Yalta Travel Guide

  • Yalta
    by Opondili01
  • Yalta
    by Opondili01
  • at  Yalta beach
    at Yalta beach
    by Opondili01

Yalta Things to Do

  • Yalta Zoo park

    Zoo Park is also one of the best place in Yalta, it is located 2 kilometers away from the bus station.it a beautiful place to take picture,there is so much more such as the market, some restaurants, aquarium , and a meseum, the Zoo ticket cost 12.50 USD per adult

    more
  • Massandra Winery

    Massandra is a legendary wine cellar and wine making estate located just minutes from the center of Yalta. Most famous for its underground tunnels, the Massandra cellars were bored deep into the granite mountainside in 1894-1897 so that a consistent temperature of 13-14 degrees C could be maintained to ensure that the wines are stored in perfect...

    more
  • Marveling at Livadia Palace

    Livadia Palace was built in 1911 for the Russian czars. The former czar's palace is a luxury indeed. They knew where and how to built!...Now it is a place of pilgrimage of lots of tourists. It attracts us by its history, its design, beautiful parks and splendid sea views.You can have a tour of the palace visiting the famous hall where the Yalta...

    more
  • Wine Tasting

    Visiting the settlement of Massandra located about two miles to the east of Yalta along the Simferopol motorway is a must for a visitor of Yalta. This small town is famous all over Ukraine and Russia for its winery founded in 1936.You can have a rest and taste some marvelous Crimean wine in this town.

    more
  • Visiting Miskhor

    Visiting the Miskhor resort located approximately six miles away from Yalta is also a must in Yalta. You can see Cape Ai-Todor with an unusual castle on it called Lastochkino Gnezdo (Swallow’s Nest)This unique castle was built in 1912. Like a swallow’s nest the castle sticks to the 38-meter-high cliff. You can admire its turrets, spires,...

    more
  • Uchan Su Waterfall

    Visiting the Yalta waterfall called Uchan-Su. Uchan-Su is the biggest of all the Crimean waterfalls (98 m high) and the most spectacular one. There is an observation platform on the upper part of the waterfall. That place is called Eagles’ Nest. The ancient Greeks called the waterfall "Kremastro-Nero" ("hanging water"). The Turks called it Uchan-Su...

    more

Yalta Hotels

See all 11 Hotels in Yalta
  • Palmira Palace

    12 Alupka Highway, Kyrpaty, Yalta, Crimean Peninsula, 98656, Ukraine

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Oreanda

    Constructed about 100 years ago in 1907 the hotel is considered the best in the city. There is a...

    more
  • Massandra

    46 Drazhinsky St., Yalta, Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

Yalta Restaurants

  • Cafeteria

    We stopped here for lunch based on a review from Lonely Planet, the food is served cafeteria style and the dining area furnished with lime green plastic chairs. There's a small selection of Ukrainian dishes, all of which required reheating in a microwave. It was expensive in comparison to similar places we stopped in both Kiev and Yalta, the food...

    more
  • Local's Opinion

    Ok, so we actually did not go there even though we were going to.when we asked out hotel concierge, she made this face that she would never eat there. She told me that originally it was a good restaurant, then they turned it into a club, then restaurant again. So it's god knows what now.Once again, I did not eat there, but locals did not recommend...

    more
  • Finally found some real Ukrainian Food

    Finding authentic Ukrainian food in Ukraine is more difficult then you think.Since they are still westernizing there, you can find Italian, French, Thai etc. You can even find Sushi in a French Cafe (totally weird).After long search for something authentic, our hotel recommended this restaurant.Apparently it's high end and of course when we were...

    more

Yalta Nightlife

See all 5 Nightlife in Yalta
  • Sea Port Club

    There is an open-air restaurant.Live music starts at 7 p.m. (its price included into your bill).Well-known DJs entertain the public and keep them moving: John Maker, Yan Ray, Vito Larrin, Alex Kensky.The entrance fee is 50 UAH. casual

    more
  • Night walking

    Gambling houses have received recently a wide circulation in Russia and Ukraine. If during Soviet times the gambling has been categorically forbidden, now this business prospers the most criminal color. I did not see anywhere in Europe so many gambling houses as in today's Moscow. Yalta does not concede in this business as well. The local casino is...

    more
  • Variety Show in Yalta...

    Variety Show in Yalta Intourist Hotel. A terrific programme!Dancing is excellent, very professional acrobatic turns. After the programme you can dance to the live music.

    more

Yalta Transportation

  • Get around Yalta easly at a cheapest...

