UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS
  1. Basin
Cape Kazantyp is actually a sleeping volcano that may become active someday.

The peninsula and the basin in its center have the same name. In Turkic Kazantyp means "a pot on a hill". The peninsula resembles an old atoll with a dry lagoon in its center because of the basin’s flat bottom and the inner ring-shaped range.
2. Archaeological attractions of the coast
The southern coast of the peninsula has a rich history.

Ptolemy mentioned the ancient city of Heracleum that used to be there in the 2nd-1st centuries BC. On the coast there are remains of a Roman Empire mansion, walls, earth banks and the traces of ancient artificial terraces.
2. Archaeological attractions of the coast
The southern coast of the peninsula has a rich history.

Ptolemy mentioned the ancient city of Heracleum that used to be there in the 2nd-1st centuries BC. On the coast there are remains of a Roman Empire mansion, walls, earth banks and the traces of ancient artificial terraces.
3. Coast of Rocky Crocodiles
You can find there various landforms: dells and gullies, landslides and taluses, coastal cliffs and rockfalls, beaches and tombolos, wave-cut platforms and caves, swallow holes and dunes, elegant bays and fascinating rocks. Stone capes in the sea often resemble real or fantasy animals.
4. Water area of the nature reserve
The water area is important for the living of many waterbird species, and forspawn and growing period of bottom and pelagic fishes, including rare and endangered species. Unique seaweed and macrophyte herbs grow in the water area.

In 2004 the coast aquatic complex of the nature reserve was designated as the Ramsar Site.
4. Water area of the nature reserve
The water area is important for the living of many waterbird species, and forspawn and growing period of bottom and pelagic fishes, including rare and endangered species. Unique seaweed and macrophyte herbs grow in the water area.

In 2004 the coast aquatic complex of the nature reserve was designated as the Ramsar Site.
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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