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Has anyone here ever visited Balaklava?

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Has anyone here ever visited Balaklava?

I would like to get feedback about Balaklava as destination point. Maybe those who are interested in the War of 1852 has something to say? :) What I want is some feedback about the town, it's touristic attraction, e.t.c.

I myself don't have much to say, but I would like to share some pictures I took last summer:


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1. Re: Has anyone here ever visited Balaklava?

I saw your photos, Speereo, - you are real romantick :-) As fro me, you reflected a real atmosphere of that palce. " Small London", as they said in the Europe in 1854-1856. As I remeber. Eastern war started 1854, but Crimean period was 1854-1855. Thanks!

And, sure, Balaclava is not a hat, but very old town :-) , with 2.500 years of history.

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2. Re: Has anyone here ever visited Balaklava?

Hi Speereo,

Many thanks for sharing your photos - loved them!

I’m not quite sure about your question though - I assume you have already visited the destination, so why would you want to hear any post-factum recommendations?

Well, here you go anyway. I’ve been to Balaklava several times and I just adore this small cozy picturesque town and its fascinating bay!

Its must-sees depend on personal preferences, so I’ll mention just a few things worth visiting in or around Balaklava: Underground submarine maintenance plant; Ruins of Chembalo fortress; Balaklava valley (aka Valley of the Death); St.George Monastery; 12 Apostles Temple.

A mere walk around the town - along the bay, or the quays, or by its famous summer houses (dachas) as well as visiting its numerous beaches can be an attraction itself.

There are also many amazing scenery spots nearby Balaklava: Cape Fiolent, Cape Aya, Cape Sarych (a little bit further). You can also get to Inkerman and Sevastopol from Balaklava.

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