Kerch Attractions

Panticapaeum
Panticapaeum
was the name of the first settlement founded by Greeks on the territory of modern Kerch in the 5th century BC. Later it became the permanent residence of the Bosporus Kings. Today one can see the remains of the central part of the anceint town, the acropolis, on the top of Mitridat Mount. Here, there was a strongly fortified palace belonging to the Spartokids. On the northern slope of the hill there was a trading square called "the agora". The town was decorated with the temples to Greek Gods and Goddesses, public buildings and statues. Panticapaeum had a good harbour and a shipyard. Around the territory of Mitridat Mount there was a necropolis, Greek cemetery. Inside the Mount itself were found many crypts, a number of which still bare the trace of ancient paintings.
King's Mount
King's Mount
The King's Mount was created for the King of Bosporus Kingdom in 5th century BC and is extremely unique in its architecture. The King's Mount had already been completely looted in ancient times. Only the remains of a wooden sarcophagus remained when crypt was uncovered. The style and technique of the crypt's construction undoubtely speak of high artistry of the best Borsporus masters. This suggests that it was erected for one of the 4th century rulers, possibly for Levkon I. Under his reign the Bosporus kingdom reached its apex of power and wealth. In the first centuries there was one more entrance into the crypt, now you will enter through an awe-inspiring opening.


Mitridat staircase
Mitridat staircase
The King's Mount was created for the King of Bosporus Kingdom in 5th century BC and is extremely unique in its architecture. The King's Mount had already been completely looted in ancient times. Only the remains of a wooden sarcophagus remained when crypt was uncovered. The style and technique of the crypt's construction undoubtely speak of high artistry of the best Borsporus masters. This suggests that it was erected for one of the 4th century rulers, possibly for Levkon I. Under his reign the Bosporus kingdom reached its apex of power and wealth. In the first centuries there was one more entrance into the crypt, now you will enter through an awe-inspiring opening.
John the Baptist Church
John the Baptist Church
is a monument of early Byzantine architecture at the end of the end of 9th century - to the beginning of the 10th century. This ancient temple was erected long before the baptism of prince Vladimir. By going through the rough of the middle ages, the nomad's invasion and natural cataclysm its ancient walls came to us. It is a most ancient working temple in Eastern Europe. In opinion of the researchers it is possible to relate the fresco to a circle of works of the formen of school Feofan Greek.
Demetra crypt
Demetra crypt
Fort Totleben
Fort Totleben
Yeni Kale
Yeni Kale

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