Balaclava bay - is a wonderful place for mooring, it’s covered by nature from winds and enemy’s invasion from sea and land. This fact defined interest to Balaclava from ancient times.It was first mentioned in literature by Homer around 2500 years ago in his "Iliad".
Balaclava bay – is a wonderful place for mooring, it’s covered by nature from winds and enemy’s invasion from sea and land. This fact defined interest to Balaclava from ancient times.It was first mentioned in literature by Homer around 2500 years ago in his “Iliad”.
Romans built here supplying base for their legions to defend interests of Empire in Taurika. Remaining of Jupiter Dolikhen`s temple, erected by Roman legionnaires, that were founded on the northern edge of Balaclava proofs this.
Also you’ll find there gorgeous ruins of towers and walls of Genoese fortress silently looking from the Kastron mountain. It was built by Genoeses in the first half of XIV century.
When visiting Balaclava you should definitely make a small trip on a boat or a small ship (you’ll find lot’s of sailors in the bay who are offering such a service for about 10-15$ per person) Please, don’t miss this part of a journey!!! Cause you’ll miss one of the most beautiful views in Sevastopol!!! First you’ll go out of the bay and sail along the shore, you’ll see the ruins of the Genoese fortress from the sea, the beautiful mountains of Balaclava…
If you are lucky, dolphins will accompany your boat.
I advise you not to go back to the bay by boat, but to ask the sailor man to leave you on the “Golden beach”, where you can bathe in the sea and get some rest and then take a walk back to the city by a path, which goes along the edge of the mountain this will take you around 1,5 hour and will cost you at least 2 rolls of film, cause you won’t be able to stop yourself from taking pictures)))))) and again the best time to go there is September, second half of April and May and again some pics)) supersampler and holga shots by me)) horizon shots by me and dmigor