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15.01.2018

Парк водопадов «Менделиха»

 Парк водопадов «Менделиха»

Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  с.Эстосадок, курорт "Роза Хутор"
Телефон:  8-800-5000-555
Веб-сайт:  https://rosaski.com/park-vodopadov
Название EN:  Park of Waterfalls Mendelikha
Краткое описание EN: 

The Park of Waterfalls Mendelikha was seemingly created for people to spend hours walking its paths, listening to the soothing murmur of its mountain streams, and feeling at one with nature. 


Подробное описание EN: 

The Park of Waterfalls Mendelikha was seemingly created for people to spend hours walking its paths, listening to the soothing murmur of its mountain streams, and feeling at one with nature. 

The park has seven waterfalls in total: Mendel, Chara, Chervonny, Mishkin Grot, Aiya, Snezhnoye Ruslo and Zolotoy. When touring the falls, visitors can choose between three routes: the Small Ring (900 meters), the Middle Ring (1500 meters) and the Great Ring (3000 meters).

The adventure begins at the top of Rosa Peak, when you board the Edelweiss open lift and descend the southern slope of Aibga ridge. The main challenge is not letting go of the camera when trying to photograph all the beautiful sights surrounding you.

You will begin your visit to the Park of Waterfalls with the Small Ring route, where there is a small but very picturesque waterfall:

Mendel Falls

This 9 meter high waterfall is the gateway to the park. The falls are named after Boris Mendel whose life was tragically cut short not far from here. Having accidentally stumbled upon soldiers of a cavalry detachment scooping up gold coins out of the water at the lower (Chervonny) falls, Mendel, in fright, rushed up a nearby mountain slope. One of the cavalry officers set off after him. As the officer explained later, he had to shoot the fleeing old man for fear he might talk about what he had seen and that local robbers would then attack the detachment.

To continue to the next waterfalls, you must take the Middle Ring:

Chervonny (Gold Coin) Falls

This 20 meter high waterfall is located near the confluence of Chervonny creek and the Mendelikha river where at one time there was a ford for horses. Once, when crossing to the other side, a horse from a cavalry detachment that was transporting boxes of gold stumbled. One of the boxes fell and shattered on the rocks, and its contents spilled out into the water. It was this event that proved fatal for Boris Mendel, who became an unwitting witness to the incident and paid for it with his life. There is another version of the story that the gold being transported was part of the so-called “Gold of the Kuban Rada.” Many years later, local residents found Tsarist gold coins here, hence the name of the falls.  

Chara Falls

The 9 meter high Chara falls received its name because of its shape. Cascading streams of water crash down from an arched cornice and form a sort of filled bowl at the base of the falls. In this way, the falls resemble an old Russian drinking vessel called a “chara.” 

The most inquisitive visitors can continue their journey through the secret treasury of the Park of Waterfalls by embarking upon the Great Ring:

Mishkin Grot

This 6 meter high waterfall comprises a series of cascades churning among large boulders of the most unusual shape. The flowing water is constantly changing the speed of its descent and the direction of its movement. 

Aiya Falls

This 14 meter high waterfall is named after Boris Mendel’s beloved wife. The name means “moonlight” in the local language. Water descends among the rocks at high speed in one powerful and plentiful stream.

Snezhnoye Ruslo (Snow Bed)

This small 5 meter high waterfall has a multitude of thin streams that spill out vertically over a ledge like a comb before maneuvering among a number of small rocks. 

Golden

This waterfall closes the Great Ring. At 77 meters, it is not only the highest waterfall at Rosa Khutor, it is the highest waterfall in the entire Sochi area. It is seven meters higher than even the neighboring Polikarya waterfall.


Район:  Адлерский район
Место проведения:  Круглогодичный горный курорт "Роза Хутор"
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09.07.2021

Часовня Александра Невского

 Часовня Александра Невского

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Абхазия
Адрес:  улица Лакоба
Район:  Абхазия
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33 Водопада

33 Водопада

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Большой Кичмай
Название EN:  33 waterfalls
Подробное описание EN: 

An excursion to the 33 waterfalls will present you with one of nature’s most impressive creations – the watery cascade on the Dzhegosh tributary of the Shakhe river.

You will have an unforgettable experience contemplating the falling water sparkling in the sun and will breathe free and easy in the relic forest of boxwood thickets.

On the way to Dzhegosh tributary, you will have the opportunity to touch an astonishing tulip tree which is over 160 years old. Its dimensions boggle the imagination – six grown men cannot embrace the giant’s trunk.



Адрес EN:  In quadrant 39 of the Golovinskoe forest range in Sochi National Park, in Dzhegosh Gorge 4 kilometres to the north of the Adigeyan village of Bolshoi Kichmai
Район:  Лазаревский район
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07.07.2021

Агурские водопады

Агурские водопады

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  улица Агурское Ущелье, 1
Начало события:  07.07.2021
Район:  Центральный район
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Ажекские водопады (с заходом на 30-метровый Ореховский водопад)

Ажекские водопады (с заходом на 30-метровый Ореховский водопад)

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  г. Сочи, село Ажек, 1,5 км от с. Нижнеорехово
Краткое описание EN:  The trail runs through the territory of a national park in one of the most beautiful corners of nature. 
Подробное описание EN: 

The trail runs through the territory of a national park in one of the most beautiful corners of nature. The forest consists of beech and oak, pontic rhododendrons, cherry laurel, hazel, wild pear, lianas and mosses. There are many streams and micro-falls along the way, with bridges made of chestnut and oak.

The Azhek river is one of the tributaries of the Sochi river and is famous for it waterfalls. They are unique. You can come right close to them and even swim in their pools. There are six waterfalls on the river, and four more on a tributary stream to the left.

One of the waterfalls is located on the way to the Azhek ecovillage. On a side branch of the trail there is the Mozgovity waterfall, which stands out from the others by its amphitheater-like canyon, from which it derives its name.

There are two upper falls: the 22-meter-high Geografichesky and the 25-meter-high Chevalier, both located in the same canyon. The Geografichesky forms a lake at its base.

The distance to the upper falls is 7 kilometers and the trail takes 8 hours to hike.


Район:  Лазаревский район
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Ахштырская пещера

Ахштырская пещера

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Ахштырская пещера
Название EN:  Akhshtirskaya cave
Краткое описание EN:  A well-known Sochi attraction is the Akhshtyrskaya cave, which is located in the picturesque Dzykhrinsky gorge on the right bank of the Mzymta river.
Подробное описание EN: 

A well-known Sochi attraction is the Akhshtyrskaya cave, which is located in the picturesque Dzykhrinsky gorge on the right bank of the Mzymta river. This unique cave extends 150 meters deep into the cliff, first forming a twenty meter long corridor before splitting into halls. The halls of Akhshtyrskaya cave are quite spacious, with a height reaching ten meters and a width of eight meters. Near the cave entrance there are two areas connected by a twelve meter long corridor.

Akhshtyrskaya cave is unique in that primitive people lived in it over a number of eras. Prehistoric neanderthals of the Mousterian period settled here first, then they were gradually replaced by more advanced peoples who inhabited the cave until the early Bronze Age.

In 1936, the first excavations were carried out in Akhshtyrskaya cave, during which a dwelling site of primitive humans was discovered. Archeological work was carried out under the leadership of the Leningrad scientist N. Zamyatin right up until 1965.

In 1978, Akhshtyrskaya cave was conferred the status of a “Unique monument of primitive archaeology and history,” and the entrance to it was closed.

According to leading archaeologists, the cave was formed 35,000 BCE. The fact that a huge number of ready-made tools – points and blades, along with the cast off materials, including flakes, cores and chips were found there is of great value. The main food of these primitive people was the meat of the cave bear, wild boar and deer. A great amount of material pertaining to human activities in the late Mousterian period has been collected in Akhshtyrskaya cave. While digging through the layers of that time, stone tools have been found, including points, chopping tools, cores, flakes and chisels. A vast amount of information was obtained by scientists about the flora and fauna of those ages. Thanks to research, it was ascertained that only a dark coniferous forest grew around the cave, resembling a modern spruce and fir forest. Moreover, two metatarsal bones of a primitive foot were found in the cave.

The inhabitants of the Mousterian era in the cave were replaced by inhabitants of the ancient Stone Age – the Upper Paleolithic, spanning the period from 35,000 to 10,000 BCE. Many objects from this period have been found: cutters, scrapers, chisels and knife-like blades. According to archaeologists, the mouth of the cave, where the fire pit was located, was the main populated area.



