One of the lesser known seas in the world has to be The Sea of Azov, it is connected to the Black Sea and lies to the northwest of Ukraine. The exploration and history of the Azov Sea can be dated right back to the ancient Greeks in the 5th Century BC.
Many theories have developed how it was actually formed, with the most popular being that it was created from an outpouring from the Black Sea due to an earthquake around 6,000 BC. This earthquake some people believed was the precursor to a biblical flood. Today the Sea of Azov and the surrounding countryside has many places of outstanding beauty that attract many visitors to this part of eastern Europe.
Valley of Lotuses
As the name sounds, the Valley of Lotuses is one of the most beautiful parts of the Sea of Azov. This man-made feature took ten years to complete, as it took more than a decade to import the exquisite Indian Lotuses and for them to take root and develop.
Legend tells us that the Indian Lotus holds magical properties, and they can grant almost any wish that you may desire. A person just has to whisper their wish whilst inhaling the flower’s scent. Located adjacent to the Taman Peninsula the Valley of Lotuses is an amazing place to visit.
To the north of the Taman Peninsula you can walk to a lake within a lake. The Taman Switzerland is what the locals call this lake entirely made of natural spring water. It is quite a magical place as the whole lake is surrounded by a hawthorn forest, which gives privacy and shelter. To get to this marvelous lake you will have to walk through a prairie-like wilderness and through a farm, before you reach it shores.
This highly unusual fountain was made by Turkish craftsmen almost three hundred years ago, hence its name. It gets its water from a long almost barren lake, but the Turkish engineers knew exactly how to get moisture out of the parched lake.
Their engineering prowess still endures as the fountain is still spurting water, three hundred years after it was first built. You can find this great feature in a small Taman village which it still provides with fresh drinking water.
For the Motherland
Believe it or not For the Motherland is the name of a village close to the Sea of Azov. It is the home of a fabulous feature called Tizdar. Tizdar in actually a mud volcano that has become a popular tourist destination for those who wish to bathe in the healing and warm mud.
Visiting the Sea of Azov and all the surrounding areas you can immerse yourself in the history of the region, as well as enjoying the spectacular views and attractions. It is part of the world that has largely remained unchanged for hundreds of years, and that is its real beauty, it is unspoiled.