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The Temple Of Donators, Ukraine

From series “The Most Remote Monasteries and Temples in the World”
Year: 12th century.

The Temple of Donators is one of the most important sights of the Crimea. It’s located in an incredibly beautiful place, in one of the caves of Eski-Kerman mountains. It’s incredibly difficult to find this amazing cave storing priceless religious artifacts. Travelers are advised to go sightseeing with an experienced guide, otherwise there would be a great risk of getting lost in the maze of insurmountable mountains and dense forests. Main features of the ancient cave temple are primeval murals; according to scientists, they were painted in the 12th century.

According to one version, the temple was founded by a wealthy ducal family, whose name remains unknown. Currently, there is the only pathway that originates in the valley and gradually rises to the entrance of the temple. Despite the fact that the shrine can be seen from afar, it’s not easy to find the path leading to it among the dense thickets of trees and a huge number of scarps. Beautiful frescoes and inaccessibility are not the only distinguishing features of the Temple of Donators. Since ancient times, locals believed in miraculous power of these places, which was confirmed by amazing stories of people who have visited the shrine. Next - The Monastery of Mar Saba

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ATM bankomat: 'Rayffayzen Bank Aval' PAO, Sevastopolskoye otdeleniye № 14' located in 13 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Сайдинг, Емкости, Автопрокат' is located in 20 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'OKKO' in 9 km
Supermarket: 'NOVUS' in 13 km
Parking: 'Skalistyy' in 14 km
Apotheek: 'AVK' in 14 km
Police station: 'ROUMVD' in 14 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'QBAR' in 15 km
Railway station: 'Verkhn'osadova station' in 8 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Simferopol Airport SIP - in 51 km
 »  Nikolaev Airport NLV - in 305 km
 »  Sinop Airport SIC - in 308 km
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Best hotels near The Temple Of Donators

Okhotnichiy Dom

Located in 11 km from The Temple Of Donators
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Rooms: 10
Each room at Okhotnichiy Dom Hotel is decorated in a classical style and includes a work desk. A hairdryer is provided in the bathrooms. Home made … More: photo, rates and booking
Usadba Fazanya Roscha

Located in 12 km from The Temple Of Donators
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Rooms: 20

Located in 13 km from The Temple Of Donators
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Rooms: 17
Rooms at the Hotel Dionis are air-conditioned and include an en suite bathroom. Some rooms overlook the pool, whilst others offer views of the … More: photo, rates and booking
Afina Guest House

Located in 14 km from The Temple Of Donators
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Rooms: 6
Each room at Afina Guest House is decorated in a classical style and includes a fridge. Bathrooms are fitted with complimentary toiletries. Afina's … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around The Temple Of Donators - Sevastopol

In the immediate surroundings of Sevastopol, there are several important archeological districts. Those who like walking along historical places have an opportunity to visit the ruins of the old city called Chersonesus Taurica. Some researches suppose that this old Greek town was founded in the 5th century BC and had existed for over 1.5 thousand years. Consequently, the city was completely destroyed by nomadic tribes. Its ruins were found only in the 19th century. Now, most of the old constructions are restored in the archeological area.

The interesting monument in antique style is the Tower of the Winds built in the 19th century. Originally, the tower was built for the local library but it was destroyed in a large fire in 1955. The tower decorated with interesting bas-reliefs has been survived to this day and now is one of the main values of the city.
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