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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.

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  • Pros:History, sun and fun!
  • In a nutshell:A must on a Crimea trip!
  • Last visit to Sevastopol': May 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nov 3, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    another nice page with lovely photos. i have heard alot of sevastopol of course in history classes. nice to 'discover' your pages!

  • wishibroughtless's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2010 at 4:05 AM

    RE: ROTTING AWAY Actually, these 4 missile frigates tucked away in the little bay behind Chersonesus are some of the most capable ships in the Black Sea Fleet - they are all operational and were all deployed to fight in the Georgian conflict in 2008.

  • ola_s's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2009 at 6:39 AM

    This building is officially called "The palace of childhood and youth", and it's a place where a lot of courses, study and hobby groups for children are located. There is also a professional Dance Theatre in the building.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2008 at 3:33 AM

    It's an interesting and attractive destination, you're right! Vielen Dank und alles Gute in der Zukunft!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2006 at 1:31 PM

    an interesting page about a city I sometimes passed by in a big distance by cruiseship, and in the times of cold war there was no way to get there at all...

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2006 at 1:35 PM

    Fabulantastic page..Sevastopol is definitely among the places I would love to visit one day. These former Soviet military bases have a certain fascination, haven't they? Keep up the good work ... :o)

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2006 at 12:42 PM

    Thanks, Sonja, great work! I happened to be in Sevastopol in 1967. I'm going to Crimea on this Russian Roghdestvo (January,7). May be i'll happen to visit Sevastopol one more time, but not shure...

  • Dec 6, 2006 at 9:00 AM

    I think the tree came first!! Another nice page Sonja - You do visit some very interesting places. Thanks for sharing :))


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