Due to the fact that the Crimean Peninsula has long been under the Turkish government, many names of cities and architectural buildings has remained ever since. The same fate was awarded and the lake Chokrak, whose Russian name means "spring". For many centuries this lake has cured people from various diseases, for which he was included in the list of the most unique places in Europe.
The Chokrak lake is not far from the city of Kerch, and other equally famous village Resort.. This place may not have medicinal properties as three sides its shores are surrounded by steep cliffs, which grow medicinal plants. And the fourth is located a narrow sandy strip with a width of about 400 meters, behind which is seen the coast of the Azov sea. When its big enough the size of about 9kv km, the depth of the lake is only slightly more than a meter. On the bottom of the lake in a huge number of present sources of hydrogen sulfide, by which water is enriched with various mineral substances. For this reason, in these places tourists not only from all parts of our country, but also from other countries.No one knows exactly when the lake formed, but, according to the Chronicles, for the first time it was mentioned in the 1st century BC, and called it then Metaca.
In the annals also States that on the shore of this lake there was a temple, the priests which were sold dirt that has healing properties, and treating her patients. In the archives of the city of Feodosia holds a unique historical document, in which one of the Byzantine merchants who traded slaves, and keep records of expenditure on curative mud, which cured the slaves before sale. In the late 19th century on the shores of lake Chokrak, was built the first Crimean mud clinic. Coming here, tourists can combine swimming in the gentle sea of Azov with taking a mud bath. Besides, in some parts of the lake, on its surface, the hydrogen sulfide bubbling hit the keys. each of these bubbling sources has its own name. His contribution to the fate of the lake and made war with the Nazis, as during one of the air battles, it fell downed German aircraft, which were buried in it to this day.
Mother nature with their own hands to create a unique space that is able to heal not only the sick body but the soul!
Be sure to bring a bathing suit (t-shirt) which is not a pity to spoil it. And bottles for dirt.