Today, Pavel Kozlovsky (Pavlosaurus) decided to offer us ready-made recipes for how to relax in Feodosia, with advice and the necessary data. I hope this information is useful for vacationers in Crimea.
In my youth, every summer I lived in Feodosia (Crimea) for 2-3 months. It was like that for 15 years. Now I only come there for 2 weeks. And I bring with me not only my family, but also my friends. Then I realized that it is not so easy to spend time actively and interestingly in 2 weeks. You start to rush 🙂
This post is a story about 3 must-see places. All of them are related to the ancient extinct volcano Kara-Dag. We can say that these places are - «Golden triangle of Kara-Dag»:)
In truth, in the last years of the existence of the USSR and, especially, during the early «squares» Ukraine, these places began to look worse. But the natural potential is so great that it is still worth a visit..
The main advice: to go to Feodosia, then to break off on an excursion to the same Yalta, in my opinion, is unprincipled. Feodosia is located in the southeastern part of Crimea, away from the Crimean mastodons: Yalta, Sevastopol, Evpatoria, Alushta. Therefore, it is better to plan a separate vacation to visit the South and Southwest Crimea. In Feodosia and the surrounding area there are many places worthy of attention.
But if you are in Feodosia and you have only 2 weeks, then do not miss the opportunity to visit Kara-Dag. I propose to do this
1. Boat trip to Kara-Dag.
What are we watching? Kara-Dag («Black Mountain») Is an ancient volcanic system. At the moment, the volcano is not active. However, the bizarre shapes of the mountains, reminiscent of fairytale characters and real objects, give the impression.
If you are lucky with a guide, they will share with you stories and interesting facts from the history of not only Kara-Dag, but also places along the route: Cape Ilya, Dvukhyakornaya Bay, the village of Koktebel, Cape Chameleon and other places.
At the final point of the voyage is the Golden Gate (pictured), next to which the boat stops for sea bathing of passengers. Very clear water!
Technical data. Boat trip. 2 times a day. Takes 4-5 hours. Either in the morning (departure - 9 am) or in the evening (departure - 15-16 hours).
• In the high season (August), I recommend arriving 20-30 minutes before departure. I had a case when even with the tickets bought, my wife and I could not find a place on the boat.
• If you are not yet sufficiently tanned and burn frequently, postpone your trip to the end of your vacation. On a boat, the sun will treat you not only from the sky, but also reflecting off the water. It won't seem a little 🙂 Even very strong creams do not always help.
• I like evening walks more: the sun is not so active and there are fewer people. Apparently, the rest are getting ready for discos 🙂
2. Hike along the Ordzhonikidze bays - Planerskoe (Koktebel)
What to watch? This route will not be offered to you by local tour operators. It is difficult for them to predict the time, and there is not much to tell here. And you can just admire the views and swim in the sea without a guide, though?
I talked about this trip in detail in a separate post on my blog..
What are we watching? The biological station is a place for scientific research of the nature of the Kara-Dag and the Black Sea. This place is located near the Kara-Dag, in the village of Kurortnoye.
The main attraction is the dolphinarium. In summer, performances are held twice a day for holidaymakers. In 2010, 2 dolphins and 2 fur seals performed.
The show is very interesting. Not only children are delighted, but also adults. Dolphins swim fast, jump high, bring and throw balls, draw and dance. Seals are also keen on ball and ring work.
The only thing that is a little annoying is the insistent desire of the Biostation to make money. Within 40 minutes of the presentation, an auction and a paid lottery were held. After the end of the show - a paid photo session with animals. Breeze of time, what to do.
Also on the territory there is a small aquarium and various interesting plants. You can swim in a small bay.
Technical data. A boat trip from Koktebel, on a regular or excursion bus from Feodosia. Performances - 2 times a day (in the morning and about 15 hours). Takes 40 minutes.
• Those who sit close to the pool will almost certainly leave wet: dolphins jump high and fall hard 🙂
• Better to go in the afternoon. Less people in the dolphinarium.
• It's stuffy inside the dolphinarium. Don't forget to bring water and a camera 🙂
Great impressions of the trip and I will be glad to hear your comments here or on my blog..