The city of Yalta is best known for the famous conference that took place at the end of World War II. But this city has been known as a vacation destination for many years, and it was the favourite spot of Russian Tsars and princes. Located along 70 kilometres of the Black Sea coast, this city has a varied geography that ranges from mountains to beaches. There are 170 settlements and sanatoriums that make up the city and the sun shines around 2,250 hours per year. Since the fall of the Soviet regime and the opening of the Ukrainian borders, Yalta has grown by leaps and bounds and visitors will find all sorts of accommodation for their stay.
You enter the city at the 150-year-old Baidarsky Gate that is located 46 kilometres from the city proper. The view from the hillside over the city is beautiful. You will be able to see the silhouette of the Church of the Resurrection on the Red Cliff and the palace of Alexander Kuznetsov. You will also be able to visit the Iphigenia Cliff and the Devil’s Ladder pass all within the Greater Yalta area.