Autumn in Crimea: ideas for an unforgettable vacation
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Autumn in Crimea: ideas for an unforgettable vacation

With the onset of autumn, a wonderful time comes to Crimea. The heat gradually recedes, but the sea is still warm with the heat accumulated over the summer. The high season gives way to the velvet one, unhurried and generous in impressions. And if you are lucky enough to go on vacation in autumn, then load yourself with ideas for a great vacation in Crimea.

Drive along the new Tavrida Highway and travel around Crimea

This year, many Russians changed for their private cars to go to Crimea. And this is understandable, because the Crimean Bridge opened up new opportunities for travel. A voyage on wheels allows to explore the peninsula to the maximum. And start with the new modern Tavrida Highway, which runs through the entire Crimea from Kerch in the east to Sevastopol in the south west. But do not rush to make a quick transfer from point "A" to point "B", enjoy the beauty and by all means make at least a few stops. 

See also
Autumn in Crimea: where magic reigns
Fall foliage

And after that, resolutely move in any of the chosen direction, either to the sea, mountains or lakes. Autumn in Crimea is an ideal time for travelling by car.

Autumn in Crimea
Salgir
Бахчисарай
Ханский дворец
Road to Crimea
Тропа Голицына в Новом Свете
Диорама «Штурм Сапун-горы 7 мая 1944 года»
Genoese Fortress in Sudak
Arch at the entrance to Koktebel
Вид с Белой скалы
The White Rock
Мемориал «Малахов курган»
Autumn in Crimea
Simeiz
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Autumn in Crimea

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Salgir

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Igor Piganov

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Bakhchisarai

RIA Novosti, Aleksey Malgavko

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Khan's palace

Photo: bloggers Laptev and Zhirova

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Road to Crimea

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Evgeniya Martynenko

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Golitsyn trail in Novy Svet

Photo: Ruslan Dyomin

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Diorama "Assault on Sapun Mountain on May 7, 1944"

Photo of the Museum of Defense and Liberation of Sevastopol

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Genoese Fortress in Sudak

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

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Arch at the entrance to Koktebel

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Irina Ul`eva

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The White Rock

Photo by blogger A. Nesterenko

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The White Rock

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Korshunov

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Malakhov Kurgan

Photo of the Sevastopol Museum-Reserve

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Autumn in Crimea

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Simeiz

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

Breathe in the autumn forest aromas to the full and arrange a "vivid color" photoset

What do you imagine when saying the words "magic forest"? Giant oak trees drowning in fog, Baba Yaga and other fairy-tale characters? And in Crimea autumn forests are called like that, but not because of the similarity with fairy tales, but because of their stunning beauty. In September-October the leaves "inflame" in all shades of red and yellow, fresh air descends from the peaks, and a light haze envelops the mountain slopes. It's high time for adventure.

  • Climb Mount Demerdzhi, with its bizarre boulders.
  • Walk along the Great Sevastopol Trail.
  • Get a free session of herbal medicine in Nauchniy village when on a walk in the forest and by the lakes.  
  • Take a photo with a colorful "carpet" of leaves on the Sevastopol-Yalta road.
  • And also collect an autumn bouquet, fill up your pockets of acorns for crafts, taste delicious Crimean dogwood right from the bush, look carefully under your feet − and you may be lucky enough to pick up mushroom harvest... 
Girl on the road in Crimea
Crimean nature
Фонтан «Богиня ночи»
Walk along the autumn road in Crimea
Гора Демерджи
Водопад Джур-Джур
View of Laspi
Autumn on Mangup
Autumn in Bakhchisarai district
Gurzuf
Вид с горы Демерджи
Flowers
Вид с горы Демерджи
Bakhchisarai district
Водопад Головкинского
Ласточкино гнездо
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Girl on the road in Crimea

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

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Crimean nature

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Igor Piganov

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Fountain "Goddess of the Night"

Photo: Valery Savlaev

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Walk along the autumn road in Crimea

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Evgeniya Martynenko

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Mount Demerdzhi

RIA Novosti, Taras Litvinenko

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Dzhur-Dzhur Waterfall

Photo: Ruslan Dyomin

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View of Laspi

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Evgeniya Martynenko

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Autumn on Mangup

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Igor Piganov

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Autumn in Bakhchisarai district

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Gurzuf

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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View from Mount Demerdzhi

