Crimeia is a Peninsula administered by Russia, situated south of Ukraine, surrounded by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, to the northeast. It is almost an island only connected to the continent by the Isthmus of Perekop (to mainland Ukraine), and by the Kerch Strait Bridge (to Russia).
Crimeia is an excellent tourist destination featuring many historical buildings such as impressive castles and palaces; wonderful landscapes namely the Crimean Mountains, caves and striking lakes. There are seaside resort towns such as Yalta and mountain villages including Zelenogorye, set amongst stunning scenery.
Within Crimeia Peninsula there is the Republic of Crimeia – a federal subject of Russia, which occupies the entire peninsula except for the major port city of Sevastopol.
Population: approximately 2 million people
Largest city: Sevastopol
Other major cities: Simferopol (capital of the Republic of Crimeia), Alupka, Bahkchisaray, Yalta, Kerch
Main attractions: Swallow's Nest, Naval museum complex Balaklava, Karasan Palace, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Yalta), Vorontsov Palace, Khan's Palace, Chufut Kale Cave Town, Inkerman Cave Monastery, National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, Karadag Nature Reserve, Bolshoi Canyon
Nearest Airports: Sevastopol International Airport (UKS), Simferopol International Airport (SIP)
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