Villa Elena Hotel & Residences
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... in Cyrillic script looks like Russian. And to the untrained ear (ours for sure!) Ukrainian sounds like Russian. To us, the only evidence of a difference is that just about all road signs seem to comprise two different announcements – presumably one in Ukrainian and the other in Russian. Many cars have Russian number plates (distinguished by the international designation "RUS") while other, otherwise indistinguishable cars have Ukrainian number ...
... the meeting, drinks...... you get the gist of it. The Swallow's nest as its quaintly called, is a fantastical castle ( designed for a German by an American!) perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. A walk littered with steps and all in over 30 degrees...had to walk out to it though. There is a zip line that also takes you out but that was never a consideration. After completing this we headed out to yet ...
... means of getting across. The original UAH200 was for Swallow's Nest and back but I ask the driver if we can stop at the Livadia Palace as it's enroute. No problem. I'll argue over the money later (for which I'm fully trained and qualified to do!).
Livadia Palace was, amongst other things, the former summer holiday home for Tsar Nicholas II and family. Obviously, they had no need for it after 1918. In 1945, it was used for the Yalta Conference between ...
... sea below. While at the bottom, settlements had been founded, 1 by a group of Greek fishermen looking for somewhere safe to land. This was developed in to Yalta as we know of today. Yalta, up to the last century was a playground and retreat for the mega rich. It was the resort of resorts. Royalty built palaces here. The Soviet Government had summer retreats here. It is still the most popular holiday resort in the country, not least due to it’s sub tropical climate. On ...
... European seaside resort but wholly Ukrainian in execution.
Included as part of our cruise package is our visit to the Livadia Palace, built by the Romanov family (that is the Tsar of Russia) in 1912 as a summer residence (right, they did not get to use it for very long) and also the site of the above mentioned summit conference in 1945. Roosevelt slept here and all of the meetings were held ...