Адрес EN:  On the right side of the Akhshtirskaya gorge above the River Mzymta in Adler District
Район:  Лазаревский район
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07.07.2021

Ахштырское ущелье

Ахштырское ущелье

Страна:  Россия
Город:  село Казачий Брод
Адрес:  Форелевая улица
Район:  Центральный район
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Ачигварское озеро

Ачигварское озеро

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  г. Сочи, Адлерский район, ул. Банановая (Орел-Изумруд)
Краткое описание EN:  One of the most cozy and picturesque recreation centers in Adler is located right on Lake Achigvar, where visitors to the recreation center will be pleasantly surprised to find they can fish at several ponds which are fully equipped for spending time with friends or family. 
Подробное описание EN: 

One of the most cozy and picturesque recreation centers in Adler is located right on Lake Achigvar, where visitors to the recreation center will be pleasantly surprised to find they can fish at several ponds which are fully equipped for spending time with friends or family. For those who want more exclusive services away from other guests, fishing is offered at a special VIP lake. Here you can fish for such exclusive species as sturgeon, trout, Canadian catfish, cyprinus and carp. It is also an ideal place to conduct business meetings in a relaxed outdoor setting.

At Lake Achigvar, guests will find hospitable staff, high-quality facilities and excellent fishing. Freshly caught fish can be smoked, fried, or made into soup, and if guests have no wish to cook the fish themselves, the friendly staff can do it for them. Apart from fishing, guests can also enjoy picnics with a barbeque, take a steam bath or sample delicious dishes from a local restaurant.

Prices at the recreation center start from 600 rubles per person.    


Район:  Адлерский район
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Ачипсинские водопады

Ачипсинские водопады

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Ачипсинские водопады
Название EN:  Achipsinskie waterfalls
Подробное описание EN: 

The route involves an ascent along a forest path to the alpine zone of the Achishkho ridge, trekking along picturesque alpine meadows towards the Achipsinsky falls. Tourists will need 2 days to see all the sights.

Day 1: from the boudaries of the reserve and Sochi National Park along the eastern slope of Mount Achishkho to the headwaters of the river Achipse, where the Achipse falls are located. Overnight stay.

Day 2: return along the eastern slope of Mount Achishkho to the boundaries of Sochi National Park on Achishkho ridge.

The access time for visiting the route is limited by when the snow cover disappears, on the one hand, and when rutting season for the Caucasian Red Deer begins, on the other. Thus, the trail is open during the period from 15 May to 15 October.

According to the 4-point scale of trail amenities (presence or absence of paths, fire pits, shacks, shelters and other small architectural structures, etc.), the amenities of the route on the whole correspond to 4 points. For the route under consideration, water availability along the entire length and at all parking places and stops corresponds to 3 points (drinking water is in plentiful supply).  



Адрес EN:  Adler District on the western slope of Mount Achishkho, source of the River Achipse
Район:  Адлерский район
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16.09.2021

Белые скалы

Белые скалы

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  с. Красная Воля
Название EN:  BELIYE SKALY (THE WHITE ROCKS)
Краткое описание EN:  White Rocks canyon is a popular year-round tourist trail located along the Khosta river. The trail is outfitted with special paths and ladders to allow visitors to experience the full range of the canyon’s rich and vibrant natural colours, which make it a favourite destination for travel photographers.
Подробное описание EN: 

White Rocks canyon is a popular year-round tourist trail located along the Khosta river. The trail is outfitted with special paths and ladders to allow visitors to experience the full range of the canyon’s rich and vibrant natural colours, which make it a favourite destination for travel photographers.

Although the canyon is an undeveloped area, there are conveniently-placed signs to ensure travelers don’t get lost among the bright green ferns and boxwood thickets. The mountains provide welcome shade from the summer heat, and visitors can take a refreshing dip in the azure river on a hot July afternoon. The canyon owes its name to the huge white boulders that block the more than 200-meter deep gorge.

You can get to White Rocks canyon on your own either by public transport (via bus from Khosta) or by private car. You can also visit this natural landmark as part of a guided tour. But be advised, you will experience the most vivid emotions and impressions when you walk through this unique and unforgettable place on your own! The trail is 4.5 km long and the walking portion takes between 3 to 5 hours to complete.



Адрес EN:  Hosta
Район:  Хостинский район
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Берендеево царство

Берендеево царство

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  51 квартал, 7 выдел Лазаревского лесничества,
Название EN:  BEREDEY’S KINGDOM
Краткое описание EN:  If you are going to Sochi for vacation, then make sure to visit Berendeevo Tsarstvo, or “Berendey’s Kingdom,” in the picturesque Kuapse valley. It is known for the extraordinary beauty of its unique rock formations, waterfalls and mountain clefts.
Подробное описание EN: 

If you are going to Sochi for vacation, then make sure to visit Berendeevo Tsarstvo, or “Berendey’s Kingdom,” in the picturesque Kuapse valley. It is known for the extraordinary beauty of its unique rock formations, waterfalls and mountain clefts. A cascade of seven waterfalls, one of which reaches the height of 27 meters, is a highlight of the valley. The waterfalls and other natural attractions are named after heroes in Alexander Ostrovsky’s fairy tale, The Snow Maiden. The valley walls are covered in a variety of trees and bushes, including Iberian oak, maple, hornbeam, Pontic and yellow rhododendron, elder, hazel and many other plants

The trail runs 1200 meters and is divided into two parts. The first part is 450 meters long, easy to traverse, and equipped with pedestrian bridges and park benches. The trail follows a stream through a colourful gorge up to the seven waterfalls, where visitors are greeted first by the small but beautiful “Kupava” and “Nameless” falls. Following the river, the trail crosses Mezgir bridge, where the beautiful 27-meter high “Berendey’s Beard” waterfall puts the finishing touch to this scenic valley. Further along, you can see the “Altar of the Goddess Lada” and the lake called “Happiness.”

The second part of the trail runs 700 meters and starts at the observation deck near “Berendey’s Beard” waterfall. It continues along a path up to the “Nameless” mountain, where there is megalithic complex with a sanctuary and trough-shaped dolmen with standing stones. One of the standing stones has petroglyphs on it, left by its ancient Bronze Age builders. Not far from the “Sanctuary” you will find medieval burial sites of the Adyg and Shapsug people.  

Visitors will also find a cafe at Bereendevo Tsarstvo along with “Berendey’s Throne” which anyone can sit on.

 

To get to Berendeevo Tsarstvo, take bus No. 59, 160, 161, 162 or 163 which go to Tuapse. Get off at Mamedka stop and walk thirty meters in the same direction and then turn right onto the dirt road heading downhill. There you will see the inscription – “Waterfalls.” A sign at the entrance to Mamedov gorge will point the way to the Kuapse river and further across a suspension bridge.



Район:  Лазаревский район
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06.10.2021

Бзерпинский карниз

Бзерпинский карниз

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Пихтовая поляна
Район:  Красная поляна
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03.09.2019

Библиотека имени А.С.Пушкина

Библиотека имени А.С.Пушкина

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Приморская, 1
Телефон:  +7 (862) 262–25–95
Веб-сайт:  http://library-sochi.ru/bibl/1/75/87
Название EN:  THE PUSHKIN LIBRARY
Краткое описание EN:  Founded in 1899, the Pushkin Library is one of the oldest in Sochi. The collection was created at the initiative, and with the donations, of local citizens to mark the centenary of the birth of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. 
Подробное описание EN: 

Founded in 1899, the Pushkin Library is one of the oldest in Sochi. The collection was created at the initiative, and with the donations, of local citizens to mark the centenary of the birth of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. 

The library was originally located in the People’s House of the Society for the Help to the Poor. At one time, it was the only place where Sochi’s poorest could go to get an education.  

In February 1902, the library’s members successfully lobbied for the construction of a new library building. The Art Nouveau-style building was completed ten years later and thanks to donations from the local townspeople. On 3 September 1920, the Pushkin Library was declared a state library. It is presently a branch of the Sochi Central Library.

The Pushkin Library building is the only cultural institution in Sochi to have survived from pre-revolutionary times and never changed its original purpose.

The library is located in a beautiful evergreen park, and the building’s architectural features complement its unique surroundings perfectly. It is architectural monument that is under the protection of the state.

In 2012, a statue of Alexander Pushkin by the sculptor Pyotr Khrisanov was erected next to the library building in commemoration of the library’s centenary.  



Район:  Центральный район
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Большой Кичмай

Большой Кичмай

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Большой Кичмай
Название EN:  Bolshoy Kichmay (Great Kichmay)
Краткое описание EN:  Bolshoy Kichmai is an aul or traditional fortified village located in Sochi’s Lazarevsky district on the banks of the Shakhe river. It is a popular tourist destination because there are several natural attractions here at once: the Mezdakh ethnic center, the famous 33 waterfalls, and many other tourist sites.
Подробное описание EN: 

Bolshoy Kichmai is an aul or traditional fortified village located in Sochi’s Lazarevsky district on the banks of the Shakhe river. It is a popular tourist destination because there are several natural attractions here at once: the Mezdakh ethnic center, the famous 33 waterfalls, and many other tourist sites.

