Members of the expeditionary center of the Krasnodar Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society will conduct a road trip of the 2nd category of difficulty along the roads of Crimea from March 15 to March 19.
Honored traveler of Russia, member of the expeditionary center of the Krasnodar Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society Vladmiri Pukhov will lead the road trip. The route of the sports trip will partly run along the already explored paths of the tourist project “Golden Ring of the Bosporian Kingdom”. In addition, the group plans to open new destinations and objects that will be of interest to tourists. Among them is the majestic cave city of Mangup-Kale.
There is a Christian monastery in the caves of the eastern wall of the Mangup mountain remnant of the end of the first millennium AD. Monks live in it without electricity, plumbing and other benefits of civilization to this day. The ancient monastery’s lineage is confirmed by a marble altar sideboard typical of a greek catacomb church.
The fortress of the principality of Theodoro was located on the Mangup plateau in the middle of the XIII century. There, after the fall of Byzantium, the last members of the Palaiologos dynasty found shelter. The outline of the masonry with elaborate stone carvings has survived to this day. The fortress casemates, extending deep into the rock on several levels, give an idea of the inviolability of the ancient stronghold: the fortress withstood several sieges during its long life.
As part of the trip, Krasnodar tourists also intend to visit Kerch, Sevastopol, Balaclava and Bakhchisarai - cities that have been leading their history since the times of the Bosporian Kingdom - the ancient power that left a golden mark on the pages of Russian history.