The Wines of Crimea

The Wines of Crimea

Crimean wines might not be the most famous in the world or in that fact the most respected, but due to the fine Mediterranean climate around this part of the Black Sea peninsula it is easy to see that certain grape varieties would flourish. Crimea’s wine industry dates back to the early 19th century, when…

Read More »
The Current Economy of the Crimea

The Current Economy of the Crimea

Three years have passed since Russia was annexed by Russia, and it is interesting to see how the Crimean economy has responded to this political change. Obviously change can bring good and bad things and this we hope to clarify in this blog. The Bridge of Hope An eleven-mile bridge has almost completed its construction…

Read More »
Five Important Facts About the Crimea

Five Important Facts About the Crimea

In recent times the Crimea has drawn attention to itself for the ongoing showdown between Russia and the Ukraine. Such conflict is no stranger to Crimea, it has been a prized asset for millennia and many empires have been attracted to call it their own. Today it is in Russian hands, but really this blog…

Read More »
The History of The Black Sea Region

The History of The Black Sea Region

The Black Sea lies between the Mediterranean Ocean and Western Asia, many of the famous rivers from Eastern Europe flow into its waters, including: Dniester, Danube, Rioni and the Dnieper. It has a total area of nearly 170,000 square miles and the longest extent of the sea is from east to west and measures 730…

Read More »
The Countries of the Black Sea Region

The Countries of the Black Sea Region

The Black Sea is the gateway between the southern part of eastern Europe and western Asia and has long been the major highway between these two great regions for trade and culture. In the past, formidable civilizations dominated the Black Sea region from the ancient Greeks to the Romans to the Byzantines, all bringing their…

Read More »
Popular Things to Do in The Crimea

Popular Things to Do in The Crimea

The Crimea is a place that is frequently visited by Russian holidaymakers, the famous mountainous peninsula on the Black Sea has had little influence from the West in its time apart from its war history because of its strategic importance. Many nations have fought over the Crimea but in reality, this rocky peninsula is full…

Read More »
The Best Restaurants in the Crimea

The Best Restaurants in the Crimea

The Crimea has long been the holiday destination of choice for many tourists from southern and eastern Europe due to its excellent beaches, great spa resorts and the many cultural things to do and see in the region. The legacy of former civilizations that have been and gone from this historic region has left its…

Read More »
Food in Western Crimea

Food in Western Crimea

Because of Crimea’s long past history, many nations have been and left their culinary calling cards on the region. This is the reason why that there are certain dishes that can only be found in the Crimea. And this is the case with Crimean Tatar food, it can only be enjoyed by the lucky few…

Read More »
The Best Hotels in Western Crimea

The Best Hotels in Western Crimea

Taking a holiday on the Black Sea it is a fair bet that you will consider the Crimea, it a most fascinating region to discover and to also spend a holiday with the family. Throughout history this most exciting of places attracted people from wide and far including the Venetians, Greeks and the Genoese, and…

Read More »
Travel in Crimea

Travel in Crimea

In the shape of a diamond this quite small peninsula lays on the northern coast of the Black Sea just off Ukraine. Like many other European peninsulas and islands, Crimea has seen its fair share of change. Between them the Romans, Greeks, Huns, Tatars, and Russians they have all fought for control of this sliver…

Read More »