Bolshoy Kichmay is situated amid picturesque mountains and is surrounded by green forests, where you can enjoy unmatched nature and fresh clean air. The resort has many places for walking, hiking and horseback riding, and for picnics with friends, which is why Bolshoy Kichmay is a favourite place not only with tourists, but with locals all year round. It is especially pleasant to enjoy the magnificent views while listening to gifted local musicians during the Caucasus Feast – an exciting program that introduces guests not only to the history, but also the culture and cuisine of the village. Here visitors can taste delicious meat dishes, mouthwatering honey and fragrant wine. The event is staged by the Hakuchi, a Circassian people who represent the major portion of the aul’s residents.


Адрес EN:  Bolshoy Kichmay (Great Kichmay)
Район:  Лазаревский район
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09.12.2020

Вертолетные прогулки

Вертолетные прогулки

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Олимпийская, 35
Веб-сайт:  https://rosakhutor.com/about/press-center/roza-khutor-otkryl-pervyy-passazhirskiy-gornyy-vertoletnyy-tsentr-v-rossii/
Краткое описание EN:  Have you ever dreamed of flying in a helicopter over the mountains? Then Rosa Khutor resort can make your dreams come true! Sightseeing tours over Sochi National Park are now available to everyone.
Подробное описание EN: 

Have you ever dreamed of flying in a helicopter over the mountains? Then Rosa Khutor resort can make your dreams come true! Sightseeing tours over Sochi National Park are now available to everyone.

The fifteen-minute Panorama tour will fly guests over the Olympic facilities and picturesque mountains such as Red Rock, the Aibga massif, Agebsta and the Stone Column as well as other natural attractions.

During the thirty-minute Sightseeing tour, guests of Rosa Khutor will see spectacular mountains in addition to seeing the Trout Farm and Russia’s longest suspension bridge.

Helicopter tours are a fantastic and entirely new way to see the mountains of the Northern Caucasus and the Black Sea coast.


Район:  Красная поляна
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15.12.2020

Видовая башня на горе Батарейка

Видовая башня на горе Батарейка

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Центральный район г. Сочи, ул. Альпийская, 18-а,
Краткое описание EN:  The observation tower located on top of the impressive-sounding Mount Batareika, or Mount Battery, is one of Sochi’s most popular tourist spots. The tower offers visitors a panoramic view of the city and the coastline as well as the neighboring mountains. It is a favourite destination for many photographers and honeymooners seeking beautiful and impressive pictures.
Подробное описание EN: 

The observation tower located on top of the impressive-sounding Mount Batareika, or Mount Battery, is one of Sochi’s most popular tourist spots. The tower offers visitors a panoramic view of the city and the coastline as well as the neighboring mountains. It is a favourite destination for many photographers and honeymooners seeking beautiful and impressive pictures.

The mountain’s name – Battery – has nothing to do with anything electric. It is named after an artillery battery stationed on the mountain in 1840 to protect the city from incessant attacks by people living in the hills.

The round-shaped observation tower, known as The Rose of the Winds, was designed by Russian architect Boris Guryanov and opened its doors in 1977. The tower stands 20 meters high and rises 164 meters above sea level. Visitors will find the cozy Panorama cafe and a gallery on the observation deck.

A TV tower located on the same mountain serves as a convenient reference point for hikers.


Район:  Центральный район
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15.07.2021

Вилла «Надежда»

Вилла «Надежда»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  парк Дендрарий
Район:  Центральный район
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18.12.2020

Водопад Ажек

Водопад Ажек

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Название EN:  Sochi river headwaters, are included in territory of Sochi National Park
Краткое описание EN:  Azhek river falls are a beautiful tourist spot near Sochi that no visitor should miss. The word “Azhek” is from the local Ubykh language and means “snow-born” or “snow-son.” The choice of name is not accidental, for the river’s headwaters flow from the summit of Mount Sakharnaya, whose lofty peaks are shrouded in a thick blanket of snow during winter. 
Подробное описание EN: 

Azhek river falls are a beautiful tourist spot near Sochi that no visitor should miss. The word “Azhek” is from the local Ubykh language and means “snow-born” or “snow-son.” The choice of name is not accidental, for the river’s headwaters flow from the summit of Mount Sakharnaya, whose lofty peaks are shrouded in a thick blanket of snow during winter.  

Azhek falls were created more than fifty millenia ago during which time the cascading waters have carved out a small lake filled with the most prisitine water. The lake is the home for numerous snakes and is a gathering spot for badgers, wild forest cats and deers from the nearby forest. The ecology of the area has been preserved in its natural state thanks to the absence of any industrial activity. Gold mining took place near the falls in the 1930s but was subsequently abandoned. In addition to the falls, visitors can admire the beautiful evergreen boxwoods, 10-meter tall yew trees, wild grapes and other plants in the adjoining woods. In total, more than 130 species of plant are found here, many of which do not grow anywhere else except in Krasnosdar territory.  

To get to the falls by public transport, visitors need to take bus route 102 to Orekhovka village, get off at the final stop and proceed the rest of the way on foot.



Адрес EN:  Sochi river headwaters, are included in territory of Sochi National Park
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Водопад Безымянный

Водопад Безымянный

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Название EN:  BEZYMYANNIY WATERFALL
Краткое описание EN:  The Bezymyanka river is located 4 kilometers north of the village of Aibga and is home of the 75-meter Bezymyanny or “Nameless” falls, a three-level cascade which is one of the highest waterfalls in Krasondar territory.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Bezymyanka river is located 4 kilometers north of the village of Aibga and is home of the 75-meter Bezymyanny or “Nameless” falls, a three-level cascade which is one of the highest waterfalls in Krasondar territory.

The Bezymyanka river originates in the springs and snowfields found in the crevices that run along southern slopes of Mount Aibga. Leaping from rock to rock, the river courses its way through forest thickets towards a steep cliff where it plummets, forming a three-step waterfall. The streams of falling water have carved wide notches into the rocky ledge, revealing multi-coloured layers sandstone, mudstone, and shale dating from the Cretaceous period. The layers alternate in grayish, pinkish and bluish colours before bending into a steep arch-like formation beside the falls at the lower part of the cliff.

Strands of Colchis ivy cling to stones on the rocky ledges and intertwine so thickly in places they resemble a gigantic, dark green blanket with long fringes. Lush clumps of ostrich fern cover the the gentle slopes of the ravine while single alder, sycamore maple and ash trees dot the bottom. High up, above the falls, a pristine forest of broad-leaf trees closes in upon the river.

It is against this backdrop of luxurious green foliage and multi-coloured rocks that the beautiful white-foamed waterfall splashes, sparkles and rustles. A rounded pool overflowing with ice cold water ripples down below. From here, the river, churning and foaming, rushes down through the rubble of huge boulders. Two kilometers further on it flows into the Psou river which runs along the border between Russia and Abkhazia before emptying into Black Sea.

Neither Aibga nor the nearby settlement of Yeremlovka can be reached by public transport. Bus routes 105 and 135 go as far as Krasnaya Polyana, which is only 10 kilometers cross-country from the falls.



Адрес EN:  In the mountains, 42 kilometres from the Black Sea Coast, in Adler District
Район:  Красная поляна
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Водопад Девичьи слезы

Водопад Девичьи слезы

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Краснополянское лесничество
Краткое описание EN:  An inevitable destination of many Sochi tourist excursions is a visit to one of nature’s most beautiful creations – the Devichi Slyozy or “Maiden’s tears” waterfall. The falls are located close to the Krasnaya Polyana road, which can be accessed via the A148 “Adler – Krasnaya Polyana” highway.
Подробное описание EN: 

An inevitable destination of many Sochi tourist excursions is a visit to one of nature’s most beautiful creations – the Devichi Slyozy or “Maiden’s tears” waterfall. The falls are located close to the Krasnaya Polyana road, which can be accessed via the A148 “Adler – Krasnaya Polyana” highway.

At the falls, visitors can admire the turbulent streams of water that plummet off a 13 meter height and break on the huge rocks below before rushing onward into the Mzymta river in a seething torrent. The waters of the falls are so clear and transparent they really do resemble a maiden’s tears and the climate at the base of the falls is so cold that many travelers come here to escape the heat of summer.

The best time to visit the falls is in spring and autumn when the water is at its height. During the hot summer months, the waterfall often dries up and sometimes only meager little streams remain. Nevertheless, tour guides bring visitors here all year round, telling them about the legend that if an unmarried girl washes herself with its waters she is certain to marry within the year. Another legend is that if you tie a ribbon to the trees growing near the falls, whatever wish you make will come true.   

