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.

feodosia02Brief information
Feodosiya is a port and resort city in Crimea, Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast. The name is often spelled as Feodosiya and sometimes as Theodosia according to transliteration from  Greek. The city was founded under the name of Theodosia (Θεοδοσία) by Greek colonists from Miletos in the 6th century BC. Noted for its rich agricultural lands, on which its trade depended, it was destroyed by the Huns in the 4th century AD. Theodosia remained a minor village for much of the next nine hundred years. It was at various times part of the sphere of influence of the Khazars (excavations have revealed Khazar artifacts dating back to the ninth century) and of the Byzantine Empire. Like the rest of Crimea, it fell under the domination of the Kipchaks and was conquered by the Mongols in the 1230s.
Because the Genoese started intervening in the internal affairs of the Crimean Khanate, a Turkish vassal, the Ottoman commander Gedik Ahmet Pasha seized the city in 1475. All the non muslim inhabitants of Caffa were deported to Istanbul, where a mosque still today remembers in its name (Kefeli Mosque: in Turkish “Mosque of the Caffariotes”) the city. Renamed Kefe, Caffa became one of the most important Turkish ports on the Black Sea. Ottoman control ceased when the expanding Russian Empire conquered the whole Crimea in 1783. It was renamed Feodosiya (Феодосия) in 1802, a Russian version of the ancient Greek name. The city was captured twice by the forces of Nazi Germany during World War II, sustaining significant damage in the process. In 1954, it was transferred to the administrative control of the Ukrainian SSR with the rest of Crimea.
How to get there
– Nearest airport
– By bus
Take a bus from Simferopol Railway Station, which arrives every 30 min (en route about 1 h 40 min.). You can get a taxi also (about EUR 35 per car).