Massandra Travel Guide

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Massandra Things to Do

  • Massandra Palace

    Tsar's Hunting Lodge converted into Stalin's summer house.Beautiful Palace and architecture. Small but worth walking around garden.Take marshrutka to the palace (2 gryvnnya's per person). Make sure you tell the driver so he will stop there and tell you where to go. To get up there is quite a hike and uphill. You will walk through some...

  • Delphinarium of Massandra

    The delphinarium of Massandra is situated in the hotel "Yalta-Intourist". Driving on dolphins and white whales. Swimming with dolphins. Feeding of animals and underwater immersing. Photographing with dolphins. All these pleasures offers this local delphinarium. Time of a session 14.30. Duration 1 hour. Cost of a ticket 50 grivnas ($10).

  • Swimming pool in Yalta-Massandra hotel

    The swimming pool in Yalta hotel is a good decision even in summer when the temperature of water is below 20 degrees. It has warm (+28 degrees) sea water! every season of the year! It's rather large 50 meters.Do you know what we did every evening in January? Yes, of cause! We were swimming in the pool! It was a great pleasure to swim when the...


Massandra Restaurants

  • Italian Restaurant

    In Christmas Eve we searched for restaurant in which we would celebrate Christmas night. We noticed the Italian restaurant near to our hotel. It had a very European appearance and we decided to order there a little table for the evening. Yalta is considered the most expensive Crimean resort. But prices are cheaper there than in Moscow. Therefore we...

  • Christmas night

    The name of the restaurant is in honor the Mountain which is situated near to Yalta. This is the best restaurant in "Yalta-Intourist" Hotel. It is located on the last 17-th floor of the building. Great panorama on Yalta and the Black Sea opens from its balcony. The name of the restaurant is in honor of the mountain which is located near Yalta. Its...

  • Winter in Yalta-Massandra

    There are several restaurants in the largest hotel of the Crimea "Yalta Intourist". For our first supper in the day of arrival we chose the restaurant on the ground floor. We liked it and use one more time later. Quite deliciose at reasonable prise. A supper for 5 persons with a bottle of Crimean Muscat cost us about 300 grivnas ($60). But I can't...


Massandra Nightlife

  • Striptease show in Massandra

    Who could imagine in Soviet times that something like this would be possible here? But striptease-show is at your disposal in Yalta and nobody is surprised! Alexandra seemed us very skilled in this show. Pity there was rather few people on the show in January. May be in summer it attracts more visitors...

  • Pop concert

    Every evening we went to the "Yalta-Intourist" Concert Hall and watched the show. This time it was a concert of local artists. Duration 1 hour.Entrance fee 60 grivnas ($12).

  • Cancan in Yalta-Massandra

    This show begins at 21.00 almost every evening in the concert-hall of "Yalta-Massandra" hotel. Entrance fee 60 grivnas ($12).


Massandra Local Customs

  • Christmas in Yalta-Massandra

    In Christmas evening the concert of children's chorus has been shown in a hall of the hotel. Children were dressed in national suits. They sang Christmas songs in Russian and Ukrainian languages. It was very lovely!

  • Struggle for grounds in the unique...

    Besides the imperial palace in Massandra once there was a manor of column Vorontsov. I did not manage to find even the rests of buildings of this manor. However the main property of the column's works became a huge park in Bottom Massandra. It begins in Middle Massandra and goes down to the sea. In its sizes it surpasses the park of Upper...

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Massandra Off The Beaten Path

  • 40 Years later

    For the first time I arrived to have a rest in Massandra in 1967 together with my parents. I was 13 years old. Whether I could then imagine that later 40 years (in 2007) I would go down to the sea and rise up again from the sea along the same mountain tracks! When I got a free hour in the early morning this January, I climbed upstairs from the...

  • The Bottom Massandra Park

    The Massandra Park is one of the greatest on the Southern coast of the Crimea. It settles down below a trolleybus line and above the hotel "Yalta" and Drazhinsky Street. The park is rich with exotic kinds of trees and bushes (nearby 200 kinds). In Massandra Park which was constructed at the beginning of the XIX century more than 250 kinds and...

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    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.

Massandra Favorites

  • Massandra Wine-tasting Hall

    A wine tasting ceremony at the famous Massandra Wine-Tasting Hall is really worth visiting. You will have an opportunity to try 9 samples of local wines (Massandra Cabernet red wine, White and Red Massandra Muscat, White and Red Massandra Port wine, Massandra Sherry, Madera etc.) and to feel the romantic atmosphere of this idyllic place. You will...

  • Massandra Wine Museum

    The collection fund of association "Massandra" consists of three parts: museum, advertising-research and commercial. The museum fund represents greater value, and wines being there are unique. In museum fund there are several bottles of each name of wine every year production from among all being in the collection. The museum fund is stored...

  • Prince L.S.Golitsyn and Winery history

    Prince L.S. Golitsyn who was appointed in 1891 on the post of the main wine maker of the Udel'ny department (the department of all grounds belonged to the Emperor had such a name in the Crimea and in the Caucasus), made a decision on construction of the underground winery of tunnel type. It was the first in Russia factory for manufacture and...


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