One of the Black Sea's most important & historical ports
Sevastopol's status as a strategic naval stronghold has contributed to its fascinating history, but has not been kind to the city itself.
Under siege for 11 months during the Crimean War, the formerly glorious city was left in ruins. Reconstructed, it was then besieged again by Germans in WWII, reduced to rubble, and rebuilt once again.
During Soviet times a closed city, Sevastopol opened to the outside world only in 1995, and not until 1997 did Russia and the Ukraine sign a peace and friendship treaty, ruling out Moscow's claims, and making Ukraine a sovereign nation.
This specially constructed building houses a 365 foot painting by F. Roubaud that portrays the 1855 siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean War.
Now the site of well preserved ruins, this former Greek town was founded in early 400 BC. The city had a role in spreading Christianity across Ukraine. The ruins include a theater, marble columns, defensive fortifications, and Roman temples. A museum on site displays various artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations.
Enjoy a city tour of Sevastopol and a visit to Panorama, a museum dedicated to the Crimean War. Arriving in the cradle of Russian Orthodox Christianity, the ancient Greek city of Chersonesus, explore magnificent ruins and the Archaeological Museum.About Land Discoveries + Book Now +