Sightseeing in Koreiz - what to see. Complete travel guide

Koreiz is a wonderful resort village located 12 km from enchanting Yalta. The boundaries of Koreiz and Gaspra have long mingled and only the indigenous people can say where one village ends and another starts. In Russian literature, this picturesque Crimean village was first mentioned by academician P. S. Pallas. He traveled to these beautiful places in 1793-1794. A little later, Koreiz was visited by academician P. I. Sumarokov. On the basis of information from the Lists of Populated Areas of the Russian Empire, there were about 25 palaces in Koreiz in 1865. They were inhabited by 130 people. Also, there was a working mosque and a post office with two yards and 15 residents in the village.
In the late 19th century, Koreiz became a peculiar capital of surrounding cities, towns, villages and villa quarters. In 1914, there was a telegraph, a telephone station, a post office, pharmacy, a coffee house, wine shops, and other venues characterizing big cities. Since 1785, G. A. Potemkin had started actively encouraging the development of horticulture and viniculture in Crimea. He invited specialists and imported the best grapes. After the Crimean War, the southern coast was very attractive for landlords, noble people, and high royal officials.
The village was being built up by different hotels, restaurants, private guest houses, and gambling houses that attracted adherents of beautiful leisure to these places. The construction involved legendary architects and engineers. Koreiz has turned into a luxurious aristocratic resort within just a few years. Copyright
One of the first landlords’ residences on the territory of the village is a mansion built in the 20s of the 19th century by Duchess A. A. Golitsyna. After some time, duke Yusupov bought this mansion. In 1904, the palace in the modern style was built under the project of Yalta architect N. P. Krasnov. When the Yalta Conference was held in 1945, exactly the Yusupov Palace accommodated the entire Soviet delegation. Modern Koreiz seems very attractive to fans of ecotourism and those who prefer calm and peaceful resorts. This enchanting village with its unique history and atmosphere where you can enjoy the harmony of the world around you, walk along picturesque places, and taste the best Crimean wines.
Despite its tiny area, the resort will impress fans of sightseeing tours with multiple attractions. The most beautiful architectural monument is the Dulber Palace built for the royal family in 1897. When it was finished, Peter Nikolayevich Romanov, the uncle of Emperor Nicholas II, lived here. After the Revolution, the sanatorium was opened here. It is still working now. The landscape garden surrounding the palace is very popular too.
In the picturesque park, there is the Kichkine Palace. It was built in 1913. The palace belonged to Dmitriy Konstantinovich Romanov. The historical monument was built in the Eastern style and decorated with sophisticated carved towers and domes. Its facade is decorated with arches and patterns. Several years ago, the hotel was opened in this historical palace. Today, everyone can spend several days in this picturesque atmosphere of the past.
Nature admirers also like walking along submontane areas of Ai-Petri. The mountain is distinguished by many caves on its slopes. There are over 300 caves here. Only some of them are open for visitors. The most interesting cave is called Trehglazka. Its unique feature is its microclimate. The air temperature here is quite low during the year. The visitors have an opportunity to see a big snowdrift and cave lake covered with ice. The ice in the cave doesn’t melt even in hot weather.
If you don’t want to go far from the resort to admire incredible landscapes, you should visit the Chair Park. It is very beautiful and presents the rich collection of rare tropical plants. Here, you can see different types of cypresses. There is also a big rose garden in the park. The Chair Park is a historic site. It was founded in the late 19th century. Today, you can see here trees aged over a hundred years. It will be also very interesting for fans of beach recreation to visit Koreiz. Almost all local hotels and guesthouses are located in the well-equipped coastal area.
Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Koreiz
♥   Castle 'Swallow’s Nest Castle' , 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mangup' , 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chufut Kale fortress' , 36.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Koreiz from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Balaclava Naval Base

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
The museum is quite large, its visitors have a chance to look into the preserved old dry dock - a place where the submarines were repaired a few decades ago. The arsenal of the military base has also been preserved and today represents the largest exposition of the museum. At present the military-historical complex is being renovated. It is planned to expand the size of the museum soon and to complement the collection with new unique exhibits. The military base is open to visitors all year round. … Read further

Cave City Mangup Kale

From the series “ Survived Artifacts of Early Christian Civilization”
Tourists visit this place for the sole purpose - to admire the ruins of majestic palaces and ancient Christian churches, and stroll through the narrow survived streets of the city. Not long ago, Crimean monks took the initiative to restore the ancient Christian monastery and the monastery church at Mangup Kale plateau. A few years later, the ambitious project was put into action. Today there is a functioning monastery of the Annunciation, where only one person, the abbot Iakinth, resides. … Read further

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