A legend says that once in this divinely beautiful place there lived a
princess. Her parents wanted her to marry a guy whom they saw as most appropriate. As you have already probably guessed, there was a problem: she
loved someone else and refused to obey.
As a disciplinary measure very
popular among princesses' parents in those dark times, she was confined in a
tower at the top of the Genova Fortress for a chance to reconsider her
position. Well, the only option she saw was - yes, you guessed it again -
to jump down from the window and die. Hence the name - the Girl's Tower -
which is supposed to remind us of the power of an exalted girl's love.
Nowadays, Sudak is a famous Crimean seaside resort, and the Genova Fortress
is deemed one of the most eminent objects of note in Crimea.
Translated into English by Kirill Manucharov