The Orthodox Crimea

Crimea is a unique place: beautiful nature, the warm sea and the caressing sun provide a good rest. But these are not the only reasons why numerous guests come here. The Crimean Peninsula is famous for its rich historical past. The ancient land of the Taurics has become the home for many different peoples: the warlike Cimmerians and Scythians, the Greeks who are skillful town planners, the enterprising Genoese, the nomadic Tatars. Their cultures and beliefs have interwoven, having mutually enriched one another. There are preserved numerous historical and cultural monuments as well as the places which have become sacred ones for the representatives of different religions: the Moslems, Jews and Christians.


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