15 places worth seeing in Novy Svit
Novy Svet is a paradise on the azure coast of Crimean peninsula. Fans of different kinds of recreation come here in a tourist season: beach recreation, health-improving, active and extreme – walking and biking tours, fishing in the open sea, diving, mountain climbing, rock climbing, parachute flying and riding quadrocycles.
Novy Svet is rich in sights. Besides natural beauties like picturesque bays and cliffs, relict juniper and pine groves, and mysterious caves, the settlement is world famous for the local sparkling wine factory.
The Golitsyn Trail.
The trail is cut over the steep precipice on the slope of the rocky Koba-Kaya Mountain. For tourists’ safety, the narrow mountain path is reliably reinforced and equipped with wooden handrails – it starts at the southwest border of the Green Bay and ends at the western entrance to the Through Grotto.
The rock trail passes by natural grottoes of amazing beauty, including the famous Chaliapin Grotto with great acoustics. The trail then leads to the southern bluffs of Koba-Kaya Mountain, which are fringed with the ancient remains of Jurassic Ocean dwellers – algae, sea urchins, and corals.
Then the road descends to the Blue Bay, which closes in the west cape Kapchik. From the top of this cape you can see a spectacular panorama of the picturesque Blue Bay.
Address: Golitsyn’s Path, Novy Svet, Crimea
The giant Chaliapin’s Grotto appeared long before the cutting of the Golitsyn Trail. This large natural cave height of 5-8 m and a length of about 20-30 m for several thousand years in the mountain Koba-Kaya water of the Black Sea. In the Middle Ages the grotto was inhabited by hermit monks – this is evidenced by a small painting on the wall.
In the early XX century, Prince Golitsyn decided to equip a huge cave with a suitable microclimate to store his collection of vintage wines. The grotto was divided into two zones – bottle racks were installed inside, an arch was shaped in the far corner, and a well with spring water was dug in the floor.
The cave was connected by a tunnel to the factory wine cellars. Thanks to the unique acoustics the grotto was also used as a concert hall. Even today there are regularly held opera festivals and concerts.
Address: grotto Golitsyn (Estradny, Shalyapin), Novy Svet, Crimea.
Novy Svet plant
Novy Svet Winery.
Prince Golitsyn is credited with the birth of the famous Novy Svet Winery. It was he who noticed that the natural conditions of the Crimea were similar to those of France. The prince personally studied the technology of French champagne production, selected varieties of grapes and vineyards, invited European wine-making experts to the plants.
In 1878 in Novy Svet a factory producing sparkling wines was opened, and two years later the industrial flooding of high-quality Crimean champagne was launched.
You can visit the Novy Svet Winery as a part of a tour group. The excursions differ in thematic directions: the biography and activity of the prince Golitsyn, the history of the factory, the technology of production of sparkling Crimean wines. Every tour ends with a tasting of the drinks.
Address: Champagne Factory Novy Svet, Novy Svet, Crimea.
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Champagne Wine History Museum
Museum of the History of Champagne Wines.
The museum was opened in 1978 in the old mansion – the house of prince Golitsyn, the founder of industrial winemaking in Russia. The facade, the layout and decor elements were almost unchanged, only the interiors of rooms were partially adapted for the museum. There is a splendid view over the village, the sea and the surrounding mountains from the building’s veranda.
The museum’s rich collection of more than 400 exhibits is presented in 7 rooms. One of them is devoted to Prince Golitsyn, another to the history of viticulture and winemaking on the Crimean Peninsula since the ancient times until the end of the 19th century. The rest halls tell about the history of the Novy Svet Winery from 1936 to nowadays, and acquaint visitors with the secrets of producing sparkling wines.
A tasting room is opened in the building’s cellars, where you can taste the famous Crimean sparkling wines.
Address: House Museum of Prince Golitsyn, Chaliapin Street, Novy Svet, Crimea.
The famous Green (Malachite) Bay is the most extensive and flat lagoon of Novy Svet. In the Middle Ages, the ships of overseas Genoese merchants stopped here. Today the central beach of resort settlement is located here – a cozy natural corner of the coast with water of amazing turquoise and jade hue, golden sand and the smallest pebbles.
