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Swallow’s Nest

Looking as though it belongs in a fairy tale, the nearby Swallow’s Nest is perched at the top of a sheer cliff. A long path winds down and around and then up again to reach the castle, but the magnificent view is well worth the hike.

The Swallow's Nest is a castle built by a German nobleman and used as a sanatorium for high-ranking military officers in Soviet times. Perched precariously on a mountain promontory, it is now a moderately priced Italian restaurant. But the food takes second place to a posh atmosphere and exotic setting that would make James Bond feel right at home.

Swallow’s Nest Map

Alupkins'ke Hwy, 4, Haspra, Crimea, Ukraine
Aproximate Geogrpahic Coordinates: 44.430599,34.128674
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Swallow’s Nest Photos

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Swallow’s Nest © thisisbossi
Swallow’s Nest © Dave Proffer
Swallow’s Nest panorama © thisisbossi
Swallow’s Nest © Denis Mishunov
Swallows Nest panoramic view © thisisbossi