Welcome to the Bigger Yalta!

The town of Yalta and a string of smaller towns along the coast to the east and west of Yalta (often referred to as the Bigger Yalta) are probably the most attractive places on the Southern shores of the Crimean Peninsula.

These towns are Alupka, Mischor, Gaspra, Koreiz, Simeiz, Livadia, Massandra and Gurzuf and each of them has its own local climatic and natural peculiarities. It is most unusual since Alupka stands only 72 kilometres away from Gurzuf.Yalta, like most other places on the Southern Crimean Coast, is protected from the cold northern winds by the Main Range of the Crimean Mountains, and the warm waters of the Black Sea in that area also contribute to keeping the mean annual temperatures rather high. Both factors make it possible to call the local climate subtropical of the Mediterranean type. Yalta gets an average of 225 days of sunshine a year. The summer is very dry and hot with very few rains. The fall is warm, sunny and lasts comfortably long. The snow in winter stays only in the mountains and mountain skiing can be enjoyed both by professional and amateur skiers. In this respect the Bigger Yalta, located at the latitude of Nice, is quite unique in Ukraine. The salubrious qualities of Yalta’s climate were noticed quite a long time ago and the doctors of the 19th century prophesied a great future for Yalta. The Russian Imperial family and Russian nobility kept building their villas in Alupka, Gaspra, Mischor, Oreanda, Livadia and other places in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Yalta’s tourist potential is a very big one indeed. The promotion of tourism is one of the priorities of the Crimean authorities. The Government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has adopted an investment programme which is aimed at the development of the tourist infrastructure of the Bigger Yalta. Recreational resources are to be used to a much greater extent and foreign investments are to be found for the development of international tourism. Hotels, camping sites, tourist centres, cableways, restaurants and other tourist facilities are to be renovated and new facilities are to be built thanks to these investments. It is also planned to improve conditions at the tourist routes and in those caves in the Crimean Mountains that attract many tourists.

Mayor of Yalta
Volodymyr I.Marchenko

Adopted by the decree
of the Government
of the Autonomous Republic
of the Crimea

Programme
of the Development
of the Tourist Infrastructure
of the Bigger Yalta

The Investment Programme of the Development of the Tourist Infrastructure of the Bigger Yalta is designed to open ways for utilization of recreational resources and attracting foreign investments for the advancement of international tourism in the Bigger Yalta through the construction of hotels, tourist centres, rest and tourist homes, cableways (chair lifts; suspension lines; elevators), restaurants and cafes.
Investments will open possibilities for solving the social, economic and ecological problems of the Bigger Yalta.
A list of investment projects in the Bigger Yalta includes:

Hotels

1. St. Petersburg (five-star European standard) Hotel complex for 400 beds; renovation and restoration of the buildings of the Complex, Yekaterynynska Street and Potemkinsky Lane; C&C Trade Ltd., Ukrainian — Chinese Joint Venture.
Investment needed — 49 million USD.
2. Gurzuf Hotel (five-star European standard) for 300 beds; a new building to be built; Continent Ukrainian-Croatian Joint Venture.
Investment needed — 30 million USD.
3. Maharach Hotel (five-star European standard) for 500 beds; Continent Ukrainian-Croatian Joint Venture; a new building to be built in the town of Otradnoye.
Investment needed — 50 million USD.
4. C&C Trade Ltd. (three-star European standard) Hotel; renovation and restoration of the buildings in Kirov Street (numbers 24b and 24e — first stage for 60 beds; numbers 26b and 24b — second stage for 60 beds); C&C Trade Ltd. Ukrainian-Chinese Joint Venture.
Investments needed: first stage — 6 million USD, second stage — 6 million USD.
5. Ukrayina (four-star European standard) Hotel Complex for 96 rooms, 13, Botkinska Street; renovation and maintenance; Crimean-Turkish Joint Venture.
Investment needed — 10 million USD.
6. Tavrida (four-star European standard) Hotel for 261 rooms, 13/3, Naberezhna Lenina; renovation and maintenance; Ukrainian-Canadian Closed Joint-Stock Company.
Investment needed — 30 million USD.
7. Kryminturstroy (4-star European standard) Hotel for 300 beds, 50, Drazhinskoho Street; a new building to be built.
Investment needed — 20 million USD.
8. A hotel in the vicinity of the Bus Terminal (three-star European standard) for 800 beds, Spendiarova Street; a new building to be built.
Investment needed — 40 million USD.
9. A hotel in the town of Alupka (three-star European standard) for 100 beds, 6, Frunze Street; renovation and new facilities.
Investment needed — 10 million USD.
10. A hotel in the city of Simferopol (four-star European standard) for 360 beds, Lenin Street; a new building to be built.
Investment needed — 15 million USD.
11. Jemiyet (four-star European standard) for 1,000 beds; the town of Jemiyet; renovation and new facilities.
Investment needed — 70 million USD.
12. Teatralna (four-star European standard) for 100 beds, Chornomorsky Lane; a new building to be built.
Investment volume — 10 million USD.
13. Calcutta (five-star European standard) Hotel for 600 beds, Roosevelt Street; a new building to be built.
Investment needed — 50 million USD.
14. Chaika (three-star European standard) for 150 beds in the town of Gurzuf; renovation.
Investment needed — 5 million USD.

