Bakhchisaray (Бахчисарай) was founded in XVI c. as a capital of Crimean Khanate and is historically the land of Crimean Tartars.

A map:

Khan Palace (Ханский дворец) Address: Rechnaya Ul. 133. Opening hrs: 9-17. In winter many exhitions are closed and the palace itself is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday., +70655447640. Website:


Cave Towns & Other Archaeological Sites (Пещерные города) Chufut-kale, Mangup-kale, Eski-Kermen, Tepe-kermen, Kachi-Kalyon with St Anastasia of Sirmium Skete (take bus to Predushelnoe-2/Предущельное-2 from bus station), Syurensk Fort, Bakla, Chelter Marmara Cave Monastery.  Opening hrs: 9-17.00. Ticket office closes 30 min before closing time. Contacts: +70655447793, Website:

Assumption Monastery of the Caves (Успенский пещерный монастырь)

How to get there

There are direct buses from Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta. It’s important to understand that the direct road from Yalta is very scary and beautiful. You can also get there by train from Simferopol or Sevastopol.

How to get around

There is a bus stop near the bus station where you can ask the driver if he will take you to the attraction you need.

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