Posted by Natasha on December 29, 2000 at 23:25:32:
In Reply to: Re: ukrainian black sea coast posted by Hans on December 29, 2000 at 03:47:04:
The mid-July and the first decade of August are the hottest time of the year, with the temperatures rising up to 40 degree Centigrade. Most apartments and hotels have no airconditioning.
Starting from mid- August till mid- September the weather is just perfect.
Do not worry about swimminmg in the Black Sea. The main problem with the sea is that centuries ago the hydrogen sulphide was accumulated in its waters as a result of volcanic activities.but it is all the way down at the sea bed . The upper layer is OK, The sea is polluted near Odessa as the city is the biggest port on the Black Sea Coast. In Yalta, especially outside Yalta, some 10-20 miles away from the town, the sea is absolutely safe to swim in.
Regarding the sites about the Crimea, look at http://www.destiny-int-intro.com/tour.htm and http://www.destiny-int-intro.com/tour-info.htm. It has info on the Crimean tour advertised by the dating agency run by a former tour guide from Yalta. You might ignore the part concerning girls. The pictures of the area will give you an idea of how the place looks like. And the excursion programme is excellent. You can get some ideas about where to go when staying in Yalta. I would highly recommend Sevastopol, Bakhchisarai, Sudak to start with. You need from 7 to 10 days there to see the sights without any rush.
Would be glad to help you with more info about the Crimea and Yalta in particular.
At present I live in Southern California which is in many ways like Yalta. But I miss a particular charm of that town which has a beautiful scenery, a wonderful climate and unique history.
Do your homework before you go there, and you would have a vacation of your lifetime.
: Dear Natasha,
: In the farther future I would like to visit Crimea also along the seacoast perhaps. You talk about hot in July. How hot? Is there another time to go there that is generaly considered a better time to visit those places?
: Because of the question in the original posting I did a bit of internet research and read some very alarming articles about the pollution in the Black Sea. A Dutch friend of mine stays regularly in Odessa and being a sailor he also told me about that. If you swim in the sea, let say at Yalta; how healthy or unhealthy is that, in your opinion?
: By the way I am interested in culture but also in much rest and staying away from the hubbub of live. Not looking for discos or trying to date girls on the beach, pebbly or not.
: Any good URL's about Crimea would also be appreciated because there is a terrible lot around.
: Thanks a lot in advance!
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