Feodosia is a city located on the Crimean Peninsula east of Simferopol. With a population of 72,000 inhabitants (2005), it is a major Ukrainian Black Sea port, a rail terminus, and a popular resort town.
Today Feodosia is a popular Crimean sea and health resort. Local mineral springs, mud baths, and the areas favorable climate create ideal conditions for renowned sanatory (health resorts) that can be found throughout the region. Russians have been coming to this picturesque retreat for almost two centuries which is evident as you stroll down the city promenade that runs along the sea. Side by side stand beautiful 19th century estates and large Soviet rest homes. Those who stroll to the city's outskirts will be treated to the walls of a grand Genoese fortress and an early Armenian church that dates to the time of Byzantium.