More than 900 years old, Azov is the most ancient locality in Rostov Region. It remembers Venetian merchants, Mongolian hordes, Ottoman Janissaries, the glorious Cossack siege of 1642 and Peter the Great. This is the place where the Russian Navy glory first started. In the old part of the town the 18th century fortress ramparts, gate and moat remain standing. From these you will see the marvelous Don panorama and the territory of the old fortress with the monuments to the Cossack heroes. The tourists will visit the paleontological museum containing a marvelous exhibition of ancient animals – 7-8 mln years old dinotherium and two 600-700 thousand years old steppe mammoths and more – and ‘The Treasures of the Eurasian Nomads’, an unmatched collection of Scythian jewelry.