KAZANTYP NATURE RESERVE
Valleys, dunes, caves, rocks, elegant bays and fascinating rocks, the ruins of an ancient city and 420 species of butterflies at the coast of the Sea of Azov.
KAZANTYP NATURE RESERVE
Valleys, dunes, caves, rocks, elegant bays and fascinating rocks, the ruins of an ancient city and 420 species of butterflies at the coast of the Sea of Azov.
The boundaries of the nature reserve on Yandex Maps
Routes
Map of the territory
Map of the territory
The boundaries of the nature reserve on Yandex Maps
Get a pass
The nature reserve is a protected area. You must have a pass to get into the nature reserve.

The pass for one tourist costs 150 rubles. Crimea residents and citizens entitled to benefits can get a free pass.

The routes of the nature reserve open to visitors on April 1, 2021.

Transportation
The nature reserve is located in the northern part of the Kerch Peninsula.

It is situated 50 km (31 mi) away from Kerch, 22 km (14 mi) away from route E97 Kerch — Simferopol and 2 km (1,2 mi) away from Schyolkino.

You can get to the nature reserve by bus or minibus from "Sem Kolodtsev" station (Lenino village) to Mysovoe village.

Coordinates for the navigator:

45.457 333, 35.837 167.
Transportation
The nature reserve is located in the northern part of the Kerch Peninsula.

It is situated 50 km (31 mi) away from Kerch, 22 km (14 mi) away from route E97 Kerch — Simferopol and 2 km (1,2 mi) away from Schyolkino.

You can get to the nature reserve by bus or minibus from "Sem Kolodtsev" station (Lenino village) to Mysovoe village.

Coordinates for the navigator:

45.457 333, 35.837 167.
Routes
Routes
Horse route           6 km (3,7 mi)        2,5 hours

You will see cozy bays and funny long capes that slowly disappear in the sea, spend time with horses and listen to the stories about the nature reserve.

During the walk you can encounter hares, pheasants and larks, herons and other inhabitants of the nature reserve.

The route opens to visitors on April 1.

Horse route
 6 km (3,7 mi)        2,5 hours

You will see cozy bays and funny long capes that slowly disappear in the sea, spend time with horses and listen to the stories about the nature reserve.

During the walk you can encounter hares, pheasants and larks, herons and other inhabitants of the nature reserve.

The route opens to visitors on April 1.

Sea route           20 km (12 mi)        1,5 hours

Along this route you can see the Kazantyp from all directions, admire nice rocky bays and breath in the fresh air of the Sea of Azov.

The route opens to visitors on April 1.

Sea route
 20 km (12 mi)        1,5 hours

Along this route you can see the Kazantyp from all directions, admire nice rocky bays and breath in the fresh air of the Sea of Azov.

The route opens to visitors on April 1.

Ancient Greek settlement of Heracleum
Learn more about the ancient Kazantip →
Ancient Greek settlement of Heracleum
Learn more about the ancient Kazantip →
In the nature reserve you can see not only the ruins of ancient buildings dating back to the 2nd-1st centuries BC, but also fragments of ancient Green ceramics and moulded ceramics.
You can find the references to the settlement of Heracleum in Ptolemy's works
You can find the references to the settlement of Heracleum in Ptolemy's works
In the nature reserve you can see not only the ruins of ancient buildings dating back to the 2nd-1st centuries BC, but also fragments of ancient Green ceramics and moulded ceramics.
Water area of the nature reserve
The water area of the reserve is of international importance and is protected under the Ramsar Convention.

Unique seaweed and herbs grow in the water area. It is an important area for waterbirds, spawn and growing period of many fish species, i.e. rare and endangered.
 
Water area of the nature reserve
The water area of the reserve is of international importance and is protected under the Ramsar Convention.

Unique seaweed and herbs grow in the water area. It is an important area for waterbirds, spawn and growing period of many fish species, i.e. rare and endangered.
Nature
Unique attractions
Unique attractions
Flora and fauna
Nature is amazingly rich for such a small area.

In the reserve there are 617 plant and 1261 animal species, many of them are in the Red Data Books of Russia and Crimea.
Dark Planet
In 2007 Kazantyp became one of the filming locations for the much talked about film Dark Planet directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk. The film was adapted from the novel Prisoners of Power by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Legends of Kazantyp
The legend says that on the peninsula there is a secret cave above the sea level.

The underground passage stretches for 17 kilometers to the Chegene Cape (Turkic: Golden Cape) where the gold robbed by pirates is hidden.
Flora and fauna
Nature is amazingly rich for such a small area.

In the reserve there are 617 plant and 1261 animal species, many of them are in the Red Data Books of Russia and Crimea.
Dark Planet
In 2007 Kazantyp became one of the filming locations for the much talked about film Dark Planet directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk. The film was adapted from the novel Prisoners of Power by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Legends of Kazantyp
The legend says that on the peninsula there is a secret cave above the sea level.

The underground passage stretches for 17 kilometers to the Chegene Cape (Turkic: Golden Cape) where the gold robbed by pirates is hidden.
Photos used on this site belong to (photo credits): S. Ledenkov, I. Sikorsky, L. Moroz, V. Kostrov, N. Litvinyuk, D. Rutyanov, S. Alyomov, M. Atamanenko, G. Prokopov, D. Voinov, Y. Timofeev, Y. Shumlyaeva, M. Rozanov, V. Anzylov, V. Zyuzin, A. Gromov, Y. Zhuravleva, E. Nekadimova, N. Krymsky, K. Polyanskaya, A. Rybintsev, A. Mishin, A. Dmitrieva and naturerussia.travel
Photos used on this site belong to (photo credits): S. Ledenkov, I. Sikorsky, L. Moroz, V. Kostrov, N. Litvinyuk, D. Rutyanov, S. Alyomov, M. Atamanenko, G. Prokopov, D. Voinov, Y. Timofeev, Y. Shumlyaeva, M. Rozanov, V. Anzylov, V. Zyuzin, A. Gromov, Y. Zhuravleva, E. Nekadimova, N. Krymsky, K. Polyanskaya, A. Rybintsev, A. Mishin, A. Dmitrieva and naturerussia.travel
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