The Crimean peninsula is deservedly considered a pearl among the Black Sea resorts in Ukraine. Not only Ukrainians themselves like to relax here, but also residents of Russia and Belarus.
Geographically, the Crimean peninsula is located in the south of Ukraine, juts deep into the Black Sea, which washes it from the west and south. From the east, this territory, unique in its mild climate, is washed by the Sea of Azov. From the north, a narrow strip of land with a width of only eight kilometers - the Perekop Isthmus - connects the peninsula with the mainland of the country. The area of the peninsula is about 26,860 square kilometers. At the same time, 20 percent of the territory is occupied by mountains, 8 percent - by mountains and rivers. The length of the coastline is more than a thousand kilometers! It is not surprising that it is in the Crimea that so many of everyone's favorite resort areas are located. Here are Feodosia and Koktebel, famous for their history, and noisy elegant Yalta, and quiet Gurzuf, and many smaller towns and villages where lovers of more secluded places can relax. In addition, in addition to the actual beach holiday, Crimea can offer tourists a large number of excursions to historical sites, as well as exciting tours in the mountains.
By the way, in addition to the two seas washing it, Crimea has its own unique "Dead Sea" - the Sivash Bay, or the so-called "Rotten Sea". Its salinity level, of course, cannot be compared with the salinity level of the real Dead Sea, but it is much higher than that of ordinary sea water. The nature and ecology of this corner of Crimea is absolutely unique. True, it is not in vain that Sivash is called "rotten" - the highly concentrated mineral solution, which is the waters of Sivash, exudes a strong unpleasant odor.
You can relax in Crimea on a much more budgetary basis than in the resorts of the Russian Black Sea coast. The climate on the southern coast of Crimea is sub-Mediterranean. It is hot and dry here in summer.
How to get there
There are numerous bus and rail routes from Russia to Crimea. Both those and others can pass through the Perekop Isthmus (from the north) - this is a completely land route; or from the east - through the Kerch Strait - by ferry.
An international airport is located in Simferopol, so you can get to Crimea by air if you wish.
According to the signed international agreements, a bridge must be built across the Kerch Strait, which will connect Crimea with the Russian Krasnodar Territory. However, for now, the completion of the construction of such a bridge is a matter of an uncertain future.