Travel information about Koktebel in the Crimea

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General information

Вид на Коктебель, Крым View on Koktebel

The Koktebel village is located in the Eastern part of the Crimea Peninsula, at the foot of the damped volcano Kara-Dag, in a cozy Bay (Koktebel on the map of the Crimea). Administratively it belongs to the Great Theodosius, the distance to Feodosiya is 25 km away.

The name of the village Crimean Tatar. According to one version, it sounds like "edge of grey-blue hills", the other "gray horse, marked with a star on the forehead." Few Tatars have inhabited the village since the Foundation. Gradually, the composition of the population changed, now there are about 3 thousand people, mostly Russians and Ukrainians.

From the end of XIX century Koktebel known as a resort and place of pilgrimage of the Russian intelligentsia. Important role in popularization of Koktebel played the artist and poet Maximilian Voloshin, in the country of which every summer was visited by the famous figures of culture. Since the death of Voloshin to the present day the former summer residence accepts writers and tourists, there is a creativity House and Museum.


Городской пляж, Коктебель City beach

In Koktebel several beaches along the same coastline. They are all pebbly, but with a sandy bottom. Due to the large influx of tourists they aren't the cleanest, but they are constantly groomed and clean. On the outskirts of town is the famous nudist beach a couple of kilometers from the center of a lovely sandy beach in a Quiet Bay.

The resort is also attractive and active recreation. You can rent a kayak or canoe, water Bicycle, Windsurfing, fishing or a boat trip in the reserve Karadag and to the Golden gate. You can also go on a trekking trip in the reserve or nearby hills. Attractive Koktebel and for people keen on gliding, paragliding and hang gliding. Ideal conditions for these sports creates the Klementyev mountain, steep slope which faces the village. Those wishing to scuba diving can learn a new lesson at the diving Centre at the base "Surf".

Окрестности Коктебеля, Крым Walks in the surrounding area

Children and adults enjoy visiting the water Park and Dolphinarium. In the village of three berths, with any of them, you can go fishing or sightseeing. In Koktebel became a tradition to hold annual festivals of the various ethnic and jazz music, Argentine tango, art-festival "MAMAKABO".

Also come here to improve their health, people with diseases of lungs, nervous system. Improving the General condition is due to the unique composition of the air, which mixed air masses from the mountains, steppes and the sea. Located in the Eastern part of the Bay the Cape Chameleon is rich in the deposits of blue clay, used in the treatment of skin diseases. The largest resorts of Koktebel – "Blue Bay" and "Primorye".


Набережная Коктебеля, Крым Promenade

The tourist infrastructure in the village developed perfectly. There is a beautiful promenade, which is a touristic centre with lots of cafes and restaurants, tourist attractions and souvenir shops. Night life in Koktebel presented several night clubs and late night restaurants. But fans of electronic dance music will be disappointed, such discos here.

The whole business in Koktebel built on tourism, so finding accommodation is not a problem. The choice is very wide: boarding houses, bases of rest, hotels, luxury hotels, mini-resorts, guest houses, manors and villas. There are several camping and you can relax in your tent is not being spent on housing.

Shopping in Koktebel underdeveloped. There is only one shopping center "Sargan" (aka "fora") where you can buy the most necessary. But for real shopping you will have to go to Feodosia, it is easy to do by local bus.

Weather, tourist seasons in Koktebel

High tourist season here lasts from July but September though to come and swim in June. The first tourists come here during the may holidays to open the season. And although you can swim in may dare not everyone, it is already possible to sunbathe.

September is traditionally the velvet season. In the first days of September the number of tourists goes down, prices fall. Cafes and restaurants work till the last day of the month.

Seasons in Koktebel months, when is the best time to go

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Current weather in Koktebel and forecast

Attractions in Koktebel

In Koktebel not very many attractions. For something interesting you need to go on tours, which is not difficult on the streets and in travel agencies. You can also go to Feodosia (Feodosiya, see the sights) on a commuter bus. If you love Hiking, you can go Hiking, visit the Karadag nature reserve, take a boat trip to the "Golden gate", a ride on horseback. Entertainment in Koktebel somewhat better, there's quite a lot, including for children.

  • The Karadag nature reserve

    The Resort is located the headquarters of the Karadag nature reserve - biological station, where guests can take guided Hiking tours. For those who do not want to walk a lot, with the Marina village organized excursions by boat along the shores of the reserve, including to one of the symbols of the Crimea – the island-rock "Golden gate". Read more about the Karadag nature reserve here...

