We visited Crimea in summer 2017. We were there for more than 2 weeks.
The place is absolutely amazing and offers a great variety of historical landmarks: palaces (Vorontsov Palace, Livadia Palace, Swallow’s nest; the ancient city of Khersones, “Little Jerusalem” in Yevpatoriya (2500 years old!).
Every day was an adventure. We were hiking in the mountains, visited the caves and even went camping for two days beside the mountain river.
There are many beautiful beaches but you have to go further from the city as it gets very crowded during high season.
Many places don’t accept credit cards, so you have to exchange your money in advance and carry cash (Rubles).
You absolutely need comfortable shoes and a backpack.
From start to finish my trip was perfectly planned by my hosts, the owners of Crimean Marvel Quest. They are fun, open minded, friendly and hospitable.