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Kuznetsov_Sergey Says: Westwards to the Seaside Park, nearer to Yalta, another park is situated on Cape Ay-Todor. Aboriginal species - downy oak, tall juniper - grow together with relic coniferous exotic plants: numerous species of pine-tree from different countries of the world, metasequoia with...
Kuznetsov_Sergey Says: In the Lower Park of the garden grows Californian oak (it cannot be met anywhere else in Russia and Ukraine). In Nikitsky garden there are also Allepian pine-tree, Numidian (Algerian) silver-tree, grass-leaved Californian oak and Arizonian cypress, Virginian juniper and the...
You’d better make it from Yalta by a fixed-route taxi N34, trolley buses N2 and N3. Boats from Yalta, but the road from a mooring up to the park is rather long and tiresome. There are two roads - old (Lower) and new (Upper).
Nikitski Botanical Garden is situated about 7 km. from the Yalta Sea Port (20-30 minutes by coach). Visiting of the Gardens should to be done on foot also.
We arrived to the garden by a minibus which we rented together with the driver for all time of our visiting of Yalta. It has appeared very convenient. Thanks to the driver Dima we had time to see during one day so many sights that is usually possible to see for two or even three days. So in the day of visiting of the Nikitsky garden we have already visited Massandra and Livadia Palaces. And the excursion to wine cellars was waiting for us in the evening.
This pleasure (rent of transport) is not so cheap. But for five person (we had a rest five together) it was normal.
Updated Apr 1, 2007
The mountain Aju-Dag (in translation from Turkish it means the Bear-mountain) is one more symbol of the Crimea. This mountain on the outlines is similar to a bear drinking water from the Black sea.
The legend tells about huge bears lived here long ago. Once a little girl has got to these bears. She remained to live with bears. They liked to listen to her singing. The little girl has grown up. Once, when bears went away on hunting, the young man came there and saw a beautiful girl. He took her away. Bears, trying to return fugitives, began to drink water.
Then the girl started singing. The bears fascinated by singing lifted heads and only the main bear immersed his muzzle in the sea more deeply and finally he hardened with grief peering in a sea distance.
Updated Apr 1, 2007
Kuznetsov_Sergey Says: We recommend beginning a survey with the Upper Park. Then you will go downwards, and excursion will not be such tiresome if it begins with the Lower Park and you have to rise upwards.It is opened daily 8.00-19.00. The greenhouse is opened 9.00-16.00. Entrance fee 20 grivnas...