Photo: blogger Just Alexander

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Flowers

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Svetlana Maltseva

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View from Mount Demerdzhi

Photo: blogger Just Alexander

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Bakhchisarai district

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

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Golovkinsky waterfall

Photo: Ruslan Dyomin

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The Swallow's Nest

Photo: blogger A. Nesterenko

Climb to the top and descend underground

Crimea is known by its mountains. Real, tall, amazing. While vacationing on the peninsula, at least once take a chance to climb one of the peaks to understand the meaning of poet Vladimir Vysotsky's words "Only mountains can be better than mountains". Put on comfortable clothes, pack a snack, take an experienced guide and go:

Autumn on Mangup

And then − as your fantasy allows. You can go for a horse ride in the mountains or pitch a tent and spend the night there to breathe in the clean mountain air. And you can go down, lower, even lower... literally underground. And find yourself in the amazing underground world of Crimea. Hundreds of large and small, well-equipped or partially equipped caves will hardly leave anyone indifferent. Your TOP-3 must-see attractions may look like this:

See also
All roads lead to Crimea: what transport tourists will take to travel to us in the autumn
Girl in the Crimean mountains
Girl in the Crimean mountains
Autumn on Mangup
Долина привидений
View of Chatyr-Dag
Мраморная пещера
Mangup-Kale cave city
Долина привидений
Долина привидений
Горы в Крыму
Красные пещеры
Демерджи
Мужчина на лошади возле Белой скалы
Autumn on Mangup
Ай-Петри
Crimean nature
Novy Svet
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Girl in the Crimean mountains

Photo: blogger Just Alexander

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Autumn on Mangup

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Igor Piganov

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Valley of Ghosts

RIA Novosti, Aleksey Malgavko

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View of Chatyr-Dag

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Svetlana Maltseva

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Marble Cave

Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea

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Mangup-Kale cave city

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Igor Piganov

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Valley of Ghosts

Photo: Valery Savlaev

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Valley of Ghosts

Фото: Валерий Савлаев

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Mountains in Crimea

Photo: Sergey Anashkevich

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Red Caves

Photo from the official website of the cave

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Demerdzhi

Photo: Ruslan Dyomin

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A man on a horse near the White Rock

Photo: blogger Egorov

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Autumn on Mangup

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Ai-Petri

Photo: Ruslan Dyomin

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Crimean nature

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Igor Piganov

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Noviy Svet

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

Taste authentic cuisine

What must be done in Crimea is to indulge in gastronomic tourism. People of 175 ethnic origins live on the peninsula, and each has contributed to the peculiarity of Crimean cuisine. Therefore, when planning a route, keep in mind a few "tasty" places:

  • In Bakhchisarai, you should definitely taste chebureks, dolma, manty and yufak-ash. They cook delicious food, for example, in the Bistro café, Meikhane, and the Khan restaurant.
  • In Eupatoria, you can taste real Kezlev coffee with crushed sugar, delicious desserts, puffy meat pasties (chebureks). These and other dishes are served to guests in the Dzheval ethno-complex.
See also
A guide to delicious places: where to taste national cuisine in Crimea
Eastern sweets in the ethnic restaurant "Jeval"
  • Restaurant Shalash is lost in the mountains on the old Sevastopol highway − there you should taste the most delicate shashlyk (shish-kebab) and the original Baidarski-style lamb.
  • Well, and in Sevastopol and Balaklava you need to go for real Black Sea cuisine and seafood. You can taste oysters, mussels, rapana, fresh fish, for example, in the Barkas, Fisherman’s Hut or Oblaka restaurants.  In short, discover the taste of Crimea!
Oysters
Coffee and oriental sweets
Kebabs
Маленькие пельмени юфак-аш
Жареная рыба и вино
Чебуреки
Mussels
Блюда из рыбы
Барабулька
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Oysters

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Korshunov

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Coffee and oriental sweets

Federal project "Gastronomic map of Russia"

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Kebabs

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Yufak-ash

Photo: cultural and ethnographic center "Visiting the Crimean Tatars"

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Fried fish and wine

Federal project "Gastronomic map of Russia"

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Chebureks

Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea

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Mussels

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Fish dishes

Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea

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Ram

Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea

Warm up with a glass of wine and visit #Novemberfest

Crimea is inseparable from grapes and wine; it is rightfully considered one of the best wine regions in Russia. And if you find yourself here in autumn, at the height of the wine-making season, then do not miss the chance to taste the genuine, tasty, Crimean wine.

