Alushta (Alushta) – a city on the southern coast of the Crimea in fifty kilometers from Simferopol (Simferopol on the map of the Crimea). The city itself is the center of the city district of Alushta (also called Big Alushta), which still includes the popular resort towns and villages of Rybachye, Solnechnogorskiy, Rock, Partenit, Privetnoye, Azure. The city's population is slightly less than 30,000. Despite the small population, the city has an impressive size and stretches for almost seven kilometres.
The history of the city began around the sixth century, built on the site of the fortress Aluston. Its ruins are still one of the main historical attractions of the city, but they little left. The status of a town settlement was granted only in 1902.
Today Alushta is among the most developed beach resorts of Crimea. Rest in Alushta is very popular and is second only to Yalta, while constantly competing with the rest in Feodosia and Yevpatoriya. This is really a good place for those who consider a holiday in Yalta too noisy, besides the beaches, the situation is slightly better, though the perfect of them here can not be called. Another advantage of Alushta - lower prices than in Yalta.
Rest in Alushta
Rest in Alushta beach and entertainment. Of course, to mention here the beaches are good can be a stretch, but thanks to the sea, the promenade, well-developed infrastructure and attractions for tourists, this place has earned the love of tourists.
Beaches in Alushta are mainly pebbled, and not the most beautiful in the region. In the city centre, we can say that the beaches are not even there, so they are unsuitable for comfortable bathing. Along the shore is a concrete promenade, the beach is divided into sections of fifty meters of concrete breakwaters, a portion of which is constantly closed or belongs to sanatoriums and children's camps. The water is predominantly clear, at least clearer than in Yalta. The beach clean of debris. There is a whole range of water activities from rides on bananas and ending with rental motor boats. What was really bad is the lack of beautiful views and some beaches are just unpleasant to watch because of the rickety concrete blocks and rusty rebar sticking out. Cm. read more about the beaches of Alushta...
But opportunities abound here. In General, for a city with such a small amount of the population of Alushta is a very active place. There's a cinema and a venue for cultural events – "Green theatre", with many restaurants, bars and night clubs; lots of fun for children. You can go to the water Park, aquarium, visit the Dolphinarium, the Park "Crimea in miniature" zoo. In the evening you can walk around the cheerful promenade in the city centre, where there is always something going on. Lovers "hang out" can visit one of the Nightclubs with modern music: "Kivi-Kivi" (Gorkogo str., 96), "the Cave" (Gorkogo str., opposite "Kiwi-kiwi"), Sound Club (Naberezhnaya St.), Archive (Naberezhnaya St., 6A), Morpheus, Disco club El Faro.
Attractions in the city quite a bit. You can see the ruins of the fortress of Aluston, temple, visit a few modest museums. But in the area outside the city there are several really places to visit. It is ruins of fortress Funa, tract Demerdzhi and the valley of ghosts, Alushta Stonehenge, waterfall Jur-Jur, the Museum of accidents on water. All these places can be visited without the help of travel agencies, and can be reached on local public transport. You can take a bus or trolley, and during the day to go see the sights of Yalta, Partenit and even Simferopol. For those who prefer organized tours vacation, travel agencies can arrange local excursions in any point of Crimea. Cm. read more about the attractions of Alushta...
Another plus Alushta - excellent transport accessibility. Through the town runs the road from Simferopol airport to Yalta and Sevastopol, and to get here from the airport, spending no more than $ 100. Read more about how and what to get to Alushta...
The infrastructure is well developed, especially in the center. There is public transport (trolleybuses and buses), plenty of taxis. Major shopping centres here, but everything you need can be bought in small stores and shops, or in supermarkets. Prices in supermarkets are cheaper. With food problems will not arise: there are expensive restaurants and budget dining for the whole family. Along the beaches is developed with a promenade with cafes, restaurants, excursions, etc.
Weather, tourist seasons in Alushta
Acceptable for a beach holiday in Alushta season begins in may and ends in October. But in may and June the water warmed enough for comfortable swimming. Really warm water is only at the end of June, and then starts the high season actually runs from July to September. The belated tourists appear in Alushta even in October, but the temperature at this time is going down, sometimes the rest becomes uncomfortable.
A feature of the climate in Alushta is a constant wind, and, as a consequence of the wave. During large waves on the beaches are exhibited prohibiting boom.
Seasons in Alushta months, when is the best time to go
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Current weather in Alushta and forecast
Useful tips about Alushta
A storm warning. During a storm along the beach are placed warning signs and barriers prohibiting swimming. Do not neglect these warnings, people often die here because of a sudden onslaught of waves even when the sea seems relatively calm.
Bicycle rental. In Alushta you can rent a bike for 1000 rubles, 150 rubles per hour. Rentals on the waterfront, Lenina str., Gorkogo str. Through the Internet you can take the bike for 700 rubles.
A variety of tours. Almost all sellers discover the same schedule and prices, so there is not much sense to go and choose where it is cheaper and more convenient schedule.
First line. Do not try to settle on the first line of the sea, especially in the center. The prices are much higher but noisier. And no beautiful appearance, only a narrow strip of sea, if you're lucky.
Taxi. Cheaper to order taxi by phone than to catch them on the road.