Mountain Echki-Dag in the village of Spa in Crimea

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Гора Эчки-Даг, Крым

Mountain range Echki-Dag is located in the Eastern part of the Crimean mountains, the Black sea coast near the village of Spa in the big Feodosia. A part of the surroundings in this area is closed to visit the territory of the reserve, but this site is open to tourist routes.

Translated from the Crimean Tatar Echki-Dag means "mountain Goat". A generic name of three mountain peaks, stretching for 3 km between Shchebetovka 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.

Another attraction is the quirky pine-curved "Wing glider", which is the natural outgrowth, called the "Royal throne". Also on the slopes are several sources (springs).

The flora and fauna of these places is very meager, but unique. Mostly the vegetation consists of oak fluffy, hawthorn, dogwood, ash. On the Northern slopes of native species of wild orchids. And on the southern slopes you can still see Koktebel Tulip, are not found anywhere else on earth.

This territory was anciently inhabited, as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds. Discovered and investigated dozens of unique monuments of the Mesolithic and Neolithic, and bronze age settlements. Just as only in the area for more than 150 archaeological monuments of different eras. At the foot of the Echki-Dag is conveniently located Fox Bay is a popular recreation area and beach "savages" and "nudists".

To Echki-Dag can be reached by any road or sea from Feodosia, Koktebel or Sudak, on foot from the village Resort. But to storm the area will have to walk. For visitors designed several Hiking trails of varying difficulty that will please both novices and experienced hikers and mountain climbers, storming the rocky peaks.

In any case, you should wear comfortable athletic shoes and wear long pants because the mountain slopes are overgrown with thorny bushes and plants that are able to dissect the skin. At the foot of the mountain, you should stock up on water in the spring and provisions. Note that the minimum travel time is about 7 hours. To go to a way better group with an instructor, in order not to go astray.

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

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

🚶 How to get: Echki-Dag is located in two kilometers to the West of the village of Kurortnoye (Echki-Dag on the map). It is best to visit as part of guided tours with experienced guides who will take you on the trails and show and tell about interesting places. Typically, these trips take a full day. You can visit Echki-Dag and the self that does not require special training, but should be forces for the UPS and the downs and to learn the routes.

From the Resort or beach Fox Bay is easy to reach on foot. Also self get here from Feodosia and Koktebel on a commuter bus 101 (price - 24 rubles, see transport Feodosiya). Ask the driver to drop you at the turn in the Fox Bay.

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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... ...