    Around Yalta, you can take a mini bus for a very cheap cost less that 0.50 USD . you can get a bus from anybus stop or at the bus station. eg too Zoopark.its very easy to get the bus at the bus station. if you can speak Russian just try and mention the place you are going to. You will be able to get around.please note there is no train station in...

    more
  • From Swallow's Nest to Aluptka Palace

    Since the Swallow's Nest and Aluptka Palace are in the same direction, after we finished at the Swallow's Nest, we climbed a rather long set of stairs, past a man with a peacock, past the man running a shoot the can with an air rifle stand, to get to the main road, crossed it and stood on the other side to wait for a bus. Our hotel clerk said we...

    more
  • Marshrutky to Lividia Palace

    To get to Lividia Palace, we walked to Spartak Cinema where many of the buses and marshrutkas leave from and got on a #5 marshrutka. It was 1.5 uah, there was a separate ticket seller on this bus who I swear is Joy's twin from "My Name is Earl", we told her we wanted to get off at Livadia Palace and when we tried to get off prematurely (I thought...

    more

Yalta Local Customs

  • Alupka palace is a favorite...

    Alupka palace is a favorite tourist destination. It was build for a former Governer of the Crimea, a member of the Tsar's family and a very wealthy man. The palace is a strange mixture of an English country house (one side) and an Arabic palace (other side). Sort of like the Joker's face. Actually i liked the garden better, but me and my better...

    more
  • There are a lot of cultural...

    There are a lot of cultural features in YALTa i am sure you will find it but take your time,go to the port and only enjoy the atmosphere.People-morè-cruiseship arriving !!!!

    more
  • Yalta Hotels

    11 Hotels in Yalta

    3 Reviews

Yalta Warnings and Dangers

  • people with animals

    First of all, they treat all those animals (horses, donkeys, camels, peacocks, bears, pigs, etc) like ***. I was not aware of it until my friend told me, but they barely feed them and just use them for pictures to make money. Second, once they realize that you don't speak Ukrainian/Russian, they will try to get the most out of you. In front of...

    more
  • To Toilet or Not to Toilet..

    The main problem with Ukriane or indeed Russia is that they lack proper toilets and then toilet paper. I have been to a few place that charge you for using the establishments loo, and a friend of mine had a decent jacket ruined by the bleach that was used to wipe/clean the loo walls with.. and for a few UAH more you can use the 'bar of soap' or...

    more
  • climbing to Ai-Petri mountain

    Do not try climbing to Ai-Petri without a local guide unless you are unexperienced. While we were in Yalta (October 2004) the group of students got lost in the fog on their way to Ai-Petri mountain and some of them froze to death. Better use minivan or sky tram.

    more

Yalta Tourist Traps

  • Swallows nest castle resembles Disney...

    The Swallows nest castle is a famous image. However most pictures of it are from quite afar (as is mine). It's for a reason. The location is much more interesting than the building itself. Upclose it's quite small and resembles a tiny Disneyland building at best. It's really not the best in architecture the Crimea has to offer. I don't want to...

    more
  • I cannot remember any tourist...

    I cannot remember any tourist traps but i would rather Wish EVERYBODY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2002.

    more
  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Yalta? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Yalta What to Pack

  • Pepto

    My husband had a bad case of indigestion, heart burn, etc from local food, especially meat. So bring pepto, tums, all you can think of that you may need. Pharmacies don't have American meds there (we only could find Malox) and if they do you will have to explain to them what you need. Also they open at 10am, so if you have a tour scheduled you...

    more
  • This Land of the South

    So, dear VT friends, pack your things and - welcome to Yalta, a sunny southern city in Crimea!Do you know what Konstantin Paustovsky, the famous Russian writer, wrote about Crimea?"...Each person who has spent some time in Crimea comes away with the feeling of regret and light sorrow which accompanies childhood memories and the hope of once more...

    more
  • You don't need a huge lagguage at all !!

    a small one will do:) Take several of your favorite clothes, comfortable shoes, don't forget something to get out too;) , you don't need anything extraordinary though. Just don't forget a suntan lotion!And maybe some of your particular medecines that you can't live without... sunglasses;)

    more

Yalta Off The Beaten Path

  • Funa Castle

    We travelled in 4WD jeeps to Funa Castle.It's an 14th Century Tatar fortress on top of a mountain. It's a ruin but an interesting one!It's less than Krak but more than Hadrian's Wall (well, most of it!). It's more like Ugarit.There is a model of how it once looked and you are free to roam. Guidebooks? I didn't see one but then we did have two...

