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“Fascinating story behind the mediocre ruins”

The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese
Ranked #2 of 90 things to do in Sevastopol
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed February 27, 2013

In comparison with Jerash or Pompeii, Chersonesos' ruins look very common. Lots of towns in Provence have something similar. But the history behind Chersonesos is fascinating. If you know it, walking along the ruins have a different meaning.

And the view on Sevastopol's harbor is awesome. Worth visiting if you know the story. Definitely worth visiting if you haven't seen the ruins of an ancient town before.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Really amazing site; just wish i brought lunch and a swimsuit so I could swim by the ruins. Signs are not useful if you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian but still very worth it.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

My guide took me here and had some interesting stories to tell. Check out some of the pottery and mosaic remains on display - very nice! There're some active archaeology projects going on and I was lucky to hear a bit of the description by overhearing a tour guide for a group describing some findings. The main site is easy to see in a short time and is great for photos. I was all churched out, so ignored the associated church here.

Thank drpimento
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Its like a piece of Greece; old ruins. There is a big church, stand out on the hill. Breath taken during sunset. Unfortunately very dirty. Sad that locals do not appreciate their heritage. Lots of garbage and broken glass. Make sure you wear closed shoes.
Worth to see.

Thank Lisenok81
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Not the most impressive ruins you will see and the museum didn't have much to offer but scenic nevertheless.

Thank LDB65
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