Museum of Alexander Grin
The Literary and Memorial Museum of Alexander Grin – the prominent romanticist writer and great dreamer – is one of the most famous and the most visited museums in Feodosiya. It is situated in the one-storey light house, standing not far from the sea. Alexander Grin spent five years of his life in this house. The writer always called Feodosiya “the city of tender watercolors.” It is there that he

Museum of Money • Feodosiya
Museum of Money
Museum of Money • Feodosiya
Founded on the initiative of the local numismatist collector in the Crimea, the Feodosiya Museum of Money is the first museum of this kind in Ukraine. It is not surprising that it was opened in Feodosiya, for this age-old city long enjoys the fame of the country’s main numismatic center: it is a leader in the variety of money, which was once minted, printed or used there. At various times, the anc

Surb Khach Monastery • Feodosiya
Surb Khach Monastery
Surb Khach Monastery • Feodosiya
The medieval monastic complex Surb Khach is situated in the picturesque mountain and woody area, within three kilometers from the town Staryi Krym. Its name means Monastery of the Holy Cross in Armenian. Being reminiscent of an age-old defensive fortress, Surb Khach is one of the peninsula’s most interesting monuments of Armenian sacral architecture that preserve the spirit and atmosphere of the M

House-Museum of Voloshin
The unique museum opened in Maximilian Voloshin's - Russian poet and painter - former house is Koktebel's cult place and its key attraction. This hospitable house that used to be meeting and socializing place for creative intelligentsia has preserved Silver Age's wonderful spirit and incomparable charm. The house was built in the early 20th century after Maximilian Voloshin's project and numbered

Genoese Fortress • Feodosiya
Genoese Fortress
Genoese Fortress • Feodosiya
In the Middle Ages Feodosiya's Genoese Fortress was one of the most powerful fortification systems in Europe. Over time it lost its former grandeur and impregnability, but even today its threatening towers and walls, standing in different parts of the town, make a strong impression. The massive defensive complex was built here in the 14th century by the Genoese, which needed to protect their large

I.K. Aivazovsky National Art Gallery
The name of the Russian prominent marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky, whose pictorial works are shown in different museums of the world, is strongly tied with Feodosiya's history, and the National Art Gallery of his name is one of the town's main decorations. Its vast exposition has no analogues in the whole world and is situated in the building, where the famous writer lived and worked. Aivazovsky wa

Armenian Church of the St. Sergiy (Surb Sarkis)
The ancient Armenian Church of the St. Sergiy is among Feodosiya's most interesting architectural monuments. The temple, built in the middle of the 14th century, is one of the few medieval cultic buildings on the Crimea's territory that remained intact until now. Built according to all Armenian medieval architectural canons, the Church of the St. Sergiy is notable for simple and airy forms. Its ma

Koktebel • Feodosiya
Koktebel • Feodosiya
Koktebel is a popular resort on the southeastern coast of Crimea, famous for its splendid landscapes, wide pebble beaches, and healing air. It is situated not far from Feodosiya, at the foot of the famous Karadag mountain range. In Crimean Tatar language, the name Koktebel means the ‘land of blue hills.’ The precise date of settlement’s foundation is not known. It is known, however, that in the m

Kara Dag (Karadag Nature reserve)
Kara Dag is one of the most amazing wonders on the peninsula, the most beautiful and the most mysterious corner of southeastern Crimea. It is an ancient dead volcano, which was active over 150 million years ago, in the Jurassic period. At that time, according to scientists, it was submerged under water, along with the rest of the peninsula. Kara Dag, in Turkic, means ‘Black Mountain.’ This dark g
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