Ukraine is a place that has a lot of things to offer when it comes to tourism. There’s the historic capital city or Kiev with ancient ruins and the scenic Dnieper River, there’s Lviv with diverse architectural attractions, there’s Yalta, with the awe-inspiring mountain peaks and seaside resorts, and there’s Odessa–the “Pearl of the Black Sea”–lined with charming squares and stunning architecture.
If it’s an amazing coastline and a place for breathtaking landscapes you’re looking for, Crimea is the place that you’ll definitely adore. This is one of Ukraine‘s most loved destinations when it comes to unparalleled scenery, rich history, charming culture, towering mountains and excellent climate. Many tourists from many parts of the country as well as Russia visit this place every year, and tourists from all over the world are starting to take notice. Here are some of the things to see and do here.
Crimea is particularly known for its scenic resorts, which have served as prime destinations to those who are looking for a holiday of unwinding and being in the midst of the stunning sea. Some of Crimea’s most popular resorts are the following:
Yalta – This resort town is arguably one of the best that you’ll find in Crimea. The beaches here are simply stunning, and have smooth pebbles where you can walk on. Aside from the wonderful waters, the other attractions worth visiting here ate the Livadia Palace, Massandra Palace, the Armenian Church, and if you’re a fan of literary works–the house of Anton Chekhov.
Sudak – This is a coastal city that is home to the Genoese Fortress, which still looks so wonderful today. From here, you will get an amazing view of the stunning Sudak bay. This is a place that has a very significant part of Crimea’s history, so walking around this century-old structure will give you a very rewarding, not to mention educational journey.
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Sevastopol - This port in the Black Sea is where you’ll find lots of historical sites from the Crimean War (specifically in the Panorama Museum, The Black Sea Fleet Museum). This is actually more famous for being a navy town rather than a resort, a place of monuments, war memorials, and historic cathedrals.
Because Crimea has a stunning varied scenery, this place is famous for many recreational activities such as cycling, hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, windsurfing, and a whole lot more.
It is in the town of Bakhchisaray where you will be able to experience and explore some of Crimea’s most stunning mountains that have caves, and forests that are just so perfect for a day of hiking and other types of adventure. The other attractions here that you must not miss are the the historic Khan’s Palace (don’t miss the Crimean Tatar Museum and the Falcon Tower when you’re here), the cliff city of Chufut Kale, and the beautiful Uspensky Cave Monastery.
There are still so much more to see and do in this diverse and historical place, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Have you been to this side of Ukraine? Share with us your experiences, we’d love to hear more stories about this place!