Eski-Kermen is one of the biggest cave cities in Crimea. Abandoned and silent today, in the Middle Ages it played a leading role in the life of nearby towns and was a trading and arts centre. It was founded on a remote plateau in the early 6th century, presumably by Scythians and Sarmatians. The residential part with two-storey houses with tiled roofs covered 10 hectares. The ground floor was built of stone and was used for housekeeping, while the first floor, made of wood, housed residential quarters.
History and culture
Eski-Kermen cave city