The Crimean peninsula - one of the favorite holiday destinationsRussians and a popular tourist destination for fans of the architectural and natural attractions. When asked what the sea in Crimea, many people forget that in addition to the peninsula is washed by the Black and Azov Sea yet, and therefore there is a possibility to choose the resort on the mood and needs.
Azov - the sea or a lake?
Small footprint and shallow depth of the Azov SeaCrimea may be puzzled: why not call it a lake? Still, scientists believe that the term "sea" the only correct, although a maximum depth of 13 meters very very difficult to call the sea.
Azov Sea belongs to the Atlantic basin andwith its complex system of natural water bodies. It connects to the Black Sea via the Strait of Kerch, then its waters mixed with the Sea of Marmara through the Bosporus and the Aegean - through the Dardanelles. Caught in the waters of the Mediterranean, the Sea of Azov water through the Straits of Gibraltar fall into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Azov Sea has a number of interesting features:
- It refers to the flat seas and because of the remoteness of the Atlantic is the most continental in the world.
- Sea of Azov freezes often, and in cold winters - almost entirely. Ice-free southern areas remain because of higher salinity relative to other regions.
- The water temperature in summer reaches 25 degrees, and in winter, because of the shallow water and low salt content, can drop to freezing point values.
What Sea washes the Crimea?
Still, the main sea Crimea, no doubt,Black. On its coast there are the main resorts and health resorts, sanatoriums and rest homes. The Black Sea washes much of the coastline of the Crimean peninsula and forms the bays - Theodosia, Karkinitsky and Calamita.
On the territory of Crimea are subdivided into three major resorts in the region, known as South Beach with the center of Yalta, with the West Coast resort of Yevpatoriya and South-East with Sudak and Feodosia headed.
The Black Sea is essential forthe formation of the climate of the peninsula. On the southern part of the coast the climate is characterized as subtropical, the water is warmed up in the summer to +26 degrees, and comfortable weather is observed even in the late autumn and winter. For the rest of the peninsula is characterized by a temperate continental climate, and the weather here is largely forms the proximity of the Black Sea.