Sevastopol, Ukraine

Sevastopol is a port city in Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimea peninsula. The city, formerly the home of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet, is now a Ukrainian naval base mutually used by the Ukrainian Navy and Russian Navy.
The unique geographic location and navigation conditions of the city's harbours make Sevastopol a strategic important naval point. It is also a popular seaside resort and tourist destination.

Things to See & Do

* Chersonessos National Archeological Reserve
* The Panorama Museum (Heroic Sevastopol Defence during the Crimean War)
* Malakhov Kurgan (Barrow) with its White Tower
* The Sunken Ships Monument on Marine Blvd.
* Vladimirsky Cathedral (St. Vladimir Cathedral) on the Central Hill

General Information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Hryvnia (UAH)
Language - Russian, Ukrainian
Land Area - 1,079 km²
Population - 380,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 380

Port Location - The port is located in Sevastopol harbor.

Travel Links - Crimea's transportation hub is Simferopol, with flights to and from other Ukrainian cities and a few international destinations.

Trains go to Simferopol, Sevastopol, Kerch, and Feodosiya. Other destinations - particular the South Shore - must be reached by car or bus. Yalta can best be reached by taxi ($40-50 USD), trolleybus ($2), or bus ($4) from the Simferopol train station (100 km trip), but buses and minibuses run from Sevastopol as well.