Alushta, called Aluston in the Byzantine Empire, is a resort town in the Crimea, situated on the Black Sea on the road from Gurzuf to Sudak. The area is notable for its rocky terrain. There are also vestiges of a Byzantine defensive tower and a 15th-century Genoese fortress. The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... The Crimea (officially Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukrainian transliteration: Avtonomna Respublika Krym, Ukrainian: ÐÐ²ÑÐ¾Ð½Ð¾Ð¼Ð½Ð° Ð ÐµÑÐ¿ÑÐ±Ð»ÑÐºÐ° ÐÑÐ¸Ð¼, Russian: ÐÐ²ÑÐ¾Ð½Ð¾Ð¼Ð½Ð°Ñ Ð ÐµÑÐ¿ÑÐ±Ð»Ð¸ÐºÐ° ÐÑÑÐ¼, pronounced cry-MEE-ah in English) is a peninsula and an autonomous republic of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ... Map of the Black Sea. ... Gurzuf (Russian:Гурзу́ф) is a settlement on the Crimea peninsula in Ukraine, on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ... Sudak is city in the Crimea. ... Alternate uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ...
Alushta inherited its name from the Byzatine fortress of Aluston, which was built in the 6th century AD by order of the Byzantine emperor Justinian (483-565) who also rebuilt the church of St. Sophia in Constantinople.
Alushta is beautiful in every season: it is sunny and cool, green-shaded and free-spirited; sea-gulls cry and small yachts break the waves.
But the mountains near Alushta are not so close as ones around Yalta, they leave two passes for the winds to ventilate the air in the town.
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