Kerch, Ukraine

Kerch is a city on the Kerch Peninsula of eastern Crimea, is an important industrial, transport and tourist centre of Ukraine.

Kerch's location on the shores of Azov and Black seas has made it a popular summer resort among people of former USSR. Also, several mud-cure sources are located near the city. There is a lack of beaches in the town area, however there are a number at distance of 20 minute travel by bus, train or taxi.

Kerch has a number of impressive architectural and historical monuments. The ancient historical heritage of the city makes it attractive for scientific tourism.

Things to See & Do

* Kerch fortress
* Yenikale fortress
* Site of ancient settlement Panticapaeum
* Mithradates Staircase
* Tsarskiy Kurghan (4th century BC) - burial mound for one of Bosporian kings

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Hryvnia (UAH)
Language – Russian, Ukrainian
Land Area – 108 km²
Population – 170,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 380

Port Location – There are several ports in Kerch, including Kerch Maritime Trading Port, Kerch Maritime Fishing Port, Port Crimea (ferry crossing), Kamysh-Burun Port.

Travel Links – Kerch has a harbour on the Kerch Strait, which makes it a key to the Sea of Azov, a railroad terminal and a small airport.

Ferry transportation connects Crimea and the Krasnodar Krai (Port Krym - Port Kavkaz line).

A bus network connects Kerch to other cities in Crimea and Krasnodar Krai.
See the many artistic and architectural remnants of the rich history of this city.

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