Sights in Balaklava
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In the naval museum you can breach the huge nuclear-blast-proof doors and wander some of the 600m of the former repair docks, mess rooms and thankfully now empty arsenal on a one-hour-long guided tour. When MTV launched in Ukraine in 2007, this is where it held the party. But take a jumper; it gets chilly inside.
Unsurprisingly, others discovered this wonderful cove before the British navy; the settlement is about 2500 years old and even mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as a pirate's den. Today, the oldest surviving reminders of earlier habitation are the three towers from the 15th-century Genoese Fortress of Cembalo. These are probably still under scaffolding, as there's an (overly?) ambitious plan to reconstruct the entire fortress.