Crimea. The Heartland of the Eurasian Civilization
Through the example of the Crimean history, we will show you the complexity of Eurasia. Prior to the great geographical discoveries, Eurasia was the heartland of the world civilization and Crimea used to serve as an important crossroad of the trade routes going from east to west and from west to east. It was here where different cultures met and created a unique civilizational patchwork. We will show you the real historical places where the Western colonizers met with the chaotic flow of the migrants from the East. The first ones came from Greece; it was they who founded the first Crimean cities. Then came the Romans and the Genoese. The Goths, the Huns and the Tatars came from the North and the East. Large communities of different Judaic tribes also used to live here. This meeting of civilizations had different and unexpected consequences – a dramatic slave trading growth and an advance of the plague epidemic that killed half of Europe’s population in the 14th century. These landmarks of the real history of Eurasia can be hard to reach without assistance. We are offering you a comfortable three-day journey around the sites of incredible beauty with a deep dive into the world’s history.
Day 1 – Sevastopol (Chersoneses Balaclava). The Greek and Roman colonization
Day 2 - Bakhchisarai and the mountain cities. The Ottoman Empire
Day 3 – Sudak, Feodosiya (optional). The European connection: the slave market and the plague