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Crimean Mountains, Crimea

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The Crimean Mountains is a range of mountains running parallel to the south-east coast of Crimea, between about 8–13 kilometer (5–8 miles) from the sea. Toward the west, the mountains drop steeply to the Black Sea, and to the east, they change slowly into a steppe landscape.The Crimean Mountains consist of three subranges. The highest is the Main range. The Main range is subdivided into several massives, known as yaylas or mountain plateaus (Yayla is Crimean Tatar for "Alpine Meadow"). They are: Baydar Yayla Ay-Petri Yayla Yalta Yayla Nikita Yayla Hurzuf Yayla Babugan Yayla Chatyr-Dag Yayla Dologorukovskaya (Subatkan) Yayla Demirji Yayla Karabi YaylaHighest PeaksThe Crimea's highest peak is the Roman-Kosh on the Babugan Yayla at. Other important peaks over 1,200 metres include: Demir-Kapu 1,540 m in the Babugan Yayla; Zeytin-Kosh 1,537 m in the Babugan Yayla; Kemal-Egerek 1,529 m in the Babugan Yayla; Eklizi-Burun 1,527 m in the Chatyrdag Yayla; Lapata 1,406 m in the Yaltynska Yayla, Yalta Yaylası; Northern Demirji 1,356 m in the Demirci Yayla; Ai-Petri 1,234 m in the Ay Petri Yaylası.
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  • I've just returned from a hiking trip in the Crimean Mountains - it was wonderful! There is a great variety of itineraries - the most scenic are the ones on plateaus above the sea. Our itinerary start...  more »
  • The cable car offers a great ride up to Ai-Petri, with great views of both mountain and sea. The hike up to the summit was not very strenuous, and the view was spectacular. Visited in Spring 2008.  more »
  • Nice views of the mountains and sea from Ai Petri. We took the cable car to the top and visited from Yalta. You can also reach it by car or go one way by cable car and return by bus but the spectacula...  more »

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