Ai-Petri is a famous peak in the Crimean Mountains. For administrative purposes. This is in the Yalta municipality of Crimea. The peak is located above the city of Alupka and the town of Koreiz. The name has Greek origin, and is translated as St. Peter. Ai-Petri is one of the windiest places in Ukraine and it is blowing for 125 days a year, reaching a speed of 110 mph.
Their is a Cable Car installed there which takes passengers from a station near Alupka to the main area in Ai-Petri. The mountain is 1200 meter (3937 feet) high. Ai-Petri is picturesque peaks. Which has become the symbol not just of the southern coast, but also of the entire Crimean peninsula? This legendary mountain is great attraction for tourist, where you can get an incredible view over the entire southeastern coast of Crimea.
A huge number of travelers climb the Ai-Petri all year round. Just to see the fantastic panoramic view from the top of the peak. The best way to get to peaks is to use the cableway ‘Miskhor – Ai-Petri,’ which is an attraction itself. It consists of two parts, one of which is “unsupported” and not like anything else in Europe.
At the top of the peak, you can see a bare stone plateau. Moreover, there is a number of cafes and places to get the taste of Tatar cuisine, eastern sweets, and delicious Crimean foods. When on Ai-Petri, most tourists rush to Cliff Shishko. The observation point, from which one can get awesome views of the Black Sea coast. Their’s one more famous place on the top of Ai-Petri which is cave “Trehglazka”.
This is a very exclusive place due to it’s temperature which hovers around zero degree all round year. The cave is cover with several meters of ice. Ai-Petri also keeps an unusual marker. A metallic globe on a granite base with it’s exact geo-location; all plateau visitors strive to touch it.
Well, if you like driving than you can get to the top of the peak by car, following the highway Yalta Bakhchysarai. The road passes by the highest waterfall in Ukraine, Uchan-Su (“Flying Water”). It is 100 meters high, which is twice as high as Niagara Falls. The waterfall is most remarkable during a storm or when the snow is melting.
The lovely Ai-Petri has everything for an adventurous gateway. In the summer season, you can even ride horses, mountain bicycle, and jeeps or paraglide here. However, in winter snowy slopes attract ski lovers and snowmobile racers.
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Originally posted 2017-09-10 14:59:37.