The Funa fortress in Alushta, Crimea

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Крепость Фуна, Алушта, Крым The layout of the fortress Funa

Ruins of a medieval fortress Funa is located at the Western foot of South Demerdzhi in the vicinity of Alushta. Today there is a Museum under the open sky, a monument of archeology and architecture "Watchdog Funa", included in the list of objects of cultural heritage of Federal importance. This is a great historical landmark that you can visit during your vacation in Alushta. It is convenient to combine a visit to the Valley of Ghosts, the entrance to which is located a short walk from the fortress.

Funa was of great historical importance, since in the Middle ages, a number of lay important trade route. The building dates back to the 1422-1423 years, but her age was quite short. Already in 1423, it was partially destroyed by an earthquake, and rebuilt in 1945. And in 1475, the fortress, having existed for more than half a century, was almost completely destroyed by the Ottoman Turks.

Of course, today, the fortress remained quite a bit, but to visit her still stands. You can explore the Museum on their own, and can buy tickets with a tour service. Guides will lead you through the ruins and detailed and interesting talk about the history of the fortress, its importance, will mark interesting points, and answer questions. The whole tour lasts no more than 20 minutes. In addition to the ruins here you can see archaeological artifacts discovered during the excavation, samples of medieval weapons, the layout of the fortress, the knight's clothing and equipment. For an additional fee, you can test yourself in the firing of a medieval bow.

🕐 Working time: 08:00-17:00

💵 Entrance fee / tickets cost: visit with a tour service adult 100 rubles / 70 rubles for children; a visit without a tour of service of RUB 75 per adult / 45 rubles for children

🚶 How to get: Funa is located at the foot of the mountain Demerdzhi two kilometers from the village of Luchyste in Alushta's surroundings (the map). You can get here best from Alushta, because the only bus to the village is from here, but you can drive to the turn of the village on the highway Simferopol-Alushta on any bus or trolley and then walk or hitch-hiked 3-4 miles).

From Alushta bus stop across the road from the exit of the bus station daily 06:50, 8:00, 11:00, 13:10, 14:25, 16:25, 18:20 a bus leaving in 30 minutes and will cost 27 rubles (back from Radiant go to 07:00, 08:10, 10:40, 12:20, 15:00, 17:40). Then the bus goes through the city, picks up passengers on the Soviet area, and goes to Radiant. Better to drive first to the bus station, and there take the bus, because in the center Seating position may not be enough.

In Radiant it is better to not go on the end in the center of the village and at the bus stop near the stables, which should tell the driver to make a stop "near the stables, to the valley of ghosts", and he will drop you wherever you need. There you can buy a horse tour to the fortress and the valley of Ghosts from 1200 rubles, or continue walking through the stables on the trail (about 30 minutes). The trail will lead you to a large open meadow, where you will be able to visit the fortress.

On his truck is better to drive in the centre of the village of Radiant, and then on a dirt road to an open clearing where the Funa. But in rainy weather passenger car on the dirt road is better not to meddle.

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admin May 3, 2016
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Veronicas 8 May, 2016
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admin 8 May, 2016

Important that you understand what the situation there, otherwise you may be disappointed. Read more reviews view, not to be confused with another Azure, who remained in Ukraine. ...
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admin May 27, 2016

Thanks for the feedback. Soon information about Alushta and the surrounding area will be renewed and will become even more. And yet, if you are looking for in these parts a place with a quiet, sparsely populated beaches, I recommend another look at Solnechnogorsk. Personally, I like it more than fishing, as something more comfortable out there, the beach is well-groomed, not as "dead" as in fishing. However if you on your car and tent in Solnechnogorskoye no normal camping as in fishing. And not to be confused with solnechnogorskaya Ulitsa. These villages are near, almost merged into one, but the beachfront in Malorechenskoye very tiny. This is my IMHO, of course, just recommend. ...
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Bob 13 August, 2017
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admin 13 August, 2017
Thank you for the clarification about the mountain lakes, it is, of course, about the mountain Castel corrected. But Villa Alina is still according to the maps located in the azure, rather than on the edge of the Professorial corner, almost azure. ...
Юлия1209 19 December, 2018
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