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Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Balaclava

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Balaclava with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Balaclava area

This Balaclava map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Balaclava and surroundings

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Traditions and mentality of Balaclava

The Holiday of Fire is a no less interesting holiday. All temples of Balaclava celebrate it every year. They light up fires, the length of which can reach up to eight meters. Everyone is welcome to try to run on live coals – this ritual is believed to be the best way to purify both body and soul. The unusual ritual always attracts many tourists. In the end of January, local people celebrate Cavadee Festival. … Open

Travel guide to Balaclava

In the south-western part of the island is a unique natural attraction - Seven Colored Earths. So are called the beautiful sand dunes, which are formed by the sands of seven different colours. How these dunes could have formed in a natural way, and why they are hardly exposed to erosion and the sands do not mix – remains a secret to the researchers. For tourists next to the dunes comfortable viewing platforms … Open

Advices for travellers

4. Scuba divers should also be careful as sea urchins can be quite dangerous. 5. If you plan to do some underwater hunting or search sunken treasures, think of getting all the necessary certificates and permissions in advance. It is also permitted to fish only certain species. Moreover, fishing is possible from specially equipped cutters only. 6. Local corals are protected by the law, … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

La Marée Beach Restaurant is one of the best dining destinations for all fans of seafood, grilled food, and relaxed atmosphere. It offers a la carte menu, as well as a separate menu for children, and a choice of halal food. Le Banyan Asian Fusion Restaurant offers an interesting mix of local and Asian delicacies. While enjoying magnificent views of Turtle Bay, guests of the restaurant will see how skilled chefs … Open

Attractions and active leisure

The resort has many other interesting activities for its guests, including cocktail mixing sessions, private beach BBQ dinners with a private chef and waiter, a range of water sports that deserve a separate mention. The range of water-based activities is, indeed, tremendous. Kayaking along the bay, special paddling expeditions, rides on a boat with a glass bottom, and water skiing are just some of the activities … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Active tourists and beach goers like Homer Hotel that also has a lot of attractive features. Its spacious rooms are decorated in cream colors. Elegant old-style furniture and amazing pictures give a special touch. Some rooms have a cozy furnished balcony overlooking the courtyard or the coast. Romantic rooms with mansard roof are situated on the top floor. Guest House Kuprinn offers its clients in an incredibly … Open - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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