Zaozernoye (Zaozernoe) – village on the West coast of the Crimea on the Black sea, 6 km from Yalta and 80 km from Simferopol airport (Zaozerne on the map of the Crimea). Earlier it was called the Seagull. The village is small, population a little more than four thousand people, and is often perceived by tourists as just a suburb of Yevpatoriya. Has moderately well-developed tourist infrastructure and popularity among tourists as a place for a relaxing beach holiday.
Rest in Zaozernoye
Zaozerne is a popular resort for beach holidays. It is distinguished by good long sandy beaches, moderately developed infrastructure and a very quiet peaceful setting. There is almost no free wifi and very little entertainment, no walking areas and the waterfront, in the evening nothing to do, but a lot of sanatoriums and boarding houses, including children. In the village there is no production, the population is small, therefore it is believed that the water is clean, and the overall environmental situation is satisfactory.
For youth or active holiday, the village is not suitable. But families with young children, the elderly, and those looking for peace, tranquility and rest on the type of "hotel-beach and need nothing more", will feel comfortable here. Also on the beaches of Zaozernoye come to rest on the day the tourists and locals of Yalta, as the coastline here is characterized by a vastness and solitude.
The main advantage of Zaozerny are its sandy beaches. They are very long (over five miles), sand, large, yellow. Beach activities here to a minimum, and only in the high season. On public beaches there are cafes, rental of sun loungers and umbrellas, but also at a minimum.
Unfortunately, most of the beaches are not cleaned by municipal services, so after bad weather and storms on the shore is ejected from the debris and algae that decay and emit unpleasant odors as long as the water and nature will again take them into the sea.
The depth here is a good choice for families with small children. But beaches that are not owned by the resorts, no on-duty lifeguards, so take care of children, you still need carefully.
There is another disadvantage of the beaches are that beautiful to call them does not. The terrain is steppe, so green is not enough. The coastline is divided into sections between curative and childhood sanatoria, access to which by law is limited, and public beaches. Although you can safely walk along the shore for many miles, these parts are separated by a rusty fences that is truly beautiful species is not added, the precipitate remains. Another unpleasant thing is that the beaches from the road separated by rickety fences with concrete or rusty nets. It is unclear why this is done.
Access to the beach from some areas of the village is also difficult. The coastline here more than five kilometers, but due to the presence of the fences of the resorts, main street (Avenue of Friendship) you have to walk for 500 meters, to the same passages is not everywhere, and still have to get to them from your hotel. The road on the way to the beach and the dusty "dead", so these trips to the beach will suit only the most unpretentious tourists.
Infrastructure in Zaozernoye
Infrastructure in Zaozernoye for tourists there: there are many hotels and resorts, there are cafes, offices, the sale of excursions on the main Alley of Friendship. But despite this, there is a feeling that the village is stuck in the 80-ies of the last century in the USSR. The environment is dull and will not cover every active tourist. Virtually no entertainment, the holiday feeling is no pedestrian travel area is not, as the embankment. The only amusement Park with simple rides for children is in the Alley of Friendship. To have fun and feel the atmosphere of fun, will have to go to Evpatoria, which, however, is not difficult to do the city bus No. 8, 30 minutes and 14 rubles.
Large shops and supermarkets in Zaozernoye no, only small grocery stores, wine shops, shops, pharmacies. Opposite the sanatorium "Chaika" in the area of the settlement Council there is a farm market. In the holiday season along the tracks to the beach stalls sell fruit, ice cream, drinks and cheap Souvenirs. For the serious shopping will have to go to Evpatoria.
Hotels and accommodation in Zaozerne
The first line is called the children's health resorts, to get to that independent tourists is problematic, can only come by the voucher. Therefore, it remains only a second line, beyond the Alley of Friendship. There are available hotels and accommodation in the private sector. When choosing, keep in mind that because of the buildings and fences of the resorts are not always free to go to the beach, have to go around. Convenient walkways to the beach through the Latysheva Avenue and Oktyabrsky.
Previously / worked in Zaozernoye camping "Dolphin", but for several years he turned into an ordinary resort, so travelers with cars can find a camping place just on the outskirts of the village.