Devichi Slyozy falls can be reached by private car or by bus routes 63, 105, 105c or 135. Visitors should get off at the “5-kilometer” stop which is located less than a kilometer from the falls.


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10.07.2021

Водопад Девичьи слезы Абхазия

Водопад Девичьи слезы Абхазия

Страна:  Абхазия
Адрес:  Дорога А-309
Район:  Абхазия
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18.12.2020

Водопад Игристый

Водопад Игристый

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  13 квартал, 44,49 выделы Марьинского лесничества, 2,8 км от аула Тхагапш по грунтовой дороге на северо-запад.
Краткое описание EN:  The Igristy or “Sprakling” waterfall is located in Maryinsky forest and invariably attracts numerous visitors who wish to admire its unusual beauty.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Igristy or “Sprakling” waterfall is located in Maryinsky forest and invariably attracts numerous visitors who wish to admire its unusual beauty. The uniqueness of this waterfall lies in that its waters, which flow directly from a mountain summit before plummeting 35 meters off a cliff, create a rainbow visible from the below caused by the interplay between the sun’s rays and the falling streams of water. It is believed that this feature is the source of the waterfall’s unusual name. Over time, the force of the falling water has carved out a rocky bowl with a small pool at the base of the falls.

When the falls are at full flow, the water in the pool churns and bubbles similar to a jacuzzi. There are many large rocks and boulders near the base of the falls which serve as convenient places for tourists to relax on and take pictures. Before heading to the falls, visitors should choose comfortable, lightweight clothing and appropriate footwear since it will take a long time to reach their destination. There is no need to carry water though, as visitors will encounter many springs along the way offering the purest water, but it is recommended they bring along something to eat!

To get to the falls, visitors must go the aul, or mountain village, of Tkhagapsh. The most convenient route is to take bus route 146 from Lazarevsky bus station to the last stop, and then follow the signposts.


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16.11.2020

Водопад Кейва

Водопад Кейва

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Название EN:  KEIV WATERFALL
Краткое описание EN:  Keiv falls, one of Sochi’s natural gems, is located in the city’s Adler district, tucked away among dense mountain thickets in the picturesque surroundings of Krasnaya Polyana village.
Подробное описание EN: 

Keiv falls, one of Sochi’s natural gems, is located in the city’s Adler district, tucked away among dense mountain thickets in the picturesque surroundings of Krasnaya Polyana village.

The waterfall owes its name to Elmar Keivu, the Estonian tourism instructor who discovered it in the Sochi mountains back in 1967. Since then, the waterfall has become one of the key destinations for visitors to the Krasnaya Polyana area and at the end of the last century was regarded as the most popular attraction in this forested region. Today it is a favourite spot for many photographers.

A unique feature of the falls is that its waters do not dry out in the summer heat nor do they freeze in the depths of winter.

To get to the falls, visitors need to get to the Krasnaya Polyana tourist center of the Russian Ministry of Defence, the starting point for the long hiking trail that leads to the falls. The distance from the tourist center to the waterfall is about 2.5 kilometers and takes at least 1.5 hours to hike.



Район:  Красная поляна
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Водопад Пасть дракона

Водопад Пасть дракона

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Веселовское лесничество
Название EN:  THE DRAGON MOUTH WATERFALL
Краткое описание EN:  Glubokiy Yar falls (known as Past Drakona or the “Dragon’s Mouth” for tourist excursions) is located near the mouth of the river of the same name, which forms a left-bank tributary of the Mzymta river. With a height of 41.5 meters, it is one of the highest waterfalls in the Sochi area.
Подробное описание EN: 

Glubokiy Yar falls (known as Past Drakona or the “Dragon’s Mouth” for tourist excursions) is located near the mouth of the river of the same name, which forms a left-bank tributary of the Mzymta river. With a height of 41.5 meters, it is one of the highest waterfalls in the Sochi area.

Below the falls there is a small basin and a cave from which a stream of ice-cold water gushes out. The cave passages extend some 1070 meters into the rock and the icy stream creates a waterfall 18 meters high near the entrance. This is quite a rare phenomenon – a river with two channels, one on the surface and one subterranean, and two resulting waterfalls, one seemingly nestled within the other.

Some 110 meters downstream from Glubokiy Yar, there is another set of falls with an upper part consisting of rapids and a lower part with a 9 meter high waterfall.

Not far from the falls, there are the ruins of a medieval Christian temple built on the remains of the ancient fortress made of local limestone. Visitors can access the ruins by climbing the path that runs along the left bank slope of the gorge.  

It is not difficult to reach the falls. Visitors can take bus routes 105 and 105c from MoreMall shopping and entertainment center and 135 from Olympic Park and get off at the Monastry stop. From there they have to cross the Mzymta river and then head down towards the mouth of Glyubiky Yar stream.



Район:  Адлерский район
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06.08.2021

Водопад Поликаря

Водопад Поликаря

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Красная поляна
Адрес:  Водопад Поликаря
Название EN:  THE POLIKARYA WATERFALL
Краткое описание EN:  Polikarya waterfall, its name derived from the ancient Turkish word “Bogatyr” meaning “hero,” is also popularly known as Shtany or “Trousers” for the twin-legs of its plummeting waters. The 70 meter high falls are regarded as the highest in Sochi and one of the highest in all of Europe.
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Polikarya waterfall, its name derived from the ancient Turkish word “Bogatyr” meaning “hero,” is also popularly known as Shtany or “Trousers” for the twin-legs of its plummeting waters. The 70 meter high falls are regarded as the highest in Sochi and one of the highest in all of Europe.

The waterfall is fed by a glacier atop Aibga ridge and is situated in an area of subalpine meadows near the village of Krasnaya Polyana. Its location ensures there is snow near the falls even in the height of summer.

The route to the falls lies along a winding mountain road that rises through beech forests and reaches an altitude of almost 2000 meters above sea level. It takes just 30 minutes to reach the destination by SUV. The waterfall, nestled within a panorama of mountain peaks and spurs of the main ridge of the Caucasus, delights visitors with its incomparable and pristine beauty.

Visitors can admire the views of the main ridge of the Caucasus without any special equipment simply by taking the cable car from the Krasnaya Polyana resort. The car ascends to the top of Chornaya Pyramida or “Black Pyramid” mountain, the highest point of the resort, where a breathtaking panorama opens up of Krasnaya Polyana and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Excursions to the falls and hiking among the flowering alpine meadows do not require any special physical training and are fully accessible to any reasonably fit individual. Such simple walks in the mountains can be done by the whole family, even with small children.

To take a ride on the cable car, visitors must purchase a pass for the desired level at the Krasnaya Polyana ticket office.  



Район:  Красная поляна
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18.12.2020

Водопад Пслух

Водопад Пслух

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Кордон Пслух
Название EN:  PSLUKH WATERFALL
Краткое описание EN:  The Pslukh Cordon of the Caucasus State Natural Biosphere Reserve attracts visitors with its beautiful views, pure mountain air and unspoiled nature. It is here that the Pslukh waterfall is found, whose origins remain a mystery to experts.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Pslukh Cordon of the Caucasus State Natural Biosphere Reserve attracts visitors with its beautiful views, pure mountain air and unspoiled nature. It is here that the Pslukh waterfall is found, whose origins remain a mystery to experts. It is thought that the falls resulted either from tectonic activity or from an overabundance of water in the river of the same name following the disappearance of a glacier many hundreds of years ago. Powerful streams of the purest water plummet from the rocks and form a small basin at the foot of the falls where visitors like to swim.

Not far from the falls, there are groves of walnut and pear trees as well as the legendary Narzan springs, known far and wide beyond the borders of Russia, where you can quench your thirst and refill your water bottles. Visitors to the Pluskh Cordon often set up tents here and spend the night under the starry skies. Access to the Cordon is restricted to the months of May to November with the tourist route closed the rest of the year. En route to the falls, you can also visit Grushevy Ridge, which extends at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level offering panoramic views, and Engelman’s Glade with its more than 120 Narzan springs.

You can reach the Natural Biosphere Reserve by taking the electric train from Alpika Service train station or bus routes 105 and 135 to the stop at Service Center Megafon, which is located next to the nearest settlement. From there you will need to continue on foot to the Cordon. To get to the reserve by private vehicle, you will need to drive in the directions of Krasnaya Polyana and exit the road seven kilometers before the village. Then you will need to continue alongside the Mzymta river to the Narzan spring.



Район:  Красная поляна
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15.12.2020

Водопад Хрустальный

Водопад Хрустальный

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Краткое описание EN:  Khrustalny waterfall is located in Sochi’s Adler district near the confluence of the Chvizhepse and Mzymta rivers along the road to Krasnaya Polyana. Visitors can reach the falls from the mountain village of Chvizhepse by crossing the road bridge over to the left bank of the Mzymta river and continuing upstream for a further two kilometers.
Подробное описание EN: 

Khrustalny waterfall is located in Sochi’s Adler district near the confluence of the Chvizhepse and Mzymta rivers along the road to Krasnaya Polyana. Visitors can reach the falls from the mountain village of Chvizhepse by crossing the road bridge over to the left bank of the Mzymta river and continuing upstream for a further two kilometers. It is recommended that they bring along an experienced guide to avoid getting lost along the way.

