Saki Crimea photo cities, climate, history, treatment, attractions

Before traveling to the city of Saki, we looked through the Internet to learn more about its attractions, and found that there were depressingly few of them, so few that we didn’t believe it, and as it turned out, we did the right thing - there is something to see and where to go in Saki!

Saki resort on the map of Crimea:

The story, as always, will be in the style of the steppe shepherds - what I see is what I sing about. I will describe not only the sights, but in general everything that interests me in the city of Saki and its surroundings: roads, service, people, etc.

Impressions from Saki

Although the city in western Crimea has the status of a regional center, it is small in size. Saki is located on the shore of the salty Saki Lake, and not by the sea. The resort infrastructure is aimed at sanatorium guests. The buildings are unremarkable, but clean. The main street is tiled. From residential areas to the beaches you need to take buses or taxis.

Olya2020: “Compared to other cities of Crimea that we went on excursions to (Yalta, Sevastopol, Evpatoria), Saki turned out to be a small and boring town. Apart from shops and just walking along the streets, we didn’t find any entertainment. There aren't even any photographs, because... There’s not much to photograph.”

Ymsynai: “The city immediately disappointed me - dirt everywhere, garbage, some kind of sloppiness caught my eye. Not for everyone. Nature is a wasteland."

Sunset in Saki (Photo: Andrii Svyrydenko /

City `s history

The history of the modern regional city begins during the Crimean Khanate, when a small settlement belonging to the Mansur clan was located on the territory of Saki. Over time, it grew, and by 1827, the popularity of local medicinal mud spread far beyond the peninsula, and it was here that the first Russian mud bath was founded.

For several decades, residents enjoyed peace, but during the first defense of Sevastopol (Crimean War) Saki was completely destroyed. It took many years to restore, and only in 1858 did settlers from Poltava come to the village - it was they who laid the foundation for modern Saki. By 1952, population growth was in the thousands and the settlement received city status for the first time in its existence.

Is it expensive to vacation in Saki?

Accommodation at the resort is not the most expensive in Crimea. In the high season of 2022, accommodation for two in a sanatorium costs from 3800 rubles per day, a double room in a mini-hotel or guest house - 1200-1400 rubles, in a 3* hotel - from 2000 rubles, and in a 4* hotel - from 5800 rubles . Look how much trips to Crimea cost.

Due to sanctions, it is difficult to find housing in Crimea, but there are still several convenient services. Look for hotels on Hotellook, and private accommodation on Daily. Do not trust advertisements on Avito and similar sites. Book accommodation in Crimea only on reliable services with real photos and reviews from tourists, so as not to get a pig in a poke.

But the prices for food in Saki are high, judging by the reviews of vacationers. There are no chain stores with promotions or discounts. Tourists recommend the Bon Appetit canteen, the Prokofiev coffee chain and the Leader store.

Do you want to see neighboring Evpatoria during your vacation? Not a problem - travel on minibuses and buses costs 30-50 rubles.

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AliLoveAlisa: “I booked the Botanic Club Hotel in Saki on A room for three cost 1,503 rubles per night, breakfast not included. We liked the hotel, it was clean, tidy, the bed linen was new and well ironed.”

How to get to the city

The easiest way to get to the city is by direct bus from Simferopol airport. However, there are no flights at night, and you will have to look for an overnight stay.

Tourists who are not too strapped for money can always use a taxi. A comfortable trip will cost about 1,500 rubles. Renting cars is also popular - the main resort places on the Crimean peninsula are located close, and a car allows you to explore the sights at a convenient time.

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Holidays with children in Saki

A good climate, warm sea and opportunities for medical treatment attract parents with children to Saki. The resort's resorts offer discounted family packages. Many tourists stay in mini-hotels or rent housing in the private sector.

While relaxing in Saki, take a walk around the Resort Park and go to the Saxony water park. Entrance to the entertainment aqua complex costs 150 rubles. Children enjoy playing on the playground, swimming in the mineral water pool and taking pictures with the colorful brontosaurus statue. For other entertainment you will have to go to neighboring Yevpatoria.

Net_2801: “I traveled alone with my child in June. We were lucky with the weather, the sea was warm, and we swam almost every day. The territory of the Poltava-Crimea sanatorium is large and well-groomed, there is a children’s room, animation for children and adults.”

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Embankment along the shore of the Sakinskoe healing lake. Photo: muhor /

What to see

Lakes – Saki and Sasyk-Sivash

The main natural resources in the vicinity of Sak are mud lakes. People come here not so much for the beautiful views, but for their health benefits. The largest and most famous reservoirs are Lake Saki and pink lake Sasyk-Sivash.

