(Autonomous Republic of Crimea)
Phone Code: 0692
Sevastopol Harbor- Promenade area
Soviet Navy Officer's Club gate - Sevastopol, Crimea
Beach areas (via ferries) on the northern suburbs/shores of Sevastopol.
(Information from Wikipedia) Sevastopol is city on rights of administrative division of Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimea peninsula. It has a population of 342,451 (2001). Sevastopol is the second largest port in Ukraine, after the Port of Odessa.
The unique geographic location and navigation conditions of the city's harbours make Sevastopol a strategically important naval point. It is also a popular seaside resort and tourist destination, mainly for visitors from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. The city, formerly the home of the Russian then Soviet Black Sea Fleet, is now home to a Ukrainian naval base and a Russian naval base in facilities leased by the Russian Navy. The headquarters of both the Ukrainian Naval Forces and Russia's Black Sea Fleet are located in the city.
The trade and shipbuilding importance of Sevastopol's port has been growing since the fall of the Soviet Union, despite the difficulties that arise from the joint military control over its harbours and piers. Sevastopol is also an important centre of marine biology research. Sevastopol enjoys one of the warmest climates in Ukraine, with mild winters and moderate warm summers.
St. Vladimir Church and a few ruins at Khersones
Panorama - Panoramic 3-D mural of the Crimean War. Pink card gets you a discount.
Primorskiy Boulevard - A scenic walk along ArtBuxta (Artillery Bay) will lead you to the famous Scuttleship Monument.
Black Sea Fleet Museum
Balaklava - a 20 minute marshrutka ride from Sevastopol takes you to hills jeweled with the remnants of a Genoese fortress and the Top Secret Submarine Museum.
During the summer months, ferries from Balaklava harbor takes you to the Golden Beach.
Fiolent - great for snorkeling
Blue Bay - clean blue waters
Batilman - secluded beaches with tents during the summer
Day trips to Foros, Alupka, and Yalta. If going to Yalta, take the marshrutka to Alupka and see the Boronsovskiy Palace. Go through the garden and down to the water to catch the ferry to Yalta. During summer months (usually after June), there is a Tatar gentleman selling delicious shawurmas and plov just before getting to the ferry.
Places to Eat
Traditional Ukrainian. Ask for English menu.
Directions: Bolshaya Morskaya
Potato House ($)
Directions: Around the corner & down the side street from Hotel Sevastopol
Directions: From Potato House, this restaurant is down, but on the other side of the street. Has traditional decor signage.
Directions: From center, take Marshrutka #2 to Tsum (20 minute ride)
Cafe Primorskiy Boulevard ($$) CLOSED as of 06/20/05
Ukrainian food & cafe with the best coffee in Sevastopol.
Directions: 44 Kreshatyk 41a (go thru archway on Kreshatyk. Door on left.)
Starriy Dvor ($) - down the hill from Panorama
Ukrainian food. Quaint courtyard, decent food.
Directions: Downhill from Panorama, along the minibus route (don't remember the name of the street). On the right hand side of the street if you're walking down hill.
Tatar food, some Ukrainian, and Fish dishes
Directions: In Artillery Bay, on Primorskiy Boulevard. Building to the left of Cafe Primorskiy Boulevard when facing the water. Has a green, Arabic-ish font type sign. Ask for English menu.
Traditional Ukrainian. May have English menu.
Directions: At Revolution Square (diagonally across the street from McDonald's)
Ribatskiy Stan ($$$)
Seafood & Ukrainian - probably *the* nicest restaurant in Sevastopol.
Directions: In Artillery Bay - walk around the bay towards the tall concrete monument. Ribatskiy Stan is at the end of the strip of restaurants and clubs, and it has a blue tiled roof. Sit outside and enjoy the view.
Nightclub - Sit outside. They have cocktails, but it's weak. Stick with beer or vodka tonic.
Directions: Artillery Bay (Арт Бухта)
Directions: Omega Beach, in the middle of the strip
New night club since I left Sevastopol. Ask people about it.
Directions: Omega Beach in the middle of the strip
Probably has the best music in Sevastopol. Mostly techno - No Madonna, Shakira, Britney Spears or Eminmem.
Directions: Omega Beach at the end of the strip. Has camoflauge netting on the outside.
* Cab ride back to the Center after 2am will cost around 20 griven. But don't be surprised if they try to charge you $20! Always negotiate price before you get in the cab.
5th KM - largest bazaar in Sevastopol. Huge second-hand bazaar.
Where to Stay
Hotel Ukraina ($20/night)
Hotel Krim ($10/night)
RENT AN APARTMENT IN SEVASTOPOL. Contact information below-- Chris Campling has about 18 apartments in Sevastopol. Rates vary, depending upon number of bedrooms.
(In August 2011, a very nice, remodeled apartment for 3 adults near the city center was $60 per night - $20 per person. The apartment had a great shower, washing machine, clean refrigerator, nice beds, and FREE WIFI.)
Ivan: English speaking Taxi service. Ivan can be found near the main McDonalds in the city center. His cab is gray (as of 2011) and has "English Speaking Taxi Service" painted on the sides of the cab.
Rates negotiable depending on trips etc.
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