You will get to know one of the best preserved fortresses from the Byzantine period. Explore the ancient winery carved into the rock and visit the active cave monastery of Chelter-Koba, where we will talk about the difficult fate of the 6th century monastery. I will tell you what contribution the empire made to the history of the peninsula and will fall in love with the world of the Crimean Middle Ages! Individual excursion for 1-9 people Duration 4 hours Children Without children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 1 review RUB 2600 per excursion Price for 1-9 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Crimea during Byzantium On a walk, I will tell you about the life of the Crimea after the collapse of the Roman Empire, which ended up on the very outskirts of its former eastern part - Byzantium. Let's talk about the huge contribution of the empire to the development of the peninsula: the chains of fortifications erected to protect against nomads, the temples where they began to hold services according to the Byzantine church rite, and the many advanced achievements of society. So, you can better imagine the times when the Middle Ages began in the Crimea, and the period from the 6th to the 13th century, which passed in the Crimean mountains under the sign of Byzantium
Tarapany - an ancient winery We will go to the largest wine-making complex in the vicinity of the Syuiren Fortress, which apparently belonged to a nearby monastery. You will see the remains of a medieval winery, carved into the rock, and learn how many centuries ago they pressed juice from grapes and poured it into containers for further fermentation
Chelter-Koba - a functioning cave monastery In the ancient monastery, you will touch the simple and quiet atmosphere of the monastery, see residential caves and a full-fledged temple built in a rocky grotto - an invariably impressive sight! I will tell you about the history of the construction dating back to the 6-8 centuries, about the devastation of the monastery by the Ottoman Turks in the 15th century and the recent restoration of worship. Nearby is the holy spring of Theodore Stratilates, where you can draw water and take a dip
"Yes, this is a real Italian borgo!" So I exclaimed, having studied in detail the history of Suyreni - a medieval fortress city of great strategic importance. Unfortunately, the Suyreni Fortress cannot boast of old cobbled streets and medieval stone houses. But you can see the remaining tower and parts of the defensive walls, where we will talk about the conquest of Crimea in the 15th century and a valuable Byzantine monument with features that developed at the crossroads of cultures.
- The height difference along the route will be ~ 252 meters, and the total length of the path is ~ 6 km along forest paths and country roads.
- This is a walk with an above average load. On a 10-point scale, the ascent to the Syuiren Fortress is good 6 points, in some places even 7.
- Suitable for those who like to walk and are not afraid of heights.
The beginning of the excursion village. Bolshoye Sadovoe, Bakhchisarai district. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.