The Genoese fortress is the main attraction of Sudak and one of the most interesting historic buildings in the Eastern part of the Crimea. The fortress situated on an ancient coral reef – a conical mountain called Kyz-Kulle-Burun was built between 1371 and 1469 by Genoese as a stronghold of Soldayya (Sudak) colony, about 55 km from ancient Caffa (Feodosiya).