The most Beautiful lakes of the Crimea
Drinking water is one of the most valuable resources on the planet. And especially Crimea, where there are many springs of fresh water. They exist mainly in the form of lakes, the water of which may be used for drinking, if you apply filters to the cottages. Below we will tell you about the most famous lakes of the Peninsula.
Only in Crimea there are more than 300 lakes. Most of them are salty and are located along the coast. But in the mountainous areas of the Peninsula, and in lower part there is a number of fresh and desalinated lakes, characterized by unprecedented beauty. One of them is in the tract of Panagia is situated at an altitude of 300 m above sea level, near the village zelenogore. In the lake flows a mountain stream, Arpat, the thresholds of which form waterfalls. Near the lake there are cafes, excursions.
Castel is one of the cleanest mountain lakes of Crimea, where you can not only swim, but also catch fish. The lake is surrounded by picturesque mountains, covered with pines and other trees and shrubs. Here you can find a lot of mushrooms, berries and medicinal plants. At the lake organized recreation with all the necessary communications.
The lake around the rock Shaan-Kaya, though can not boast of large size, but will appreciate the unforgettable scenery. It is fed by pure underground springs, and therefore the water is not safe to drink (although better, of course, use the geyser water filters ). It has a beautiful view of the mountains. To get to the lake is completely free – there are no lodges, no restaurants or hotels. You can reach it from the South coast highway from the turn to Alupka is about 1 km deep into the Peninsula towards the mountains.
By the way, is located nearby another lake – Ah-Efim, which has an artificial origin and is filled with spring melt water. In the summer it dries up and become shallow because local residents use it as a source of water for irrigation.
It is worth mentioning about another famous lake of artificial origin – Yusupov, which was dug by order of the Prince for trout breeding. They say fish and to this day feels great in its clear, cold water.