- Lenin Embankment
- Swallow's Nest
As I mentioned before Yalta is not a very popular place and only a few people know about it. When I was a child I used to go there every summer. You will ask why? My uncle lived and worked there and had his restaurant at the seaside. So I loved this place very much.
We lived in the house, that’s why I felt the real local life with all its beauties!
Overall, there are so many different things to do in Yalta. You can go hiking, tan at the beach, and even visit some historical palaces. That’s one of my favorite things about Yalta: the activities you can do are very diverse. And best of all? The food there is pretty great too. And it’s an absolutely beautiful city.
I gathered all the interesting places that I remember in bright Yalta!❤️
1. First must be visited place is Lenin Embankment.
The Lenin Embankment is the main boardwalk in the city of Yalta. It stretches maybe 2 – 3 kilometers. You can pretty much find anything you want here. You can eat at nice restaurants right on the water. Or you can drink at the bars and get some hookah – yes, Hookah is REALLY popular here (and Russia in general). Also, there are so many artists and musicians here. You’ll see people playing the piano, saxophone, singing, dancing, and so much more. If you’re really into street artists, you’ll love the Lenin Embankment in Yalta. There is also access to the beach and a lot of people just walk at the seaside!
2. Ai-Petri means “Saint Peter” and it’s one of the tallest mountains in the region.
You can drive there (to get to the peak) and get some gorgeous views. And there are a ton of things to do from the top, including hiking, zip-lining, horseback riding. But my favorite thing was walking over the suspension bridge. It connects two of the highest peaks of the mountain. Some people thought it was scary. But I wanted to do it right away!
3. The Swallows Nest doesn’t have much historical significance…
but it is still a cool exhibit to see. It is the most popular touristic place in Yalta. It’s literally built off the side of the cliff. When I went there, they weren’t charging to see the castle (only to go in itself). There are also a ton of restaurants and shops around the area. The Swallows Nest was A LOT more crowded than I had expected. But I was still able to take some great pictures. I would recommend climbing over the barrier on the top (everyone was doing it) to get some great pictures of the castle, water, and mountains. Also, they give boat tours around the water bear the castle. I’m not sure how much it was as I wasn’t interested. You also have an option to go inside the castle too. It’s very small. However, it only costs 200 rubles for adults so it’s not going to break the bank. Overall I would say the Swallows Nest was a super neat attraction to see in Yalta.
Like I said it doesn’t have much historical value, but it’s more a cool sight.
4. Moreover you will find a lot of beaches in Yalta where you will have fun and swim.
There are a lot of parties in the restaurants at the seaside, so here nightlife is also very popular and interesting!
5. And of course restaurants.
My uncle had a restaurant at the seaside. Every evening there was live music and different concerts. So life in Yalta is very interesting and crazy. Here you will eat different cuisines and I swear it is very tasty in every restaurant. So be ready to eat a lot!👌🏻
So choose Yalta for vacation!
Thanks for reading me!❤️