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Top Choice Street in Sevastopol

Primorsky Boulevard

The city's bay-facing showcase greets seafarers with an array of whitewashed colonnaded buildings. Fresh from a Russian-funded spruce-up, the boulevard is also a pleasant place to walk or hide from the scorching sun…
Top Choice Museum in Sevastopol

Mikhaylovskaya Battery

A massive piece of fortification seen across the bay from central Sevastopol, the battery served as a hospital when the Russians withdrew to the northern side of the bay during the Crimean War. It has recently been …
Top Choice Ukrainian in Sevastopol

Café Ostrov

Its name inspired by The Island of Crimea – a celebrated novel by dissident writer Vassily Aksyonov – Ostrov displays an elegance unseen elsewhere on the peninsula. The chef plays a virtuoso game with homegrown prod…
Ruins in Sevastopol

Khersones

The ruins of the ancient Greek city founded in 422 BC are of great significance to local visitors. This is the place where Volodymyr the Great was famously baptised into Christianity in AD 988, launching what would …
Breakfast in Sevastopol

Kofein

No other Kofein outlet in Ukraine can boast such a scenic location – with a terrace perched above Yuzhnaya (Southern) bay, where Russian navy ships are moored. The smartly designed picture menu makes it easier to ch…
Bar in Sevastopol

Qbar

Qbar has played down the gay theme, though drag queen shows still occasionally take place. But they keep their promise not to let anyone leave hungry, sober or sad. This Rhodes-styled courtyard is the place to hang …
Memorial in Sevastopol

Panorama of Sevastopol's Defence

The focus of Sevastopol's wartime memories, this is a circular building, its inner wall covered in a mammoth-sized painting. Supplemented with 3D props, it brings to life the 349-day siege of Sevastopol. Entry is on…
Dumplings in Sevastopol

Varenichnaya Pobeda

Here is the original retro-Soviet dumpling shop, which has exploded into the pan-Ukrainian Katyusha chain. The menu features Ukrainian varenyky and Russian pelmeni dumplings with all conceivable fillings. The interi…
Museum in Sevastopol

Black Sea Fleet Museum

Full of ship models and Crimean War snippets, this small museum is visually impressive, even though all inscriptions are in Russian. The upper-floor exhibition is less interesting and reflects the Soviet view of the…
Beach in Sevastopol

Cape Fiolent

The southernmost tip of Sevastopol municipality is a spot of a rare, Le Grand Bleu type of beauty. But this aesthetic pleasure comes at a cost – an 800-step descent from the cliff-top Georgievsky monastery to the ci…