    more
  • 4WD trip to the Valley of Ghosts

    5 jeeps, 15 cruise-ship passengers, 2 guides and 5 drivers plus one very high mountain!It's called the Valley of the Ghosts due to the unusual rock shapes but don't get too excited by this! It is really called Mount Demerdzhi.They pointed to the top and we gasped a 'No way!' but we did it ---the fun way!Up gulleys, across mud-pools, over...

    more
  • Old Yalta

    Walking by the central part of Yalta later 27 years after last visiting I caught myself on an idea that Yalta reminds me French Nice, Italian Rimini and Spanish Alicante. To see old Yalta it is necessary to turn from the Quay into lanes. It is still possible to see there fine samples of south-Russian seaside architecture which you will not see...

    more

Yalta Sports & Outdoors

  • olgaehr's Profile Photo

    by olgaehr Written Oct 26, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    In Ukraine, you won't see many people running on streets (for fitness purpose).
    So don't be surprised when you run, locals will be staring at you and whistle (if you are a female).

    I found a great short running path starting from end fro Massandra Beach to end of main Promenade (where Viking Ship is). There and back is 2.35 mi.

    Equipment: Running Shoes ;)

    Running path
    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Yalta Favorites

See all 40 Favorites in Yalta
  • Crimean Treats

    Tasting some fruit grown in Crimea: grapes, peaches, plums, etc. Crimea is famous for its vineyards and grapes are on sale everywhere... Good appetite! = = Dining at 'Oreanda' restaurant with my friends in Yalta on fine June days.= = Taking a stroll to 'Oreanda' hotel and the quay.= = Bathing at the beach of 'Oreanda' hotel.

    more
  • Settlement of Massandra

    Visiting the settlement of Massandra located 3 km to the east of Yalta along the Yalta-Simferopol highway. This small town is famous for its winery established in 1936. Lots of well-known brands of Massandra wine were awarded lots of medals for their quality, among them Red Stone brand that received two first-prize awards. You can have a look at...

    more
  • City reference points

    Lenin's quay is located between mouths of the rivers Derekojka-river (it means Fast-river) in the East and Wuchang-Su (Waterfall-river) in the West. From the auto station Moscowskaya and Kievskaya streets conduct along the Derekojka-river to Lenin's square from which the quay begins and where is the Main Post office, McDonalds. Massadra beach with...

    more

Instant Answers: Yalta

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

110 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Yalta
Livadia Palace
Things to Do
Swallow's Nest
Things to Do
Cable car
Things to Do
From the bus station to city center
Transportation
Bus from Sevastopol
Transportation
Boat to Swallow's Nest
Transportation
Traveling within city and between cities.
Transportation
Ways around
Transportation
Swallow's Nest
Things to Do
Livadia Palace
Things to Do
Yalta's Beaches
Things to Do
If you are bored
Things to Do
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Things to Do
Darsan Hill - Yalta Cable Car
Things to Do
Richness of Black Sea...
Things to Do
Visit Varansowaski Palace
Things to Do
Swallow Nest to AI-Patri
Transportation
From Yalta Beach to Swallow Nest
Transportation
From Kiev to Yalta, Crimea
Transportation
Nightlife in Yalta Ukraine
Things to Do
Yalta Beacon
Off The Beaten Path
Tower with Clock
Off The Beaten Path
Drazhinsky Street
Off The Beaten Path
The Gastronom building
Off The Beaten Path
St Maria's Lutheran church
Things to Do
The Catholic Church
Off The Beaten Path
Isadora plane tree
Off The Beaten Path
Nikolskaya Church
Off The Beaten Path
Anton Chehov and a Lady with a doggie
Off The Beaten Path
Delicious, nourishing and cheap
Restaurants
Quick and cheap
Restaurants
Just on the quey
Restaurants
To plunge into the atmosphere of a film
Restaurants
The Yalta historico-literary museum
Off The Beaten Path
Monuments to Chekhov and Gorky
Things to Do
The Armenian Church Interiors
Things to Do
The Armenian Church
Things to Do
The rope-road
Things to Do
Foot-walking Grafsky Proezd
Things to Do
The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Things to Do
Map of Yalta

View all Yalta hotels