Tourist information about the village of foros in the Crimea
Foros (Foros) – a village on the southern coast, 40 kilometers from the black sea coast and 100 kilometers from the airport and Simferopol (foros on the map of the Crimea). It is the southernmost settlement of the Crimea, refers to the Big Yalta, a population of 1,800 people.
Foros is quite popular and popular place for a beach holiday. The village is moderately well developed, is famous for its clean air, clear water, gorgeous nature and pleasant atmosphere. It is believed that the water here is almost the most transparent in the Peninsula, and all the currents that constantly refreshes coastal waters. Still have the opinion that if it is the southernmost resort in the Crimea, here, only warmer, but actually that's not entirely true.
At first glance, the foros may seem very ordinary village with a standard concrete boxes of houses, but it is worth a walk through neighborhoods like the feeling of a pleasant, almost European town with narrow streets and beautiful architecture. Rest in foros generally calm, mostly beach. Tourist attractions, noisy discos, a separate tourist area for walking and the promenade here. Sightseeing is very few. All in all, staying here will appeal not too picky about the quality of the beaches tourists, which is enough clean air, water, and nothing more is required. And now everything in order.
Beaches in foros
Unfortunately, the beaches of foros is the weak link of the village. Here is the nice clean water, and a beach holiday could be really perfect if all did not spoil the city's beaches. If you have no special claims to the types and grooming of beaches, if only it was the sea, that they may arrange. But if you already had the opportunity to visit the clean beaches overseas, or even on the big Russian resorts, it is likely you will be somewhat disappointed.
The beach here is pebbly, mainly of large pebbles. On the shore and under water across huge boulders. They certainly add beauty to landscapes, but to swim among huge boulders uncomfortable and dangerous, easy to hit a stone in the water. So going here on vacation, be sure to take special beach shoes, where you can swim. Do not add the convenience and beauty of the dilapidated concrete reinforcement with protruding rebar, and the part of the beach is completely sealed with concrete. And, keep in mind where you stay, the beach will have to overcome quite a steep descent. But the city beaches are well equipped with changing cabins, umbrellas and sun loungers for rent, toilets, close to food and cafes. Entertainment not very much: for some reason, even here rarely offers traditional skiing on the banana, but there is a children's inflatable slides.
All written above does not mean that in foros no good beaches at all. Should go a bit further from the center you come across the beautiful pristine beaches, unspoiled by concrete and human activity. They are not equipped, not very suitable for families with children and swimming due to large stones, but very beautiful. Near many of them in high season there are spontaneous campsites, and some freely nudists sunbathing.
The tourist infrastructure in foros is well developed. The village is well developed, there are cafés and restaurants, canteens, shops and markets. A separate tourist area or promenade with entertainment here, but the closer to the promenade and the resorts, the more cafes and canteens, and higher prices, and significantly. But it is only a little pass in the residential areas, as it becomes much cheaper. Travel agencies and distributors discover on the streets there. In General, vacationers are tourists do not have to leave the village to buy something or receive services, it's all here.
Hotels and accommodation in foros, where to stay
Foros – hyped tourist destination, and accommodation prices here are quite high. Prices for a double room start from 2000 rubles, you can rent an apartment from 1500 rubles. In high season prices rise, so it is recommended to book accommodation in advance.
When choosing a place be guided not only by the proximity to the shore, but with real access to the beach, as in some areas of the village access to it is blocked by resorts and buildings, and to get to the beach, you will have to do quite a lot around. To know the availability of beaches from reviews about hotels and accommodation that are presented in the search results:
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Attractions in foros
Foros abundance of recreation and therefore appeals to those who prefer a quiet vacation. There are no noisy discos and evening entertainment, the streets at night do not wander drunken tourists. Special entertainment for tourists, only the traditional beach activities, but they are few.
Attractions in foros is also small, in fact only two: foros Park and Church of the Resurrection, and both remarkable for their sake, tourists come here even from other resorts.
