Category: Things to See & Do – Yalta

November 4, 2008

Alupka Palace (Vorontsov Palace) Yalta, Ukraine

The Alupka Palace is better known as the Vorontsov Palace to the locals.  It was built for Count Michael Vorontsov and it took 23 years to build.  The Palace is very interesting from an architectural design perspective.

Interesting facts …

November 1, 2008

Yalta Conference – Livadia Palace, Ukraine

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Even if you’ve not been a keen follower of war histories, a visit to a place like the Livadia Palace will certainly stimulate your interest as to the wheeling and dealing that went on during the Conference. Some …

October 29, 2008

Livadia (White) Palace, Yalta Conference, Yalta

Anyone interested in WWII history would have heard of the Yalta (or Crimean) Conference.  It was here at the Livadia Palace that Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to negotiate how post-war Europe  was to be carved …

October 27, 2008

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Yalta

Walking around Yalta town, one of the sights that you will not miss is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.  Even during the bright daylight, its onion domes light the skyline like giant high-powered golden light bulbs and …

October 26, 2008

Chekhov's House – Yalta

The Russians have likened Anton Chekhov to the Shakespeare of Russia.  Anton Chekhov was born on 29 January 1860 in Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia.  He started writing as a young student …

October 24, 2008

Sun, Pebbles & Sea – Yalta's Beaches

At dinner time on the cruise, it’s common for fellow travellers to share stories about their activities and discoveries of the day and recommend to each other interesting things that they had done.  A couple of our friends had ventured …

October 22, 2008

Yalta Embankment and Bay – Ukraine River Cruise

Yalta is blessed with a deep harbour which allows cruise liners to come into Yalta Bay and river cruisers such as ours to moor at the Embankment. The Embankment is Yalta’s main thoroughfare and the centre of all …

October 19, 2008

Swallow’s Nest – "Maya Lastochka" – Yalta, Ukraine

Swallow’s Nest is one of the tourist icons that you’ll see on any visit to Yalta, especially if you are arriving by boat.  The famous Swallow’s Nest was built in 1911 by Baron von …