Alushta, Crimea (Russia)
Alushta is a small city on the southern coast of Crimea with a population of about 45 thousand people, but in terms of popularity among tourists, it is perhaps second only to Yalta. There are few attractions in the city. One of them is the Aluston tower dating back to the 6th century. AD The tower was built by Emperor Justinian I and has a cylindrical shape rather than a typical parallelepiped.
The main wealth of Alushta is its nature. Alushta mountain amphitheater – the most beautiful and extensive in the Crimea. In the north, it opens to the amazingly beautiful Mount Demerdzhi. The slopes of the mountains are covered with beech and pine forests with almost no undergrowth.
Resort villages around Alushta from Partenit to Privetnoye form one zone called Big Alushta, which stretches for 80 km along the coast. There are more than 80 health resorts, student camps, recreation centers and many mini-hotels here. The beaches in this area are sandy and pebbly. On the central embankment of Alushta, you can find entertainment for every taste – rides that work at night, discos by the sea, cinemas, a summer concert hall.
Anapa, Krasnodar region (Russia)
According to Allpubliclibraries, Anapa is one of the most ecologically clean places on the Black Sea coast. Its surroundings are amazing in their beauty – active mud volcanoes, wooded foothills with picturesque valleys, relict juniper forests, salt and fresh lakes, estuaries and marshes.
The sea in this area is shallow and warms up well. The beaches are mostly sandy, there are small areas with pebbles. In some places, the width of the beaches reaches 500 m.
The natural environment in the Anapa region has healing properties. The main healing factors are crystal clear air, springs of mineral waters, estuary and hilly mud, medicines from the sea, and medicinal varieties of table grapes. It treats diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory organs (non-tuberculous), blood circulation, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, skin, as well as gynecological diseases.
The main attractions in the city are the Archaeological Museum; local history museum; the open-air museum “Gorgippia” – a vast excavation site of the ancient Greek city, which is part of the Bosporan kingdom, with monuments and works of ancient art; Russian gates; house-museum of M.Yu. Lermontov. There are excursions to the dolphinarium, Abrau-Dyurso – the birthplace of Soviet champagne; to the mountain lake Abrau, covered with legends; on mud volcanoes; to the healing Silver Springs of Neberjay; wineries with tasting of Kuban wines.
In Anapa there is the Park of the 30th Anniversary of the Victory – a real entertainment center for children and adults with many attractions: roller coasters, carousels, trampolines, electric cars, a computer room, a children’s town, etc. In the evening, you can have a great time in numerous bars, restaurants and cafeterias. There is also a cinema and a casino.
Balashov, Saratov region (Russia)
Balashov is located 230 km west of Saratov on the Khoper River. It has been known since the 17th century.
The buildings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries have been preserved in the city – the house of the merchant Semyonov and the Dyakonov mansion. They feature colorful finishes, both outside and inside. The Balashovsky Museum of Local Lore is interesting. It is the largest museum in the Western part of the Saratov region. Truly unique archaeological collections with objects of the Bronze Age of the early Sarmatian period and women’s jewelry of the late Mordovian period, ethnographic collections, as well as a large collection of samovars and records are exhibited here.
To the north of Balashov is the famous sanatorium “Pady”, the former family estate of Prince Naryshkin. The sanatorium stands on the banks of the Khoper River and is surrounded by forests. This place is considered one of the most environmentally friendly in the Saratov region. In the sanatorium from the former estate of the Naryshkins, a mid-19th century park has been preserved. The main medical profile of the sanatorium is diseases of the digestive and respiratory organs. The treatment uses climatic factors of the area and hydrogen sulfide sulfide-chloride sodium mineral waters.
Bilibino, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (Russia)
Bilibino is the administrative center of the Bilibinsky district of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Karalveem and Bolshoi Keperveem, 650 km northwest of Anadyr.
Of the attractions of Bilibino, only the surrounding mountain ranges of the Anyui Range and spurs of the Anadyr Plateau can be named.
Do not forget that the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug is part of the border zone. By a decree of the governor, citizens of the Russian Federation who are not residents of the border zone (who do not have residence registration), foreign citizens and stateless persons can visit the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug only with a pass issued by the bodies and troops of the Federal Border Service of the FSB of Russia on the basis of personal statements of citizens or petitions of enterprises. Tourists can obtain a pass from any authorized travel agency. To obtain a pass, citizens of Russia must submit an application indicating the last name, first name and patronymic, citizenship, date of birth, passport data, registration at the place of residence, place of work, position held, dates and purpose of entry and place of stay. The entry permit is issued within 10 days.