3. Antiquities: Simferopol, Sevastopol, Kerch and Anapa
Not only Crete and Rhodes can be proud of the ruins, where the echo of millennia is heard. On the outskirts of Simferopol, the ruins of the ancient Scythian Naples, the capital city of the warlike Scythians, destroyed by the Goths and Huns in the third century, keep their secrets. The main rival of Naples, Chersonese, founded by settlers from Heraclea, has also survived to this day: being in Sevastopol, you can look at fragments of basilicas and towers, wineries and forges. Columns and walls of the ancient city of Panticapaeum rise above Kerch, and quarters of its predecessor, Gorgippia, were found in the center of Anapa. In Gelendzhik, Krasnaya Polyana and Aderbievka, mysterious dolmens have been preserved – places of power with special energy.
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4. Gastronomy: Sochi, Astrakhan, Novorossiysk and Abrau-Dyurso
Each Greek island has its own specialties: on Kefalonia – garlic salad and caramelized almonds, on Paros – baked chickpeas in pots. So in our resorts they treat differently, but almost always tasty and generous. Barbecue, chebureks, seafood and dried persimmons are skillfully prepared in Sochi. In the Astrakhan region, it is worth trying the triple fish soup, sugar watermelons and the legendary black caviar. And oysters, mussels, mullet, anchovy and other seafood are good all over the coast. Near Novorossiysk, in the village of Fedotovka, the Chateau Pinot complex was opened with a winery, Russian and French restaurants, an apiary and a snail farm. In general, there are many wine outlets on the Russian resort map: from Abrau-Dyurso and Inkerman to Phanagoria, Myskhako and Massandra.
5. Atmosphere: Sochi, Koktebel, Peresyp and Curonian Spit
The most party among the Greek islands is Mykonos, and among the Russian resorts, Sochi. Clubs with trendy DJs, rock bars, karaoke, beach parties, concerts and festivals – life here is in full swing all year round and around the clock. Koktebel has gained fame as a rasta resort with themed cafes and impromptu open-airs, but there are also standard clubs, and there are also tango and jazz festivals. Tired of the bustle, in Greece, tourists can escape to Folegandros, and in Russia – to the quiet and cozy Peresyp on the Sea of Azov. And if you want impressive landscapes, Alonissos is suitable – or the Curonian Spit with endless beaches, dunes and forests.