10 Facts About Yalta


Yalta is a resort city on the south coast of the Crimean Peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea.

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Term "Greater Yalta" is used to designate a part of the Crimean southern coast spanning from Foros in the west to Gurzuf in the east and including the city of Yalta and multiple adjacent urban settlements.

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Existence of Yalta was first recorded in the 12th century by an Arab geographer, who described it as a Byzantine port and fishing settlement.

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Crimea was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1475, which made it a semi-independent subject territory under the rule of the Crimean Khanate but the southern coast with Yalta was under direct Ottoman rule forming the Eyalet of Kefe .

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Leo Tolstoy spent summers there and Anton Chekhov in 1898 bought a house here, where he lived till 1902; Yalta is the setting for Chekhov's short story, "The Lady with the Dog", and such prominent plays as The Three Sisters were written in Yalta.

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Yalta was occupied by the German Army from 9 November 1941 to 16 April 1944.

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Yalta is crowded in the vacation season and prices for accommodation are very high.

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Yalta has a beautiful seafront promenade along the Black Sea.

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Two beaches in Yalta are Blue Flag beaches since May 2010, these were the first beaches to be awarded a Blue Flag in a CIS member state.

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Yalta has a humid subtropical climate that closely borders on a Mediterranean climate.

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