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Tweet The Church of Christ’s Resurrection on the Baydarsky Pass The road from Balaklava to Orlinoe, this was the old Tatar settlement, which used to be called Baydary. Passing through the Baydar Valley which slowly and gradually rises up the …

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Tweet Jasper beach in Balaclava  Jasper beach is situated at the foot of Cape Fiolent. From the St. George Monastery down to the beach where stone steps were constructed during the rule of the Greek chief monk named Tanaldo (1824-1854). …

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Tweet Fiolent ‘God’s Country’ There are many sacred and mysterious places in Crimea. The Tauris are the earliest tribes that inhabited this peninsula and written about by Herodotus. They had their sanctuaries with altars built on very high cliffs from …

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Tweet Tauric Chersonese, a Christian shrine The Heraklion peninsula was inhabited by barbarian tribes named Tauri, who made predatory attacks from Balaklava bay on the ships of travelers. The ancient Greeks in 424/421 BC founded the Tauric Chersonese on the …

Traveling around Crimea Chapter III

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Tweet Sevastopol, founded by Catherine the Great The best beach near Sevastopol can be found in Uchkuevka, this place existed since the Middle Ages as part of the Mangup principality. In 1475 the territory came under Ottoman rule and became part …