Located in the southern part of Ukraine, Simferopol is the Autonomous Republic of Crimea's capital city. Simferopol is one of the peninsula's most significant transportation, economic and political hubs. The city's archaeological features are perhaps the most appealing tourist attractions.
Car rental in Simferopol is available and can be booked on-the-spot as well as via one of the many online providers. Situated in the city and worthwhile exploring is the Scythian Neapol, which houses the ancient ruins of a capital city that was founded about 2,000 years ago by the Crimean Scythians.
Cheap car hire in Simferopol also gives visitors the option to discover the city's WWII sites. Simferopol suffered immensely during the three years it was occupied by Nazi Germany. Hitler's barbaric armed forces perpetrated one of the biggest war-time bloodbaths in the city, murdering more than 22,000 locals. Most of the victims were Jews, Russians, gypsies and Krymchaks.
Today Simferopol is a big and lively city, but with just a modestly-sized historical district. Modest, but gorgeous old neighbourhoods are full of vegetation and surrounded by the public park along the Salgir River.
For touring the city and its surrounding area, car hire in Simferopol can be arranged. It takes just a few hours to reach coastal Yalta and Alushta, the historic city of Sevastopol which is the Russian Black Sea Navy's base, Bakhchisarai housing the brilliant Khan Palace and the old resort town of Yevpatoria.