UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS
  1. Uchan-su Waterfall
The highest in Crimea (98.5 m). The name of the waterfall in translation from the south coast dialect of the Crimean Tatar language means "flying water".

The waterfall is formed by the Uchang-Su River, which starts under the edge of the Ai-Petri Plateau at a high elevation and has a high stream gradient. The waterfall looks most impressive during heavy rains and snowmelt on the plateau.

From the observation point you can enjoy a stunning view of the flowing water.

Coordinates: 44.492681, 34.091358
2. Uch-Kosh Waterfall
The waterfall consists of three cascades, the most spectacular is the highest upper stage, from which the water falls almost vertically.

The waterfall is located in the gorge of the same name, which is often called the gorge of three mountains: Balan-Kayu, Khysyr-Kayu and Plaki-Kayu.

Along the bed of the Bala River, which forms a waterfall, you can see many small rapids, baths and waterfalls falling from a chaotic pile of stones. In some places, behind the foliage of hazel, you can find cracks in the rocks, which form small grottos.

Coordinates: 44.534033, 34.181272
2. Uch-Kosh Waterfall
The waterfall consists of three cascades, the most spectacular is the highest upper stage, from which the water falls almost vertically.

The waterfall is located in the gorge of the same name, which is often called the gorge of three mountains: Balan-Kayu, Khysyr-Kayu and Plaki-Kayu.

Along the bed of the Bala River, which forms a waterfall, you can see many small rapids, baths and waterfalls falling from a chaotic pile of stones. In some places, behind the foliage of hazel, you can find cracks in the rocks, which form small grottos.

Coordinates: 44.534033, 34.181272
3. Ai-Petri Spikes
The symbol of the Crimean Riviera, one of the most beautiful mountains of the peninsula with a crown of majestic rock teeth. You can admire them by climbing the path "To the Spikes of Ai-Petri".

The trail runs through the largest section of the old beech-hornbeam forest on the plateau. Here you can see several old berry yews, the oldest of which is more than a thousand years old, and the amazing Stevena maple, which is about 3 centuries old.

Coordinates: 44.469992, 34.083239
3. Ai-Petri Spikes
The symbol of the Crimean Riviera, one of the most beautiful mountains of the peninsula with a crown of majestic rock teeth. You can admire them by climbing the path "To the Spikes of Ai-Petri".

The trail runs through the largest section of the old beech-hornbeam forest on the plateau. Here you can see several old berry yews, the oldest of which is more than a thousand years old, and the amazing Stevena maple, which is about 3 centuries old.

Coordinates: 44.469992, 34.083239
4. Mikhailovsky Spring
The waters of the Mikhailovsky Spring were used for a long time in the Vorontsov Palace.
The source was discovered from 1840 to 1848 by the soldiers of the sapper battalion. At the same time, a carved stone with the inscription "Mikhailovsky" was installed near the spring.

In 1907, a kaptazh was built here, and to protect the spring from pollution, a stone building was built over it. According to an old tradition, the spring is fenced with a stone wall.

A forest path,\ surrounded by junipers, oaks and cypresses, climbs to the spring at a slightly steep slope.

Coordinates: 44.429031, 34.051272

A forest path,\ surrounded by junipers, oaks and cypresses, climbs to the spring at a slightly steep slope.

Coordinates: 44.429031, 34.051272
4. Mikhailovsky Spring
The waters of the Mikhailovsky Spring were used for a long time in the Vorontsov Palace.

The source was discovered from 1840 to 1848 by the soldiers of the sapper battalion. At the same time, a carved stone with the inscription "Mikhailovsky" was installed near the spring.

In 1907, a kaptazh was built here, and to protect the spring from pollution, a stone building was built over it. According to an old tradition, the spring is fenced with a stone wall.

A forest path, surrounded by junipers, oaks and cypresses, climbs to the spring at a slightly steep slope.

Coordinates: 44.429031, 34.051272
4. Mikhailovsky Spring
The waters of the Mikhailovsky Spring were used for a long time in the Vorontsov Palace.

