Swallow’s Nest or Castle of Love in Yalta

Maya Lastochka

Swallow’s Nest was a Castle of Love built by Baron von Steingel for his ballerina mistress. Perched precariously on the sheer Aurora cliff, this famous Yalta sightseeing attraction resembles a medieval knight’s castle.

Yalta – Jewel of the Crimean Peninsula

Sunbathing on Yalta's Pebble Beach, Ukraine

From Russian tsar, aristocrats to the ordinary holidaymaker, people flock to Yalta to enjoy its warm, sunny weather in summer. But Yalta is also famous for the 1945 Yalta Conference where Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met to discuss the shape of post-war Europe.