The water is a rich pink color without filters or Photoshop - this is exactly what Lake Sasyk-Sivash looks like. And this is precisely why it attracts tourists, photographers and their models. Pictures taken from a skillfully chosen angle create landscapes that look like they are from another planet. But, first of all, Sasyk-Sivash is valued for its healing mud, the healing properties of which eliminate the need to save money for recovery at the Dead Sea. The lake is located approximately halfway from Sak to Evpatoria.

Incredible pink expanses of Lake Sasyk-Sivash

Beautiful and healing are the two main characteristics of Lake Saki. The salty estuary, formed about 5 thousand years ago, spreads over an area of ​​10 thousand kilometers. At the bottom of this particular lake, the famous Saki mud is mined. Diseases of the joints, skin, blood circulation and many other ailments can be healed with the correct use of this natural remedy. The reservoir is located within the city limits.

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The remains of the Greco-Scythian settlement Kara-Tobe (translated as “Black Hill”) on the outskirts of Saki are one of the objects of the “Golden Ring of the Bosporan Kingdom” tour route. On the territory of a unique archaeological complex, you can not only wander among the ruins of ancient stone buildings of the 4th century BC. - III century AD, but also to see a two-meter defensive tower-donjon, fragments of buildings, sculptures. There is also a museum with archaeological finds and recreated fragments of the life of the Scythians of the late 1st century BC.

Resort Park

The most beautiful and popular place for leisurely promenades in Saki. After mud treatments, it’s nice to stroll along the wide alleys of the botanical garden with several ponds. The monument of landscape architecture is spread over an area of ​​more than 30 hectares. About 80 species of greenery brought from different continents coexist here - from Japanese sophora to Syrian rose.

Gogol was here

There are many interesting objects and sculptures in the park. For example, monuments were erected to Gogol and Lesya Ukrainka, who came to Saki for treatment. There are many other sculptures, one of the most famous is “The Fight of the Brontosaurus with the Ceratosaurus.” Also in the park is the Obelisk of Glory, next to which the Eternal Flame burns.

One of the hallmarks of the park is “The fight between the brontosaurus and the ceratosaurs,” which is reflected in the city’s coat of arms

You can take a break from walking in one of the elegant gazebos or stand on the romantic “Bridge of Sighs.” And you can quench your thirst with the purest mineral water “Krymskaya” in a specially equipped pump room in the park.

Square named after A.S. Pushkin

Another pleasant place for a walk is right next to the central square. The atmosphere here is almost like in Lukomorye: there are plenty of green trees, and a learned cat will greet you, as well as Chernomor, Tsar Dodon and other sculptures of characters from Pushkin’s fairy tales. Nearby is a bust of the great Russian poet. You can walk among the trees and fairy-tale characters, or you can sit in the shade and silence on one of the many benches.

Guests of the square are greeted by Pushkin himself and the characters of his works

Waterpark "Banana Republic"

In “Banana Republic” there is not life, but a fairy tale. Vacationers from Saki, Evpatoria and other places flock to the largest water park in Crimea in the summer. On an area of ​​4000 square meters there is enough entertainment for everyone. More than 20 slides and attractions, 8 swimming pools, waterfalls. There are enough sun loungers for everyone. There is also no shortage of cafes and cocktail bars. The Banana Republic even has its own access to the sea: on the beach you can always take a break from the noisy slides, and then return to water activities.

The water park is located on the territory of the Saki district, not far from the road towards Evpatoria. You can get here by public transport, including by train - get off at the Pribrezhnaya station. Spacious parking is available.

Banana Republic has its own atmosphere. Photo:

Museum of Local Lore and History of Mud Therapy

This bright Art Nouveau building on Kurortnaya Street houses more than 9 thousand exhibits of various subjects. There is a separate room for each exhibition. Most of all, tourists are interested in the mud therapy exhibition, which tells about the extraction of mud in the 19th century. The guide will also talk about how approaches to balneotherapy have changed over time. Also on display at the museum are ancient amphorae, coins, anchors, and fragments of slabs with inscriptions in ancient Greek. Separate rooms are dedicated to the works of Crimean artists.

St. Elias Church

The main Orthodox Saka shrine is located opposite the central square, on Simferopolskaya Street. The temple complex, built at the end of the 19th century, is dominated by a 33-meter-high bell tower. During the Soviet years, the temple was reformatted into a club, and many old paintings were destroyed.

Services are now being held in the temple again. The restored interior is distinguished by the brightness of its colors and the volume of light entering through the tall windows. For those who are interested in Crimean shrines, a visit to the St. Elias Church will be an important event.

Walking around the city or... in a neighboring city

A true tourist will always find a lot of interesting things to discover in a simple walk through the streets of a new locality. Saki has everything for an interesting and useful walk: cafes for every taste, cozy coffee shops, shopping centers and supermarkets. It will also be interesting to sit near the light and musical fountain on Revolution Square. And if you suddenly get bored, you can always easily go to neighboring Yevpatoria, where there are even more entertainments and attractions.

