Summer holidays in Crimea
Crimea as a resort began to develop in the second half of the XIX century. Since then, he has gained fame as a resting place of the Russian imperial family, an all-Union health resort in Soviet times and a picturesque place of modern relaxation.
Rest in Crimea is a great alternative to abroad. It has everything: unique nature, favorable mild climate and fresh sea air, a variety of landscapes, mineral water springs and healing mud, stunning architecture … Crimea is not only a great place for active and beach holidays, but also a healing resort, because there is a large number sanatoria and boarding houses. Currently, a tourist destination is actively developing in Crimea.
The Crimean peninsula is located in the southern European part of Russia. From the south and west the peninsula is washed by the Black Sea, from the east – by the waters of the Sea of Azov. It should be noted that the Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world, with a maximum depth of 13.5 meters. The depth of the Black Sea, rapidly increasing from the coast, reaches its maximum mark of 2210 meters.
In a relatively small territory of Crimea, diverse landscapes are concentrated: the northern and central parts of the peninsula are plains, the relief of the southern regions is mountainous. In Crimea, you can find sandy and pebble beaches, picturesque bays, numerous grottoes, mines and caves, steep cliffs and even cooled volcanic mountains.
On the territory of Crimea there are over 50 salt lakes and more than 250 rivers! The longest river of the Crimean peninsula is Salgir, the most full-flowing is the Belbek river. Rivers often form cascades of waterfalls, unique canyons and gorges, which, due to their beauty, are very popular among tourists.
The best time to relax on the Crimean coast is from late May to mid-October. The rest of the time Crimea is also not without tourists, which is facilitated by ski resorts and the rich historical heritage of Crimea. May is well suited for recreation for lovers of rich excursion programs. It’s still cold to swim, but at the end of May the air temperature warms up to 25 ° C. In June, it becomes noticeably warmer, you can sunbathe with might and main, but the water in the sea is still cool. The second half of July and August is the hottest time for a vacation in Crimea: the air can warm up to levels above 40 ° C, and the water temperature can be 24–27 ° C.
On the southern coast of Crimea, it is somewhat cooler due to the presence of cold currents. In June, you can fully enjoy cherries and cherries, in July – peaches and apricots, in August-September – grapes. In the Sea of Azov, water warms up faster; during the high season, the water temperature reaches 27–28 ° C. The shallow waters of the Sea of Azov are a big plus for families with small children, however, strong winds can cause clouding of the water.
September is a velvet month for relaxing on the Crimean coast. It’s not so hot during the day, and the bathing temperature is still comfortable, as in the hot summer months. Evenings cool. In the second half of September, rains and slight unrest are possible. October is suitable for lovers of secluded relaxation. The weather this month is set to truly autumn.
WHAT DOES CRIMEA MEAN?
The Crimean peninsula is famous for its stunning architecture – palaces, estates and estates. One of the main attractions of Crimea is the Livadia Palace, which served as the summer residence of Russian emperors. The Livadia Palace is located in the Yalta region, in the village of Livadia. No less famous is the Swallow’s Nest located on the south bank – the palace-castle, built on a sheer cliff 40 meters high.
Do you remember the poem of A.S. Pushkin’s “Bakhchisarai Fountain”? The Bakhchisaray Palace, sung by the poet, which is the former residence of the Crimean khans, is also in the Crimea! Sights of Crimea can be listed for a long time: famous palaces, beautiful temples and churches, reserves, canyons, mountains, caves …
REST IN CRIMEA
Crimean resorts are located on various coasts of the peninsula. The most popular tourist area is the Southern Coast of Crimea (South Coast), which includes such famous resorts as Yalta, Sudak, Alupka, Alushta, as well as resort villages Gurzuf, Simeiz, Foros and others. The south of Crimea is distinguished by mountainous terrain, pebble and gravel beaches. Resorts on the south coast are located relatively close to each other. Close to the Mediterranean subtropical climate, clean mountain air are the factors that have a beneficial effect on the health of tourists vacationing here.
The most famous holiday destinations on the east coast are the resorts of Feodosia, Koktebel, Novyi Svet, Kerch. The majestic mountain landscapes of the eastern part of Crimea smoothly turn into calm plains. The beaches of this coast are sandy, sand-gravel with a small shell, gravel-pebble. The sandy beach of Feodosia, called Golden, became widely known. The beaches of the Sea of Azov, in the vicinity of the city of Shchelkino, also boast good beaches.