Ukraine - Crimea (PDF Chapter)
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This is the Crimea chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ukraine guidebook.
Shaped like a diamond, this tiny subtropical gem has always been an eye-catcher for imperial rulers – from Romans to Russians. Crimea is now firmly controlled by Moscow, which applies the same rules to foreign visitors as in Russia proper.
- Ancient Crimeans carved dwellings out of limestone atop high plateaus: highlights include Mangup-Kale and Chufut-Kale
- Bakhchysaray is the capital of the peninsula’s largest minority, the Crimean Tatars
- Sevastopol is a very pleasant and historically important city, with a stunning bay filled with Russian warships
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: History, Crimea Under Russian Rule: What Has Changed for Travellers, Yalta, Bakhchysaray, Balaklava, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Feodosiya, Gurzuf, Kerch, Novy Svit, Sudak, Kara-Dah Nature Reserve, Yevpatoriya, Crimea Explained.
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