Pearl of the Black Sea | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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Pearl of the Black Sea
AEGEE-Sevastopol
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category History
Theme Crimea on the crossroad of culture
Cities visited Sevastopol, Bakhchisarai, Simferopol, Saky, Yalta, Sudak
Dates
From Sunday, June 23rd
To Sunday, July 7th
Event fee 180€
Participants 15
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Optional fee 20€
Optional fee used for Visiting Grand Canyon of Crimea and the Bath of Youth
Alternative programme to the optional fee Visiting historical places in Bakhchysarai
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket OR pay 50% of the fee in advance
Lodging Hostel; participants will need to bring sleeping bag and mattress
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email crimea.sugmail.com
Coordinator phone (+38)095-21-51-478
University support No
Suitable for disabled participants No
Required special equipment comfortable shoes,backpacks, swimming suits
Languages used English, Russian
Activities
Walking/ hiking, sightseeing, visiting museums, dancing and cooking workshops, wine tasting, swimming, sunbathing, theme parties, language survival courses, games and many other activities that will make your summer unforgettable!
Ideal participant
If you're smart, positive thinking, heat resistant person, who desperately likes to travel and discover new historical sights and amazing landscapes, you are very welcomed to our company.

Event description
THE PEARL OF THE BLACK SEA.
Quite often Crimea is called «The Pearl of the Black Sea» or «the museum in open-air». The unique combination of various forms of a relief and environmental conditions in small territory gives Crimea special originality. The different historical ways of many civilizations and nations of West and East were crossed on the peninsula, that’s why the history of Crimea is full of the most incredible events and unexpected turns. We invite you to deep in Ukrainian and Russian, Tatar and Greek cultures by watching folklore, architectural heritage, tasting and cooking cuisine and, of course, communicating with local hospitable people.
During these two weeks you will see: ruins of ancient Greek city Khersones Taurica and ancient Cave settle-fortress Chufut- Kale, Genuese fortress in Sudak and Balaklava, Red Caves and waterfall Dzhur-Dzhur, Jurassic Vulcano Kara-Dag and Golden Gates of Crimea, Grand Canyon of Crimea and Bath of Youth, beautiful beaches of Southern coast “Crimean Riviera” and Saki salt lake with medical mud( “Crimean Dead Sea”), Bakhchisaray Khan’s Palace and Vorontsov, Massandra, Livadia Palaces in Yalta and many other sights.
Everyone can find something especial for himself in this beautiful land. Maybe that’s why “National Geographic” Journal called the Crimea “the best place for visiting in 2013”.
So, join us and share your smile!)))
Places visited
Sevastopol/Balaklava
Sevastopol is located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula. The unique geographic location and navigation conditions of the city's harbours make Sevastopol a strategically important naval point. The headquarters of both the Ukrainian Naval Forces and Russia's Black Sea Fleet are located in the city. The name which the city received at its birth is of Greek origin and is translated "magnificent, city of glory". Here you will visit the National Preserve "Chersonesus of Taurica", the ancient town founded by the Greeks 2500 years ago and learn about important historical events happened here in the period of the Crimean War in 1854-1855 & during the World War II. You will learn about Ukrainian and Russian culture. Also you will visit hot sunny beaches and enjoy soft waves of the Black Sea.
Bakhchisaray
Bakhchysarai is another stop at our journey. It is the former capital of the Crimean Khanate. Its main landmark is Hansaray, the only extant palace of the Crimean Khans, currently opened to tourists as a museum.
Simferopol / Saki
As the capital of Crimea, Simferopol is an important political, economic, and transport center of the peninsula. Archaeological evidence in Simferopol indicates the existence of an ancient Scythian city, collectively known as the Scythian Neapolis. The location was also home to a Crimean Tatar town, Aqmescit.
Yalta/Alupka
Yalta is a resort city in Crimea, southern Ukraine, on the north coast of the Black Sea. The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, said to have been founded by Greek sailors who were looking for a safe shore. The town came to worldwide attention in 1945 when the Yalta Conference between the "Big Three" powers - the Soviet Union, the United States and the United Kingdom - was held at the Livadia Palace.
Sudak
Sudak Genuese Fortress, Great Silk Path.Bays of Sudak, Novy Svet. Jurassic Vulcano Kara-Dag nearby. Golden Gates as vulcanous formation are the symbol of Crimea