Alushta Tourist Places to Visit in Alushta, Ukraine, Europe
Alushta is a city in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine, situated around 50 km southeast of the regional capital, Simferopol and 850 km southeast of the national capital, Kiev. Alushta is a tourist favorite destination known for its beautiful beaches and a palatial carnival.
Geography of Alushta:
Alushta is geographically positioned between 44°40′2″ N latitude and 34°23′52″ E longitude at an elevation of 50 meters, covering an area of 6.983 sq. km.
History of Alushta:
According to the documented history, Alushta was formed in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Alushta was called by the different names in its history, Aluston during the rule of the Byzantine Empire and ‘Lusta’ during the rule of the Genoese.
Connectivity to Alushta:
Alushta is served by Simferopol International Airport, the major airport of Crimea Region, situated about 65 km away from the centre of Alushta. Ukraine International Airlines is the major airline serving Simferopol International Airport with scheduled flights to Moscow, Tel Aviv and Kiev. Other cities connected with the latter airport include Istanbul, Baku, Tashkent, Riga, Kazan and St Petersburg.
Tourists can reach Alushta from Simferopol by mountain trolley bus which takes around 1.5 hours and costs 9 UAH.
General buses are also accessible in Simferopol to Alushta at regular intervals.
Food and shopping in Alushta:
Being a beach town, Alushta houses many spectacular beaches as well as restaurants and cafes with both traditional and international delicacies.
There are also many modernized shops all around Alushta town selling branded products along with locally made clothes, jewelry and footwear.
Some reputed food corners in Alushta are listed below:
- The Grilled
- Stary Gorod
Things to do in Alushta:
- Visiting historical sites
Places to visit in Alushta:
Beaches in Alushta:
The town of Alushta houses some nice beaches with different water sport activities and also there are many cafes, restaurants and entertainment centres including clubs and discos located near the beach.
The Genonese fortress in Alushta dates back to the 15th-century during the Genonese rule in Alushta. There is a Byzantine defensive tower located near the Genonese fortress.
The Church of St. Alexander Nevsky:
Located in Simferopol, around 50 km away from Alushta, the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky is one of the outstanding structures in the city of Simferopol, can be reached by bus or rental car from Alushta town.
List of other places of interest in Alushta includes:
- Crimean Mountains
- Mindalnaya Roscha Tourist Resort
- Vorontsov Palace
- Chersonesus National Sanctuary
- Golitsyn Path
- Chekhov House & Museum
- Swallow’s Nest
- Balaklava Naval Museum Complex
- Balaklava Bay
- Assumption Monastery,
- Cave Town of Chufut-Kale
- Livadia Palace
- Karadag Natural Reserve
- Nikita Botanical Gardens
- Taygan Lions Park
- Cembalo Fortress
Best time to visit Alushta:
The best time to explore the beaches and historical sites of Alushta is during the months between May and September.
Accommodation options in Alushta:
Alushta is a scenic destination holding more than 50 standard accommodation centres of which most offer advance booking facility through online for visitors convenience and it is also better to get suitable hotels during peak season. List of the major hotels in Alushta include:
- Relax centre Irey
- Zolotoy Kolos Resort Hotel
- Park Hotel Porto Mare
- Wellness SPA Hotel MORE
- Skazka Hotel
- Radisson Blu Hotel
- Pension Krymskie Zori
- Lotos Guest House
- Barton Park Hotel
- Morskoy Hotel
- Moskva Hotel
- Villa Caprice
- Aquapark Hotel
- Gold Wind Club
- Legenda Chastnoe Domovladenie
- Mini Hotel Maiami