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Castle in Sudak

Genovese Fortress

Its vertiginous location is one of the major appeals of Sudak's Fortress. This once-impregnable complex is perched on a massive seaside cliff and in true Ukrainian fashion you're allowed to clamber all over it, at t…
Tatar in Sudak


This Tatar-run place with wicker chairs on a beachside terrace is popular for its relaxed, almost Goan ambience and stunning views of the illuminated fortress in the evening. Italian and Japanese food on the menu ar…
Theatre in Sudak

Genovese Helmet

Every summer the Genoese fortress plays host to the medieval festival Genoese Helmet, where you can watch actors dressed as knights fight with swords or ‘storm’ the fortress on horseback. Stalls offer black-smithing…