Sudak is the most beautiful corner of the Crimean coast. This small, but very handsome resort city is located between two peaks Alchak and Serf mountain.

For tourists who poorly tolerate heat, it is recommended to come in the autumn season. During this period the weather is already not so hot, and the water is still warm and suitable for swimming. Numerous pools, high slides, water attractions – here you can spend the whole day without even noticing. The water Park practically merges with the sea, it is in less than 100 meters.

The food in the Sudak is exceptional. Guests will not find such an abundance of flavors in any of the cities of the Crimea. The cuisine is full of flavors, it is dominated by national dishes of the Crimean Tatars. A lot of meat, spices, and vegetables. And, of course, fish and seafood.

Unusual jam made of rose petals and dogwood would be one of the best souvenirs. Local wines are an indescribable bouquet of Sunny, spicy aromas. And fragrant mountain teas will appeal to the most sophisticated connoisseurs.

The city has a well-developed infrastructure. There is everything for a great and carefree holiday. Shops, catering outlets, hotels, beaches. Transport is mostly by road, but in peak season share taxis are also connected to work. Generally speaking, moving along the perch, no need for a car. Any destination of this small town can be easily reached on foot.

Sudak is a city with a great environment. Neither it itself nor nearby, there is no industrial facility that affects the purity of the environment. People with diseases of the nervous system and respiratory diseases arrive for the treatment.

Climate & nature

Sudak is located in the middle of the South-Eastern coast of the Crimean Peninsula, between the capes of Meganom and Pesherniy in the valley of the river Alipor (known as Suuk-su). Sudak valley is open to the sea from the South, from the East bordered by mount Meganom (358 meters), from the North by mount AI-George (498 meters), and from the West by the mountains Fortress and perch (576 meters). Perch and its surroundings are covered with dense oak-beech forests. The elevations of the valley are planted with artificial forests-defense barriers from the strongest local winds (up to 28 m/s or 100,8 km/h in February), mudflows and landslides.

According to the climatological literature, the local climate can be described as borderline at the junction of Northern temperate and subtropical zones. : mild steppe sub-Mediterranean or as a climate of moderately warm semi-deserts with hot summers. Precipitation level is 320 mm per year, one and a half times less than in Sun valley to the North-East of Sudak, which is also referred to as "the Crimean Sahara". The number of stormy days per year is 22, and the average annual temperature is 11.8°C, the coldest month is February, the hottest – August. Swimming season-lasts one hundred and thirty-two days, starting from the end of may and finishing in October. Sudak Bay is quite shallow and the local microclimate contributes to the rapid heating of water during the warm season. At the same time, the temperature of the water in the bays sometimes warms up to +26°C, and the air in the shade - + 39°C. Local beaches are allocated by the purity of coastal water and quartz Sands, which affect human health positively.

The installation of environmentally-friendly solar collectors on the roofs of houses is very popular due to the fact that Sudak has 235 sunny days per year. They are used for the supply of hot water, heating, and generating power. The average humidity is 73%, there are sea breezes – winds that blow from the sea in a sultry time, bringing coolness, and in the evening from the mountains, being saturated with healing phytoncides of juniper and pine forests. The Black sea and mountain ranges are the main climatic factors affecting the weather conditions of the resort town. In particular, you can hear thunder rumbles and rain noise a few hundred meters from the coast of Sudak. The heavy wet air masses can not pass through small hills in height (for example, Bakatash, 7 meters), and therefore rainfalls are not reaching the city. The river system consists of rivers Shelden, Raven, Kutlak, represented by coniferous broad-leaved species and plants of the steppe zone (hornbeam, elm, dogwood, poplar pear, Kev tree / wild pistachio, hold-tree, hazelnut, barberry). In the foothill area, you can find abandoned orchards of fruit trees - nuts, almonds, vines. Mammals are represented by fallow deer, ROE deer, wild boar, badger. About a hundred species of fish inhabit local waters: ruff, mullet, perch, mackerel, zelenuha, goatfish / red mullet, pelamida, mackerel, sea needle, anchovy, flounder, and even Beluga. Coastal cliffs are ideal habitat for crabs and mussels, there are oysters at shallow depths, and in the summer – unicellular algae noctiluca highlight the night sea.

Culture and history info

There are more than enough attractions, for such a small town like Sudak. The most famous one is the Genoese fortress. Its majestic ruins have become a real hallmark of the town. Sudak is often happening to be the place of filming and hosts an annual historical festival. The town has many temples, strikingly different from each other. No wonder, because they were created at different times and many generations of masters contributed a piece of their craftsmanship.