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VISIT YEVPATORIYA, THE ONE OF CRIMEAN WONDERS!

Today Yevpatoriya, Crimea, has become a favorite Black Sea resort for millions of tourists. Why does this town seem so attractive for the travelers? First of all, because of its perfect climate, soft sandy beaches, warm sea and at the same time - very affordable prices (compared to Yalta and Sevastopol).

Yevpatoriya, Crimea

HISTORY

But in addition to all this, Yevpatoriya, Crimea is a gorgeous ancient town with the history spanning more than 25 centuries (In 2003 Yevpatoriya marked its 2500-th birthday). The history of the town began with a small settlement of ancient Greeks called Kerkinitida. From the VI century B.C. to the end of the IV century B.C. Greek "polis" of Kerkinitida existed as an independent state and conducted trade in fishery products, wine-making and agriculture with many cities of the Northern Black Sea area as well as with its metropolian power - Hellas.

The Juma-Jami Mosque (The Friday Mosque). Here, the Prophet Muhammad was born on Friday. The mosque was founded in 1552
The Juma-Jami Mosque (The Friday Mosque). Here, the Prophet Muhammad was born on Friday. The mosque was founded in 1552

Archaeological excavations also show that since ancient times till the Middle Ages a seaport existed on the territory of Yevpatoriya, Crimea. In 1223 with the invasion of nomadic Tartar-Mongols to Crimea a new period in the history of the ancient settlement on the Black Sea started. It got the name of Gezlev, which translated from Turkish meant "hundred eyes," perhaps because the town began to serve as something like an observation point for the Turkish Sultan. Favorable geographical location of Gezlev - between the port which could take a thousand of ships and grain-producing fields - contributed to its rapid transformation into a rich and flourishing trade centre.

Karaite Kenasa. Yevpatoriya is the only city with active Karaite kenasa
Karaite Kenasa. Yevpatoriya is the only city with active Karaite kenasa

Beside a brisk trade involving a wide variety of goods, there was a slave market existed in Gezlev, right near the pier. Hundreds of captured Slavic men, women and children were sold overseas almost every day. However from time to time
Zaporozhian Cossacks on their light "seagull" boats raided the port and liberated the slaves. In XVI century Cossacks' raids became more and more successful.
Difficult for Russian pronunciation Turkic word "Gezlev" Russians reinterpreted in their own way and the city became known as Kozlov ("Goat-town"). During the few Russian-Turkish wars of the XVIII century Kozlov was conquered twice by Russian troops. On the 8-th of April, 1783 Crimea formally entered to the Russian Empire and a year later, on the 8-th of February, 1784 Yevpatoriya County was established.

Armenian Church. Beautiful religious building, an architectural monument constructed by Armenian community of the town in 1885
Armenian Church. Beautiful religious building, an architectural monument constructed by Armenian community of the town in 1885

Russian queen Catherine II decided to give the town a new name after the king of Bosporus kingdom Mithridates VI Eupator who helped the ancient Kerkinitida in repelling the attacks of nomadic tribes. Eupator means "born noble", hence Yevpatoriya has similar meaning, something like "the town born by the noble father." After Crimea became a part of Russia, rapid development of the region started, and Yevpatoriya acquired greater importance as a sea port and resort.

Dervishes' Tekiye. One of the first religious buildings in Crimea, the monument of Turkish architecture of XV century
Dervishes' Tekiye. One of the first cult buildings in Crimea, the monument of Turkish architecture of XV century

TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PARADISE

Modern Yevpatoriya is one of the most popular resorts in the CIS countries with a variety of sanatoriums, guesthouses and comfortable hotels. However for foreign visitors the city still remains undiscovered diamond. Yevpatoriya, Crimea is a perfect place for healing. All natural resources of the Black Sea coast can facilitate it: fresh sea air, excellent climate, curative mud, as well as qualified doctors and experienced medical staff at the sanatoriums.

Banana Republic
"Banana Republic" Water park is waiting for all fans of water attractions

You can get a great boost of energy, vitality, good mood and forget about diseases for a very reasonable price. Here they successfully treat diseases of musculoskeletal and respiratory systems, nervous, gynecological, urological and other illnesses. Many traditional and advanced methods are used for the treatment: balneotherapy, mud therapy, physiotherapy; doctors also offer various programs of rehabilitation.

Theatre Square of Yevpatoriya. A beautiful place for festivals and celebrations as well as a true landmark of the town which includes several buildings
Theatre Square of Yevpatoriya. A beautiful place for festivals and celebrations as well as a true landmark of the town which includes several buildings

Yevpatoriya is a wonderful old town, grown up at the crossroads of different cultures. No wonder that the ancestors of modern Yevpatorians left really amazing historical heritage which is worth to acquaint with in your spare time.

Yevpatorian Dolphinarium will bring you a lot of joy and excellent humor
Yevpatorian Dolphinarium will bring you a lot of joy and excellent humor
 

   

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