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Koktebel is located between Sudak and Feodosiya, in a picturesque valley neighbouring with Karadag Mount and the  famous mountain Uzun-Syrt (Klement’ev mountain) range. This place is famous for its inner atmosphere and oportunities for active tourism.

Other names of the town:  The country of blue peaks

Beach type: pebble with no breakwaters.

Grey volcanic sand in Tihaya(silent)bay. Different gems can be found on the beach: chalcedony, lapis lazuli, jasper, carnelian.

Distance from SImferopol (airport): 127 km

Distance from Kerch (ferry): 129 km

Distance from Feodosiya: 20 km



What to do here:

 

  • Join the excursion to the house museum of famous Maximilian Voloshin, a hospitable poet and friend.  Thanks to him, in the beginning of the century the town becaume a resort for the people of art. It is admirable, how much love the museum curators put in saving this wonderful place,so dont’t forget to participate in one of their meetings to see everything with your own eyes.

  • Go on a hiking tour following the Ecological path, which leads to extinct volcano Karadag. There are more than 1000 species of plants grow, 35 kinds of mammals, 277 species of birds and 12 kinds of reptiles live. Walks along picturesque Karadag had  been inspiring A.Grin, M.Voloshin and his famous guests, such as M. Tsvetaeva, N.Gumilev, O.Mandelstam, and many others to create beautiful and admirable things.

  • Take a boat ride along the coast of Karadag, and see the marvelous beauty and horrors of the legendary mountain from the sea, see the Shaitan rocks, Golden Gate rock, Howling  grotto, learn a secret legend of the dead city.

  • Be sure to climb Koklyuk mountain and admire the scenery in the legendary arbor "Starfall memories" .

  • Find a large stone on the beach, write your heart's desire on it and carry it to  Voloshin’s grave, as the poet  bequeathed himself, because according to the legend, the cherished dreams in some magical way do come true. Why not try?

  • Go to  Klement’ev mount   to watch paragliders hover, and appreciate the cult of this place,  the motherland of Russian paragliding in the whole.

  • Learn to hover on uprising waves with “Breeze” paragliding club.

  • Try new experiences,  ride ATV along  picturesque hills, or join an underwater scuba excursion.

  • Go to "Podzaborniki" art gallery and see the works by local modern artists.

  • Go on a excursion to one of the eldest and most interesting wineries of Crimea - Koktebel factory of vintage wines, which is  located near the city suburbs.You can recognize the turn by its branded colonnade. Visit the unique cellars built by the Moscow Metro Construction Department, see the legendary collection of wine and take a look at Europe's largest maderna site!

  • Take a risk and repeat the route of Voloshin and Grin, that the followed to eqch other from Koktebel to Old Crimea.  The picturesque Green trail (18 km long) is better to be conquered with an experienced guide of course if you don’t want to get lost

 

Editors’ choice

  • Traditional festivals in Koktebel are : aeronautics season opening on May holidays, Jazz Festival in early September and  "Air brotherhood" festival in September.

  • Take your children to Koktebel, there are pebble beaches, that perfectly suit family rest. There are no tiresome ascents and descents so your rest will be comfortable even if you  either have a baby pram or a  children's bicycle  with you.

  • Take a one-day trip to Feodosiya and see the original pictures by Aivazovsky, have a look at a cabin of A.Grin’s museum, discover the ancient orthodox temples, touch the history in Genoise Fortress, visit one of the unique small museums, the only money museum worldwide, containg coins and banknotes from different countries of different epoches, fish museum, or the free field museum.
  • Explore other incredibly beautiful places  near Koktebel, for example, you can watch color changes of the Chameleon ridge   in the Quiet bay and admire Koktebel from the Junge hill.

 

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