The central beach about 700 m long and 10-20 m wide is equipped with pontoons, tents, benches, changing rooms, etc. Besides the well-appointed zone there are also wild spots, which are very popular among tourists. The famous Golitsyn’s path to Cape Kapchik passes by the lagoon. Just 10 meters from the beach there is an embankment of Novyi Svet with numerous restaurants, cozy cafes and stores.
Address: Zelenaya Bay, Novyi Svet, Crimea.
The blue bay of Novy Svet which is located between cape Kapchik and mountain Karaul-Oba invariably attracts tourists with its picturesque views. The wonderful coast of this lagoon is often called Czar’s Beach, perhaps because Czar Nicholas II rested here in 1912.
The water in Blue Bay is unusually clear and has an amazing topaz blue hue. Beautiful lagoon at the foot of the mountain Karaul-Oba is the most romantic, but also the most difficult of all the bays of the New World. There are two ways to get here: to go down on foot along the winding mountain paths through a juniper grove, or take a boat from the sea.
Address: Tsarsky Beach, Novyi Svet, Crimea.
This amazing bay of Novy Svit has two names. It is called the Blue Bay because of the deep, sapphire hue of the water, and the Bandit Bay because of the many underwater and above-water grottoes, where, they say, pirates once took all the loot. Water in the Blue Bay is always cool – its temperature does not exceed 15 ° C even in the heat, and the bottom is stony, overgrown with algae.
Blue Bay is located at the foot of Cape Kapchik. This wild beach on the picturesque Black Sea coast is an ideal place for a secluded quiet holiday. Amazing lagoon has long attracted divers.
At depths here are still found artifacts and cargo of sunken ships – sunk by pirates, or run into the reef. Filming of such famous Soviet films as “Amphibian Man” and “Pirates of the XX Century” took place in the Blue Bay.
Address: Tsarsky Beach, Novyi Svet, Crimea.
Mount Falcon has another name, Kush-Kaya, which translates from Crimean Tatar as “bird-rock. The coastal rocky massif, located between Novy Svet and Sudak, with its outlines from the northeast side, indeed, resembles a majestic giant bird.
A magnificent panorama of the Black Sea and the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula opens from the top of the mountain. In addition to its unusual outlines, this mountain-rif is interesting because it can change color – from white in bright sunlight to purple after rain.
Numerous paths lead to the mountain top, both from the back side of the rock and from the side of the village. Desirable to ascend and descend before dark, as the mountain paths are narrow and sometimes quite steep.
Address: Mount Falcon, Novy Svit, Crimea.
Relict Juniper Grove
Relict Juniper Grove.
The Relict Grove is located on the territory of the botanical reserve “Novy Svet”. It is one of the most beautiful places of the Crimean coast, which always attracts artists, poets, photographers and filmmakers with its heavenly scenery. There are trails with informational signs, comfortable benches and tables for relaxing along the grove.
In the nature park, relic tree juniper alternates with other unique tree species – Stankevich pine, downy and rock oak, maple, ash, etc. There are unique specimens of juniper around 700 years old.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the juniper grove is famous for its therapeutic effect. Sea air, saturated with the aroma of juniper, phytoncides of pine and mountain herbs is a wonderful means of prevention and treatment of a number of diseases.
Address: Juniper Grove, Novy Svet, Crimea.
This ancient coral reef, dividing the Blue and Blue Bays, cuts into the Black Sea at a distance of over 300 meters from the shore. Cape Kapchik looks like a huge lizard with its arc-shaped shape and massive semicircular end. The cape takes its name from the kiset, which was worn on the belt of the traveling Muslim monks, dervishes.
Cape Kapchik – a unique geological object, in the depths of which hides a world of mysterious caves. The most famous of these is the long Through grotto, which cuts through the cape. Unlike the majority of similar caves on the Crimean peninsula, the Through grotto was formed not by the action of underwater waters, but by the movement of limestone rocks as a result of a tectonic break.
In addition to the through grotto, speleologists discovered a salt lake and 7 more caves in the bowels of the cape.
Address: Cape Kapchik New World, Crimea.
Karaul-Oba Mountain is located on the Black Sea coast and is full of different sights – natural, historical and archeological. In ancient times this mountain was a giant coral reef. Today its height is 341 meters above sea level.
