Heaven and circuses. Despite the reputation of Crimea as a place crowded in summer, on the peninsula you can find quiet places for a quiet outdoor recreation. The dry air of the coniferous Southern coast of Crimea and clean water on pebble beaches are shown to everyone who spends the rest of the year in the bad ecology of large cities, and is especially useful for school-age children. It is best to travel around the Crimea by car – the distances are small and the child does not have time to tire in the back seat. July-August in the Crimea are far from the most pleasant months. It is much more interesting to go in May-June and enjoy the warm, but not hot weather or September-October, when the sea is still warm and the beaches are already empty. The South Coast is not only endless parties, but also quiet cozy villages with parks inherited from the Russian nobility of the 19th century. For example, Foros and Partenit, Massandra and Mishor. Apart from a beach holiday, you can always find many activities for traveling with children of different ages. In the mountains above the sea, there are routes for horseback riding (for example, the Demerdzhi ranch, ranch.com.ua, you can go to Chatyrdag mountain and visit the Mramornaya and Emine Bair Khosar caves (onixtour.com.ua), and along the road at the foot of the mountain stop by the bird farm where dozens, if not hundreds of different birds live – the child will be delighted. On the way to Sevastopol, be sure to visit the Baydarskaya valley: here you can also ride horses, see beautiful waterfalls and walk along the old Roman road that legionaries used to go , and then Pushkin. Unforgettable sensations I will give swimming with dolphins, which is considered to be therapeutic and is called dolphin therapy. In Crimea, you can swim with dolphins in Sevastopol, Yalta, Partenit and Yevpatoriya. [How to get?] It is most convenient to fly to Simferopol from Moscow by Aeroflot, S7 or new Crimean airline aironix.ua – prices for such flights start at 6,500 rubles and depend on the season, and the train starts at 2,500 rubles.