Tower The Choban-Sack
Choban-Kule (also spelled Chaban-Kule, Choban Calais) is the ruins of a castle of the 15th century near the village of Morskoye, Sudak. The name translates as "the Shepherd's tower", but it is not the original name, which was lost. The castle tower was built by the Genoese brothers di Guasca, around settled homes, was the Church. Family di Guasca differed violent temper, and behind them the reputation of thieves. They came in open confrontation with neighboring families, the authorities did not spare the local residents and their subjects. It is therefore not surprising that the settlement did not last long, and was abandoned even before the castle was invaded by the Turks.
Today the best preserved large watch tower. Around it are scattered the remains of the walls. Unfortunately, the ruins spared neither time nor locals nor tourists, because the place is not guarded.
Watch it here except the tower is nothing special, and on inspection will take no more than fifteen minutes. Through the ruins you can climb up, climb inside the tower, but be careful. Fortress thought impregnable, and is located on the steep slopes, moving around cautiously. The top offers stunning views of the coast, you can see everything from Cape Meganom to the mountain bear (Ayu-Dag).
🕐 Time of work: round the clock
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get: the Choban-Kul is located on the headland of the Tower near the road between the villages of Sea and pryvitne (Choban-Kul on the map). To get from the villages on foot during long walks. From the Sea you can walk down the beach. From Sudak can be reached by bus to Alushta or Sea. The tower is a little way from the road, but it is too obvious. From the road walk for about 30 minutes, and part of the road passes through a very steep ascent, which, though no special training is required, it may be too difficult for the elderly and children. If you go by car, you can move to a dirt road and get closer to the hill. Congress on the primer is directly opposite the "horse riding".