The source was discovered from 1840 to 1848 by the soldiers of the sapper battalion. At the same time, a carved stone with the inscription "Mikhailovsky" was installed near the spring.

In 1907, a kaptazh was built here, and to protect the spring from pollution, a stone building was built over it. According to an old tradition, the spring is fenced with a stone wall.

A forest path, surrounded by junipers, oaks and cypresses, climbs to the spring at a slightly steep slope.

Coordinates: 44.429031, 34.051272
5. Lake
The lake occupies a basin formed as a result of the leaching of rocks (limestones, dolomites, gypsum, rock salt) and the subsidence of the earth's surface during the leaching and removal of small fractions from porous insoluble rocks.

The lake is approached by groundwater sources, which feed it. On the lake, overgrown with sedge and cattails, there is a wooden house, behind which lies a pine-hornbeam forest. This place is suitable for observing and studying the vegetation and ecosystems of the Crimean Riviera.

Coordinates: 44.475294, 34.085203
5. Lake
The lake occupies a basin formed as a result of the leaching of rocks (limestones, dolomites, gypsum, rock salt) and the subsidence of the earth's surface during the leaching and removal of small fractions from porous insoluble rocks.

The lake is approached by groundwater sources, which feed it. On the lake, overgrown with sedge and cattails, there is a wooden house, behind which lies a pine-hornbeam forest. This place is suitable for observing and studying the vegetation and ecosystems of the Crimean Riviera.

Coordinates: 44.475294, 34.085203
6. Geofizicheskaya Cave
For a long time the locals consider this place a haven of spirits and a mysterious "sinkhole into which rivers flow".

People first descended into the cave in 1959. It was a group of geophysicists (the cave is named after them) who explored this area. The cave consists of 4 halls.
In the first one there is a 40-meter well with drinking water.

In the second ("Pearl") hall there is a small lake called "Font of Aphrodite". A remarkable cave formation, cave pearls, was found here.
The third hall is full of huge stalactites and stalagmites, forming bizarre shapes.

In the fourth hall ("Hall of Cavers"), you can see a clay bust of a caver who first entered the cave's cavity.
It is located not far from the upper station of the cable.

Coordinates: 44.455864, 34.053453
6. Geofizicheskaya Cave
For a long time the locals consider this place a haven of spirits and a mysterious "sinkhole into which rivers flow".

People first descended into the cave in 1959. It was a group of geophysicists (the cave is named after them) who explored this area. The cave consists of 4 halls.

In the first one there is a 40-meter well with drinking water.
In the second ("Pearl") hall there is a small lake called "Font of Aphrodite". A remarkable cave formation, cave pearls, was found here.
The third hall is full of huge stalactites and stalagmites, forming bizarre shapes.
In the fourth hall ("Hall of Cavers"), you can see a clay bust of a caver who first entered the cave's cavity.

It is located not far from the upper station of the cable.

Coordinates: 44.455864, 34.053453
7. Trekhglazka Cave
The only equipped ice cave in the Crimea. The mountain of ice in the middle of the hall of ice cascades around never melt. Even in the hot summer weather the temperature here does not rise above +1 °C.

People have known about this cave for a long time. Ancient hunters kept their prey here, on ropes through the central "eye" lowering it into the underground ice bins.
Since 1845, the cave has been used for cooling Count Vorontsov's wines. Ice was cut and delivered in huge wrapped buckets on oxen to the mountains along the shortest route, Koreizskaya Route.
The entrance to the cave consists of three large holes, resembling "eye sockets". Its name originates there.
It is located not far from the upper station of the cable.

Coordinates: 44.456703, 34.054789
8. Yalta Cave
The panoramic cave is notable for its many sedimentary formations-stalactites,stalagmites, stalagnates and gelectites - in which the figures of people, animals and fairy-tale heroes are guessed.

In the depths of the cave there is a small lake full of clean drinking water. It feeds on drops continuously falling from the ceiling (meltwater, rainwater and dew gradually seep through the crevices).