There are many ancient mysteries connected with the legendary mountain Karaul-Oba. In the II century BC, the first known inhabitants of Crimea – the Tauri – lived here. The remains of their oldest settlements have survived until today. In the I century BC on the western slope of the mountain stood a fortress Athenion – one of the oldest fortifications of the Bosporan Kingdom, built by King Asandr.
Fragments of this fortress can be seen over Kutlak Bay. There are a number of astonishing tracts under the Karaul-Oba Mountain, and a spectacular panorama of the Crimean southern coast opens from its peak – from Ayu-Dag Mountain to Karadag Cape.
Address: Karaul-Oba, Novyi Svet, the Crimea.
Through grotto is a cave that passes through the Kapchik Cape. Its length is 77 m, and the height of the opening is 17 m. Underground corridor of natural origin connects the two bays of the Black Sea coast – the Blue and Blue. Through grotto was formed because of the uneven movement of limestone masses on tectonic fractures – this is evidenced by deep cracks and wedge-shaped profile of the cave.
The through grotto, like other natural landmarks in the New World, was discovered by Prince Golitsyn. The naturally occurring passageway connecting the Blue Cove and the Blue Cove.
The entrance arched aperture was made of stone and a door, upholstered with wrought iron, was installed. At the exit the grotto ended with two galleries – they were equipped with stone stairs for comfortable descent to the Blue Bay.
Address: Through grotto, Novyi Svet, the Crimea.
Novyi Svet Landscape Reserve
Novy Svet Landscape Reserve.
The state botanic reserve “Novyi Svet” was created in 1974 with the purpose of preservation of untouched corners of unique Crimean nature. This territory became protected in 1921, when the neighborhoods of the village Novy Svet were declared a nature monument of local importance. Nowadays, tourists can visit the reserve and see its natural beauty only along certain routes and with strict rules.
The landscape reserve “New World” goes directly to the sea – it is spread out on the slopes of the coastal mountains. Its territory also includes picturesque bays – Blue, Green and Blue.
Small in size – 470 hectares, the reserve is valuable because of the high concentration of endangered and rare plant species. The main protected objects here are groves of relict Sudak pine and natural park of juniper.
Address: The state botanical reserve “Novy Svet”, Novy Svet, Crimea.
Church of St. Luka
The Church of St. Luka.
This Orthodox church is located near the monument to Nicholas II and Prince Golitsyn. Originally the church was located in the building of the former library opened at the local winery. In fall 2006, the foundation stone of a new church building was laid. In 2012 the church was consecrated in the name of St. Luke of Crimea.
The church houses several revered Orthodox shrines. Among the most valuable, the icon of St. Luke of Crimea with parts of his relics, as well as the icon “The Last Supper,” which was once kept in the house church in the estate of Prince Golitsyn. Another relic of the temple is a cross with parts of relics of Chernigov martyrs from the 12th century.
Address: Church of St. Luke, Novy Svet, Crimea.
Eagle mountain.| Photo: wikimedia.
Mount Eagle or Koba-Kaya (translated from Crimean Tatar as “cave rock”) is located between the Blue and Green Bays, on the territory of the reserve “New World”. The boulder, which is 15 meters high over the sea, is a piece of rock, which had fallen off the massif during the earthquake of the early XX century.
Mount Eagle has a bizarre shape: from Cape Kapchik it looks like a huge rounded cone, the eastern slopes, facing the sea, are a solid monolith with precipitous high walls, and from Sudak the mountain top looks pointed.
The slopes of Mount Eagle are covered with sparse woods of juniper and pine trees, and from its top there is a beautiful panorama of Cape Meganom and Sudak. “Cave Rock” justifies its name – there are indeed quite a few caves, including the famous grotto Golitsyn.
Novy Svet: attractions and entertainment
Novy Svet is a small resort village, located in the south-east of the Crimean peninsula, 6 km from Sudak, between the mountains Sokol and Oryol. Mild climate, sunny weather, warm sea, amazing scenery and many natural attractions and historical sites with fascinating history attracts many tourists every year here.
