"Crimean Capital" Top 5 Page for this destination Simferopol by yumyum

Simferopol Travel Guide: 90 reviews and 168 photos

Passing through...

We arrived by night train from Odessa and decided to have a quick look before continuing to Yalta.

Simferopol was founded in 1784 a year after Crimea was annexed by Russia. In fact Simferopol and its surroundings were already settled in stone age. One of the oldest left over of a settlement found is about 50'000 years old. Then it was the Scythes from about 6-7th century BC until 4th century AD which founded Neapolis. The Huns consequently left it in ruins. In the 30s of the 18th century Russian troops came to Crimea and destroyed in 1736 Ak-Mechet (White Mosque), the Crimean Tataran settlement, which stood where today is Simferopol.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:relaxing town
  • Cons:very dusty
  • In a nutshell:worth to have a look around
  • Last visit to Simferopol: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2006
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  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    I don't think we'll spend much time in Simferopol, it doesn't seem like there is much there besides the airport and train connections!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2008 at 3:40 AM

    Yeah... our pickpockets are very deft and inventive! Thanks for your page and pictures!

  • Dec 6, 2006 at 8:57 AM

    The Salgir river banks look like a beautiful place for a stroll! Nice page! :))

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2006 at 9:19 AM

    Thanks Sonja, you are doing just what Russian and Ukrainian VTs should do long ago... I'm thinking over my trip to Crimea where havn't been since Soviet times. A good idea!

  • Irinna's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 1:11 AM

    Crimean pages are really rarities on VT! And Simferopol looks so nice on your photos/

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 12:28 AM

    nice page. I'd like to see Crimea one day againa. Month ago my friends returned and they were very happy to be there for holidays. Even in autumn weather

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 12:51 PM

    an interesting page about quite a remote and unknown place ! Thanks for sharing, Sonja !

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2006 at 1:05 PM

    Very interesting page .. I would love to visit Crimea one day .... I only once saw the Riga to Simferopol train passing through Siauliai in Lithuania... *verybigsmile* :o)

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