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Kerch is considered the most ancient city of Ukraine. It is in the east of the Crimean peninsula, right on the slopes of the ancient Greek Bosporus Cimmeria, which now bears the modern name of the Kerch Strait. The history of the city totals more than 2.5 thousand years and probably, because of this, Kerch is considered one of the most multinational cities of the Crimea. The history of the city began with the founding of an ordinary Greek colony, which was called Panticapaeum. The city developed rapidly, and a lot of different settlements and necropolises arose around it, which are still important sights of Kerch.
Kerch provides its guests with all conditions for an interesting and varied stay. In a warm time, the resort town is visited by a huge number of beach lovers. The most lively and popular … Open
More than a thousand burial mounds were preserved here, the most famous of which are: Golden, Royal, Yuz-Oba and Melek-Chesmensky. Literally, through several centuries the powerful Panticapaeum and several other cities united in the Bosporan kingdom, the capital of which became Panticapaeum. The kingdom lasted almost a thousand years. Many times these lands fell under the authority of the Roman Empire, but it also happened that the state became independent for several centuries.
Already in the 5th century the tribes of the barbarians finally established their dominion in these territories. The cities were destroyed, the local people were taken into slavery and chaos and devastation reigned in the once-fertile lands. The era of rebirth began after these lands fell under the rule of Byzantium, which restored the ancient city. True, the peaceful existence did not last long. After the emergence of Kievan Rus, the Slavic tribes were interested in these areas, and called it the ancient city of Korchev. Copyright
Tatar cuisines are widely represented in Kerch, as the Tatar people have lived on these lands from ancient times. For those who want to get acquainted with the national cuisine, it is worth … Open
After bloody battles Korchev became one of the key cities of the Tmutarakan principality, which is part of Russia. In the XIV century Genoese came to these lands, and they built a large seaport with shore fortifications. The rule of the Genoese lasted only a hundred years, after which the city was captured by the Turks. Cherzeti, as Kerch was called in those days, became one of the most important cities for the Ottoman Empire. After the end of the Russian-Turkish war, Kerch went under the authority of the Russian Empire. Since then, the city has undergone various stages of development, collapsing, rebuilding and again collapsing. Now it is one of the most popular resort towns of the Crimean coast, where you can have a good rest and get acquainted with the culture of locals.
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Sightseeing in Ukraine: things to see

Ukraine is famous for its beautiful parks and nature reserves. Yevpatoria is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the country. It is famous for its wonderful pedestrian zones, parks and walkways. The only dinopark in the country was also opened in Yevpatoria not long ago. As one can guess from the name, the main exhibition of dinopark is dedicated to dinosaurs. During an excursion there, visitors will learn many interesting facts about first inhabitants of the planet and see many precious archaeological findings. There are also several attractions, restaurants and playgrounds on the territory of the complex. … Open
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