Mangup-Kale is the largest cave city in Crimea. You will explore ancient ruins and preserved buildings, hear about the heyday and decline of the principality, and learn why a Tibetan monk became interested in the city. And on the way to the Mangup plateau, see the Foros temple on the rock and taste excellent local beer. Group excursion Duration 9 hours Group size up to 17 people Children Allowed with children How it goes Other RUB 2500 per person
What awaits you
Scenic road to the plateau We will drive along the southern coast of Crimea: past Mount Medved, Gurzuf, Yalta, Alupka, Simeiz. From Foros, the road goes into the mountains to the Foros temple, located on the edge of a cliff - during a stop, you will take great pictures. Then we will drive through the Baydarskiye Vorota, descend into the valley and visit a private brewery, where you can taste and purchase delicious cold beer
The legacy of a medieval principality Having reached the village of Khoji-Sala with a picturesque lake, we will change to off-road vehicles and climb the ancient road to the Mangupa plateau. Now destroyed, the city of Mangul-Kale was in the past the center of the small principality of Theodoro - we will reveal its rich history. In addition to the ruins, you will see cave churches, casemates and even the old three-story fortress where the princes lived. Take a look into the underground rooms, inspect the citadel - and find out what the archaeological value of this place is
Source of strength It is said that there are two powerful places of power on the plateau - if you are interested in mysticism, we will show you how to reach them. Let us tell the legend about a Tibetan lama who wandered here with his disciples, about the Mangup boy - the deceased son of a local ruler - and about how Mangup and the Holy Grail are connected. Having admired the panorama of mountain peaks and valleys, opening from the plateau, we will go down for lunch and rest to the lake, and then return home.
- The tour will be guided by one of our team's guides
- Lunch is paid separately
The beginning of the excursion on the street. Gorky at the Storm cinema. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.