Crimean Nature Reserve (formerly the Crimean reserve-hunting), extending to the west of Alushta, an area of about 34 thousand square meters. km, comes well within the limits of Greater Yalta, Bakhchisaraysky and Simferopol areas.
The reserve was established more than 150 years for the imperial hunt, and then was a place of hunting the leaders of the Soviet Union (Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev) and their foreign guests. During the reign of Leonid Kuchma, and Yushchenko and his frequent guest Putin preferred to hunt fish. Therefore, additional public investments were made in a trout farm and mountain ponds for fishing.
Trout from mountain lakes and various recreation programs, such as climbing to the highest point of the Crimea Mount Roman-Kosh (1545 m) are available to tourists. At the entrance of the Alushta is managing the reserve, the Museum of Nature and dendrozoopark.
From Alushta to Yalta on yaylam is the most beautiful mountain road - it is often called the Romanov way, but in such a highway has been arranged at the time of Nikita Khrushchev, a great lover of hunting.
And actually, from the Romanov road that was paved over for Nicholas II of ancient horse-path from Mount Castel (more precisely from the village of Grape) to Cosmo Damianovskomu monastery, now remained only a few convenient sites and bridges.
Nevertheless, for walking along the boundary of the reserve to the healing spring Ai Yori Romanovskaya road is quite suitable.
Above it on the mountain Seraus the ruins of a medieval building, is now of interest primarily a grand view of Alushta valley and surrounding mountains.
To travel into the interior of the reserve is necessary to issue a special permit in the management of the reserve in Alushta. Go away and starts asphalt road to Yalta on yaylam and so-called central basin with a unique century-old beech trees.
Above Gurzuf in the 1960's built Arbour Winds overlooking the sea and forests. Was found near a hoard of Roman jewelry, seized brands in a new era. Now here is the place filming for fairy tales and adventure movies.