  • The house-Museum of poet and artist Maximilian Voloshin

    Although Voloshin lived and worked in the early 20th century, the modern resort of Koktebel owe a lot to him. He made the Koktebel center of the Bohemians and intellectuals. Being an artist and a naturist, he was invited to visit with artists from all over the Crimea, and even formed a kind of brotherhood.

    House Museum, built in 1913 and today open as a Museum. The exhibition contains the work of Voloshin as a landscape painter. On the first floor of the Museum hosted a literary exposition telling about life of the poet. The second floor is a memorial piece, located here in its original form workshop Voloshin.

    The Museum can be visited independently, with a guide, in the form of a private tour.

    🕐 Working time: from 10:00 to 18:00, Break from 13:00 to 14:00. Closed Mondays

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets cost: depending on the selected program visits to 20 rubles to 150

    🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located right on the waterfront of Koktebel (the Museum on the map)

  • The Hill Junge

    It is a small hill on the shore on the Eastern outskirts of the city. Look at the hill, nothing special, but it can climb and take some pictures of the beach from a height. At the foot of the hill begins a nudist beach.

    The name of the hill was named after Professor Jung, the founder of the estate Koktebel. At the base of a hill buried him and his family.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: walk along the promenade to the end of the beach towards a Quiet Bay (the hill on the map)

  • Grave Voloshin

    According to the last will of Maximilian Voloshin, it was buried on top of the mountain Kuchuk-Enishar in the vicinity of the village. Anyone can walk into this place, which will take a couple of hours.

    Even if you're not interested in creativity Voloshin, the walk will still seem interesting. Besides, from the top of the hill where the grave, offering wonderful views of Koktebel and the valley.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock, visit better day

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to reach: to reach the tomb by foot only (grave on the map). The route is not difficult, accessible to everyone, but it is better to stock up on a map or Navigator. The locals will gladly tell you the route.

  • Water Park Koktebel

    Have fun at the local water Park come not only visitors to the village, but come from Feodosiya and other neighboring resorts. This is not surprising, because it is the newest of the water parks of Crimea. Unfortunately, the prices are quite high, all services are paid, including Parking, use of locker, etc, before visiting specify at the checkout whether all the rides work, because sometimes a considerable part of them is closed.


    🕐 Working time: daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Open only in high season, usually open from 1 June. Accurate information on work is available on the website.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets cost: adult – 1200 rubles, children (growth below 130 cm) – 800 rubles. Parking – 300 roubles. In the afternoon after 14 hours of discount on the entrance 200 rubles. When you buy tickets from distributors on the street the price is cheaper.

    🚶 How to get there: to get to the water Park from almost anywhere Koktebel on foot. It is located at the address Lenina str., 112 (a water Park on the map)

  • Dolphinarium

    In the Dolphinarium daily runs two shows at 11:00 and 15:00. But beyond simply watching the performance, you can also swim with dolphins and Beluga whales for an additional fee. The views are gorgeous and "real" that kids will absolutely love it. Of the minuses, perhaps, only a bit high price.


    🕐 Working time: the Dolphinarium is open only in high season. The performances take place twice a day at 11:00 and 15:00 except Monday

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 700 rubles for adults and 300 children (6 to 12 years). Children under 6 years free without extra bed

    🚶 How to get: Dolphin easily accessible on foot from anywhere in Koktebel. Located right on the quay at St. Marine, 77 (Dolphinarium on the map)

  • Aquarium

    Here, many individual aquariums feature marine life of the Black sea, freshwater bodies of Crimea and the exotic inhabitants of other parts of the world. Don't expect to see one large aquarium, all the inhabitants are each in a separate small aquarium, but overall quite interesting and informative. Children will definitely enjoy.

    🕐 Working time: from 08:00 to 22:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult 250 rubles , 200 rubles for children (from 3 to 12 years)

    🚶 How to get there: the aquarium is located near the Dolphinarium and water Park (aquarium on the map)

  • Dinotherium and the bird Park

    In our opinion this is one of the most interesting entertainment in the village. In the Park there is a Labyrinth of time, the Paleontological pavilion Bird pavilion, sundial of the universe of August Hertz.

    In ornithological pavilion contains no cells of a variety of exotic birds, and they can communicate very close, even touch and feed.

    In the paleontological pavilion will tell You about the animal world of the planet, tour assistance entering the price of admission. You will see a dinosaur skeleton true size, learn about evolution.


    🕐 Working time: from 10:00 to 18:00 only in high season from 1 may to 1 November

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 600 rubles adults, 450 for children (5-12 years), under 5 free. Photo and video shooting – 100 rubles

    🚶 How to get there: located outside the main resort area of Koktebel ' in one and a half kilometers from the bus station at the address: Sadovaya 24 (dinotherium on the map)

Useful tips about Koktebel

Shopping and buying. Shopping in Koktebel itself is absent, but the need in small shops can be purchased. The bulk of the stores and only shopping center "Sargan" ("fora") are concentrated along the main road, Lenin str.

Food in Koktebel. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants, there is a table. Inexpensive and delicious you can eat in the canteen "Spoon" and "Drinking, Eating" on the waterfront.

Bicycle rental. You can find a rental bike from 150 rubles per hour + 50 rubles for each subsequent hour.

What to bring from Koktebel. Koktebel cognac produced at the factory in the village of shchebetovka near Koktebel will be a great gift. Sold 3-and 5-star standard and gift packaging in specialty stores and supermarkets. The price here and there about the same, but in large supermarkets sometimes sold cheaper stock.

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Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
of Nasta May 2, 2017
Hello friends! Tell me in Feodosia nice beach and hotel with the kids. Where better to stay to the sand and entertainment for children nearby. ...
admin May 2, 2017

Hello! IMHO, a place in Feodosia no. I have their children in Feodosia no luck. If children go to the Crimea, my choice - only Evpatoria, or alternatively Azov sea in Schelkino. At least in Yalta for a few days to have fun, but not for a beach holiday, I think for children it is not. This is my point of view on a beach holiday in the Crimea, it is not imposed on anyone, you asked. ...
of Nadezhda May 4, 2017
In vain you so about will Feodosia. I like it there, and the kids like it too be. There is a very good Golden beach outside the city, for those who like the sand. ...
admin May 4, 2017

Hope, Theodosius I also like, in some sense, but that doesn't mean she will love the children. Of course, children often unassuming and warm sea has enough for happiness. But the question was, where the sand nearby, and entertainment. But the entertainment on the Golden beach and close by for the children just did not. Rest in Feodosia and go to rest on a sandy beach on a crowded bus, who go by the way very unstable and rare, not very nice. You can take a taxi, but it is not affordable for everyone. And in this case, the question arises, why, then, to rest in such a place, if on the beach will have to travel by bus or taxi. For me it's not a vacation. So I in Evpatoria. There is a beach in the center and much perepolneny in the season, but you can even walk to the outskirts to walk, and there is much more room on the beaches. ...
May 7, 2017

Theodosius the great at any time of the year.To have fun here not worse , than in Yalta.It's may , the weather here much better than in the highlands, in Feodosia yesterday was 26градусов and the sun , and in Sudak and Alushta is 15 and the clouds, the water is now 17 degrees but the week will warm up to 20 .The gorgeous beaches. And not really that good a beach it is necessary to take a taxi, settle close to the black sea promenade, the best beach there.All the campers who have something to compare, who rested in the Crimea , returned to Feodosia, and say that here is better.View a map of where the clean water in the Crimea, and everyone will understand where to go . ...
Girl 3 July, 2017
In Feodosia was last year, went for 4 days, at the beginning of the vacation, my husband there as a child rested here and missed)))) In principle, would put a solid 3, the sea is warm, for children it is good that the sand...but the sand sbatella on the bottom and everything! dirty water like...and the rails on the promenade, even scared baby alone to go get ice cream, rarely, but there are passing trains. Rented a house on the street Russian, it is convenient, but the room is tiny, at the end of August 1000R room, right was a huge kitchen and 2 showers at our disposal, the owner is very good)))...actually would not go there definitely, Yes, for children on the promenade there are rides, if interested))) And the food is not like any one cafe, dear tried, the average check - not like the food. In General, stayed and went faster on 2 weeks in my town!! Well, there is nothing better than her!!! This is my opinion, anyone that of course. ...
SNK 5 July, 2017
This year checkpoint on the road in a Quiet Bay is still running? Or at the request of tourists entry is already free? Very convenient to access the beach by car. ...
admin July 5, 2017

PPC still works and Park on site Parking, fine. Although you can pass other paths bypassing the checkpoint, I wouldn't, because the Rangers or I don't know how they go Commission, photographed the vehicles and issue fines, then send in the mail. But at the checkpoint are allowed to drive to camp on the beach for unloading/loading, and then return and leave the car near the checkpoint in the Parking lot. ...
Finn 6 July, 2017
They is there a law that took that car closer than a hundred meters from the sea impossible. ...
Yuri 10 July, 2017
The trail along the Kara-Dag is not 300 rubles, and 600, and it is not the reserve has been... ...