In a comfortable off-road vehicle you will drive along the picturesque mountain trails and valleys of the Crimea. And most importantly, you will explore two striking monuments to Theodoro - the last bastion of the great empire. Hear about the fate of the cave monastery, where, after centuries of dead silence, religious life was revived. And visit an old Byzantine fortification, where you will immerse yourself in the realities of medieval life on the peninsula. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 6 hours Children Possible with children How it goes By car 9000 rubles per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Chelter-Marmara Monastery The journey begins with a visit to a mysterious medieval monument of history and architecture. I will tell you about the origin of its name and the geological features that allowed ancient people to create dwellings here; I will help you imagine what the "grid" complex of caves looked like. You will also learn about the flourishing of the monastery in the 12-15th centuries, the decline of the principality of Theodoro and the resumption of religious life only five centuries later. You will see the temple of a medieval monastery, a ram for wine production and monks' cells, and after climbing the plateau, take a look at the picturesque surroundings
Byzantine fortress Eski-Kermen Then you will visit the old walled city, founded at the end of the 6th century as a Byzantine fortification and existed until the 14th century. On the plateau, you can feel the special energy and mysterious atmosphere of the place. And stories about the past will help to imagine life on the streets of the ancient city. You will look into the preserved residential, utility and religious premises. You will uncover the secret of the Main Road with ancient furrows from the carts. You will also see niches, cattle stalls, temples, casemates and numerous granaries cut in stone.
What is included in the price and what is not
- Tea, water and a light snack on the way are included in the price
- Lunch (optional) and entrance to Eski-Kermen are paid separately - 100 rubles / adults, 50 rubles / pensioners, children under 14 are free
Details of the trip
- The tour takes place in a climate controlled SUV
- When visiting Chelter Marmara, be prepared for a 30-minute hike
- No special training required
The tour starts at your hotel. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.