Tourist information about the village of Solnechnogorsk in the Crimea
Solnechnogorsk is a village on the southern coast at the mouth of the river Ulu-Uzen 24 kilometers from Alushta and around 60 kilometers from Simferopol (Solnechnogorsk on the map of the Crimea). Washed by the Black sea. Solnechnogorsk is part of big Alushta. The population of the village is slightly over 1,000 people.
It is believed that the first settlement in this place appeared in 9-10 centuries, and was called Xero-Potamo. However, archaeological excavations it is not confirmed, and in other versions, the village appeared much later. Later the village was renamed Kuru-Uzen Ottomans, and only in 1945 it received its present name. Today it is a popular beach resort, lying on the shore of the black sea and surrounded by low picturesque mountains.
Holiday in Solnechnogorsk
Solnechnogorsk is a great resort for a relaxing family vacation. In addition to long and the free pebble beach, the quiet, here you can find a well-developed minimally required for the rest of tourist infrastructure. In Solnechnogorskoye there are no noisy parties and walking up late of drunken youths, after dark, the village falls asleep.
Night life is completely absent, as, however, and other entertainment. Not even a promenade for evening walks along the sea. Sorry, no and entertainments, and perhaps a significant disadvantage for those who come here to relax with the family. But you can go by bus to Alushta or to go on foot to the neighboring village Malorechenskoye, where there is a promenade, and some entertainment.
The beach in sonyachnohirs'ke long, almost a mile, which distinguishes it from the neighbouring village of Malorechenskoye. The beach is mixed, predominantly pebbly, gray sand. No breakwaters, the coastal strip is not interrupted by fences and buildings. The southern part of the beach (in the direction Alushta) love nudists. Although Р29 highway runs through the village close to the sea, the beach from the road separates the row of shops and cafes, and in the southern part of the village residential area so that traffic does not interfere on the beach. Amenities and entertainment on the beach there, so before you go in Solnechnogorskiy reserved beach umbrella and cushions. In which case they can be purchased in local stores.
On the outskirts of the village in the direction of Alushta is a small area that is traditionally occupied by nudists. Wild and popular nudist beach is between the village of Solnechnogorskoye and Malorechenskoye.
Attractions and entertainment
Attractions in Solnechnogorskoye is not, however, the village is known as a staging point for trips to the most affluent waterfall of Crimea Jur-Jur, which is 9 kilometers away from Solnechnogorsk near others even more tiny village of General. To get to the waterfall or the village General public transport is difficult and time consuming, so travelers come to Solnechnogorskiy, here hire a car for the trip to the waterfall.
Another interesting place to visit from Solnechnogorskoe – a Museum of accidents on water and the Church of St. Nicholas in the nearby village of Malorechenskoye, where you can be reached on foot in 20-30 minutes.
If there is a great desire to visit other sights of the Crimea, in the village can buy trips to all most popular places of the Peninsula. Guided tours are available by distributors who sell their outlets along the main road passing through the village, but only in the high season (July and August).
As for entertainment, then they are not there at all, what the village and attracts a certain category of tourists. Even on the beach you will not find here the traditional ride on bananas, etc. the Only thing that is offered is boat trips and sea fishing. If you really get bored, you'll have to catch the bus to Alushta on the day, where you can find entertainment for children and adults. In the evening you can go for a stroll along the promenade to the neighboring village Malorechenskoye, there is a nightclub or a bar. To get to the Malorechenskoye you can walk which will take 15-20 minutes.
Infrastructure in Solnechnogorskoye well-developed for such a small village. There are a few shops, including household goods, market. Almost all are concentrated along the main street of the village – Road street, aka highway Р29, between Alushta and Sudak.
But infrastructure for tourists starts to work only in high season. Cafes, excursions, shops with products for tourists and tourist shops, and even a large part of the hotel opens only in the middle of June and terminates in late September. At the intersection of Highway street and Cherry street in season is a cheap canteen.
Hotels and accommodation where to stay in Solnechnogorsk
In Solnechnogorsk you can stay in hotels or guesthouses or rent private housing. Prices in high season start from 700 rubles for a double room and 900 for a room for four.
The bulk of the accommodation is concentrated along main road – highway Р29 (aka street racing). Also a lot of housing available in the back of the village, and the prices are even cheaper. The most comfortable and expensive accommodation is offered on a first line with direct beach access. Unfortunately, most of the suggested housing – the private sector, which can only be booked on site or by telephone through ads or "pickup" of friends.
The most economical and can accommodate on-site camping in the Northern part of the village. He used to work officially, but as of June 2016 was not functioning, and is free to come and take there place for car and tent. But, in our opinion, the location is very inconvenient: is located on a hill above the beach with an uncomfortable long descent to the beach is paved ground, not very comfortable to accommodate in the tent. Moreover, it is open to all winds.
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Weather, tourist seasons in Solnechnogorskoye
To come to Solnechnogorskiy to take a sun bath at the end of may, but bathing water is yet too cold. Warms up to comfortable temperatures until mid-June, and it was at this time begins the main high season, reaching a peak in July and August. In this case, and much of the infrastructure for tourists begins to run only from mid-June and continues through the end of September.
Seasons in Solnechnogorskoye months, when is the best time to go
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Current weather in Solnechnogorsk and forecast
How to get in Solnechnogorskoe
To get in Solnechnogorskoe you can only by bus or taxi. The main bus service connects the village of Alushta, so it's best to get first to the bus station Alushta, then from there catch the bus to Solnechnogorskoye (see how to get to Alushta).
From Alushta in Solnechnogorskoe
From the bus station of Alushta directly to Solnechnogorsk bus there, but a lot of passing, mostly buses to the fishing village. Tickets cost 33 rubles, the buses run approximately every hour on schedule.
From Simferopol airport in the Solnechnogorsky
From Simferopol airport to fishing (via Solnechnogorskiy) the only bus departs at 09:55 (as of June 2016).
From Simferopol to Solnechnogorsk
From the bus station-2 "Resort" in Simferopol daily buses to Lithuania (via Solnechnogorskiy) go to 06:55, 08:40, 09:25, 09:55, 11:55, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:30 (as of June 2016).
If a trip to a crowded bus on the mountain roads of the Crimea does not suit you, you can order a taxi online, and then the driver will meet you at the airport on arrival. The cost of a taxi from Simferopol airport will cost from 1900 rubles per car.