in Greek means peninsula. Chersonesus was built in the structure of the Byzantiun Empire and in the 5th Century. In 989 Duke Vladimir of Kiev Rus was baptized here, bringing Christianity to what is now Russia and Ukraine. The remains of the antique basilicas attract the attention of the visitors by the well-propotioned white colomns. Well-preserved mosaic floors were discovered in one of the buildings constructerd in the 5th-6th Century. The famouse ‘foggy’ bell which was in Notre Damme Cathedral in Paris in 1913 is very noticable here. Now it is National reserve ‘Chersonesus of Tautida’.
There is a memorial comlex of the Karnilov’s bastion, a defensive tower, cannons of the First heroic defense of the city times, monumet to Admiral Karnilov who was deadly wounded there on the Malakhov Hill.
Sapun mountain is located in 12 km far from Sevastopol center. It was a natural barrier on the city approaches. Therefore the attle action took place on its slopes during 250 days in 1941-1942 and in the days of liberation in 1944.
There is a Diorama ‘ Assault of Supun -gora on 7 May, 1944’. The size of the canvas is 25.5* 5.5m. There are ships, automobiles, artillery installation, cannons of the Great Patriotic War times.
Historical boulvard is one of the main places of interest . There is one of the most significant monuments dedicated to ‘Defense of Sevastopol in 1854-1855). The canvas pf Panarama is 115*14m. It was build by the 50th the unniversary of the First heroic defense of the city.
In 12 km from Sevastopol there is very picturesque, gorgeous Balaklava. The mountenous area is very attracted tourist from all over the World. The history of Balaklave starts from the 8th century B.C. In that time there was an early Taurus settlement here. On the top of the cliff there is a fortress Chembalo which was erected in 14 th Century.