CULTURAL HERITAGE
In 1797 Nikitskaya Dacha was established on the territory of the future nature reserve. The forests there were used for Royal and Imperial Hunting.

Both historical monuments and numerous old trails have survived to the present days.
Yalta Mountain-Forest Nature Reserve is a part of the Crimean Riviera. This land is truly rich in cultural, historical, ethnographic and religious monuments.
Yalta Mountain-Forest Nature Reserve is a part of the Crimean Riviera. This land is truly rich in cultural, historical, ethnographic and religious monuments.
In 1797 Nikitskaya Dacha was established on the territory of the future nature reserve. The forests there were used for Royal and Imperial Hunting.

Both historical monuments and numerous old trails have survived to the present days.
1. Romanovskaya Trail
The trail was built at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries specially for the Tsar family walks.

A picturesque forest trail to the Gurzufskoye Sedlo mountain pass has been connecting the Gurzuf Valley with the central part of Crimea since old times.
2. Green Ring Route
The route consists of two trails named after famous doctors as S. Botkin and F. Shtangeev. They participated in the foundation of the trails. The doctors cherished the healing effects of the Crimean Riviera climate and the pine forests.

The trails were used for prevention and treatment of lung and heart diseases.
3. Miskhorskaya Trail
Koreizskaya, or Miskhorskaya Trail, had been used for the transportation of ice since 1845. It was used for cooling wines at the Vorontsov Palace.

The ice was cut into pieces in the Trekhglazka Cave and moved down in giant packages with oxen. The trail is the shortest way from Ai-Petri plateau to the sea.
3. Miskhorskaya Trail
Koreizskaya, or Miskhorskaya Trail, had been used for the transportation of ice since 1845. It was used for cooling wines at the Vorontsov Palace.

The ice was cut into pieces in the Trekhglazka Cave and moved down in giant packages with oxen. The trail is the shortest way from Ai-Petri plateau to the sea.
4. Silver Arbor
You can see this snow-white rotunda on the edge of the Pendicul Mountain. It is located on the long way to the top of Ai-Petri, the road Yalta — Bakhchisaray. The arbor was built in the honor of the builders of the Yalta — Ai-Petri — Bakhchisaray road.

In winter the arbor gets slightly covered with ice and gracefully shines in sunlight like it is covered with silver. That is why it is called silver.
5. Alupka-Isary and Biyuk-Isary forest trails
Forest trails Alupka-Isary and Biyuk-Isary lead to the places where the fortifications used to be in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In some places their rubble walls are still visible amid the wilderness of the nature reserve.

You can see the famous Mikhaylovsky Spring at the Alupka-Isary Trail. It was discovered in the 1840s. The water from this spring was used for the needs of the Vorontsov Palace for a long time as well as the ice from the Trekhglazka Cave.
5. Alupka-Isary and Biyuk-Isary forest trails
Forest trails Alupka-Isary and Biyuk-Isary lead to the places where the fortifications used to be in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In some places their rubble walls are still visible amid the wilderness of the nature reserve.

You can see the famous Mikhaylovsky Spring at the Alupka-Isary Trail. It was discovered in the 1840s. The water from this spring was used for the needs of the Vorontsov Palace for a long time as well as the ice from the Trekhglazka Cave.
6. Khachla-Kayasy Rock
On the unassailable rock of Khachla-Kayasy there are smooth sites, stairs carved out of rock and the remains of the medieval fortification survived to the present days.

The site at the top of the rock has become overgrown with at least 200−300 year old junipers.
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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