The Balaklava St. George Monastery is located in the west of the Herakleian Peninsula between Cape Fiolent and Marble Beam right on the cliff of the upper terrace of the Black Sea coast. Documented for the first time this monastery was mentioned in 1578, although according to legend, its foundation dates back to 891, when it was founded by Greek sailors shipwrecked off the coast of the Crimea. Legend has it that the sailors who escaped climbed the rock, and at its summit they found the icon of St. George. Bringing it ashore, they set up the first cave church on a rocky cliff, which later became the foundation of the monastery. To celebrate the millennium of the monastery at the end of the 19th century, archaeological research was conducted here, and the Church of the Nativity of Christ was arranged on the site of the discovered cave church, the altar of which remained in the cave. Many famous personalities were buried here: Prince A.N. Golitsyn, General I.O. Vitt, painter A.Ye. Karneev, member of the defense of Sevastopol, Vice-Admiral N.M. Sokovkin and others. At the beginning of the 19th century, the monastery was visited by Pushkin, Griboyedov, kings and eminent travelers came here.