WARNING! Due to the fact that Russia annexed the Crimea, we have introduced a moratorium on sending tourists there. We caution that the stay on the territory of Crimea is dangerous for your health and safety.

Brief information
AlushtaIt is an attractive place for car-, bicycle-, mounted and pedestrian tourism. Extraordinary clean air and well-being feeling intensify influence of resort factors. In Alushta one can meet gallant men, adventure lovers and jeep caravans. Everybody can find something interesting for oneself. One can visit Regional Museum, House-Museum of Sergeyev-Tsensky and I.Shmelyev`s one. Next to the city there is Nature Museum of Crimean Reservation about all components of Crimean Mountain Nature from minerals to animals. But the most interesting is Dendrozoo Museum in landscape style with living reservation plants and animals.

Alushta stands on a hilly valley surrounded by Kastel, Babugun, Chatyrdag and Demerdzhy Mountains. Its history is rooted in the 6th century when the Byzantines erected the Aluston Fortress. Soon a settlement appeared near it, which lived through a Tartar-Mongol invasion in 1239, through the dominance of the Genoeses and the Turks. Alushta mountain amphitheatre is the most beautiful and widest in Crimea. Mountain pedestrian tours are very romantic and not tiring. It is an ascent of Chatyrdag, Shater, Eklizy-Burun and Church Cape (1525 m) Mountains. Cosma and Damiand Monastery with healing water attract orthodoxies.

To the west of Alushta is Kastel Mountain with remnants of ancient fortress, “Karabakh” park, Utes-Karasansky one, Plaka Cape with wonderful view and Birds Island is known in many adventure films. In the Partenite Valley near Ayu-Dag a large complex of buildings of the Crimea health center has been constructed. The most interesting routes are to the Dzhur-Dzhur Falls. The Ghost Valley on the Demerdzhy Mountain. In Semidvorye settlement there is the Reservation Grove. Along Kanaka River stand stone “mushrooms” on thin “legs”. In 1825 Polish poet Adam Mitskevich wrote some sonates here. Poets V.Zhukovsky, V.Brusov, V,Mayakovsky, writers V.Korolenko, M.Gorky, A.Kuprin, K.Paustovsky lived and created here. In the early century near Alushta “Professors` Coner” settlement sprang up where lived well known Moscow and St.Petersburgh`s scientists.

It is an attractive place for car-, bicycle-, mounted and pedestrian tourism. Extraordinary clean air and well-being feeling intensify influence of resort factors. In Alushta one can meet gallant men, adventure lovers and jeep caravans. Everybody can find something interesting for oneself. One can visit Regional Museum, House-Museum of Sergeyev-Tsensky and I. Shmelyev`s one. Next to the city there is Nature Museum of Crimean Reservation about all components of Crimean Mountain Nature from minerals to animals. But the most interesting is Dendrozoo Museum in landscape style with living reservation plants and animals.

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How to get there
– Nearest airport
– By bus
Take a bus from Simferopol Railway Station (Simferopol -Yalta, Simferopol – Alushta, Simferopol – Gurzuf), which arrives every 15 min (en route about 1 h, price – EUR 2). One of the most romantic and cheap way is to go to Alushta by a trolleybus (en route about 2 h, price – EUR 0.9). You can get a taxi also (about EUR 25 per car).
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