Yalta is a city in Crimea, southern Ukraine, on the north coast of the Black Sea. Steep mountain peaks serve as a lovely backdrop for Yalta the jewel of the Crimean peninsula. 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 on which to land. It is situated on a shallow bay facing south towards the Black Sea, surrounded by wooded mountains. It enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with many vineyards and orchards in the vicinity.
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Armenian Church, built by V. Surenyants, A Roman Catholic Church built by N. Krasnov, a famous Russian architect, Yalta’s Zoo, Yalta’s Aquarium, housing small dolphins, Park-museum, Yalta’s Cablecar, taking visitors to the Darsan hill, from which one can see Yalta’s shoreline, Vorontsov Palace and the Swallow’s Nest castle near Gaspra are the main attraction of tourists here.