to bask in the rays of a southern sun
The Crimea is one of Ukraine’s most popular tourists centers famous for its resorts at Yalta, Alushta, Gurzuf, Foros and Yevpatoria. Located almost in the middle between the equator and the Northern Pole, the Crimean Peninsula is washed by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
It is a unique meeting place of mountains and the seas, rivers and lakes, the boundless steppe and massy forests. Three ridges of the Crimean Mountains rise over the sea like fortress walls, turning the local climate of the southern coast into a subtropical oasis. As to the number of sunny days, it is a match of Nice and other Mediterranean resorts. Unclouded sunshine, mountain and sea air, beaches, peloids (mud prepared and used for therapeutic purposes), and mineral water springs – all this make up the generous gifts of Crimea’s nature. Everywhere along the southern coast tourists will be enveloped by the inviting shade of typical subtropical vegetation – palms, fig and magnolia trees, as well as almond and spruce groves. The famous Nikitsky Botanical Gardens at Yalta have brought together a vast and representative collection of the world’s flora. The Crimea is also an intriguing crossing point of cultures and civilizations with a rich mythological and historical background that evokes real pleasure upon acquaintance.
Apart from being an important historical and cultural center, the city of Odessa can prove to be a godsend, if your mind is set on leisure and recreation on the Black Sea Coast. Its mild climate, sun-swept sandy beaches, and magnificent architecture create an inimitable image of this seaport city. The glimmering seascapes that open from the cool under the luxurious shady plane trees lining the central embankment lend a particular charm to Odessa the local residents as well as numerous guests find difficult to resist. A large number of concert halls, discotheques, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and a modern aqua park are there to offer varied and sparkling entertainment.