Krasnodar, 25 December – Yug Times. Four south Russian regions have reportedly been united within a single tourist route.
In 2019, the Golden Ring of the Kingdom of Bosporus will receive its first visitors. The route will lie along the territories of the Krasnodar, Rostov regions, Crimea and Sevastopol, where ancient Greek settlements flourished over 2,000 years ago. The first organised tourist groups will set off next March. The venues in the Krasnodar region include Thorikos (on the site of today’s Gelendzhik), Bata (Novorossiysk), Horhippia (Anapa) and Hermonassa (Taman). Four other ancient settlements were located in Crimea: Panticapaeum (Kerch), Theodosia (Feodosia), Scythian Neapolis (Simferopol) and Cercinitida (Yevpatoria).
Besides, the route will go across Chersonesus Taurica (Sevastopol) and Tanais (Azov, Rostov region). Travel agencies have already begun to sell the new tourist product. They have formed several kinds of tours, meant for three, five and seven days. The tourists will use a bus and The Prince Vladimir liner to travel between the cities.
The ship will set off from Sochi and go via Novorossiysk and Yalta to Sevastopol, and will come back to Sochi. According to forecasts, the new project will help increase the number of tourists coming to the said regions by 10% at least. By the summer 2019, it will become clear whether the Golden Ring has justified the hopes pinned on the project.
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