Crimea is a peninsula jutting into the Black Sea. We treat it here as a region of Russia because Russia currently controls the area, but see also the boxed text below.
Popular destinations: Sevastopol, Yalta and Simferopol
Yalta is a resort town on the Crimea peninsula in Russia. Yalta is a kitschy place, with heritage going back to the 19th century and its use as an exclusive sanatorium and also to communist-era mass tourism.
Koktebel is in the Crimea, in the Russia. Also known as Planerskoye, is one of the most popular resort townlets in the Crimea, situated on the shore of the Black Sea about halfway between Feodosiya and Sudak.