Tourist information about the French village in the Crimea
Azure village is a small village on the southern coast of Crimea in six kilometers South from Alushta (Cote d ' on the map of the Crimea). Administratively belongs to Alushta (part of the big Alushta), and is often perceived as one of the far beaches, though in fact it is an independent resort area. The village is very tiny, it has a permanent population of barely 150 people, but in high season the population is increasing in several times, of course due to the tourists.
Rest in azure
In the Azure primarily tourists who dream of a carefree time in uncrowded and quiet, with warm and clean sea. This cozy resort has long been popular with parents with their young children and also young people prefer discos and stylish Nightclubs picnics and accommodation in tents or cheap guest houses. Shallow waters, no big waves, and affordable rental housing – the main advantages of azure.
Passionate fans of snorkeling fashionable varieties of swimming with a snorkel and mask, and a lover of long rides and exciting trips will not be disappointed if you choose to stay in condos. Although the stretch of sea off the coast is not rich variety of life, the clarity of the water gives swimmers a great opportunity to observe the life of crabs and fish. Lovers of Hiking or Cycling, in turn, have a chance to meet on the tracks laid by travelers through pine and oak forests, graceful deer. If you're not lucky, you can simply admire the modest beauty of the picturesque surroundings.
The disadvantages of azure can be attributed almost complete lack of infrastructure (even for food better to go to Alushta), not very beautiful and convenient beaches (although the water is very clean), and high elevation when moving through the village and out to sea (always have to go up and down).
The Beaches Of The Cote D
Despite the glory of a perfect beach resort, really good fans of beach holidays will be a slight disappointment. Several pebble beaches, the azure can just sneak one the hard way – on concrete and rock steps, a few stairs leading down to the coast on a hilly slope. Moreover, vacationers have two ways: through the territory of the unfinished boarding house; the narrow road past the sanctuary.
Built in the Soviet time, the breakwaters divide the beach strewn with imported shingle at a few sites, and not add to their beauty. But water amazes tourists with its transparency. The remaining areas of the waterfront and located not far to the South (in the direction of Yalta) nudist beach covered with large pebbles and big boulders. In addition to concrete walls, strengthening the Bank, any other equipment not here. Travelers also should not rely on the sun beds or any other amenities.
Attractions and entertainment
Tourists, who are not representing their holidays without a visit to Nightclubs, dinners in restaurants, shopping malls or supermarkets, should refrain from trips to Azure. None of the above, as well as cinemas, pharmacies or bars here. Buy groceries at the small grocery store and visit the outdoor cafes, which can not be called homelike, is what little they can afford guests of the resort. Typically for shopping and recreation, vacationers go to the nearby Alushta. The sights of the village can hardly be attributed little interest for tourists, the winery, nothing more here. But you can reach Alushta and get acquainted with its attractions (see attractions of Alushta).
Hotels and accommodation where to stay in azure?
In the quiet azure no luxurious hotels or high-rise hotels. Most visitors rented affordable housing (this is usually a cozy cottage or little house) in the local private sector. For tourists, indifferent to comfort, has 5 small guest houses. Among them the most comfortable conditions characterized as "Villa Alina". The guest house, vacationers can even enjoy swimming in the spacious pool and sauna and the gym.
Unfortunately, to date, with the reservation of hotels and accommodation in advance in the resorts of Crimea there are some problems, not all booking sites it can be done. Yet the largest number of hotel options in azure can be found on the website booking.coma little less on hotellook.com. In addition to accommodation in hotels, a popular option is accommodation in private guest houses and apartments, especially when traveling with children and more profitable to stay for a long time (over 1 week). Check rates and book your accommodation in azure through a search form:
Azure hotels on the map
Weather, tourist seasons in the azure
High tourist season in Cote d occurs in June-September, and the best time to visit is in July-August. The first tourists appear here in may, though the water is still too cold for swimming, but the sun is enough sun. The best months for a beach holiday in the azure - July and August.
Seasons in the azure months, when is the best time to go
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Weather in Lazurnoe the forecast
How to get to the Azure
The azure is located seven kilometers from Alushta, and public transport can only be from there (see how to get to Alushta). From the center of the city Soviet (the Soviet area on the map) and Alushta bus stop where you can catch commuter buses No. 2/12, which go to the azure 25-30 minutes. Buses are usually overcrowded. From Alushta go to 06:50, 08:00, 11:00, 13:10, 14:10, 16:10, 18:20; from azure in 7:20, 8:30, 11:30, 13:35, 14:40, 16:40, 18:40.
If the trip with transfers in a stuffy buses does not suit you, the taxi ride from the airport to the Azure will cost 1600 rubles. Book transfer and taxi from the airport and other cities of the Crimea is possible through a search form: