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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 .
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.
There are long distance buses terminating in Yevpatoria, as well as local buses connecting nearby cities.
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.
Kazantip  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)
Try local herbal drinks. They are ravishing in the crimean heat, ranging from more familiar ginger to more obscure local herbs.