Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
The cave town Eski-Kermen («Old Fortress») was founded in the end of the VI century, and in the XV century people completely left it. It is located in 40 km from Sevastopol and in 25 km from Bakhchisarai. A table mountain, on which the fortress and the settlement are located, has slopes of up to 70 m. It was necessary to build a wall only on a few small areas. The rocky capes were used as towers, protruding beyond the plateau.
The cave monastery Chilter-Marmara is located in 30 km from the city of Sevastopol and in 30 km from Bakhchisarai. It got its name from "Chilter-Kaya" ("Porous Rock") (the slope looks like a dotted with caves) and from the ancient village of Marmara at the foot of the mountain.