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Crimean Mountains, Crimea

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The Crimean Mountains are a range of mountains running parallel to the south-eastern coast of Crimea, between about 8–13 kilometers (5–8 miles) from the sea. Toward the west, the mountains drop steeply to the Black Sea, and to the east, they change slowly into a steppe landscape.The Crimean Mountains consist of three subranges. The highest is the Main range. The Main range is subdivided into several masses, known as yaylas or mountain plateaus (Yayla is Crimean Tatar for "Alpine Meadow"). They are: Baydar Yayla Ay-Petri Yayla Yalta Yayla Nikita Yayla Hurzuf Yayla Babugan Yayla Chatyr-Dag Yayla Dologorukovskaya (Subatkan) Yayla Demirji Yayla Karabi YaylaHighest PeaksThe Crimea's highest peak is the Roman-Kosh on the Babugan Yayla at. Other important peaks over 1,200 metres include: Demir-Kapu 1,540 m in the Babugan Yayla; Zeytin-Kosh 1,537 m in the Babugan Yayla; Kemal-Egerek 1,529 m in the Babugan Yayla; Eklizi-Burun 1,527 m in the Chatyrdag Yayla; Lapata 1,406 m in the Yaltynska Yayla, Yalta Yaylası; Northern Demirji 1,356 m in the Demirci Yayla; Ai-Petri 1,234 m in the Ay Petri Yaylası.
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  • This unforgettable trip to Crimea graced my stay 2-hour walk for the first time in my life on horseback! Anyone who wants to get happy moments, recommend this private firm. The instructor's name is Ram - a very cool professional! After the end of the walk we, the group, were treated to a very tasty scented tea with fig jam.
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  • I love Crimea. I try to go there every year. The most favorite place to relax is the village of Mishor. There you can climb Mount Ai-Petri, which is 1,234 meters high, on a lift. Spectacular view of the coast from the height is mesmerizing!
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  • Such height!! Abold!
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