Pictures of Koktebel, Crimea
Koktebel today is one of Crimea's best-known resorts and has been attracting more and more wealthy visitors despite its conspicuous lack of infrastructure. Koktebel is a half-hour drive from Feodosiya and less than an hour from Sudak by bus.
Maximilian Voloshin — a Russian writer and painter who lived from 1877 to 1932 — made the village of Koktebel famous by inviting prominent scientists, artists, writers, and intelligentsia to his fancy library-like home, which is a museum today.
Koktebel became associated with the naturism movement in Voloshin's time, and it remains a haven for nudists to this day. They gather at the edges of the long city beach, but they are being squeezed further out by mass tourism and Koktebel's development as an elitist resort. Today Koktebel is more famous for its wines and cognacs.