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Created by the waves of the sea, the grotto is located in the Koba-Kaya rocks. Its history goes back to ancient times. The height of the grotto today reaches thirty meters, width – about seventeen. Until the end of the 19th century on the walls you could see the church paintings, confirming that earlier there was a temple.
Already in the 20th century, Prince Golitsyn decided to make a convenient road to the grotto, to equip a wine cellar and a concert hall. They say that Chaliapin performed here, but there is no official confirmation of this information. On the walls inside there are still niches for bottles of wine, as well as part of the stage. The grotto is very popular among tourists.
- Address: Novy Svet village, Golitsyn path
Saint Anastasia Source
The spring is situated at the foot of the mountain Falcon. The water here is not only very pure and delicious, but also considered to be healing. There used to be a monastery nearby. The monks constantly used the water from the spring, so they decided to consecrate it and name it Saint Anastasia. Since then and until today, many Orthodox pilgrims come here to drink and draw healing water.
The road to the spring was already arranged by Prince Golitsyn. There is a legend that the spring was named after his mistress. To climb the spring it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes, as in some places the road becomes difficult.
Despite this, a large number of people come to the spring every day. It is worth going up there not only because of the healing water, but also to enjoy the view of Novy Svet that opens when you climb up.
- Address: Novy Svet village, Anastasievskaya gully
Mount Falcon is the largest coral reef in Europe. Its height is 473.8 meters above sea level. The ascent to the Falcon mountain is possible, without equipment, only from the northern side. On the other three sides there are routes of varying difficulty, for professional climbers.
Along the trail on the slope grows junipers, so the walk will also be health-improving. The top of the mountain is not covered with forest, rising you can enjoy the view of Novy Svet and Sudak, and on clear days you can see the top of the highest mountain of the Crimea – Roman-Kosh.
While climbing you have to be careful and work out the route carefully in order not to spoil the impression of the Sokol mountain.
- Address: Novy Svet village, Sokol mountain
One of the most beautiful walking routes in the Crimea is considered to be the Golitsyn path. Prince Lev Golitsyn ordered to build the trail in the beginning of the 19th century in order to have a comfortable way to get to the Golitsyn Grotto, where different concerts were organized and the Prince’s wine was kept. Later the trail was destroyed by an earthquake, and its reconstruction only ended in 1980.
A walk along it is a unique opportunity to see the diversity of the Crimean nature and enjoy the opening views of the bay and the sea. The length of the path is about 4 kilometers, but in spite of that a walk will take you at least 4 hours because the road often goes up and becomes rocky.
When planning a walk along the trail, be sure to bring hats, drinking water, comfortable shoes and a camera to capture the beauty of this place.
- Address: Novy Svet village, Golitsyn trail
Museum of the History of Winemaking (Lev Golitsyn House-Museum)
Golitsyn house-museum is one of the most visited sights in Novyi Svet. Its history goes back to 1878, when Prince Golitsyn decided to buy a plot of land for his new hobby, which was winemaking. Here was the beginning of the production of sparkling wines in the Russian Empire.
The museum is located in the house of the prince, the facade, decor, layout remained the same as during his lifetime. Only the interiors of rooms have been changed and rearranged for museum exhibits. The first room presents the history of the Golitsyns family, the second – winemaking, the third – viticulture.
Visitors have an opportunity to go down into the wine cellar of the prince, which now has a tasting room.
- Address: Novy Svet village, Chaliapin street, 11
The beach is located on the coast of Delilimanskaya, or as it is also called, the Blue Bay. This is a great place to escape and enjoy the beauty of nature. The beach is fenced with a grove of junipers, which makes the air here curative.
Tsar’s Beach is covered with black and gray volcanic sand and the water is turquoise, which gives it a unique and mysterious. Its name appeared after the visit of Nicholas II in New World in 1912.
The beach is considered wild, there are no showers, toilets, cabins for changing, however, it is quite crowded in high season. You can get there by a sightseeing boat from the village or on foot through the trail Golitsyn or a juniper grove.
- Address: Deliliman bay, Novyi Svet
Assandra Fortress, also known as the Bosporan Fortress, is one of the oldest tourist attractions of the Crimea. It was built in the second half of the I century BC. The remains of the fortress were discovered in 1982, and in 2015 it was included in the register of cultural heritage.
