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Jewpatorija (Ukrainian: Євпаторія) is a city in Crimea with more than 100'000 citizens.


During the summer more than 100'000 people from Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia visit the area due to the popular annual festival of Kazantip [2].

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By plane[edit]

The closest airport being Simferopol International Airport [3] which has both domestic connections and several international. And then you'll need to change to train, bus or taxi to Yevpatoria.

By train[edit]

Yevpatoria is connected by train system to Simferopol and then to major Ukrainian cities.

There is a suburban electric train connecting Yevpatoria and Simferopol, 2hrs, 10 UAH. It runs every 3hrs.

By bus[edit]

There are long distance buses terminating in Yevpatoria, as well as local buses connecting nearby cities.

  • Most likely you'll be coming from Simferopol which has frequent bus connection, 2hrs drive, 30UAH.
  • Sevastopol (North Side bus station), 2hrs drive, 30UAH.

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Yevpatoria is an ancient city with it's more that 2500 years of history. These days you can have a walking tour called "A Small Jerusalem" by analogy with the real one, the ancient part of this city gethered different religious denominations: Christians, Muslims and Jews. Walking down the ancient streets you will fell the atmosphere of multicultural heritage of Evpatoria and will have opportunity to teste a real Karaite's food.

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Kazantip [4] is an electronic dance music festival held every year, and the main reason fo tourists to arrive to the area. The entrance ticket is called a "viZa". It takes place during 25.7-26.8 in the year 2009. More than 150,000 "paradiZers" visit each year. There is a cult of orange colored fashion and yellow suitcases associated with the festival. With over 300 DJs on more than 14 dance floors which play 21 hours per day, it is easily the biggest happening on the electronic music scene in the world, shunning even the notorious fullmoon festivals held every month in Koh-pang Nga in Thailand. The scale of the party is so immense that the nearby town of popovka (where the festival is actually located, some 15-minute drive from Evpatoria) basically earns its living out of it, not surprising since the amount of ravers (or "paradiZers") supercedes the local population by a factor anywhere between 100 and 500)

In the kazantip area Bio sells health products and remedies for the body after an weary day of partying and sports. Among their services are, alongside tea mentioned elsewhere, a bathhouse, thai massage and such, all availabe in specially air conditioned area constructed to resemble a real jungle. Massages start from around 100 USD (70EUR/700UAH/3000RUB, Steambath from 100USD/hour. Pizza Casanova sells pizza made from the local foodstuff available which are fresh, clean and naturally grown, with prices going from 30 hryvnias and up (about 3EUR/5,5USD)

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  • Chillout Planet [[5]] psywear t-shirts and sleeveless are readily available from solnechnaya 25. Excellent for sunbathing, raving and other outdoors activities in the crimean summer, compelete with fluorescent and psychedelic decoration appropriate for the kazantip festival.

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Try local herbal drinks. They are ravishing in the crimean heat, ranging from more familiar ginger to more obscure local herbs.

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  • Chill-out lounge/hotel, Solnechnaya St 25. Probably the best accomodation option for festival goers. The two-story building is, as pretty much anything else in Popovka is made out of "rakushniak", beige in color, ecologically sound material resembling coral somewhat. Literally cut out of the earth, the chunks of rakushniak are basically very compressed and robust slates of chalk dug out from the ancient seabed of the black sea. Allthough there are no rooms with showers, the public ones that exist are clean and working. Staff is friendly and international, and the place employs a top chef from St.Petersburg, and good DJ's regularly plays sets here, 10 euros for a night and up.  edit

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Get out[edit]

  • Tram in Molochnoe village, Molochne, Saks'kyi district, Crimea, Ukraine (about 8km west of Yevpatoriya), [1]. Ride on the shortest tram line in Ukraine and one of the shortest in the world in Molochnoe village with the total length of only 1.5km. It connects village with the nearby beach. 1.5UAH.  editCreate category
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