A fountain in the shape of a clock on the main square of the city. Photo:

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Saki, a famous Crimean health resort and the oldest balneological resort, is primarily of interest to those who want to get rid of annoying ailments. But even without medical procedures, the city is interesting for relaxation and a relaxing stay: fantastic landscapes of miraculous lakes, pleasant beach holidays, historical places, developed infrastructure, excursion trips around the surrounding area, a wide range of housing rental options. Come to Saki. It will not be boring.

When is the best time to go?

The climate of Sak differs from other Crimean resorts. The weather in Eastern Crimea is influenced by the Black Sea and the steppes heated by the sun. There are more sunny days in Saki than in Yalta and Evpatoria.

Winters at the resort are mild - the average air temperature is -1°C, and summers are very warm. There is little precipitation. The swimming season begins at the end of May and lasts until the end of September. According to reviews, the best weather for a holiday in Saki is in the first half of June and September. It's too hot at the resort in July and August!

SvetlanaLSI: “The climate is great, although it was very hot in June.”

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Lake Sasyk-Sivash, between Saki and Yevpatoria (Photo: Nimuel23 /

Where is the best place to stay?

As a resort town, Saki is better developed than other coastal cities of Crimea, so vacationers have access to a wide variety of places to stay.


While most Crimean resorts offer tourists only middle-class accommodation options, in Saki it is easy to find 4 and 4+ star hotels with appropriate food and service. This is one of the most expensive types of housing, but the service is worth the investment.

Boarding houses and mud baths

They are located in close proximity to the lakes and offer a specialized type of recreation aimed at improving your health. Usually people come to such places who want to spend their vacation calmly and measuredly.


Address: Saki, Evpatoriya highway, 2a Website: Opening hours of the complex: from June to September - from 11 to 18, seven days a week Cost of the excursion: 60 rubles How to get there: by train, bus or minibus you need to go to direction to Evpatoria. The first stop of the Tekhnikum locomotive after departure. Vehicle stop – “Pribrezhnoye”, 5 minutes on the way

The Kara-Tobe museum and archaeological complex is located on a hill, near the road leading to Evpatoria. The center of experimental archeology is located on the territory of an ancient settlement, founded in the fourth century BC by the Greeks, and which, at that time, was the object of constant raids by the Scythians. In 2002, a “Scythian manor” was built here - an exact imitation of the home of ancient warriors. From the platform of a high hill there is a panoramic view of the western part of the Black Sea coast.

Let's look for wild beaches

Between Saki and Novofedorovka there is an area of ​​wild beaches. This wide, spacious and flat strip of sandy coast has not yet been built up with anything. There is a dirt road running along it.

It’s good to relax here if you have an umbrella, enough water and sandwiches with you.

Between Novofedorovka and the village of Frunze, as well as beyond it, there are long wild beaches. The coastline has various sections - flat and sandy, pebble-rocky and narrow, there are even hilly and steep areas.

To get here you will need a map of local roads, since there is no through route along the coast.

Entertainment beach complex

, the Solnyshko entertainment complex recently resumed its work . It is also full of services for holidays, accommodation or a one-night stay.

The complex has children's playgrounds and mini-water parks, various cafes, kiosks, stalls, and night clubs. Beach equipment for those staying in the hotels of the complex is free; for everyone else, rent ranges from 150-250 rubles per day.

The beach is wide and clean. There are canopies, showers, changing rooms, luggage storage, toilets. The parking lot next to the complex is guarded and therefore paid.

During the season, a lot of people gather on this coast, music and the squeals of happy children can be heard from everywhere.

This place cannot be called quiet, and the prices for accommodation and food here are higher than, for example, in “Priboy” or “Uyuta”.


A vacation in Saki is an excellent chance to combine an inexpensive beach holiday, sightseeing in Crimea and treatment with unique healing mud, which is superior in its effects to the mud masses of the Dead Sea. When purchasing a tour, vacationers receive a completely organized trip - they do not have to worry about finding accommodation, plane tickets, food or other important things.

The price of the trip starts from 20,000 rubles per week per person (including flights) in winter, and from 29,000 rubles in high season. Using the online service, you can easily compare prices in different hotels and sanatoriums, select and book a trip from any city in Russia.

Treatment with local mineral water

The resort town's sanatoriums widely use local mineral water. “Crimean mineral” is used for drinking, for baths, and patients are also washed with it after undergoing mud procedures. The mineral water pump room is located in a military sanatorium. The healing liquid perfectly quenches thirst. Due to its healing properties, sodium chloride-bicarbonate water is among the most famous mineral waters.

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