Khrustalny is powerful waterfall with a height of more than 30 meters. The water here rushes down down from steep rocks and breaks directly on the ground below without any collecting pool, causing it to splash in all directions over a fair distance. The waterfall originates in the headwaters flowing from the northern spurs of Krasnaya Skala mountain.

The falls are in very full flow after heavy rains, in the springtime, and during the snowmelt in the mountains. It is recommended that visitors wear sport shoes to protect themselves from thorns, wear protective clothing, and put their telephone, documents and money into a waterproof bag.


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Водопады и ущелье Наджиго

Водопады и ущелье Наджиго

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Макопсинское лесничество, с. Макопсе, аул Наджиго
Название EN:  NADZHIGO GORGE AND WATERFALLS
Краткое описание EN:  There are a number of picturesque waterfalls on the Gumyshtepe river that can be accessed by a well-maintained trail equipped with all the necessary wooden bridges and railings. There are two falls, one 4.5 meters and the other 6.5 meters high, located 280 meters upstream from the confluence with the Kumyshtepe river. Further along the trail, around 630 meters from the confluence point of the rivers, there is a 32 meter high waterfall which is the highest and most beautiful in the area.
Подробное описание EN: 

There are a number of picturesque waterfalls on the Gumyshtepe river that can be accessed by a well-maintained trail equipped with all the necessary wooden bridges and railings. There are two falls, one 4.5 meters and the other 6.5 meters high, located 280 meters upstream from the confluence with the Kumyshtepe river. Further along the trail, around 630 meters from the confluence point of the rivers, there is a 32 meter high waterfall which is the highest and most beautiful in the area.

According to a legend that explains the origin of the falls, there once lived a little girl in these parts who sang very beautifully. Years passed and she grew up to be a very beautiful young maiden. One day, the God of the forest, Mizitkha, saw the maiden wandering through the woods and singing. Mizitkha fell in love with her, even though he also understood that there could be nothing between him and a mere mortal girl. He decided to express his love for her in the form of a gift and created the waterfall named the Serenada Lyubvi or “Serenade of Love.” This waterfall was so quiet that its sound would not disturb the girl from singing. The next gift that Mizitkha created for his beloved was the waterfall named the Omut Lyubvi or “Pool of Love.” He placed a treasure at the very bottom of this pool that only a young man who was sincerely in love with the girl could reach. His final gift was the waterfall named the Kupel Lyubvi or “Font of Love.” Here, Mizitkha himself was present, but he turned his back to the font so as not to embarass the girl with his presence.

 The aul, or village, of Nadzhigo can be reached by bus from Makopse settlement. After proceding through the village along the dirt road heading east, then south, and then north (around 2 km), you will arrive at the Kumyshtepe river – a right bank tributary of the Nadzhigo river.    


Район:  Лазаревский район
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Водопады Псыдах и Шапсуг

Водопады Псыдах и Шапсуг

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Лыготхское лесничество, река Аше, в 5 км от аула Калеж
Название EN:  PSYDAKH AND SHAPSUG WATERFALLS
Краткое описание EN:  The Ashe river is known in the Sochi area for its the picturesque Psydakh and Shapsug falls. The name of the river is derived from the Adyghe language and translates as “weapon.”  In addition to the falls, there are also such sights as the Skala Starikov or “Rock of the Old Men” and the Peshchera Spaseniya or “Cave of Salvation.” 
Подробное описание EN: 

The Ashe river is known in the Sochi area for its the picturesque Psydakh and Shapsug falls. The name of the river is derived from the Adyghe language and translates as “weapon.”  In addition to the falls, there are also such sights as the Skala Starikov or “Rock of the Old Men” and the Peshchera Spaseniya or “Cave of Salvation.” 

Excursions to these renowned falls start from the village of Lazarevsky. The trail leads visitors to viewpoints that reveal an incredibly beautiful panorama of the Ashe river valley. In the distance, you can see the Rock of the Old Men, the origin of whose name has given rise to many legends. Your guide will tell you an informative story about the loyalty of children and the wisdom of parents.

The Psydakh waterfall, whose name translates as “beautiful water,” is located on a left bank tributary of the Ashe river. Its setting is unsual as most of the waterfalls in the Sochi area are immersed in green forests. Unlike them, Psydakh cannot be seen right away for it is hidden in a chasm which the river has bored its way through. This waterfall, a powerful stream of crystal clear water cascading down a black cliff thirty meters high, evokes sheer delight in many visitors. The waterfall actually comprises three separate falls of various heights. The lower falls are a little over two meters high and descend gently over a wide step. The middle falls reach a height of five meters and flow into a small pool found at its base. The upper falls, which are over twenty meters in height, are the most spectacular. Spray scatters in all directions as the water crashes upon the rocks. Beautiful water, indeed!

An abundance of varied vegetation grows near the waterfall, among which are oriental hornbeam, common ash and common hazel, as well as butcher’s broom, yellow rhododendron, honeysuckle and many other species. 



Район:  Лазаревский район
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16.01.2018

Водопады реки Ушхо

Водопады реки Ушхо

Город:  Сочи
Район:  Хостинский район
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Волконский дольмен

Волконский дольмен

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  87 квартал Лазаревского лесничества, пос. Волконка
Название EN:  VOLKONSKIY DOLMEN
Краткое описание EN:  The Volkonsky dolmen is located in the gorge of the Godpik river, 200 – 300 meters from the Sochi – Novorossiysk highway. 
Подробное описание EN: 

The Volkonsky dolmen is located in the gorge of the Godpik river, 200 – 300 meters from the Sochi – Novorossiysk highway. Some scholars consider it to be an ancient sanctuary where our ancestors once meditated.

The Volkonsky dolmen belongs to what are called monolithic dolmens. It has a flat platform cut into a huge fragment of sandstone rock at a height of four meters. A facade wall with a hole in it looms over the platform. Through this hole, a horseshoe-shaped main chamber with a spherical ceiling has been hollowed out. The only convenient stepped approach to the dolmen is located at the end of the wall that has the platform facing the facade, which then leads to a depression with a depth and diameter of 60 centimeters located on the roof of the dolmen. Part of the Volkonsky dolmen has been cut with a saw to expose a facade facing in the direction of the summer solstice.

The dolmen received its name in honour of Princess Volkonskaya, who spent a lot of time around it. It was built approximately nine and a half thousand years ago. It turns out that even then people had definite knowledge and techniques about cutting hollow chambers into hard rock. Some dolmens are positioned near springs, and the Volkonsky dolmen is located close to a source of mineral water.

A beautiful legend is connected with the Volkonsky dolmen. A young man from a rich and noble family fell in love with a beautiful but poor and common girl. His brother, however, forbade him from marrying her and called such a marriage a shame for the family. Hearing this, the unfortunate lover exclaimed that it would be better to be turned to stone than to live without his beloved and the heavens carried out his wish then and there. The older brother, amazed by what had happened, repented and resolved to share the fate of his brother. This is how the two stone statues appeared. The beautiful bride could not live without her beloved and turned into a small stream with cool, clear water.

The Volkonsky dolmen is located in the gorge of the Godpik river, 200 – 300 meters from the Sochi – Novorossiysk highway. Some scholars consider it to be an ancient sanctuary where our ancestors once meditated.

The Volkonsky dolmen belongs to what are called monolithic dolmens. It has a flat platform cut into a huge fragment of sandstone rock at a height of four meters. A facade wall with a hole in it looms over the platform. Through this hole, a horseshoe-shaped main chamber with a spherical ceiling has been hollowed out. The only convenient stepped approach to the dolmen is located at the end of the wall that has the platform facing the facade, which then leads to a depression with a depth and diameter of 60 centimeters located on the roof of the dolmen. Part of the Volkonsky dolmen has been cut with a saw to expose a facade facing in the direction of the summer solstice.

The dolmen received its name in honour of Princess Volkonskaya, who spent a lot of time around it. It was built approximately nine and a half thousand years ago. It turns out that even then people had definite knowledge and techniques about cutting hollow chambers into hard rock. Some dolmens are positioned near springs, and the Volkonsky dolmen is located close to a source of mineral water.

