Cape Aya is a steep protrusion of the main ridge of the Crimean Mountains on the peninsula's southern coast. It has republican landscape and nature reserve status. The highest point of the cape is Mount Kokiya-Kiya, which is also called the Blue Cliff. To the east of the cape are Laspi Bay and Cape Laspi, while to the west of it lies Ayazma, a natural landmark that further gives way to a bay at the foot of Asketi and Krepostnaya mountains. There are picturesque grottos at the foot of Aya Cape. Aya translates from classical Greek as "saint".