Dacha Milos (Feodosiya)

Dacha MilosĀ (Feodosiya)


Location: Feodosiya


Description of Dacha (Estate) Milos in Feodosiya

Dacha MilosĀ (Feodosiya)

Dacha Milos is one of the most famous monuments in Feodosiya. It was constructed between 1909 and 1911 after it was commissioned by wealthy merchant Ivan Krym. Ivan Krym left his home town of Feodosiya to look for better future, but after years and achieving success in business life he returned back home after he made a fortune. He constructed his summer private residence or dacha in Ancient Greek style. Parts of his residence look like ancient Greek statues that are found in Athens in Greece. In fact ancient Greek architecture was important in designing the exterior as well as interior of this beautiful private estate. Even its name Milos is Greek in origin. Dacha Milos consists of two floors with a terrace decorated with caryatids or Ancient Greek deities.



The project developer was the architect N. F. Piskunov. The dacha was built by the Turks between 1909 and 1911. The project is based on the neoclassical style, complemented by elements of classical Greek architecture.

The dacha was built for the successful Feodosia businessman Ibragim Samuilovich Krym, one of the representatives of the Karaite dynasty. According to the statistical census at the end of the 19th century, among the inhabitants of Feodosia, there were 144 townspeople with the surname Crimea, who were united by close and distant family ties.

In addition to the Milos dacha, the well-known Karaite family owned two more - Victoria and Villa.

Previously, the sixth building of the Voskhod sanatorium was located in the Milos dacha. The profile of the sanatorium is the treatment of disorders of the digestive system, as well as disorders of the cardiovascular organs. In addition, there is a cafe, a conference room, a currency exchange office and several bars on the premises.

In 2022, the dacha was bought out by investors and transferred to apartments.



Dacha "Milos" is characterized by consistent proportions and a complex plan. This is a two-story neoclassical building with a terrace and caryatid columns, with a facade design in the style of ancient Greek architecture. There are many statues, busts of ancient heroes and caryatids on the territory. The dacha fence is made of stone with a small rotunda at the corner. It has a statue of Venus de Milo, which gave the name to the dacha.

This monument is popular with tourists. During the October Revolution, Venus was lost. For a long time the arbor was empty, and in 1970 the Feodosia sculptor Boris Lets fashioned a copy of Venus, which still adorns the dacha.

The exquisite decoration of the building are the marble fountains of a small courtyard.