A beautiful legend is connected with the Volkonsky dolmen. A young man from a rich and noble family fell in love with a beautiful but poor and common girl. His brother, however, forbade him from marrying her and called such a marriage a shame for the family. Hearing this, the unfortunate lover exclaimed that it would be better to be turned to stone than to live without his beloved and the heavens carried out his wish then and there. The older brother, amazed by what had happened, repented and resolved to share the fate of his brother. This is how the two stone statues appeared. The beautiful bride could not live without her beloved and turned into a small stream with cool, clear water.



Адрес EN:  village Volkonka
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Волконское ущелье

Волконское ущелье

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Название EN:  Volkonskoe gorge
Краткое описание EN:  Volkonsky gorge, formerly Vinogradny gorge, is located 6 kilometers from Lazarevsky village on the right-hand side of the road going to Sochi. 
Подробное описание EN: 

Volkonsky gorge, formerly Vinogradny gorge, is located 6 kilometers from Lazarevsky village on the right-hand side of the road going to Sochi. To see the gorge, visitors must exit at the bus stop and head downhill along the partially maintained road and then turn right. On the other side of the stream there is a small, flat area sandwiched between two hills, where a rest stop has been set up.

The hike to the gorge begins with a Bronze Age monument –  a dolmen. The Volkonsky dolmen is a rare monolithic structure, a huge piece of sandstone rock with a height of 4 meters into which a flat surface has been chiseled out.  Above it looms a vertical surface with a carved niche and a hole through which a central horseshoe-shaped chamber with a spherical ceiling has been hollowed out. On the roof of this dolmen there is a circular recess with a diameter and depth of up to 60 centimeters. The only convenient way for getting to the roof from the area in front of the niche is a step located at the end of the vertical surface. 

A hydrogen sulphide spring is located directly behind the dolmen. The spring is a natural outlet for low sulfur water that flows along a deep fault in the earth. It has a trapezoidal shape with a depth of between 15–40 centimeters, depending on how often it is cleaned. The flow rate for the spring is 0.035 liters per day.  



Адрес EN:  Beside the road near Volkonskoe village 6 kilometres from Lazarevskoe village, to the right of the road (if heading to Sochi)
Район:  Лазаревский район
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18.12.2020

Воронцовские пещеры

Воронцовские пещеры

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Телефон:  +7 (988) 162-86-62
Веб-сайт:  https://xn----ctbambarpzjabsfli6fzcyb.xn--p1ai/
Название EN:  Vorontsovskaya cave
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The Vorontsovskaya cave was formed in limestone laid down 120 million years ago. It is the longest karst chamber in Krasnodar Region at 11 700 metres. The Vorontsovskii cave system is made up of three parts: Vorontsovskaya, Labirintovaya and Kabanaya connected by sumps, which are narrow passages filled with water. In any weather the air temperature in the cave is 10–120С.


Адрес EN:  On the Vorontsovskie ridge on the upper reaches of the River Kudepsta in Adler District
Район:  Хостинский район
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16.11.2020

Высокогорные качели 2320 м

Высокогорные качели 2320 м

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Пик 2320 м
Телефон:  +7 938 472 3051 / 8 (800) 500-05-55
Веб-сайт:  https://rosakhutor.com/entertainment/kacheli-nad-oblakami/
Название EN:  HIGH-ALTITUDE SWING SET 2320 M
Краткое описание EN:  The feeling of flight and weightlessness, panoramic views and breathtaking nature… No, this is not about airplane turns, but about high-altitude swing set at the Sochi resort Rosa Khutor.
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The feeling of flight and weightlessness, panoramic views and breathtaking nature… No, this is not about airplane turns, but about high-altitude swing set at the Sochi resort Rosa Khutor.

Everyone can ride a swing almost reaching the clouds and get a generous dose of adrenaline: to do this, tourists need to purchase a walking ticket to the top of the Rosa Peak. When making their way along that uncomplicated path the guests of the resort may use such ancillary facility as Olympia, Reserved Woods and The Caucasian Express aerial tram. In summer, guests of the resort can see green mountain ranges from this observation deck, and in winter – an impressive ensemble of snow-capped peaks. There is also always a photographer available to capture your dizzying ‘flight’ in the clouds.

It is worth mentioning that the ride is very safe, and a special insurance is provided. Therefore, not only adults can ride such an unusual swing, but also children who are at least 4 years old. Working time of the attraction is from 10.00 to 16.30. The weight limit is not more than 120 kg. In case of adverse weather conditions,the work schedule may change.


Район:  Красная поляна
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07.07.2021

Голубое озеро

Голубое озеро

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Абхазия
Адрес:  Голубое Озеро
Район:  Абхазия
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Гора Амуко

Гора Амуко

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Название EN:  AMUKO MOUNTAIN
Краткое описание EN:  Mount Amuko is one of the peaks of the ridge of the same name and is located in the place where the Agva and Ushkho rivers (right tributaries of the Sochi river) and the Teply and Kholodny streams (left tributaries of the Bzych river) originate. It is located 19 km to the North from the village of Dagomys.
Подробное описание EN: 

Mount Amuko is one of the peaks of the ridge of the same name and is located in the place where the Agva and Ushkho rivers (right tributaries of the Sochi river) and the Teply and Kholodny streams (left tributaries of the Bzych river) originate. It is located 19 km to the North from the village of Dagomys.

The Amuko range chain of peaks, stretching from West to East, is almost horizontal. Shallow saddles formed between its three peaks. The westernmost peak is a nodal one, and it branches into three ridges: the Southern, the North – Western, and the Eastern ones. A steep drop in the Southern ridge has formed a deep saddle, followed by a steep ascent to the top of the Small Amukomount.

The Northern ridge owes its unusual appearance to the fact that it was formed by steeply falling limestone slabs, which in some places look like almost vertical even layers. On the Eastern ridge of Amuko there once stood a pyramid, which has not survived to this day. This structure was a triangulation point and the most dangerous part of the route to mount Amuko.

The Eastern peak, which has no name, is 1920 m high and is the highest point of mount Amuko. The summit offers wonderful views of the coast, the Fisht-Oshten massif, and the Main Caucasian Ridge.

One can climb to the top along a compacted trail along the Agva river or along the Azhek ridge through the Skalnaya mountain.


Район:  Лазаревский район
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02.07.2019

Гора Ахун

Гора Ахун

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Гора Ахун
Название EN:  MOUNT AKHUN
Краткое описание EN:  Bolshoy Akhun mountain is one of the most famous and popular sights of Sochi. It is located in Khostinsky district of the city (about 20 km from the center of Sochi). The highest point of Bolshoy (Big) Akhun is 663 m above sea level.
Подробное описание EN: 

Bolshoy Akhun mountain is one of the most famous and popular sights of Sochi. It is located in Khostinsky district of the city (about 20 km from the center of Sochi). The highest point of Bolshoy (Big) Akhun is 663 m above sea level.

Maliy (Small) Akhun mountain and Eagle rocks also attract notice. The small ridge stretches for 5 kilometers along the sea between the valleys of the rivers Khosta and Matsesta. There are many excursion trails along the ridge. A clear and fascinating view for many kilometers around opens from the slopes of the mountain, covered with a protected grove of yew and boxwood.

On Bolshoy Akhun mountain there is an observation tower, built in 1935-36 by architect S. I. Vorobyov. The height of the tower is 30.5 m.

There are more than 20 caves in the depths of the Akhun karst massif. The most famous cave is located next to the trail connecting the top of the mountain and Agur waterfalls.


Адрес EN:  Mount Akhun
Район:  Хостинский район
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14.12.2020

Гора Большая Чура

Гора Большая Чура

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Район:  Адлерский район
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02.07.2019

Гора Сахарная

Гора Сахарная

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Гора Сахарная
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Гора Фишт

Гора Фишт

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Название EN:  THE FISHT MOUNTAIN
Краткое описание EN:  One of the most beautiful and well-known peaks in the Western Caucasus. In clear weather, it is visible from Krasnodar, Slavyansk-on-Kuban, Sochi, Timashevsk, and Armavir. It is most often mentioned in the scientific and local history literature. The 2,868 m mark is the highest point of the Lagonaki Tableland. Fisht is translated from Adyghe as "white head".
Подробное описание EN: 

One of the most beautiful and well-known peaks in the Western Caucasus. In clear weather, it is visible from Krasnodar, Slavyansk-on-Kuban, Sochi, Timashevsk, and Armavir. It is most often mentioned in the scientific and local history literature. The 2,868 m mark is the highest point of the Lagonaki Tableland. Fisht is translated from Adyghe as "white head".

The Southern and Western walls of the mountain reach a height of 500-700 meters, part of the Northern slope is covered with the Bolshoy Fishtinsky glacier (1.2 km long), on the Eastern slope there is the Small Fishtinsky glacier, which descends to the level of 1,980 m above sea level. Together with the glacier on the mountain Psheho-Su,the Fisht glaciers comprise the utmost western glaciers in the Caucasus.

