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  • Nikita Gardens

    Love this gardens. Even though I live in a country with plenty of exotic plants, this is still beautiful and special to me. This used to be one of the major botanical gardens in Soviet Union (probably still is). Just go there and take a nice long walk in on a sunny day.

  • Cape Ay-Todor Park

    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 gentle, falling for the winter, pine-needles. Here one can also admire the...

  • Seaside Park

    The Seaside Park is the best protected by neighboring mountain crests. The climate is milder here and that is why the most heat-loving evergreens are presented in this part of the garden: various palm-trees, cedar and osmantuses, mastic pistachio-tree, numerous brightly blooming subtropical shrubs. In the Seaside Park there are the most heat-loving...


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    How to get Nikita Gardens

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    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.

    Nikita - Our Minibus Nikita - Our Minibus Nikita - Lower (old) road Nikita - Upper (new) road Nikita area in January

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Nikita Local Customs

  • Why Russians are not Germans?

    I often ask this question having appeared in clean and well-groomed Europe. I ask this question having appeared in any fine place in Russia (or Ukraine just the same), littered and dirtied by locals or tourists. The Nikitsky garden is just such a place. It is possible to admire with relic pines and other plants here and there. But whence does the...

  • Skeletons of buildings

    Characteristic parts of the Crimean landscape are skeletons of buildings which did not completed even from the Soviet times. These constructions began 15-20 years ago. They had to be turn to sanatorias and rest houses. But the Soviet Union disintegration has not allowed making it. Many buildings have passed from submission to departments and...

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Nikita Off The Beaten Path

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    Aju-Dag - Bear-mountain

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    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.

    Nikita - View at Aju-Dag - Bear-mountain
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    • National/State Park
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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  • Nikita Botanical Gardens excursion

    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 ($4).Best website with beautidul pics you can find here

  • Nikita Botanical Gardens History

    The Garden is about 200 years old.The edict of the founding of Imperial botanical garden at the public cost in the Crimea was signed in Petersburg on the 10th of June, 1811 with the active participation of scientist-botanist, inspector in silkworm breeding on the South of Russia, M.Biberstein. At that same year near village Nikita 1012,5 acres of...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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