Crimean offseason. Cape Fiolent and Jasper Beach
• Crimean offseason. Cape Fiolent and Jasper Beach
This is one of the most memorable places in the Crimea. A place that rarely forgets, if happened to be here at least once. Maybe because of the almost 800 steps cut into the rock, which must first go down and then up. And maybe because of the crystal clear sea and beaches of incredible beauty ...
Jasper beach and rock with a cross, covered with legends, a few dozen meters from the shore ... It is interesting to go down, not only in summer but all year round, whether it's autumn, winter or early spring. And, later, be sure to meet on the beach Jasper someone else, so people love this place. And no wet weather is not a hindrance or 800 steps ...
Speaking Cape Fiolent, Sevastopol mean all that stretches almost from the Marmara fault on Karan plateau and to housing estates of Lermontov capes and grape on top of the cliff, and numerous bays, beaches, grottos and small headlands on the sea side. And at the center of a wide area itself is Cape Fiolent.
And here is the rock of St. Phenomena, Orestes and Pylades, Idol, St. George's Monastery, Jasper beach ...
and the famous 110-year-old staircase in the 785 steps carved into the rock and just leading from the monastery to the beach with crystal clear water and amazingly beautiful cliffs ..
On the top of a cliff with incredible view
By the very beach of the monastery you can go down the picturesque St. George stairs carved into the rock. Almost the entire length of the downhill runs serpentine among the shady thickets of juniper, wild pistachio and vines. ruins testify Lazarev at the top of the descent, guarded by attentive canine caretaker ...
zdes Summer is a strong flavor of juniper and the surrounding air is filled with the singing of the cicadas
In the winter, I would say that the ladder becomes some kind of a special cozy. I want to climb it slowly, looking at everything
In the summer due to the lush green shrubs staircase looks completely different ..
By the way, in the off-season, if you go down the stairs, you necessarily accompanies the trailer ... For me he was going to the beach.
Jasper beach ... If the top, near the monastery lies a thin layer of snow, then here it is not in sight.
The Rock of St. Phenomena. The second of its name - St. George. According to one legend, in the year 890 these shores some Greeks found the storm, their ship raced to the location in the sea cliff. Death seemed imminent them, and then they turned to Saint George, and the storm stopped. And on a rock icon with the saved saw the images of the saints. The following year, the grateful Greeks staged here in the cave of the little church, thus laying the foundation of the Holy Geogievskomu monastery. For the first time this legend appeared in 1862 and invented by Abbot Archimandrite Nikon. Most likely, this is the legend of the rescue of the Greek merchants still had any real foundation. It is possible that here in exile during the monks settled in Crimea persecuted ikonopochitateley. At the site of the cells and the monastery was founded. Some researchers have dated the cave church VIII century, others say it originated much later.
150 million years ago in this area was an active volcano. It was he who left many traces of volcanic activity, which can be seen all around
unkind winter sea
The local inhabitants. It's amazing how close I let a wild duck this
I do not how many times descended into the off-season to this beach, there is always seen someone else.
Sunset. Sunsets are just tents, especially since the weather. You need to hunt for them this winter ...
And here is how the sunset over Cape Fiolent top off a cliff. There, far below the cliff seen Orestes, Pylades and Idol ...