Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora), Partenit

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#1 of 7 in Nature in Alushta Municipality
Created by the pressure of underground magma over 160 million years ago, Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) today represents one of the most picturesque spots in Crimea. Stretching across 5.5 sq km (2.1 sq mi) of the country's natural reserves, the mountain features slopes covered in thick oak forests, winding paths lined with plants, and rocky peaks overlooking the sea at an altitude of 572 m (1,877 ft). The site also conceals the remains of an early medieval settlement. Find the ruins covered in wild greenery and look for its ancient forts, homes, and temples. To visit Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) on your trip to Partenit, use our Partenit route tool .
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  • We swam around Ayu Dag, separating the Yalta and Alushta. Most beautiful photos turn out exactly. Heard the legend of the bear. Evil predator, krushivshego everything in its path, so was stricken by the beauty of Partenit Valley, that he decided to stay here Forever. Tired beast leaned over the water to quench their thirst, and never raised: according to the commandment of God of the sea, he turned into a Boulder. Indeed, the outlines are very similar to the sea no huge bear. Nevertheless, medieval Italian map on which this geographical point designated as series Camello camel can be found and this similarity. Btw, first learned that the rostrum on the red square in Moscow made from rocks of this mountain is such. helpful bear.
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  • Walk to Bear:) the route is suitable even for walks with children. Set height of 300 meters almost immediately, as WAGs trail ascent not very stressful, the main thing is not to run up the Hill. Take stock with a water! The Ayu-Dag is very unusual, because of frequent fogs it all in MOSS. There are several observation on partenit and Yalta, and Cape Monastery (popularly the nose Bears).
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  • Visit the mountain better before summer heat, while the sea warms up more than 20 degrees in July and August. On foot you can climb to the top and go down to the "head of the bear", who is lying down drinking sea water. Beaches are welcoming, but large stones. Magnificent views! Recommend!
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