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2. On the Cliff. Ay-Petri (or Baydaro-Castroplsky) cliff is about 700m high and separates the south bank of Crimea from other part of peninsula.
Crimean Mountains Photo Gallery. Pictures from hiking tour 1997.
Big Canion of Crimea - Aj-Petrinskaya Stena (Cliff) - Bajdaro-Kastropolskaya Stena (Cliff) - Baidarsky Valley - Laspi Rock.
Crimea is quite an interesting place. Everything is mixed here -- different peoples and cultures,
different epochs, even different climate zones. From the ruins of Khersones -- an ancient Greek
city not far from Sebastopol, through the monuments of medieval age like florentian fortress in Sudak to the modern
buildings and resorts of current days.
It is also quite a marvelous place for hiking, rapelling and other kinds of outdoor tourism. Crimea
as well is a center of hang-gliding and bicycling. There were a number of well organized tourist
trails in Crimea, but they mostly fall into a state of total neglect now. Anyway, you can always take
your backpack and go there. Even if there's no comfortable camping waiting for you in the deep forest
(so, you will have to bring your camp and
sleeping bag with you).
I myself had walked it all along and across and here would like to share some personal impressions
with you. Here I will describe mostly my last journey taken May 1997, but I will also make some lyrical digressions
along my way.