Despite the fact that only ruins have reached our days, the layout of the fortress is still clear, and the height of some walls is up to 1.5 meters. Archaeologists have found the remains of utensils and weapons here. A walk through the ruins will make everyone imagine what life was like when the fortress still functioned.
From the territory of the fortress you can get an excellent view of the Crimean coast.
- Address: Veseloe camping site, Novy Svit village
Church of St. Luka
The Church of St. Luke was opened in 1998, in the building of the old library of Prince Golitsyn. Later it was decided to build a new building for services and to use the old one as a chapel. The beginning of construction was in 2006, when His Eminence Lazarus and Metropolitan of Crimea gave their blessing.
The grand opening and first service was held in 2012, November 15. Since then, it is the largest church in the village, to the service comes a lot of people, both local and vacationers. The temple keeps an icon transported from the house church of Golitsyn, “The Last Supper.
- Address: Golitsyn street, Novy Svet village
Novyi Svet embankment
The embankment is considered to be the pride of the village. It’s a great place for a walk, both on a hot day and a cool evening. The embankment is very green, variety of plants, flowers, trees, can not but rejoice. Along the promenade there are many benches where you can relax, hidden from the sun in the shade of trees. Also, in season, open a lot of different cafes, where everyone will find something to their liking.
A little closer to the trail Golitsyn installed stalls with souvenirs, which have not only magnets and T-shirts, but also various crafts from juniper, which will delight you with a pleasant smell for a long time. In the evening there is a lot of entertainment for the whole family on the embankment.
- Address: Naberezhnaya street, Novy Svet.
Karaul-Oba Mountain is a great place for tourists who are fond of rock climbing and mountain tourism. It is a coral reef at a height of 340 meters. Climbing to the top, you will see the diversity of local nature. There used to be the settlement of the Taurians as evidenced by the remnants of their household items found here. On the mountain there are two unique valleys “Heaven” and “Hell”, the first is overgrown with various trees and shrubs, the second – the mysterious rocks.
From the top there is a beautiful view of the colorful bays of the New World and the Crimean coast. The stone chair, which is located on the observation deck, is considered to be a peculiarity of the mountain. They say it was created by Prince Golitsyn, who used to come here to admire his possessions.
- Address: Botanical Reserve “Novy Svet”, Novy Svet settlement
Underwater Legend Cave
This is a unique natural object, which cannot be left without attention of the fans of diving and thrill-seekers. There is no official date of opening of the cave, locals believe that it was found by divers, during the shooting of the movie “Amphibian Man”.
Entrance to the cave is only possible from the sea. To visit it without an experienced instructor is not desirable. The second name, which it was dubbed by locals, Fidel’s cave. In honor of the diver, Fidel Hadiko, who thoroughly studied every inch of the cave and demonstrated it to all comers.
Those who dare to dive, will see an amazing underground kingdom, with its secrets and treasures.
- Address: Cape Kapchik, Novy Svet.
Genoese Fortress in Sudak
It is the most famous sightseeing place of the city. It occupies over 30 hectares of the Krepostnaya Mountain. It consists of two tiers. The lower tier consists of 14 towers, 12 of which have survived until nowadays, which are connected with the wall. The upper tier includes the Consular castle and several towers, the most famous of which, the Watch Tower, is located on the highest point of the mountain.
Today there is a museum in the fortress and regular guided tours that tell the secrets of this place and interesting moments from the life of the ancient inhabitants. If you are lucky enough to get here in August, you will see the annual festival of knightly art, which will make you feel the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
- Address: Genoese Fortress, 1, Sudak
One of the best water parks in the Crimea is located outdoors on the shores of the Black Sea. Here are activities for all ages: slides of different lengths, heights, pools, children’s animators and adult entertainment show. Slides are constantly under technical control, and safety is monitored by many lifeguards, so the rest on the territory will be comfortable for everyone.
The maximum speed that can be reached when going down the slide is 75 kilometers per hour, the highest slide reaches 23 meters. On the territory there are cafes, restaurants, bars, where you can have a snack, quench your thirst or have lunch. Near the pools there are a lot of sun beds, where you can sunbathe and relax from activities.