See also
Always a good vintage: Why you should go on a wine tour of Crimea
Always a good vintage: Why you should go on a wine tour of Crimea
  • Go to the tasting rooms of the Novy Svet winery or the Champagne room of the Zolotaya Balka winery for sparkling champaign wine.
  • In search of rich dessert and fortified wines go to Massandra, the oldest winery.
  • You can taste dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and other wines grown in the sunny valleys of the Sevastopol region at the Inkerman winery.
  • And to appreciate the unique Madeira, twice born in the sun, − go to the Koktebel winery.
See also
A lot of wine, food and fun: highlights of the #Novemberfest
Girls on the gastronomic festival #Novemberfest

In autumn you can taste the best wine brands and the wines of young wineries of Crimea at the #Novemberfest wine and gastronomic festival. It brings together wine experts, winemakers, Crimean vineyards and thousands of connoisseurs of good wine. If you are one of them − take a note!

Wine tasting
Виноград
Glass with the #Novemberfest logo
Guests #Novemberfest
Vineyards in Sevastopol
Wine glass
Виноград
Wine
Виноградник
Wine glasses
Crimea nature
Guests #Novemberfest
Wine glasse
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Wine tasting

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Grapes

Photo: blogger Miss Anastasia

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Glass with the #Novemberfest logo

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

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Guests #Novemberfest

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

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Vineyards in Sevastopol

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Svetlana Maltseva

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Wine glass

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Grapes

Photo of the Massandra winery

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Wine

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Vineyard

Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea

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Wine glasses

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Crimea nature

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

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Guests #Novemberfest

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea

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Wine glasse

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

Get extreme pleasure

Vacation in Crimea does not have to be quiet and calm. Catch the wave of extreme and plunge into the sea of active entertainment! In autumn you definitely can:

  • Go to Mount Klementyev in Koktebel and fly on a hang glider.
  • Pump up your adrenaline in a parachute jump in the air of the Zavodskoyeh airfield in Simferopol.  
  • Go on your own or with friends on kayaks from Balaklava to Cape Aya.
  • Try rope jumping on Shaan-Kaya Mountain. This is a jump from a steep edge to the abyss of about 150 meters deep. Of course, with due safety measures, but believe me: you will never forget these 7 seconds of free flight.
Прогулка на каяках
Спорт и экстрим
Спорт и экстрим
Участник фестиваля «Восходящий поток» летит на дельтаплане с горы Клементьева под Коктебелем в Крыму
Фестиваль воздухоплавания
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Kayaking

Photo: blogger Egorov

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Parachutists

Press Service of Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea

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Rock climbing

Press Service of Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea

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Hang glider

RIA Novosti, Sergey Malgavko

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Balloons

Photo: Federation of Aeronautical Sports of Crimea

Go along the coast by the sea

A boat trip − with a taste of salt and light splashes − closes our "trendy" TOP. Choose transport, route, take blankets, lunch set and go towards the sea. There are a lot of options for sea travel, for example:

See also
All the ways to have an active rest in the Crimea
All the ways to have an active rest in the Crimea
  • Take a yacht ride along the coast from Yalta to Theodosia or Sevastopol.
  • Go by the Tavrida − replica of the ancient Greek galley along the bays of Sudak and Noviy Svet.
  • Take a boat trip along Cape Fiolent and see the colorful Jasper Beach.  
  • Pass on a small skiff under the Golden Gate of Kara-Dag and by all means make a wish while passing.
Yacht at sea
Boat in Koktebel
Boat trips in the Novy Svet
Coast in Novy Svet
Coast in Novy Svet
Вид на скалу Золотые ворота
Pleasure motor ship off the coast of Crimea
Boats in the bay
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Yacht at sea

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Korshunov

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Boat in Koktebel

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

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Boat trips in the Novy Svet

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Irina Ul`eva

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Coast in Novy Svet

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Korshunov

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Coast in Novy Svet

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Igor Piganov

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View of the Golden Gate rock

Photo: Vitaly Eremenko

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Pleasure motor ship off the coast of Crimea

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Svetlana Maltseva

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Boats in the bay

Tourism portal of the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Krestyaninov

And if the weather permits, ask the captain to stop at sea for swimming. Those "Old Salts" know the best places and will certainly bring you to the bays with the purest water. As a rule, the sea is quite comfortable until mid-October, so if you really eager − then it's a must! 

See also
Guide to literary Crimea: where writers and poets worked
Actors in the image of Anton Chekhov and his wife at the White dacha

In general, holiday is above all. Think of the way you want to spend it in Crimea, and choose the ideas you like. We are sure that the holiday will be bright, rich and interesting. See you again in autumn