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Feodosia a town in Crimea on the Black Sea coast.
Posted By: zztopd, 08-24-2017, 12:44 PM

Feodosia, also called Theodosia (from Greek: Θεοδοσία), is a port and resort, a town of regional significance in Crimea on the Black Sea coast.
Population: 69,145 + one

During much of its history the city was known as Caffa (Ligurian: Caf) or Kaffa.


The first train came to Feodosia at the end of the XIX century.

The city received a serious stimulus for the development of industry and shipping, since it was at the time when the place was in the Crimea, where railroads came directly to the commercial port. Only thanks to the personal influence of Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, who was a Russian Romantic painter.

The Temple of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God - the former Armenian church of St. John the Baptist, now converted into an Orthodox church, is located in Feodosia.


The exact date of construction is not established, judging by the slabs and foundation the church existed long before the XIII century. It is commonly believed that it was built as the Armenian Church of St. John the Baptist in the 13th-14th centuries on the territory of the Genoese fortress by the Armenian community of the city.

After the appearance of the Ottomans in the Cafe in 1475, the church was renamed Karantinnaya and closed. Only in 1875 the church was again consecrated by the Russian Orthodox Church in honor of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God.

The city was founded as Theodosia (Θεοδοσία) by Greek colonists from Miletos in the 6th century BC. Noted for its rich agricultural lands, on which its trade depended, it was destroyed by the Huns in the 4th century AD.
Theodosia remained a minor village for much of the next nine hundred years. It was at times part of the sphere of influence of the Khazars (excavations have revealed Khazar artifacts dating back to the 9th century) and of the Byzantine Empire.
Like the rest of Crimea, this place (village) fell under the domination of the Kipchaks and was conquered by the Mongols in the 1230s.


Genoese fortress - the medieval fortifications in the city of Feodosia (Crimea), built by the Republic of Genoa in the XIV century for the defense of its largest holdings in the Crimea. It is located on the shore of the Feodosiya Bay in the southern part of the city. Currently, the Historical and Architectural Reserve "Genoese fortress Kafa."

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Seems an interesting place to visit and photograph.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Seems an interesting place to visit and photograph.
Hello Rawr, in these places near the sea the steppes are replaced by mountains.

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Ah, there's more sky in these parts than, say,
ground. Hence her voice's pitch,
and her stare stains your retina like a gray
bulb when you switch

hemispheres, and her knee-length quilt
skirt's cut to catch the squall,
I dream of her either loved or killed
because the town's too small.

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