Alushta and Chatyr-Dag
You can reach Alushta from Rostov-On-Don, as any other corner of the Crimea, through the main transportation gates of the peninsula, Simferopol. Take a bus or a cab to Luchistoye village, and from there climb up along one of the tourist paths on one of the most mysterious Crimean mountains – Demerdzhi. Look at the ruins of the medieval castle Funa and the Greek Church, then visit the Haunted Valley – the western slope of the hill, covered with stone sculptures of mythical creatures. Devote the next day to another mountain massif, Chatyr-Dag – you can probably see the whole southern coast of Crimea from its top. As you’re here, you should also visit three unique karstic caves situated on the lower plateau of Chatyr-Dag.