Yalta is the Crimea's most famous resort town; it became a prestigious vacation destination in 19th century in Tsarist Russia after the first road from Simferopol was built. Yalta is situated at a shallow bay facing south towards the Black Sea, on the site of an ancient Greek colony. It is said that Yalta was found many years ago by some Greek sailors who were looking for a safe shore to debark. Yalta is surrounded by many beautiful mountains covered with woods. It has a spectacular Mediterranean climate with many vineyards and orchards in its vicinity.
Yalta is a dramatically handsome resort on the southern tip of the Crimea. It will always be a favored destination with its mild climate, lush green landscapes and rugged beaches. Yalta attracts many tourists every year. When going to Yalta you may hear the legend of how the name Yalta emerged. You should be aware that there are two Yaltas, the Greater Yalta and Yalta City. Yalta City is Yalta itself, but Greater Yalta is several small towns which are situated between the Bear Mountain and the Cat Mountain.
There are many things to do in Yalta, especially in the summer months. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and night clubs that will feed and entertain you for an entire few hours. The main promenade is always full of people strolling back and forth passing works of artists, singers and performers. There are many stalls selling souvenirs and all sorts of art works from clothing to beadworks and handmade jewelry. Yalta has a big hall, a theatre and a cinema theatre to entertain those who prefer staying indoors.Yalta’s average prices are close to Western Standards, and many shops, restaurants and hotels accept credit cards, however Yalta has an abundance of ATM machines. The people of Yalta are incredibly hospitable and very proud of their city, so they are usually excited to share its benefits with you.