Unfortunately, finding hotels in Zaozernoye, through a popular booking site has problems, they are presented with too few options to find and book a good hotel difficult. So look for accommodation in Zaozerne are best at the following sites:
When you search for hotels in Crimea booking.com you'll likely get a message - "Not found". This limitation booking.com because of the sanctions. But around it and book accommodation in Crimea is very simple, read more here - How to book a hotel in Crimea Booking.com despite the sanctions.
If you prefer to accommodate in hotels and booking accommodation, find and book it on the website turum.netor using the search form below. Stay in rented accommodation is usually cheaper than a hotel, and it is much easier if you relax with your family or with children:
Hotels in Zaozerne on the map
Weather, tourist seasons in Zaozernoye
In Zaozernoye season starts in may and lasts until September. However, in may and the first half of June are often rainy and cold, the water is still too cold for swimming. The high season begins in late June and lasts through August. In September with the beginning of the school year Yevpatoriya rather abruptly emptied, but the Sep remains good weather and warm sea.
Seasons in Zaozernoye months, when is the best time to go
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Weather in Zaozerne and forecast
Attractions in Zaozernoye
Attractions in Zaozerne are almost there, with the exception of only two interesting places, which, however, will be interesting for every tourist. But you can take a bus No. 8 to get to Evpatoria and to get acquainted with its attractions (see Attractions of Evpatoria), or to purchase a tour to the attractions in any part of Crimea, what can you do in travel agencies and from vendors on the street. Here is what you can see in Zaozernoye:
Center for space communications and antenna HELL-1000
Built in the Soviet era the center and a set of antennas Pluton provided a program of deep space exploration until the late 1970-ies. Building for those times unique and innovative, but in 1978 it was replaced by built nearby in the village of Dairy the radio telescope RT-70. Currently not used and gradually dismantled, so hurry up to see what was left. It will be interesting to those who are interested in technology and communication.
Hours: around the clock
Entrance fee / ticket price: free
How to get there: located on the outskirts of the village, accessible on foot (ADA-1000 on the map).
The Ancient Settlement "Seagull"
It is the ruins of the Greco-Scythian settlements, founded about the middle of the 4th century BC Chersonesos. In the middle of the 2nd century. BC captured by the Scythians and lasted until the middle of the first century ad. It was discovered in 1959, and since then, archaeological excavations are carried out. Many of the artifacts found here are exhibited in the Museum of Evpatoria.
The name of the place was due to the nearby sanatorium "Chaika", for construction of which the location of the settlement in the last century, was mined sand. As it was called in fact, could not be established, as no mention in the documents and maps about the settlement yet to be found.
Today the mound is a complex of ruins that most tourists are perceived simply as a pile of geometrically arranged stones. Indeed, by and large nothing to see here: no buildings and artifacts here, there is only the silhouettes of the buildings from the stones among shrubs and trees. Unfortunately, the ruins are not protected in any way between the excavations and are gradually destroyed by tourists and locals.
Hours: around the clock
Entrance fee / ticket price: free
How to get there: the settlement is located on the outskirts of the village, reachable on foot or by bus No. 8 (horodysche on the map)
How to get to Zaozernoe
All routes lead through in Zaozerne Evpatoria, direct way to get here from other cities of the Crimea by public transport (see How to get to Evpatoria).
From Simferopol airport in Zaozerne can be reached either by taxi from 1800 rubles, or with a change in Yalta by bus. The transplant is carried out directly at the bus station of Yalta city bus no 8, which takes place on the International street and makes a stop near the bus station. Similarly, it is possible to travel from Simferopol by train from the railway station Evpatoria, to go to International street and take bus No. 8.
City bus No. 8 (119) of Yevpatoriya in Zaozerne runs frequently, every 15-20 minutes from 06:30 until 22:00 costs 14 rubles. Goes through the whole city on the International street past the farm market and "Fresh" supermarket, bus station, railway station. In Zaozerne the bus passes through the village along the Alley of Friendship, making a lot of stops marked along the way stops. In the high season and on weekends the buses are often crowded and don't even stop at bus stops.
Transport, to move around Zaozernom
In Zaozernoye there is a unique urban route No. 8. This is the bus from Evpatoria in Zaozerne. It passes through the village on the Alley of Friendship. Runs every 15-20 minutes from 06:30 until 22:00 costs 14 rubles.
In high season rented bikes, but fixed rentals were not discovered, only the keypoints on the street in the city center and the beach.