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Yalta Mountain Photos, Crimea

Yalta Mountain Pictures The Yalta Mountains (often called Yalta Yayla) rise to 1500 meters above the resort town of Yalta on Crimea's South Shore. There are a number of trails up the mountains from Yalta, but the plateau is most accessible from Ay-Petri. The Ay-Petri plateau basically turns into the Yalta plateau as you head east. Officially, the mountain area belongs to a nature reserve and is off-limits to the public. In practice, however, it is heavily visited by picnickers, hikers,....

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Yalta, Crimea Photos

Pictures of Yalta, Crimea Yalta is perhaps the most famous place in Crimea. Not only was it a prime Soviet holiday spot, but it was the site of Stalin's famous rendezvous with Churchill and Roosevelt at the end of World World II where the fate of Central and Eastern Europe was decided. Yalta is surrounded by an ampitheater of mountains of 1200-1500 m elevation and enjoys a mediterranean micro-climate that is supposedly conducive to health and rejuvenation after disease. Yalta has no....

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Sudak, Crimea Photos

Pictures of Sudak, Crimea Sudak is a very popular Crimean resort on the southeast Black Sea coast. It is most easily reached from Feodosiya, which has train access from Kiev in the summer. From Feodosiya there are numerous buses and taxis that whisk you to Sudak in under an hour. There is also a longer road along the coast from Alushta if you have your own car. Sudak has a long waterfront boardwalk with all kinds of entertainment that beats even Yalta. The resort is not as pricey as....

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Simferopol, Crimea Photos

Pictures of Simferopol, Crimea Simferopol is the administrative and commercial center of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Sevastopol has its own administrative unit). It is a busy, multi-ethnic city with Russians, Ukrainians, Tatars, and large groups of foreign students (esp. Chinese, Turks, and Arabs) who take advantage of the high-quality but low-cost instruction in the Russian language at Simferopol's numerous colleges and universities. Simferopol has an airport and a very busy....

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Sevastopol, Crimea Photos

Pictures of Sevastopol, Crimea Sevastopol is among the top three tourist destinations in Crimea and provides an authentic taste of classic imperial Russia within modern-day Ukraine. The city was established as a military base and port and preserves those functions to this day. Sevastopol has seen a lot of battles, and numerous war memorials attrack history buffs from all over Europe. Russia's Black Sea fleet is stationed in Sevastopol, which is a source of some friction between the....

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