The cave was found only in 1997, because before the survey it was completely hidden under the thickness of the stone. The largest cave on the Ai-Petri Plateau.

It is located not far from the upper station of the cable.

Coordinates: 44.455611, 34.056881
8. Yalta Cave
The panoramic cave is notable for its many sedimentary formations-stalactites,stalagmites, stalagnates and gelectites - in which the figures of people, animals and fairy-tale heroes are guessed.

In the depths of the cave there is a small lake full of clean drinking water. It feeds on drops continuously falling from the ceiling (meltwater, rainwater and dew gradually seep through the crevices).

The cave was found only in 1997, because before the survey it was completely hidden under the thickness of the stone. The largest cave on the Ai-Petri Plateau.

It is located not far from the upper station of the cable.

Coordinates: 44.455611, 34.056881
9. Silver Arbor
Pure white rotunda under the trees at the edge of the Pendikul Mountain. From here you can enjoy a picturesque view of the Yalta Amphitheater, the Nikitskaya Chine, Mount Ayudag, the oak-juniper forests of Cape Martyan and the Black Sea coast.

The arbor was built in the honor of the builders of the Yalta — Ai-Petri — Bakhchisaray road. In winter, the gazebo is covered with a light frost and elegantly shimmers in the sunlight, as if covered with a thin layer of silver.

Coordinates: 44.469992, 34.083239
9. Silver Arbor
Pure white rotunda under the trees at the edge of the Pendikul Mountain. From here you can enjoy a picturesque view of the Yalta Amphitheater, the Nikitskaya Chine, Mount Ayudag, the oak-juniper forests of Cape Martyan and the Black Sea coast.

The arbor was built in the honor of the builders of the Yalta — Ai-Petri — Bakhchisaray road. In winter, the gazebo is covered with a light frost and elegantly shimmers in the sunlight, as if covered with a thin layer of silver.

Coordinates: 44.469992, 34.083239
10. Khachla-Kayasy Rock (Alimushka)
An impregnable rock on which a medieval fortification was once located. Leveled rock platforms, steps of ladders cut into the rock and fragments of masonry have been preserved to this day.
Three natural grottos give the rock a special charm. The first-in the eastern wall of the northern couloir-may have served as a passage to the top of the mountain. The second is formed by three giant limestone blocks in the north-eastern part, the third-the foot of the steep southern slope.
The site at the top of the rock has become overgrown with at least 200−300 year old junipers. At the top of the mountain there is a wonderful view of the sea.

Coordinates: 44.440 628, 34.124 119
10. Khachla-Kayasy Rock (Alimushka)
An impregnable rock on which a medieval fortification was once located. Leveled rock platforms, steps of ladders cut into the rock and fragments of masonry have been preserved to this day.

Three natural grottos give the rock a special charm. The first-in the eastern wall of the northern couloir-may have served as a passage to the top of the mountain. The second is formed by three giant limestone blocks in the north-eastern part, the third-the foot of the steep southern slope.

The site at the top of the rock has become overgrown with at least 200−300 year old junipers. At the top of the mountain there is a wonderful view of the sea.

Coordinates: 44.440 628, 34.124 119
11. Shishko Rock
The view point on the rock at an altitude of 1182 m above sea level is a kind of monument to the Russian sappers, who for many years built a road to the plateau. The case was led by an engineer Colonel Shishko, after whom the rock was named.

The site offers a wonderful coastal panorama of the Yalta Amphitheater: from Cape Martian to the slope of Mount Mogabi.

Coordinates: 44.466 814, 34.68 803
11. Shishko Rock
The view point on the rock at an altitude of 1182 m above sea level is a kind of monument to the Russian sappers, who for many years built a road to the plateau. The case was led by an engineer Colonel Shishko, after whom the rock was named.

The site offers a wonderful coastal panorama of the Yalta Amphitheater: from Cape Martian to the slope of Mount Mogabi.

Coordinates: 44.466 814, 34.68 803
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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