- Address: 78 Gagarin Street, Sudak
House of Champagne Wines “Novyi Svet”
Founded in 1878 by Prince Golitsyn, the sparkling wines plant “Novy Svet” is still functional. Vacationers and city residents are invited to visit it to study the history of winemaking and the subsequent tasting. Regularly hold several different excursions, visiting one of which can not be neglected by others. As each of them is unique, interesting and dedicated to completely different subjects.
At the tasting at the end of the visit, you have the opportunity to taste several varieties of champagne and wine produced here and choose your favorite to buy in the store on the territory of the plant.
- Address: 1 Chaliapin Street, Novy Svet.
Cape Kapchik is considered to be the most mysterious and unique cape on the coast. It is shaped like a lizard that drinks water from the sea. Formed by an ancient coral reef, he protrudes into the sea, more than 300 meters from the shoreline. But it is made unique not only by its shape, but also by the fact that in the bowels of the cape there are more than seven caves, where, according to legends, pirates used to hide their treasures.
The most famous cave is considered to be the Through grotto, it connects the Blue and Blue Bays. From the cape there is a beautiful view of the village and the sea, tourists often come here to seclude themselves and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
- Address: Blue and Blue Coves, New World
For those who love not only to relax by the sea and enjoy nature, but also to dance, the village has a restaurant-disco Sprut. It is a beautiful two-storey building, the upper part of which is a rotunda with columns, and the lower part – the restaurant, bar and dance floor.
Everyone who wants to brighten up a boring evening and have fun comes here. The prices are reasonable, the service is up to the mark, they always help to choose the dish and drinks. The menu and the bar list have a nice variety. And the location on the seafront makes it accessible to holidaymakers.
People like to eat here in the morning or in the afternoon, and to dance and relax in the evening. On weekdays there are not many people, even in high season.
- Address: 7 Naberezhnaya Street, Novy Svet.
“Colorful” bays of Novy Svet
Novy Svet village pleases tourists with the variety of its nature. One of the main advantages is considered to be three “colored” bays, which must be visited by all vacationers. They got their names from the color of the water, which is unique in each bay. The first, the largest, on which stands Novy Svet, is the Green Bay.
Thanks to the sandy bottom, the water here has an emerald hue. The second, Blue, or Razbochicha Bay, is to the west. Due to the fact that the bottom is covered with stones overgrown with algae, the water here is dark blue, bathing is prohibited, but you must see this beauty. The third bay, which is known as Czar’s Beach, is Blue Bay where the water is clear and bright blue.
- Address: Novy Svet village
According to the scientists, the monastery was built back in 800 AD. Today, after many collapses and destruction, it looks like three caves in which you can see the remains of steps, bookshelves, crosses, windows and benches. The ruins of the monastery were discovered by Nicholas Lezin in 1920. Since then, it has attracted many tourists and archaeologists who thoroughly explore the area.
The road to the monastery is very difficult, winding, despite this, all who have visited it, leave rave reviews. If you are fond of history and are not afraid of difficult walks, be sure to visit the ruins of the cave monastery.
- Address: at the foot of the Falcon Mountain, Novyi Svet
Juniper grove is known not only to locals and resorts, but also to those who live far from the peninsula. It is a unique creation of nature, a walk through which has healing properties. To preserve the species of trees that grow in the grove, it is equipped with special fences, places of planting new plants are marked with a sign, there are specially designated places for recreation, in the form of benches and tables.
It is forbidden to take a rest in places not intended for this purpose, as well as to go over the fence. The area is maintained in perfect condition, so a walk through it will bring a lot of pleasant impressions.
- Address: Botanical complex “Novyi Svet”.
The cave, created by a tectonic fault, is considered one of the best attractions of Novyi Svet. Its length is 77 meters and its height reaches 17 meters. The grotto pierces Cape Capchik, connecting the Blue and Blue Coves. At one time, Prince Golitsyn had equipped the road to the grotto with stone stairs, which survived until today.
In 1903, the prince celebrated his anniversary here by creating inside a banquet hall. Later the grotto became a very popular sightseeing object, and for a long time there had been visitors wishing to see such a rare natural phenomenon. Today, the grotto is closed to the public lattice door, as it is not safe inside, due to frequent landslides of internal rocks.