During your travels, you may come across ‘transit points’ – small, usually rural areas where tourists pass by on their way to their final destination.
Often, these places are not crowded and do not offer modern accommodations. Should you decide to stay, you may be lucky to find a modest hostel, or two. But in general, folks are surprised to find ‘transit points’ a charming revelation to the usual offerings.
A good example would be the quaint village of Dzhankoy in Crimea.
This regional town north of Crimea was made famous by a Yiddish song called ‘Hey Dzhankoye!’ from the times of the Soviet Union. It tells of the victories of Jewish merchants becoming farmers in a village that was once thought to be a potential Jewish homeland.
But with the annexation of Russia, it seems that Dzhankoy may receive even smaller visitors due to transportation issues. That shouldn’t deter anyone from making a quick stop here on their way to Sevastopol or Yalta though.
It may look plain at first sight. But Dzhankoy is home to several types of industrial factories like automobile and reinforced concrete, as well as factories for meat and fabric. Aside from processing and production, there’s also wine boasting of a 2,000-year-old history. Try local cafes and restaurants to sample authentic Crimean Tatar cuisine.
There are also museums, bars, and stadiums. If you love hunting game, you can have fun chasing after geese or ducks during their hunting season.
How To Get There
As mentioned earlier, Dzhankoy is generally a ‘transit point’ for travelers. This means people rarely stay; and if they do, they can stay at what is called a ‘minigostinitsa’ (a sort of accommodation with small rooms, shared terraces and/or a lounge, maybe one restaurant, or a bar).
If you’re coming from the Crimea capital Simferopol, just take the bus or hail a taxi. There’s also a train that goes several times a day. For those coming from other countries, it’s best to book a flight from Moscow to Simferopol.
It may not look like much, but Dzhankoy, Crimea will surprise you in ways you’ve never thought of. Not convinced? Check out these amazing photos and see for yourself.
Dzhankoy, Crimea Photos
Old farm in Dzhankoy with big rusty tanks photographed with the sun in the background.
Old farm with rusted tanks in a Russian country side.
Hand holding a chocolate egg in front of chickens in a country side house.
Lady walking photographed from a kids’ playground.
Close-up shot of the backyard of an old house.
Empty tractor photographed while driving on a sunny day in Dzhankoy.
Sunset photography of a country side river in Russia.
Light blue clothes pegs hanging on a clothes drying wire in the sunlight.
Old bridge for pedestrians in Dzhankoy photographed on a sunny day.
Man working in a country side field.
A field of sunflowers on a sunny day and two big trees in the middle of it.
Big statue made out of stone in a Russian country side.
Old Lada car driving through a Russian country side at sunset with lush greenery in the background.
Danger sign on a big power transformer for high voltage.
Old woman with a white shirt riding a bicycle through a country side.
Close-up shot of amazing roses with white and pink colors.
Sheep eating grass at a country side in Russia.
Close-up shot of young chickens walking around their coop.
Big power transformer by the road in Dzhankoy.
Elderly woman riding her bike through a Russian country side on a sunny day.
Stunning road surrounded by tall trees in Russia.
Stunning pink flowers photographed in the sunlight.
Cow eating the grass just outside a farm in Dzhankoy.
Small white chicks walking around their coop.
Black and white geese walking around their coop on a sunny day.
Incoming train on a station in Dzhankoy, Crimea.
Two towels hanged for drying outside a home in Dzhankoy.
Local gas station photographed during sunset.
Older man working on a field in Dzhankoy and smiling towards the camera.
Lunch preparations in a vintage kitchen.
Vintage gas stove with a white pot and a black pan on top.
Old woman wearing a white shirt and a hat driving her bicycle in the Crimea country side.
Light blue gate with a little rust at an old house in Crimea.
Man carrying a steel bucket to get fruit from his garden.
Blue car driving on the roads of Dzhankoy, Crimea.
A chicken egg nest with a Kinder surprise egg inside.
Searching for old family photos in a big box.
A page from an old family photo album being turned.
Close-up shot of green peppers growing in a garden.
Skinny white goat eating grass on a sunny day.
Gas pump parts exposed on a gas station in Dzhankoy, Crimea.
Cute dog sitting on the ground and barking.
Old and empty glass bottles stacked on top of each other.
White geese walking around in their coop.
Green grapes growing on a vine.
Bike wheel with a yellow headlight and a green frame.
Vintage green bicycle parked next to a tall bush.
Chickens living in a small coop outside a house in Dzhankoy.
Small lake in the Dzhankoy country side with a light blue church.
White scary spider weaving a web between green plants.
Old abandoned house made out of stone bricks near the road in Dzhankoy.