Secret 900x550 snow 4cf1eIt is extremely difficult to tell you in just one article, why you should definitely visit Crimea in winter period, and what kind of expressions

you’re gonna get. As Crimeans state, our peninsula can be discovered again and again during your lifetime, and still, there will be many ideas concerning what to do and where to go here.

 

I am going to also share my own experience, what surprised me, a recent Muscovite, during my first winter here, and what you shoud pay special attention to, as convinced  connoisseurs of Crimea advice. So well, the visitcrimea.guide  guestsare offered just five simple winter tips, knowing which, you will be able to plan and spend a nice, fullfiled with expressions and positive emotions  holiday here.

Tip 1. Health

Dozens of research works are already written on the way that Crimean climate can influence on your health. let us take in consideration Yalta, as an example, and the Southern coast of Crimea. Staying here, breathing this magical unique healing air improves metabolism and treats a variety of respiratory diseases. It is surprising, how much can change in your health without any medical invasion.

 

A better place for prevention of lung diseases can hardly been found on Earth.  As experts claim, the healing effect is gained due to the three factors: dry subtropical climate (semi-moist in winter), which can only be compared to  the climate of the southern coast of France, a unique blend of mountain and sea air and endless pine forests, giving us natural herbal medicine. You can only come to Yalta for 1.5-2 week and have 3-4 hour walks alng the famous Botkin’s path to become full of energy and health, enough for long and severe weekdays at home. By the way,centuries ago, members of the Tsar family had regular walks in this place, too!

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Add another important point to your health improvement recipe - fantastic mountain and sea views. During the time when peninsula is not overwhelmed with tourists, you can find yourself alone with unspoiled nature, of course if you are not a  coach potato. Go and discover Kuprin’s path in Balaklava behind the Genoese fortress and have a few hours walk on the empty streets of Aya cape reserve. Don’t forget to visit the famous Golytsyn’s path in Novy Svet, near Sudak. Also, it is a good idea to visit Meganom cape, wintery Bakalsk spit, Tarkhankut cape or Kazantip cape.  Those who are brave enough for such trips, will be awarded with inexpressible moments of  unity with nature, feeling which, you can understand the real values, and get read of all of your fears, stresses, hush and other negative things, that ilfe of a today’s person is full of.

 

Tip 2. Cultural and educational vacation

At any time of the year in the Crimea, it is better not to stay at home but discover new famous and unknown places of Russian and world’s history. A huge profit for a person, coming to Crimea is also that you can come here an infinite number of times, and there will still remain places and routes you have not visited and passed yet.

Are you interested in military-patriotic routes of the WWII, then you can go to the wonderful cities: Balaklava and Sevastopol. Or maybe you like the romantic atmosphere of Middle Ages? Then, welcome to ancient Sudak and glorious Kaffa (Feodosiya). Or maybe you are interested in myths and legends, then the ancient dolmens are waiting for you. There numers of routes, and we recommend you ro come here for new expressions and discoveries year by year.

One year you can come to Yevpatoria, explore the Small Jerusalem, adore the ancient dervisy dancing and also the streets of the old town, and also enjoy the dozens of coffee receipts and national sweets in the center of Crimean-tatr culture Odun-bazar kapusy, and also visit the legendary Tarkhankut reserve and admire at unbelievable winter landscapes of this place. Next year is a good one for a trip to Sudak, for example, here you can walk along the vast expanses of the Cape Meganom, discover a cozy cove of the New World and Shalyapin’s grotto, learn the surprising history of the Genouiese fortress,  and also visit the wonderful Koktebel and the legendary house of Voloshin, and feast your eyes on the sever landscapes of Karadag. And year by year a small territory of Crimea is ready to offer dozens of options for a busy holiday impressions. And it is better to open these invaluable impressions not in the summer, but now, when there are no many tourists, the Crimea can be discovered from a new side each time.

   

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Tip 3. Gastronomic experience

it is Incredible, how in such a small area  there live more than 80 ethnic groups today,  and it opens up endless opportunities for gastronomic tourism. From my personal experience, I can recommend you to pay attention to the Crimean Tatar, Karaite, Jewish, Ukrainian, Greek, Bulgarian cuisine, but special attention should be paid to the fresh seafood in winter. Fishermen of Balaklava convey greetings to all readers of our site and report: since February  there is  a rich catch of khamsa, Black Sea anchovy, spiny dogfish, and Black Sea flatfish. Have you ever tried fresh Black Sea mussels? The best time to do this will also start in February. I will tell you a little secret: people has already started to grow oysters in the Black Sea, and we you can try  this exquisite delicacy in the Crimea.

The seafood is extremely tasty with a glass of Crimean wine. Today Crimea offers not only world-famous wines of Massandra, Inkerman and Novy Svet, as well as dozens of not so popular ones, but extremely interesting author wines,  produced in small editions as: Pavel Shvets, Oleg Repin, Perovsky House, and other brands. In 2015 first edition of wines  of most modern winery in the CIS was produced, which is located in Crimea in the Bakhchisarai area, Alma Valley  brand wine under is already available for sale. Many wineries support newfangled trend in wine tourism, conducte tours around the cellars and manufacturing area and offer to buy wine for factory prices without shopping cheating.

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Tip 4. Family values

Not really sure if experienced travellers agree with me, but still. You know, it seems more and more that recreation with kids becomes just the other  way round, as there is a great variety of kids clubs and animators, the temptation to give them your child for a while is really big. This option is also available in Crimea, numers of hotels offer entertainments for kids, the cost of whic is included in the price of your rooms! Of course, this lind of service is vitally important for people with kids, but I honestly recommend you another way of spending your time here, as nothing can make you closer with the family than mutual rest and expressions.

As to my mind, winter Crimea is a perfect place for rest with kids of schoolage, when you can see the places you could only find on the pages of the textbooks with your own eyes, because, when your kids see their father exploring the submarine base in Balaklava and after it, the whole family climbs to the historic hill with a fortress towering above, you will see the  genuine and sincerу interest of a child to our history, and this will also be a nice thing to be shared with classmates.

SIghtseeing of historic places can be complimented with kids attractions, for example, in Balaklava there is a new extreme rest center “Spy Academy”, the museum of science discoveries Znanium in SImferopol, where you can touch everything with your hands, and even take part in research experiments.  If come to Yevpatoria, then definitely visit the “Black Sea Pirates” museum and the “Clown House”. Near yalta there is a wonderful place that should be on the visit list if you come here with children, it is the Small Farm, where there is a mini-zoo and also different events, games, quests and workshops are held for the whole family.

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Tip 5. Native environment

And the final secret is very simple and very useful. Rest in Crimea is an opportunity not to worry about the validity of the passport, visa, medical insurance, international driving license and so on. In Crimea you are at home, in your home country, where people speak your language and you are always sincerely welcome. There is no place for some kind of awkward embarrassment because you are always answered, when ask for directions or to clarify something in a shop. You simply take a ticket, book a hotel and you can be sure that the rest will not be spoiled by the nuances in communication. Can you agree, that environment, is an important factor, especially for recreation of elderly people?

In all I mentioned above there was not a single word about the beach rest. Indeed, starting somewhere from late October hardened guests can bathe in Crimea. Until the middle of May, the sea gives visitors and residents of the Crimea Peninsula, joy, harmony and good health, and will likely have to bathe in a swimming pool or  come here again,  in summer. However, I hope this small article interested ours readers to evaluate our Crimea in winter and enjoy all the advantages described.

 

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