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The resorts of the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula have always attracted thousands of holidaymakers from all over Ukraine and Russia.
The Crimea's southern coast is a narrow strip of land from 2 to 12 km wide beginning at Cape Aya in the west and ending at Mount Karadag that is 577 m high and is located not far from the settlement of Planerskoye.
This strip of land is the coastal part of the southern slope of the Crimean Mountains in the south of Ukraine.
The highest peak of these mountains, Mount Ai-Petri (1,234 m high), is located not far from the city of Yalta, the main resort city of the Southern Coast of Crimea.
Yalta is a resort city and also a large scientific and cultural center of Ukraine.
The name of the city originated from a Greek word yalos that means coast.
The city with the population of about 90,000 inhabitants receives hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Some of them stay at sanatoriums and have medical treatment; others stay at the city hotels and enjoy the sun and the sea.
We, Russian and Ukrainian people, know that Yalta health resort is recommended above all for people suffering from respiratory diseases (bronchitis, catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract and the pharynx, pneumonia, pleurisy, etc.), from diseases of the cardio-vascular and nervous systems, from metabolic disorders and kidney diseases. The climate in this city quickly chases away fatigue and restores strength, calms and invigorates at the same time.
You can see a lot of places connected with the life of a great Russian short story writer Anton Chekhov here: Chekhov Theater, Chekhov monument and Chekhov memorial museum in Yalta. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), a famous Russian short story writer and playwright, used to live here and undergo medical treatment.
There is also a museum of local lore, a literature museum and a city gallery.
Besides, you can have an excursion to the place that is often called Crimea's visiting card : the famous Swallow's Nest , an old castle owned by Baron Steingel and built by Rusian architect A.Sherwood in 1912 on the top of a rock called Aurora Rock. The castle is rather small: width 10 m, length 20 m and height only 12 m, but it is very impressive indeed. That castle has long become one of the symbols of the city. There is a restaurant in the castle now.
There are also excursions to the Botanical Gardens, to the Pear-Tree Forest Glade forest reserve, to the so-called Fairy-Tale Glade and to Uchan-Su waterfall located to the north of the city in Yalta National Park.
Don't miss and excursion to Massandra distillery famous for its wines and have a wine tasting there. In general, follow the advertisements on the board or at your hotel to be able to see as much as possible.
Oreanda is one of the best hotels in Yalta. This is where I used to have lunch during my stay in Yalta.
You can get to Yalta from Simferopol by trolley bus or by bus. If you are in a hurry, you can hire a taxi, which will allow you to stop wherever you like, to take pictures and to enjoy the views to the full.
Happy traveling, friends!
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Town of Happiness
- Pros:Wonderful clean air, sea and lots of amusement and attractions
- Cons:very expensive hotels
- In a nutshell:A nice southern resort
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