I have just been reading First to Go Back by Princess Irina Skariantina and she has a reference to Mishkor:
"Leaving Alupka, we passed through Mishor. "Over there," said our driver, pointing to the park, "is the palace built for Alexander III. One day when he was driving along this road he said to one of his ministers who was with him, ‘What a lovely spot. I should like to have a house out there.’ The minister took it as a command and unknown to the Tsar had the palace built. Three years later when it was completed the minister was driving by the same place with Alexander, and called his attention to it, hoping it would come as a pleasant surprise. But the Tsar had forgotten his desire, or that he had ever expressed the wish, and scarcely noticing it, remarked: ‘What is that ugly place?' "
I had never heard that story in all my life, but Vic chuckled over it and was very much amused."
She refers to passing by Ai-Toldor, Haraks, and Dulber before Alupka and it seems they are different estates.
Can anyone help clarify and does anyone have more information and/ or pictures of Mishkor?