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You were planning to come to Crimea but you are still hesitating: little information available for a land rich in history and sunshine, which remains a mystery for many Europeans. More than a guide to Crimea, we offer you stories to discover a little Crimea in southern Ukraine to simply make you want to come see us and fall in love with the peninsula as many have done before you. Practical advice for your trip, charming hotels or apartments for rent in Simferopol, Yalta or Sebastopol.
Prince Vladimir is baptized in Chersonese. Crimea is the cradle of orthodoxy. Almost at the same time the Genoese arrive by the me followed by their rivals, the Venetians. The Genoese will leave their mark on the Crimean coasts and many vestiges are still visible today in Blaklava, Inkermann or in Feodossia.
The Tatars will dominate the Crimea for several centuries and in 1783 Crimea becomes part of the Russian Empire. It was the start of a new period in the history of the peninsula. Roads, palaces, villas are built and parks developed. Vines are replanted. The Crimean War from 1854 to 1856 destroyed part of Crimea including Sebastopol. From 1860 the southern coast of Crimea with its enchanting climate became the summer residence of the Russian Imperial family who bought land in Livadia, Oreanda and vacations in Crimea became fashionable among the aristocracy, the nobility, Russian intellectuals and merchants.
After the revolution of 1917 and the civil war all the palaces and private villas were transformed into sanatoriums for the workers. A new period of construction began but it was interrupted by World War II. In the fall of 1941, Crimea was occupied by the German army and would not be liberated until the spring of 1944. In 1954, Crimea was attached to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The peninsula will continue to be the vacation destination for millions of workers and the nomenklatura.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Crimea remained in Ukraine but became autonomous in 1994. With a population of 2.5 million people where more than 80 ethnic groups are represented, Crimea is still the resort center. many vacationers from the CIS but is also becoming popular with many European tourists. The official languages in Crimea are Russian, Ukrainian and Tartar.
Crimea is the best place for all types of tourism. The Crimean mountains attract travelers: hikers and climbers. Crimea is also a cavers' paradise with many caves, including one of the largest in Europe in the vicinity of Simferopol. The Grand Canyon, the waterfalls of Uchansu, the mountains: Aï-Petri and Cheterdag, it is a change of scenery guaranteed in a preserved environment. Exploring Crimea by bicycle also offers great opportunities. The number of diving centers in Crimea are also growing.
Among the most popular cities of Crimea Yalta, Sevastopol, Feodosia, Soudak, Novy Svet, Alushta, Alupka, Gurzuf, Partenit, Yevpatoriya and many others. The most famous tourist sites are the Livadia Palace where the Yalta conference took place in 1945, the Vorontsov Palace, the Nikita Botanical Garden, the Massandra Palace, the Swallow's Nest, Chersonese and many others.
Beaches of Crimea with warm and clear water are the best place to have a rest after work. You can find a good hotel near the sea with no problem and there are a lot of restaurants and cafes by the sea, you can spend the time as you wish. The Grand CanonMore and more tourists visit Crimea every year: for the past 70 years, the flow of visitors has increased in 100 times!
33 state wildlife nature reserves have been formed (the total square is 51.7% of the island's reserve funds). The National Natural Park "Tavrida" in the Crimean mountain which will place the natural phenomena of the island will be organized. It will occupy about 300 thousand hectares and will save natural complexes, which have special ecological, historical and aesthetic value, and will be used for recreational activities, learning, scientific and cultural purposes.