Off the beaten tracks in Crimea: West Coast; Evpatoria; North of it, but it needs a car. The area between Evpatoria and Tarchankut is very interesting, cliffs, but also small areas with sand to swim in cristal clear water.
Interesting might be the huge radio telescopes, the forgotten airbase, and the former military dolphin training station (now they cure mentally ill children there), close to Evpatoria. And You are not allowed to view links.
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Accomodation you can find "on the spot". Good hotel in Evpatoria, with reasonable price: "Russkoye More". Located at the beach walk, short walk to discos etc.
Simple/good accomodations in Stormovoye, between Evpatoria and Mirni (kazantip !) Prices between 40UHA/night until 40E, depends upon your requirements. I tried both categories, and both were good value for the money.
Another hidden gem: Go to Skadovks, and take a boat to Dsharilgatsh (the island, you can see from the beach).
Walk to the other side or use a truck; be aware of the wild horses. Do not forget binoculars; with some luck you might see wild dolphins greeting you.
Or "Bala Klava", at the entry to Sevastopol. Small town at the end of a small and picturesque bay, very interesting submarine museum. Now the yacht harbor for the wealthy guys from Kiev.
Best food: Try a shashlik from the Crimean tartars on Ai Petri: Filet from lamb, marinated with herbs, grilled on open fire.
Like in a Michelin 5 stars restaurant.
In case, you want details, feel free to ask.
Most likely, I will be in Stormovoye again this year, end of July until beginning of August (and the beginning of kazantip).
Small place, good water (the best water in Kazantip or Tarchankut), good beach, quiet. Practically no night life. Shashlik about 30UHA last year for dinner or a complete fish from the grill, same price. Add up a salad, and I had a good dinner for about 5E, incl. a beer :-) Car is recommended.
Last year I had a place together with my son (18 yrs) in Stormovoye for 80UHA/both of us.
It was in a small garden house, besides the summer kitchen, only 2 beds and some small cupboard. Toilet (ceramic !)was in next small hut, together with the shower. Warm water has been heated by the sun, in the tank on top of the hut.
Quite comfortable, at least compared to the poor guys, doing wild camping in the bushhes close to the beach :-)
As a luxury alternative: 2 years ago together with a friend :-) also in Stormovoye, but in
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For the "not so tough guys" among you :-)
The facility is 2 or 3 years old.
In case, you do windsurfing or kait-surfing: Good spot close by. Also for snorkeling good area, in the small bay to the North, where the dolphine training station is located.