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Evpatoria’s history covers 2500 years, that makes it one of the ten oldest cities of the former Soviet Union. It is younger than Yerevan and Kerch, but older than Feodosia, Tashkent, Kiev. For the 2.5 millennia of its existence, the city has had three names. Evpatoria, in the words of a guide, is a "city with an incredibly rich historical past." The traces of time, whimsically intertwining, create unique sensations for the visitor. In two to three hours of walking you can visit three cities: ancient Kirkinitida, medieval Gozlov and modern Evpatoria. It all began with the ancient city of Kirkinitida, when Greek settlers ceremonially lit the sacred fire of Hestia, the goddess of the hearth...