Winemaking

Thanks to warm climate and beautiful nature, Crimea is turning into a popular resort. Besides, Crimea has been known as a winemaking centre since ancient times, its traditions been established by Greeks.

22 Vineyards

 Vineyards

It was Sudak where the Russian winemaking reached its prime. There the lasting efforts of the prince Lev Golitsin resulted in creating the first Russian champagne. Its extremely high quality won the grand prize on the exhibition in Paris.

23 Kokur grape

Kokur grape

The nature of Sudak

The nature of Sudak is as vivid as its rich history.

17 The outskirts of Sudak

The outskirts of Sudak

There the eastern spurs of the Crimean mountains turn into hilly forestless plains. The landscapes, which remind Mediterranean, are replaced by wastelands, where chilly winds blow during winters and the chatter of cicadas can be heard during hot summers…

7 The desolate valley Kapsel, the view from the Cape Meganom

The desolate valley Kapsel, the view from the Cape Meganom

This place seems to combine European and Asian features, west and east.

13 The outskirts of Sudak

The outskirts of Sudak

The history of the Earth is much longer than that of humankind. 200 million year ago this place was on the bottom of the sea and all neighbouring mountains are coral reefs, mottled with fossils.

16 The outskirts of Sudak

The outskirts of Sudak

Calm and peace, beautiful landscapes and clear air, filled with the aroma of juniper, sea and mountain herbs are the priceless treasures of Sudak.

The photos and text are by Ekaterina Galich

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