Favorite thing: Located at the bottom of the Mithridates hill stairs, this small tomb is emptied from all original frescoes and gravial artifacts, most sent to St. Petersburg I think, but copies are on display. Staff speaks no English, there is a charming young girl at the adjoining Gallery that could assist you.
When you eventually climb the Mithridates hill, enjoy the superb views of the city and the Kerch bay, but I propose that u walk down past the Panticapaeum Acropolis that is located NE of the (ugly) monument on top of the hill.
Then choose any of the small street that wind down to the city centre, this way u ll get another feeling of the town and the way normal people spend their daily lives...
Fondest memory: The forerunners of ancient Greeks were skiffs, which one on a boundary VIII-VII centuries up to AD have pressed Cimmerian - tribes of epoch of late bronze. The Father of history Gerodot, dwelling in V up to AD mentions this country as Cimmeria.