Genoese Fortress, Balaklava. In the mid 14th century in the bay of Symbols Genoese merchants have founded the Cembalo castle (the name derives from greek Symbolon). In 1475 Cembalo was taken by the Ottoman Turks who renamed it into Baliq-Uve (Balaqlava). The name means a fish nest. It became known for the fact that it was a place where sacked khans of the Crimean Khanate were sent.