In the Northern part of the Western wall of the Fisht mountain there is a depression-the mouth stage of the hanging valley. The waterfall streams down from this stage providing a majestic wall of water 158 m high.

Fisht has many caves with significant depths: Krestik-Turist (650 m), Soaring bird (535 m), Olga (520 m), Anglo-Russian and others.

There are several routes to the top of Fisht from the simple classic (1-B) through the Big Fisht glacier to the most complicated, 5-A category -along the Eastern wall.


Район:  Лазаревский район
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31.10.2018

Горная Бродилка

Горная Бродилка

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор, Тропа Здоровья
Название EN:  Mountain Walker
Подробное описание EN: 

At any time of the year Rosa Khutor resort offers a lot of entertainment not only for adults but also for children. The youngest and most enquiring guests of the resort are welcome to try a fascinating route Mountain Walker, which will help them to explore the local natural places of interest, rivers and forests. As well as that, the children will learn a lot about the amazing plants and animals that live here, and even be able to start their own collection of minerals. During the tour, the guide will explain to them how the Caucasus mountains formed, and how the mountain city of Sochi appeared and developed through the history, and will also teach them to recognize the types of trees, ferns, mosses and many other plants that are found in the forests of Krasnaya Polyana.

In memory of the fascinating journey, all young tourists will receive a Diary of the Researcher where they may record their priceless impressions and emotions. The route is recommended for young children-from 5 to 8 years old. The Mountain Walker route lies along the Health Path.

Duration 1 hour. The price is 250 rubles for children under 14; 450 rubles for students from the age of 14 years old and the accompanying adults.


Адрес EN:  The Rosa Khutor resort
Район:  Красная поляна
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25.10.2019

Горно-туристический центр «Газпром»

Горно-туристический центр «Газпром»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  с.Эстосадок
Телефон:  +7 (862) 259 55 95
Веб-сайт:  https://polyanaski.ru/
Название EN:  GAZPROM ALPINE TOURISM CENTER
Подробное описание EN: 

Gazprom alpine tourism center is an all - season resort, located in the village Esto-Sadok in Adler district of Sochi. The infrastructure of the Alpine tourism center is distributed over the valley of the Achipse river, the Psehako plateau and Aibga ridge at altitudes from 540 to 2256 meters above sea level.

Resort hotels

The 4* Polyana 1389 Hotel and Spa is the highest four-star hotel in Sochi. The complex is located at an altitude of 1389 meters, surrounded by peaks, and has 151 rooms, 94 apartments, 28 cottages, an outdoor pool, a SPA center and direct access to the ski slopes.

The 5* Grand hotel Polyana is the flagship hotel of the resort. It offers 413 rooms, 16 cottages, a picturesque territory, an outdoor swimming heated 50-meter pool, and a SPA-center.

Vacation activities in winter 

At alpine tourism center Gazprom resort, there are two areas available for skiing. The cozy Laura with its tracks running through the fir forest on the Psehako plateau; and the legendary Alpika trails on the Aibginsky ridge (the first ski resort in Krasnaya Polyana, which opened after a global reconstruction).

In total, the resort has 35 trails of all complexity levels, up to 66 m wide, for day and evening skiing. The resort also has several children's slopes. There is a ski school. Gazprom is the only resort in Krasnaya Polyana that offers cross -country ski rental.

Recovery 

The resort has a modern medical center and Alexei Dikarev’s Center of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Alpine tourism center Gazprom is proud of its Bathhouse located highest of all in Russia. The Bathhouse with its self-explanatory name #Neprostobanja (An extraordinary bathouse) opened at the resort in the spring of 2018. Its title of the highest above sea level bath in Russia is officially registered in the Russian book of records. # Neprostobanja is located at an altitude of 2256 meters, on the slope of Alpika.

Spending your vacation with the family

The resort has an entertainment center called Galaxy, the park of topiary figures Green Planet, the Husky Park, Sovarium (The Home for Owls), the Deer farm, horseback riding, paragliding, exhibition of alpine facility construction and maintenance equipment, buggy rides, bicycles, excursions on cable cars, a master class in painting held in the mountains and many other services all year round.

For tourists and athletes

The most famous sports facility of the resort is Laura Ski and Biathlon Complex. In 2014, it hosted the Olympic and Paralympic competitions in biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Alpine tourism center Gazprom resort is open not only for the tourists from all over the country, but also for professional athletes. The Russian national teams in cross-country skiing, biathlon, triathlon, swimming, cycling, orienteering, figure skating and other sports choose this alpine tourist center primarily because of its infrastructure and favorable location.


Адрес EN:  selo Estosadok
Район:  Красная поляна
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10.10.2019

Горный курорт развлечений "Красная Поляна"

Горный курорт развлечений "Красная Поляна"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Горная Карусель, 5
Телефон:  8 800 550 20 20
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/
Название EN:  KRASNAYA POLYANA MOUNTAIN ENTERTAINMENT RESORT
Подробное описание EN: 

Krasnaya Polyana resort has blossomed rapidly and in just a few years has earned the status of the most respectable ski cluster in Russia. Krasnaya Polyana owes its success and popularity to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Construction of the complex started in 2010, by JSC Krasnaya Polyana on the territory of The Mountain Carousel ski complex. The designers were Russian architects Mikhail Atayants and Mikhail Filippov, supported by French architect Pierre Diener. The resort was opened for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Congress center which covered the events which took place on the basis of the mountain cluster during the Olympics worked on the territory of the Lower town.

The structure of the resort

The resort consists of two main parts: The Lower town and The Upper town, which are connected by means of cable cars and highways. The resort has 13 lifts, including 4 of gondola, 7 of chair and 2 of rope type. The total capacity of all cable cars allows to carry 2400 people per hour.

The Lower town buildings are located in Esto-Sadok village on the banks of the Mzymta river at an altitude of 540 m above sea level. That part of the complex has formed on the site of a century-old Estonian settlement.

There are apartment hotels, hotels of different levels, restaurants, a shopping and entertainment center, a cinema and a water park there.

The Upper town is located on the slope of Aibga mountain, at an altitude of 940 m above the sea. It includes a part of a Premium-class complex with the apartments and townhouses, luxury hotels and Wellness centers.

Winter entertainment and sports

The infrastructure of the resort reposes on ski slopes of different levels of complexity with a total length of about 30 km (from the altitude of + 2340 m to + 960 m). For evening skiing there are about 5 km of trails located at an altitude of + 960 m to + 1460 m, which are equipped with artificial snow supply system and installed with lighting helping to make evening skiing enjoyable and safe.

The resort visitors can travel along winter eco-trails using snowshoes, there are one-day and multi-day hikes available. Skitur means passing the mountain routes using special skis, overcoming passes and tops, and the subsequent descent where virgin areas are. Thanks to skitur you can get to such mountain slopes, which in other case can be reached only by helicopter. For vacationers with children there is a tubing area (descent from snow slides on inflatable sledges also called ‘round cheesecakes’), located in the Upper town of the resort.

Summer entertainment and sports

Gorki Bike Park functioning at the resort is a complex of trails for downhill mountain biking from an altitude of about 1000 meters above sea level. This is the only Russian Bike Park with a complete infrastructure.

During the summer season, hiking eco-routes are open for traveling to hard-to-reach places in the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana. Hiking trails are located at an altitude of +960 m to + 2200 m above the sea level.

Adventure Park is a rope town at +1460 m with observation platforms fixed on tree trunks at a height of 5 to 15 meters, located on the territory of two picturesque sites — the South (with routes for the whole family) and the North (with more complex route options). Most routes can be completed without special training.

The resort organizes tours on electric bicycles, which make it possible to take long rides in the picturesque places of Krasnaya Polyana not only for trained athletes, but also for sport enthusiasts. Electric fatbikes are perfect for active walks on ordinary dirt roads, and on quite extreme routes. Thanks to the electric motor, you can use the bike for excursions and multi-kilometer walks, which on conventional bicycles require excellent physical fitness.

Interesting routes along the forest trails can be ridden on horseback. The Karachai breed horses in Krasnaya Polyana resort stables are one of the most beautiful horses in the world, perfectly adapted for walking in the mountains.

Hardy and tireless, they perfectly cope with steep descents and ascents, confidently passing all the difficult areas on the way.

Paragliding in the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana are the ones with the largest difference in the altitudes, up to 1400-1800 meters.

The guests of the resort have the opportunity to spend the night in a tent camp in the unique climatic zone called Cirque-2 at an altitude of +2050 m.

In the Imereti lowland, specially for those staying in the hotels of the mountain cluster, there is a private beach of Krasnaya Polyana resort, located near the Olympic Park and the largest theme park in Russia Sochi Park. The beach is for 300 people, and accessible by free shuttle.

