Yalta is a town in the Crimea in southern Ukraine, on the north coast of the Black Sea Yalta is located 79 km south of Simferopol. Population: approximately 150,000. In the 12th c. the Arabic geographer Idrizi mentions Dzhalita, i.e. Yalta, as the city of the Polovtsians. At first the southern shore of the Crimea was part of the kingdom of Feodoro. Later it came under the control of the Genoese. On Italian maps of the 14th c. it is called Healita, or Etalita. In the 15th c. the city was levelled by an earthquake. The Greeks and Armenians settled the district only 70 years later. Since then the settlement has been known as Yalta. Together with neighbouring villages and cities, Yalta is the largest international resort in the Crimea. It began to develop as a resort in the 19th c. Today there are 144 therapeutic resort establishments. The young Mark Twain spent time in Yalta. If you have ever been to Yalta you dont need to be reminded that Pushkin Street is one of the best streets in downtown Yalta. It is right there near the legendary Yalta embankment and the Seaside Park. Hidden in the shadow of cypresses and fir trees stand the buildings of the Energetic Healthcare Hotel. Since 1987 the Energetic Healthcare Hotel have been created to treat and prevent kidney disease, heart and vessel system problems and upper respiratory infections.