Crimea Travel Guide

Browse travel reviews, 2 travel blogs and 108 travel photos from real travelers to Crimea.

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Crimea Overview

Crimea is a beautiful region on the Black Sea, narrowly attached to the Ukrainian mainland, with the weather which is very much Mediterranean. Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, is rarely a place of interest. In most cases the city is a place of transit to the coast. Crimea is the location of Sevastopol, Russian naval fleet in the Black Sea. Crimea has been part of of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and Ukraine, but before that, it belonged to the Crimean Tatars and even to Greeks.

The landscape of Crimea is diversed. The coast is quite nice but the beaches are not so good. Accommodation is plentiful and prices are cheap. The whole coast line is dominated by the mountains that tower above them, sometimes reaching up to 1500m. The coastal mountains are formed by ragged limestone that has been shaped into high peaks with canyons, cliffs and valleys. They are made for hikes. Most of the central and northern part of diamond-shaped Crimea is barren.

Crimea is a disputed region claimed by both Ukraine and Russia as part of their territories. Majority of the international community doesn't recognize Crimea as part of Russia and consider the Russian invasion and the annexation of Crimea (2014) illegal. All the recent events make from Crimea an occupied by Russia territory, occupated in violation of all norms of international law and treaties signed by Moscow itself.