If you are planning a vacation in Crimea, the southern peninsula of Ukraine, here is some useful information to help you plan your trip.
Crimea is a unique region of Ukraine, whose stunning nature, ancient cities and notoriety for having the best beaches in Europe have been admired by travelers, who were lucky enough to get acquainted with this small peninsula on the Black Sea. Like all other regions of Ukraine, vacation in Crimea is a good choice for those tourists who are seeking to relax and get intimate with nature. In addition there are many excursions and activities that can help you get to know more about Russia and its traditions. I’m sure that vacation in Crimea will leave plenty of impressions!
Crimea is a resort destination that is famous for its subtropical climate and beautiful coastline, it was Russia’s 2014 gift to itself, and with good reason!
For those who haven’t heard Crimea recently became part of Russia and is no longer a part of Ukraine. With tourism there on the up, it’s time to take a look at the variety of things you can visit and do in this beautiful country.
Vacation In Crimea
You’ll be surprised to hear that Crimea is a very popular tourist destination for Russians. And Ukrainians, too! The Black Sea Coast is just a few hours away from the capital of Ukraine (Kiev) and can be easily reached by overnight train with stopovers in major cities such as Odessa.
For many people, a vacation is an opportunity to get away from it all and relax with family or friends. Tired of the daily grind for months on end, people just want to have a little fun and enjoy the time off work. One of the best ways to get away from it all is by traveling with loved ones, as well as visiting beautiful locations that are foreign to you. However, while traveling over a long distance such as flying halfway across the world, staying at hotels in a new country on top of it, can be very expensive. So how much does one cost?
Crimea topped the rating of the most affordable regions in the South of Russia for summer holidays, the press service of the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea reported.
According to a study of the Sanatorii-Rossii.rf booking portal, the price of vacations in the Crimean health resorts with full board and medicinal treatment is 3.4 thousand rubles ($ 47) per day.
Rostov Region (3,550 rubles ≈ $ 48), Krasnodar Territory (3560 rubles ≈ $ 49), Astrakhan Region (3650 rubles ≈ $ 50) and Volgograd Region (3700 rubles ≈ $ 51) are also in the top five in terms of the affordability of health resort summer vacations among the southern regions. On average, a spa vacation in southern Russia at the end of the summer will cost 3.6 thousand rubles ($ 49) per day.
In addition, affordable prices are offered for package tours of Crimea during the high holiday season. According to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), the minimum price of tours for a week for two with flight and accommodation, with a departure on August 15-21, decreased over the week from 27.5 thousand rubles ($ 377) to 26.7 thousand rubles ($ 366).
And in August the Fortuna electronic system for the purchase of travel packages was introduced in Crimea. It is planned that thanks to the innovation, legal mini-hotels and guest houses will be able to increase the occupancy and extend the work up to 7-8 months. And due to this system tourists will be able to purchase tours with a discount of 10 to 90%.
“We pay great attention to pricing in the region and hold regular meetings with businesses, which are possible today in the online format. At the same time, the most important requirement is compliance of the health resorts, hotels and the tourism industry as a whole with the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor (the Consumer Protection Authority of Russia)”, — the Minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea Vadim Volchenko said.
As reported earlier, in the first month of the holiday season, from 1 to 31 July, 1 million 432 thousand tourists had spent their holidays in Crimea.