Yalta and Alushta - the most popular resort towns on the coast of the Crimean peninsula.
This versatile place to spend a holiday - they meet the requirements of both the lovers of active holidays and those who enjoy a more relaxed pastime.
What is interesting in Yalta?
Mount Ai-Petri - the card of Yalta. This mountain is located on the territory of Yalta reserve. You can get there in several ways: by cable car, on the car on a dizzying serpentine, the hiking paths. On top of the hill offers an unforgettable view of the city.
The main attraction is considered to Yalta Livadia Palace - the summer residence of the imperial family of the Romanov dynasty. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful park with fountains and sculptures.
In Yalta, you can visit the Massandra Palace, which is also surrounded by a beautiful park. You can also get to taste the famous Crimean wines.
The suburbs of Yalta, which is only a few kilometers from the city, is also rich in attractions.
In Gaspra is Solar trail. This picturesque road 7 km long, leading to the park of Livadia palace to the former summer residence of the Romanov dynasty on the mountain Ai-Todor. Walking along this path will give you a true aesthetic pleasure from the contemplation of natural beauty, clean air and give strength.
Connoisseurs of architecture in the same village the opportunity to visit cottage "Swallow's Nest." This is a copy of a Gothic castle on a rocky cliff.
Vorontsov Palace with the most luxurious fleet in the Crimea is located in the town of Alupka at the foot of Mount Ai-Petri. This palace has an unusual architecture.
In the village Koreiz is Yusupov Palace, which survived several wars and did not suffer from any of them.
If you are planning a vacation with children, they will behappy to visit with you the Yalta zoo "Glade of fairy tales" and Marine Aquarium, which are next to each other. You can also visit the crocodile farm family where you will have the opportunity to see a large number of crocodiles and their babies and learn a lot about them.
Things to do in Alushta?
The first step in Alushta to visit the Valley of Ghosts. The stone sculptures created by nature, for sure, you will be able to impress. Here, at the foot of the mountain Demerdzhi can see Funu fortress.
Walking around the city, look at the courtyard of the house number 15 on the street on April 15 and will see the surviving fragments of the fortress Aluston, which was built in the VI century.
In Alushta you can visit the Aquarium, which features more than 250 species of fish.
The city is one of the best water parks of the Crimea. Aquapark "Almond Grove" consists of 6 swimming pools, 14 water slides, solarium, waterfalls, Jacuzzi, fountains and other attractions.
Fans of outdoor activities should visit the mountain Chater-Dag, which is rich in karst caves. Here you can admire stalagmites, stalactites and underwater lakes.
Do not worry if you run out of time trying to visit all the sights. Should something to stay on your next vacation.