Artek is an international children center on the Black Sea in the town of Hurzuf located on the Crimean peninsula, near Ayu-Dag. It was established on June 16, 1925.
The camp first hosted only 80 children but then grew rapidly. In 1969 it had an area of 3.2 km².
Artek consisted of a total of ten smaller camps. Each of them had its own name: Morskoi, Lazurny, Kiparisny, etc. Four of these camps made up the notable Pribrezhny complex of Artek built between 1960 and 1964.
The center was part of the Ukraine's State Management of Affairs. 60% of visitors arrive on a state subsidized or free basis. The beneficiaries are children from low income and large families, as well as orphans, handicapped and gifted children. In 2005 full prices were in the range of 3,000-5,000 UAH, depending on the season and location.
Monday: Open 24 hours,
Tuesday: Open 24 hours,
Wednesday: Open 24 hours,
Thursday: Open 24 hours,
Friday: Open 24 hours,
Saturday: Open 24 hours,
Sunday: Open 24 hours