Balaklava.This old fisherman’s township near the quiet bay remembers Tauris, Greeks, Genoese, Turks… Some researches of Homer’s creative work consider that this bay was the one of the blood-thirsty Laestrygonians from whom Odysseus could hardly save himself. Today a walkabout the town and its environs will be to your great delight. First we advise you to stroll along the sea-front (in the early 20 th century Balaklava, due to its magnificent villas, was called Crimean Venice), then rise onto the mountain to the remains of the towers of Genoese fortress of Chembalo wherefrom there is a wonderful view of the bay, the town, and nearby rocks. The enthusiasts of pedestrian tourism may walk to the south by the upper paths to the reserved woods of Cape Ayia (it’s better to use the services of a guide). Boats are sailing regularly from the wharfs of the bay to the cape.