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Top Choice Area in Yalta

Lenin's Embankment

Everyone's favourite pastime in Yalta is walking up and down the seafront nab Lenina and the pedestrian zone along the Uchan-su River, where you'll find a small History Museum and a Catholic church. A popular attrac…
Museum in Yalta

Chekhov House-Museum

With many of Yalta's attractions a short distance away, the Chekhov House-Museum is the only must-see in town. It's sort of The Cherry Orchard incarnate. Not only did Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) pen that classic play …
Winery in Yalta

Massandra Winery

Memoirists claim that Tsar Nicholas II would always keep a flask of Massandra port hidden in his high boot during his daily Sunny path walks, while his wife sipped the very same drink listening to Rasputin's prophes…
International in Yalta

Apelsin

It used to be just one 'Orange' in the park, now there are three – the best outlet has occupied a pier shaped as a Greek galley (built for a Soviet film about Argonauts). Definitely the best place for an early break…
Ukrainian in Yalta

Khutorok La Mer

If this is a khutorok (a traditional Ukrainian farm), then designers must have salvaged it from the bottom of the sea. The menu is also a wild fusion of rural Ukrainian and marine themes. Nothing prevents you from o…
Tatar in Yalta

Lilia

Popular with locals, Lilia is a no-nonsense Crimean Tatar eatery in Yalta's market – located left from the entrance. A typical lunch here would consist of lagman (Uzbek noodle soup), lyulya-kebab (barrel-shaped keba…
Tatar in Yalta

Smak

This simple open-air eatery and takeaway makes more than 10 different kinds of mouthwatering chebureki (10uah), an impressive array of Crimean Tatar dishes, great shashlyks (25uah to 30uah for 100g) and Black Sea fi…
Bar in Yalta

South Cafe

If overexposure to ex-Soviet pop music makes you feel lobotomised, here is a place to escape. DJs, sometimes accompanied with a live bass player, strive to please more sophisticated and cosmopolitain ears. As ever, …
Desserts in Yalta

Blinoteka

Cool, quiet, beige-brown-hued cafe specialising in Russia's favourite comfort food – blyny – filled with just about anything you might wish to find within a rolled sheet of gently fried dough. Some Crimean wines and…
Pub in Yalta

Pinta

Beer drinkers, you are not forgotten in this sweet-wine kingdom! Two Pinta pubs are strategically located on both sides of the promenade. International beer brands, such as Belgian Leffe and Czech Staropramen, are o…