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The Greeks and the Romans called this city atop the limestone plateau Scythian Neapolis, while under Russian control it became Simferopol, as it is called today. A stopping off point to Yalta and other resorts across the Crimea, the city is situated at the shore of the Salgir River in southern Ukraine. The capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and is among the major centres of the Crimea Peninsula, Simferopol has a significant population of 340,000, comprised mainly of Russians. Get cheap tickets through airBaltic for a flight to Simferopol International Airport, which hosts a wide variety of airlines to this classic resort in the Crimea.
Russian is the main language spoken by the majority of the Crimea’s population. Although small pockets of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars inhabit the city as well, Ukrainian is a small second language. Be prepared with at least the basics, as not many people will speak English, except in the hotels and tourist centres.
See and Do
In the 1860’s, the Russian monarchy put the Crimea on the map as an ideal resort area for its welcome change of scenery. The homeland of the nearly disappeared Tatars, who seem to be remerging from the distant past, Simferopol has many aspects that are like sleeping guards at the gate of land from long ago. The landscape of the area is magnificent, with the limestone plateaus and the cliffs that jaggedly cut into sea. Atop a lone and ancient hilltop of the city lies the Neopolis, where the Scythian ruins were first unearthed (though now are fairly forgotten).
Simferopol is another kind of gateway today, one that opens to Russia’s favourite resorts in along the excellent Crimean coast. A good entry point into the peninsula, with several cheap options for hotels and restaurants, Simferopol makes for an ideal first stop on a holiday in the Crimea.
Walk along the city and outside to explore the full beauty of the city, before passing on to the next destination on your city-break. Within the centre, enjoy the display of the Crimean Ethnographic Museum, see the Three Saints Church and visit the Kebi-Djami Mosque constructed in the 16th century. Take a day trip outside of the city to one of the cave cities dating to the Byzantine era. Then, grab your bathing suit and sandals and make way for one of the beaches elsewhere along the coast.