This is one of the most beautiful and well-kept parks of the Crimea, it even come with other resorts of the Peninsula only to a walk. It was founded in 1834 on an area of 70 hectares. The Park is equipped with walking paths, benches for relaxing, pavilions, fish ponds, planted a lot of exotic for the middle latitudes of Russia plants have very beautiful flowers.
For tourists who are on holiday in foros, this is the main walking area. Here you can walk for hours, and it is nice that it is cooler than under the sun outside of the Park. Passing along the path through the Park the signs to get to the beach.
Do not be surprised that in some parts of the Park looks a bit run-down and abandoned. This legacy from his ruthless exploitation in the Ukrainian period, but after 2014, he has become much better, work on the landscaping continues.
🕐 Working time: 07:00 – 21:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get there: the Park entrance is from the street of Astronauts, the passage through the gate of the sanatorium "foros" (Park map).
Church Of The Resurrection
Church of the Resurrection is a beautiful Church in a very picturesque place, on the red mountain at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. It is a monument of Russian architecture of the 1892 building. In Soviet times the Church was closed, and its premises organized restaurant.
From an architectural point of view the average tourist it is nothing special, not surprised, but very remarkable with its location at the edge of the cliff, and from the observation deck next to the impressive views of foros and the sea. In the evening, after dark, it is very beautifully illuminated.
You can visit the Church, it is valid. Here constantly bring tourists, so if you want to stay in silence and tranquility, you may have to wait until leaving the group.
🕐 Work time: to visit the Church square, access to the interior during daylight hours only
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get there: from the center of foros Church 6 km (the temple on the map). You can get there by foot or taxi. On foot it is better to not rise according to the current road and an old abandoned road. For personal transport there is Parking, but not very many places.
At the highest point of Baidar mountain pass through the main ridge of Crimean mountains at an altitude of 503 meters are these gates. They built in 1848 on the project of the Yalta architect Karl Eshliman Ivanovich in honor of the completion of the highway Yalta — Sevastopol, now the old road. It is a monument of architecture. On top of the gate is an observation deck from which one can see the Church of the Resurrection, the sea, foros and the surrounding mountains. This ride may not be worth it, but if you pass by (just through the gate is the road), can stop for 10 minutes.
🕐 Time of work: round the clock, visit the best day in clear weather
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get there: from the centre of foros, 16 kilometers (gate on the map). You can get there by taxi or private transport.
Cape Sarych lighthouse
It is the southernmost point of the Peninsula, a place with wonderful views, as well as a base for tourists with tents. Forget you can come here and just walk around the headland, watch nature, make beautiful pictures, and swim on the South beach of Crimea (the beach is not a stone or pebble). If you love camping, you can stay right on the beach or in the tent camp "Uzak" for a fee, but with some amenities. Keep in mind that at the Cape there are several military objects, so there are places with restricted access to the area.
🕐 Time of work: round the clock
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get there: Cape Sarych, located 6 kilometers from the station, but belongs not to the Big Yalta and Sevastopol (the Cape on the map). You can get here best by car, from the station can be reached on foot or by bike. Can also be reached by bus, which from Yalta or Yalta settlements need to take any bus in the direction of Sevastopol (Sevastopol, respectively, Vice versa) and exit on South coast highway near the Cape, and then walk to the shore less than a kilometer.
How to get to foros
To get to the station only by bus or taxi. Bus service connects it with the sea (frequent suburban buses) and towns along the way, Simferopol airport, Simferopol, Bakhchisarai and Sevastopol. Out of all the other cities of the Crimea will have to get a transfer in these cities.
In the centre of the village there is a small bus station, where arrive and depart all the buses (bus station foros on the map). But there is also a stop on the South coast highway (turn foros, stop on the map), where you stop passing buses. With this stop in the village can be reached on foot (2 kilometer to the center), or on lifts. Read more, how to get to foros in here...
Weather, tourist seasons in foros
As at other resorts of the Crimea, the high season in foros runs from may to October. Peak season and higher prices occurs in July and August.
Seasons in foros months, when is the best time to go
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit