The Resort village in the Crimea
The resort is a tiny village in the Crimea on the Black sea, a part of the big Feodosia. The permanent population of little more than 300 people. Located 30 kilometers from Feodosiya and 15 kilometres from Koktebel (Resort on a map of Crimea), away from the main road. From the point of view of transport is a dead end, and it's very calm and quiet place.
The Resort village is the popular beach resort, and is not suitable for everyone. The place is very quiet, no entertainment, natural beauty and attractions, in addition to being near the Karadag reserve, also. About any nightlife or evening entertainment and to not think. Resort for those who don't need no hassles and entertainment apart from the beach, just want a quiet holiday by the sea. Even as an option – the Resort is suitable for families with children, but keep in mind that for children's entertainment, in addition to the Dolphinarium and several temporary attractions on the waterfront, not here. Young and active people looking for adventure and partying on vacation, here would seem boring.
Tourist infrastructure is poorly developed. There is a post office, several shops, a pharmacy, on the waterfront in high season there are cafes and shops with tourist goods and Souvenirs, a simple entertainment for children. Here is just a few houses, opened a couple of budget guesthouses. Basically with tourists while not a lot of choice, and you have to stay in rented housing with a minimum of service. Finding a room or the whole house there is no problem: you just have to appear in the village, as the first counter you will be offered a place to rent.
To find hotels in the Resort
Kurortnoye hotels on the map
Weather and tourist seasons Resort
Resort is best visited between July to September. Although the first vacationers appear here before, the water in may-June is not yet sufficiently warmed up, besides the tourist infrastructure here takes place only in the high season and outside it, the promenade is almost empty, nothing works.
Seasons Resort months, when is the best time to go
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
The beaches in the Resort
The city's beach and promenade
The town beach is pebbly, occasionally large gray-black sand. Concrete stretches along the waterfront and is divided by concrete breakwaters. If to move further to the edge of the village in the direction of Fox Bay, breakwaters disappear.
The view from the beach is not the most impressionable, but tourists are not very many, even in the high season. The length of the entire coastline with the beaches is about 2 kilometers, about a half kilometer promenade. She is the center of all tourist life of the village: there are cafes that sell alcohol, operate market stalls, the season is simple entertainment for children.
How to get there: to get to the public beach you can walk from any place of Resort (a beach on the map)
The beaches of the Cape "Crab"
Near the village within walking distance on the way to the beach "Fox Bay" the Cape "Crab". Almost the entire coast here is rocky, but there are a few hiding places where you can go in the water. But be careful since the water can still be sharp rocks. These attractive beaches that here right on the shore there are large pieces of petrified volcanic mud, which can be used for cosmetic procedures (see more about curative mud of the Crimea). In General these beaches should not be regarded as a convenient and safe.
How to get there: you can reach it by walking along the shore in the direction of "Fox Bay" (the beach on the map)
In two kilometers along the shore from the settlement at the Cape "Crab" is the most popular in Crimea nudist beach "Fox Bay". Rest here mostly nudists and naturalists in tents, no shelter there. Of infrastructure in the high season there are several tents with the necessities, cafe. The beach itself is very good: sandy with pebbles, but more sandy. Here is the transparent clear water, beautiful views (and not only on tourists but also on the surroundings), the coast is cleaner than in the village.
How to get there: along the shore on a beach "Fox Bay" is a complex path along the sea, sometimes need to climb over large boulders, and in a strong tide to go knee-deep in water (the beach on the map). In transport it can be reached only by a dirt road that begins outside the village.
The beaches of the reserve Kara-Dag
On the coast of the Kara-Dag wildlife refuge is home to several secluded beaches surrounded by cliffs.
How to get there: to get there on their own not only with the boat.
How to get to the Resort
The resort is 30 kilometers from Feodosiya and 15 kilometres from Koktebel (Resort on a map of Crimea). This is a dead town, and there is not even a bus station. The easiest way to get here by taxi (the taxi ride from the Simferopol airport will cost from 3,000 rubles), but you can do the route by bus, although in most cases you will have to do a transplant.
Here are only two bus flight: daily flight from Simferopol and suburban route №101 of Theodosius-Koktebel-Spa cost 24 rubles.
Can also book a taxi from Simferopol airport to the Resort by using the search box, and driver will be waiting for you upon arrival:
From Feodosiya and Koktebel in the Resort on the bus №101
Commuter route No. 101 departs from the Terminus in Feodosia in front of the supermarket PUD (formerly ATB) (thefinal map) and follows the stop of the "biological Station" (on the map). Cost 24 rubles, trip takes about 40 minutes. According to the schedule, the bus leaves every 20 minutes, but in practice, in the daytime the drivers put a large lunch, and you can wait for the departure for several hours.
From Simferopol and Simferopol airport to the Resort by bus
From Simferopol bus station-2 "Resort" there is only one daily flight to the village, but the departure time is very inconvenient – 06:15, back from the Resort 10:15, in transit to 2 hours. From the airport to the bus station-2 "Resort" can be reached by either bus and bus more info can be found here – How to get to Simferopol.
If the flight is at 06:15 doesn't fit you, it is much easier to do the route with a stopover in Koktebel or Feodosiya and Koktebel go through convenient.
Using Koktebel Resort
In Koktebel on the bus can be reached directly from the airport and bus stations in Simferopol and other Crimean cities. Station in Koktebel is located right on the main road, and on it you can transfer to Shuttle bus No. 101 from Feodosia to the biological Station (see below) in the village. You can also take a taxi from 400 rubles per car, but you have to bargain.
Through Feodosia in the Resort
Through Theodosia to go is not as convenient as using Koktebel, because you have to move between stations. All intercity buses arrive in Feodosia on long-distance and suburban buses leave from the end located on the other side of town. To reach it, you need to take city bus No. 2 (pay 10 rubles). At the end you need to change on route 101 (pay 24 rubles).
Attractions and entertainment in the Resort
Next to the Spa is one of the most striking natural sights of the Eastern Crimea – Karadag nature reserve, and the village offers the best views of the mountain - an extinct volcano Karadag. The Resort is located the headquarters of the reserve – scientific biological station, from there start almost all the trails on it. On-site headquarters located Dolphinarium, aquarium, Museum and Park. On the other side of the village is the mountain range Echki-Dag is also an interesting place for the trekking trips, and it is possible to visit it independently. All the attractions of the Resort village over. But if you want to see more interesting places, on the waterfront, you can buy tours to all corners of Crimea. Also easy enough on the bus to Feodosia or Koktebel, and become acquainted with its attractions.
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 Karadag Dolphinarium
Near the biological station is "the Karadag Dolphinarium". On view in Dolphin tourists come from all resorts of the Eastern Crimea. The show runs only during high season from June to September at 11:00 and 15:00. Cost - 300 rubles adults, 150 for children (6-12 years). Website: http://karadag-dolphin.com/
Museum of nature and history of Karadag
The Museum is small. Its exposition introduces visitors to the history of scientific and environmental agencies reserve, landscape and biological diversity of South-Eastern Crimea, with the nature of the Karadag mountain massif and the sea.
Working time: from 8:00 to 16:00, day off – Monday. In winter, the Museum accepts visitors only by appointment. Entrance fee: 50 rubles for adults and 30 to children's
Also on the territory of the biological station is the aquarium, which presents a myriad of marine life, including exotic fish. Currently, the aquarium is temporarily not functioning.
Park Karadag biological station
Memorial Park-estate of the Vyazemsky scattered around the biological Station of the reserve, covers an area of about one hectare. There are more than 100 species of trees and shrubs, as the local flora and exotic imported to the Crimea from other parts of the world. Entrance fee for visiting the Park is not charged.
Translated from the Crimean Tatar Echki-Dag means "mountain Goat". A generic name of three mountain peaks, stretching for 3 km between Derbetovka and Sun valley. The North peak is called the K. O. Kush-Kaya, is a triangular rocky peak. The Eastern peak of Echki-Dag overgrown with forest. And in the South from the top of the Chal-Kai - the highest point of the ridge, which rises to 670 m above sea level. M. peaks With breathtaking views of the surrounding area: a clear view of the Resort village, Kara-Dag, Cape Meganom, etc.
The whole mountain range was in ancient times the bottom of the sea and consists of lime, like a layer cake. The entire surface of the mountains are cut by many ravines and beams, heaps of stones and caves. One of the most famous caves is a karst fissure Ear of the Earth. According to legend, it has no bottom and leads to the center of the earth. But the cavers who explored the cave, saying that her depth of 132 m. It is very narrow and winding. And the descent into it without special equipment and training is prohibited. Read more about the mountain Echki-Dag here...
- The view on Karadag from the Resort
- View Fox Bay
- The trail on the Fox Bay
- The famous stone