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I travelled here by public transport on a day trip from Yalta. I can recommend to come here especially if you read about Russian history and the Crimean war for instance.
If you come here don't miss going to the Unesco protected Khersones at the edge of town! For Khersones see the tips under "Off the beaten track".
Sevastopol was founded in 1787 by Russian sailors, shortly after the annexion through Catherine II. The city and its surroundings have 38 bays. Until in the 1990s the city was a closed one due the navy. Today both the Ukrainian and the Russian navies have their home here.
But already in 422 till 421 BC the Greeks founded Khersones. So this area has been settled for a very long time by people from various tribes and nations.
- Pros:History, sun and fun!
- In a nutshell:A must on a Crimea trip!
If you are not prepared for a 10-15 minutes' walk then you better take a taxi. Otherwise you can take a trolleybus no.... more travel advice
Khersones is since 1996 protected by Unesco. The town was founded by the Greeks in 5th century BC. This Greek colony was... more travel advice
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