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Livadiya or Livadia

 

Livadiya is a small historic settlement located 3 km South West of Yalta. It is famous as a former residence of imperial family who cme to Crimea regularly. During WWII it became the official residence of three leaders Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt who came here to discuss post war World.

 

 

 

 

 

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History of Livadiya (Livadia)

Area of modern day Livadiya (Livadia) have been inhabited at least since the Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC). Although basin of the Black Sea was largely inhabited by the Greek colonists during Antiquity, archeologists didn't find remains of Hellenistic presence in the Livadiya itself. The remains of a large complex of pottery making furnace, medieval settlement with the church and burial ground show that people lived here in the Middle Ages. The cliff Hachla Kayasy in Oreanda preserved a medieval castle ruins that date back to 10th- 12th century.

 

After Russian Empire conquered Crimea part of the land on the Southern coast was distributed among Russian soldiers of Greek descent that made up part of the Balaklava batalion. Unit commander Theodosius Revelioti paid his subordinates and bought back some of the best land including Livadiya. In 1834 he sold the estate to the Polish magnate Count Leo Potocki. It was him who gave Livadiya its modern name that is derived from the Greek (λιβαδι) that can be translated as a "meadow".

 

Other version claimed that the name of the town was given by Lambro Kachoni (Labros Katsonis) national hero of Greece, a pirate and the colonol of the Russian army, a native of Levadia, a town in central Greece. Katsonis bought the estate in 1799 in the town of Panas Cair (sacraded meadow) and called his new lands with the name of his hometown. Later the name was spread to the whole area.

 

In the late 1830s new owner of Livadiya laid a large area of vineyard. It grew in size and in 1860 it amounted to 19 acres. In 1848 estate gave 2,500 buckets of wine and in 1853 its amount equalled 4000 buckets.

 

 

Travel Destinations in Livadiya (Livadia)

Livadiya is located 3 km South West of Yalta. The central area of Livadiya is located on the Eastern slope of the mountain Mogabi at an elevation of 141 meters above sea level. It covers a total area of 175 hectares. Yalta- Sevastopol highway passes through the village.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

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