Tag: crimea

  • Crimea Region

    Yalta

    Yalta is situated on a shallow bay facing south towards the Black Sea, on the site of an ancient Greek colony. It is said that Yalta was found by some Greek sailors many years ago who were looking for a safe shore to land on. Yalta is surrounded by many beautiful woody mountains. It enjoys a spectacular Mediterranean climate with many vineyards and orchards in its vicinity.

  • Political Parties

    Ukraine is a Republic and the current President is Viktor Yanukovych. When it comes to the functioning of Ukraine's government, the President and Prime Minister possess executive power. The Verkhovna Rada holds legislative power. Presidential elections take place by popular vote. Whilst the President is responsible for selecting a Prime Minister and cabinet, it requires the approval of the ...

  • National parks

    Karadag Reserve

    The Karadag Reserve lies amid two cities known as Feodosia and Sudak, which are situated on a piece of the Crimean peninsula on the south-east coast. It is here that a breathtaking abundance of unique and historical geology can be found in the only solitary rocky shoreline massif of the Jurassic period, of about 150 – 160 million years old, in all of Europe. Not forgetting the variety of ...

  • Castles

    Yenikale

    There are many historic fortresses in the Ukraine which are fascinating to explore. One of these military constructions can be found in the city of Kerch, located in the Northeast part of the country in the region of Crimea. The fortress was named Yenikale which, when translated from Turkish, means 'New Fortress'. It was built and completed by the Turks in the late seventeenth century or ...

  • Castles

    Bakhchisaray Palace

    Palaces have always been of enormous fascination to people all around the world. Through the decades of man's civilization the interest in palaces has not changed. Let us take a guided tour through one of the most charming palaces in the world - Bakhchisaray Palace in Crimea, Ukraine.

  • Castles

    Livadia Palace

    The beautiful Livadia Palace was a favorite summer refuge of the last remaining Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and is located in Livadiya, Crimea, in the southern part of Ukraine. It was here that many memorable times were spent with his family before their untimely death by the Bolsheviks after the October Revolution.

  • Religious Sites

    Uspensky Cave Monastery

    Crimea is a region in Ukraine, which is located near the northern coastline of the Black Sea. Crimea's landscape is made up mostly of semiarid grasslands that are enhanced by the magnificent Crimean Mountain range in the background. Another spectacular feature that can be found within Crimea is the unusual Uspensky Cave Monastery.

  • Places of Interest

    Charax

    Crimea, in Ukraine, is the location of a Roman military settlement called Charax. These military settlements were often permanent camps built in such a way so as to protect and hold equipment used by the soldiers when they were not in war. This allowed soldiers out in war zones an opportunity at the end of the day to come back to a proper camp with all the equipment and necessities needed to ...

  • Places of Interest

    Swallows Nest

    Swallow's Nest is a tiny medieval castle which may seem small and unobtrusive, but has been featured in many books and short brochures linked to crime and mystery. Due to this, Swallow's Nest near Crimea - a Republic of Southern Ukraine - has become one of the better-known sights in Ukraine. The castle was built in the early twentieth century between 1911 and 1912 on a cliff that juts out ...

  • National parks

    Cape Martyan Reserve

    There are few coastal nature reserves in Ukraine which hold greater value than the Cape Martyan Reserve. Situated near the city of Yalta, this valuable reserve was established in 1973 and encompasses some 240 hectares of land. This vast natural area falls under the authority of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences. It is also situated near the Nikita Botanical Gardens, which is where ...