Cableways, rest and tourist homes, restaurants

1. Yalta-Krasny Kamen. Cableway, a new facility to be built.
Investment needed — 3 million USD.
Two tourist homes for 60-100 beds, to be built.
Investment needed — 2 million USD.
2. Yalta- Ai Petri. Cableway, a new facility to be built.
Investment needed — 3 million USD.
Two tourist homes for 60-100 beds; two restaurants to seat 300 people.
Investment needed — 2 million USD.
3. Ai Petri-Sokolinoye. Cableway, a new facility to be built.
Investment needed — 10 million USD.
4. Krasny Kamen’-Kamal’ Agrak. Cableway, a new facility to be built.
Investment needed — 10 million USD.
5. McDonald’s Restaurant, to seat 500 people.
Investment needed — 10 million USD.

Transportation

1. An excursion terminal-exhibition complex, 27, Yuzhnoberezne Highway; a parking lot for 50 cars; a new facility to be built.
Investment needed — 5 million USD.
2. A bus/car excursion and tourist company, 27, Yuznoberezhne Highway, a new facility to be built. Investment needed — 30 million USD.
3. Rent-a-car service for 50-100 cars of European and US makes, 27, Yuzhnoberezhne Highway, a new facility to be built.
Investment needed — 5 million USD.
4. Rent-a-yacht facility Maryna, quay at the central part of town, to be built.
Investment needed — 10 million USD.
5. Renovation of a helicopter terminal and landing ground, Blukhera Street.
Investment needed — 2 million USD.
Purchase of aircraft.
Investment needed — 100 million USD.
6. Creation of a ship company and purchase of two tourist ships for 400-500 passengers. Investment needed — 100 million USD.
7. Renovation of Simferopol Airport
Investment needed — 160 million USD.

Museums, exhibitions of archaeological finds, caves

1. Museum of Music Culture, named after A. Spendiarov, 3, Yekaterynynska Street, renovation and restoration.
Investment needed — 6 million USD.
2. Exhibition of archaeological finds, the Observatory in the town of Simeiz; finds dating to the Alan and Sarmatian cultures, 3-2 centuries B.C.; restoration, renovation.
Investment needed — 2 million USD.
3. A Taurian Shrine, 1st Century B.C., Gurzuf Mountain Pass, restoration and renovation.
Investment needed — 2 million USD.
4. Trekhglazka and Heofizicheskaya Caves (Ai Petri Mountain), Khrustalnaya Cave in the Central Karst Plateau, installation of tourist equipment in.
Investment needed — 2 million USD.
5. Renovation of Yalta Historical Museum, new facilities to be built.Investment needed — 10 million USD.
6. A dolphinarium, to be built, for 2-5,000 spectators. Investment needed — 10 million USD.
Training of guides and tourist personnel Purchase of equipment and rent of classrooms for training guides, interpreters, hotel staff and public catering workers; a training centre. Investment needed — 1 million USD.

Other tourist-related facilities

1. A souvenir-making factory within the framework of the Tavria Company, renovation. Investment needed — 10 million USD.
2. A farm in the vicinity of Simferopol for providing hotels and restaurants listed above with agricultural products, to be built.
Investment needed — 15 million USD.
3. Renovation of a publishing house turning out books, booklets and other information materials about local history, lore, customs, etc.
Investment needed — 3 million USD.
4. An apartment house to be built for tourist companies’ employees and workers of tourist-related companies and facilities, Khalturina Street.
Investment needed — 95 million USD.
Improvement of tourist routes and places visited by tourists
Improvement of conditions at tourists routes and paths and other places attracting tourists, along the Southern Coast of the Crimea; gazebos and roadside restaurants, to be built.
Investment needed — 10 million USD.

The total amount of investments needed — 1 billion USD.

Yalta Travel and Excursion Agency and its Head Mr. Oleh Hryppa are looking forward to cooperation with you. Tel.: 380 (654) 326-993, 320-151, 320-10