|Harbour Area is a gentle slope from a plateau and low-slope coast of the Karantin-naya Bay formed by sandy drifts. The area is limited by transverse street 6 on the north-east, longitudinal (south) street I on the north-west, and a section of transverse street 12 and south-east fortress walls of Chersonesos (curtain walls 16–18) on the west and south. On the east, the area is limited by both the line of the seaside fortification walls (curtain walls 37–39) and water’s edge of the Karantinnaya Bay.
The beginning of the excavations in this area is related to the name of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich. He discovered residential and cult constructions from the Medieval Period near the fortification walls and in the centre of the area; the so-called Bar-racks were excavated near the Greco-Roman gates. In the east of the area, where the museum (‘Warehouse of Local Antiquities’) was under construction, there also were large investigations.
The excavations of the Harbour Area were renovated in 1960s. These years and later, the teams of the Joint Expedition headed by I.A. Antonova, V.I. Kadeyev, A.I. Romanchuk, S.B. Sorochan, V.N. Danilenko and others uncovered medieval houses and churches, fortification and port constructions in the area. M.I. Zolotaryov and S.V. Dyachkov fully excavated Greco-Roman ‘Barracks’ in 1990s.