Pictures of Alupka, Crimea
Including Simeiz and Vorontsov Palace
Alupka is a small resort town about 15 km southwest of Yalta in the warmest zone of Crimea's South Shore. There are a number of Soviet-era sanatoriums here, as well as numerous private homes that accept vacationers. The town center has some cafes, discotheques, and even an old movie theater.
The section of coastline within Alupka is mostly wild and accessible to anyone via Alupka Park, one of several major landscape parks along the Crimean Black Sea coast. Within the park is Vorontsov Palace, a must-see for anyone visiting the Alupka area.
Further west is the quiet resort of Simeiz, with a number of sanatoriums similar to Alupka. Above these towns rise the Ay-Petri mountain ridge, accessible by cable car from Miskhor a few miles to the east of Alupka or by minibus or taxi from the Yalta bus station.