Cape Meganom
Republic of Crimea, Sudak municipality

Cape Meganom is located in the southeast of the Crimean peninsula; in fine weather, it is perfectly visible from both the southern and eastern coasts. From Greek Meganom is translated as “a huge house” or “a large pasture”. And in fact, Meganom is a real peninsula on the peninsula, only the length of its coastline reaches 16 km and a height of 358 meters above sea level.
Four settlements are located on the territory of Meganoma: Solnechnaya Dolina (Koz), Coastal (Kefessia), Bogatovka (Tokluk) and Almond (Arka-Deresi).
The steep banks of Meganom are very picturesque, local guides say that Pushkin saw 33 heroes and Buyan Island in them. Many cozy bays with clear water attract tourists and divers here. The most popular of them are Engraving and Mussel (Mussel - as locals call it).
There is an “elevator tower” in the engraving bay. This is the name of the vertical hole located in the underwater rock. It begins at a depth of seven meters and goes further down another 8-10 meters. At the very bottom there are three holes through which you can swim out of the "elevator tower". Nearby is the “cemetery” of anchors, where scuba divers have a unique opportunity to see such a variety of anchors of different designs and sizes that will not be found in museums.
Cape Meganom is shrouded in various legends; a large number of archeological monuments are found here. The ancient Greeks believed that it was on Meganom that the entrance to the kingdom of the dead Hades is located, where Charon transported the souls of the dead along the Styx River. And there is also the assumption that Odysseus met the one-eyed cyclops precisely on Meganom.
The solitude of these places attracts here yogis, Buddhists and lovers of esotericism. There is a whole "city" that has several names - the Temple of the Sun, the Temple, and the Shaivist Altar. Fortress walls, miniature towers and houses are made of stone here. It was built in 1992 and was originally called the Temple of the God of Shiva the Destroyer. Yogis consider Megan one of the strongest places of influence on human consciousness.
Cape Meganom is a corner of the wild, for the most part not burdened with signs of civilization.