The site where Crimean Tatar khans originally settled in Bakhchysaray now consists of a modest museum, ruins of a public bath, a...
The forested Iosofatova Valley beneath the Chufut-Kale plateau hides a breathtaking and spooky sight. Thousands of moss-covered...
Rising 200m, this long and bluff plateau houses a honeycomb of caves and structures where people took refuge for centuries. It's...
Karavan Sarai Salachik
Hookah pipes replace alcohol at this restaurant, in which individual gazebos with low Turkish-style seating (topchans) are dotted...
Uspensky Monastery information
Stop for a moment and say 'aah!' at possibly the cutest little church in a country absolutely jam-packed with them. Part of the small Uspensky Monastery, the gold-domed church has been built into the limestone rock of the surrounding hill, probably by Byzantine monks in the 8th or 9th century. Whitewashed monks' cells, a 'healing' fountain and tiled mosaics cling to the hillside too. Of course, the Soviets closed the place down, but it's been operating again since 1993.