Sevastopol

Sevastopol

Heroic pages of the Crimean war 1853-1856 and World War Two are connected to Sevastopol. This also the well known archeological monument - the antique city of Chersonesus attracts visitors. In 988, the Russian prince Vladimir the Grand has been baptized here and then christened the Rus. 15 km to the south from Sevastopol, in Balaklava, the English Navy was during the Crimean war. The Balaclava helmet, cardigan and raglan sleeve are originally from here. In Balaklava it was the heroic and useless attack of Light Brigade... The bloody war which began with the farewell waving of queen Victoria's hanky and finished with late regret of lord Sinckler...

Guided tour: Sevastopol, Balaklava, Inkerman

Sergey Sorokin. Private tours in Crimea 2017