Entertainment all year round

All year round, in an appropriate weather, it is possible to fly up to the height of a 12-storey building on board of a hot-air baloon, from where you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the Main Caucasian Ridge, the Mzymta and Laura river valleys, the massifs of the Achishkho, Chugush and Pseashkho mountains.

The cultural and entertainment center Casino Sochi offers a wide range of opportunities for dazzling and unforgettable holiday-entertainment shows, live performances of musicians and concerts of famous Russian and world stars, themed parties, broadcasts of leading sports events and intellectual shows.

Gorky Fly amusement Park offers the highest and longest zipline in Russia with a length of 1,027 meters, a suspension bridge and a mega-swing at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level.

Visiting the Husky center is an opportunity to join the culture of the peoples of the North of our country, as well as make friends with Siberian Huskies. Each guest will be told about the culture and traditions of the Northern peoples, about mutual assistance and friendship of a person with representatives of this unusually kind breed of dogs. In winter, dog sledding is an incomparable adventure.

In the cultural and entertainment sector, there are: Starsinema cinema in the shopping center Gorki Mall, Mountain Beach water park, bowling, Golf & Billiards Club, Archery range, Skate Park, Quest room To Get Out Of The Room, children's clubs, sports grounds and walking areas.

Hotels and apartments

All year round there are 11 hotels with a star rating from 2 to 4, as well as a complex of apartments and townhouses. The total number of rooms is 3070 with accommodation capacity of 6500 people.

At an altitude of +540 m there are five-star hotel Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana, four-star hotel Courtyard Mariott Sochi Krasnaya Polyana and Krasnaya Polyana 540 Apartments with a total number of 2000 rooms.

At mark, 960 there are hotels with a large territory, low-rise townhouses and chalets. These are Riksos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi, Novotel Resort Krasnaya Polyana Sochi, Gorki Hotel Suites, Dolina 960, Gorki Panorama, Gorki Art, Gorki Grand and Apartments Krasnaya Polyana 960 with 1070 rooms in total. 


Адрес EN:  st. Gornaya Karusel', 5
Район:  Красная поляна
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Дагомысские корыта

Дагомысские корыта

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  35, 48 кварталы Дагомысского лесничества Сочинского национального парка
Название EN:  DAGOMYS TROUGHS
Краткое описание EN:  One of Sochi’s major attractions is the so-called Dagomysskiye Koryta or “Dagomys Troughs,” which are small naturally-occuring pools of water found on the Western Dagomys river.
Подробное описание EN: 

One of Sochi’s major attractions is the so-called Dagomysskiye Koryta or “Dagomys Troughs,” which are small naturally-occuring pools of water found on the Western Dagomys river. They were created long ago when rock strata collapsed and fell into the river, which caused obstructions and the creation of small basins behind them.

The chemical composition of the collapsed rock strata is heterogeneous and their erosion has occurred very unevenly over the millennia, which has led to the formation of numerous ledges, ridges, depressions and pools which resemble troughs – hence the name Dagomys Troughs. Foaming and bubbling, the flowing water falls from ledges and pours from one pool to another, with the interplay between the blue-green streams capturing the visitor’s imagination.

The pools and rapids make the Dagomys Troughs a beautiful spot and a favourite destination for visitors. In hot weather, they come to swim in the clear waters of the troughs and sunbathe by the cool mountain stream. The troughs are surrounded by moss-covered rocks, thickets of evergreen boxwood and Pontic rhododendron, and crowns of mighty oaks, beeches and chestnut trees. Many plants listed in the Russian Red Book for rare species can be seen here.

To see the Dagomys Troughs, visitors can sign up for an excursion tour or come by public transport. The attraction is only nine kilometers away from Dagomys village down an asphalt road that leads to the mountains.



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07.07.2021

Дача Квитко

Дача Квитко

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  микрорайон Совхоз Приморский
Район:  Хостинский район
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21.08.2019

Дача Сталина

Дача Сталина

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Курортный проспект, 120/1
Телефон:  +7 (988) 410-20-10 / +7 (862) 269-53-30
Веб-сайт:  http://dachastalina.ru/
Название EN:  STALIN'S DACHA
Краткое описание EN:  In one of the most picturesque corners of the Zelyona Roshcha (Green Groves) health resort in Sochi, there is a dacha, or summer residence, that was built for Josef Stalin.
Подробное описание EN: 

In one of the most picturesque corners of the Zelyona Roshcha (Green Groves) health resort in Sochi, there is a dacha, or summer residence, that was built for Josef Stalin. It is located on a hillside and is well-camouflaged as it is almost impossible to make out its green exterior from the surrounding foliage. Stalin’s Dacha has now been renovated and is home for a small musuem located inside.

Stalin’s Sochi dacha is one of the most interesting sights in the city. Here visitors can admire the preserved interiors and furnishings and enjoy the unique atmosphere of a by-gone era. The look of Stalin’s Dacha remains unchanged to this day – both inside and out.  

The museum offers individual, group and corporate tours and there is the possibility of hall rental for events, photo sessions in the interiors, and even tea parties. On some occasions, the museum also hosts various exhibitions and events.

Visitors can reach the Dacha by both public and private transport and free parking is available near the museum. Opening hours are daily from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Group tours are available every hour of every day, including weekends and holidays.



Адрес EN:  Kurortnyi prospect, 120/1
Район:  Хостинский район
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08.07.2021

Дача Сталина на озере Рица

Дача Сталина на озере Рица

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Гудаутский район
Адрес:  Рицинский реликтовый национальный парк
Район:  Абхазия
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18.12.2020

Дача Хлудова

Дача Хлудова

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Егорова, 1
Веб-сайт:  http://domhludova.ru/
Краткое описание EN:  Dacha Khludova could be called the “pearl” of Sochi’s Riviera Park. Upon reciving an inheritance, Vasily Khludov, a Moscow merchant, decided to acquire land on the Black Sea coast.
Подробное описание EN: 

Dacha Khludova could be called the “pearl” of Sochi’s Riviera Park. Upon reciving an inheritance, Vasily Khludov, a Moscow merchant, decided to acquire land on the Black Sea coast. He arrived in Sochi in the late 19th Century and bought a plot to build on.

The dacha was built in 1896 according to the plans of the Moscow architect Lev Kekushev, who was also the first master of Art Nouveau style in the capital. After being built, the house changed owners a number of times until it was finally left vacant. It spent more than 20 years as a derelict property and fell into disrepair during this time.

Plans to restore the building were undertaken in 2008, but the decision was taken a year later to demolish the house and build an exact replica in its place. The building, which combines old Russian architecture and Art Nouveau, embodies the form of the previous structure.

Today, the mansion is used as a residence for work and leisure. It has both business offices and living spaces including bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. The grounds around the mansion are fenced, and there is a swimming pool, large garden and a parking lot.


Район:  Центральный район
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14.06.2019

Дворец спорта "Большой"

Дворец спорта "Большой"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Олимпийский проспект, д.7
Телефон:  +7 (862) 243-30-52
Веб-сайт:  https://www.icedomesochi.ru/
Название EN:  THE BOLSHOY PALACE OF SPORTS
Подробное описание EN: 

This hockey stadium was built in 2012. At the heart of the architectural image of The Bolshoy is the concept of a frozen drop. The project implemented in accordance with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Technical Guidelines.

The building has six levels including in its underground the ground part. In addition to the main hockey field there are training fields, as well as gyms and sports halls. Now it is used as a universal sports, cultural and entertainment area. The capacity of the Palace is 12,000 seats. The stands also have places for fans with limited mobility.

During the 22nd Winter Olympic games in Sochi the stadium hosted the ice hockey competitions.

Now the Bolshoy Palace of Sports is the home arena for the hockey club Sochi. At present, this is the most modern arena in the KHL, which has no existing analogues.


Адрес EN:  st. Olimpiiskiy prospekt, 7
Район:  Имеретинская низменность
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15.12.2020

Дзыхринский водопад

Дзыхринский водопад

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
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Дольмены Капибге

Дольмены Капибге

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Адыгейская
Название EN:  Kapibge Dolmens
Подробное описание EN: 

Kapibge Dolmens are located on the territory of Lazarevskoye forestry constituting a part of Sochi National Park, and trace their history back to the Bronze Age. The mysterious dolmens are the megalithic tombs that keep the secrets of more than one century.

The array includes three oldest dolmens: two of them were partially destroyed, and one has survived to the present day in fact in its original form. It is the very one which is commonly called the Wishmaster. This unusual place attracts not only historians and archaeologists, but also many fans of mysteries and mysticism, willing to unravel the secrets of the ancient dolmens.

Kapibge Dolmens are located on the Ashe river, near the auls called Shafit and Khadzhiko. To get to the dolmen area, fr om Lazarevskoye take the shuttle bus, which stops at Khadzhiko. When in the aul, walk a couple of kilometers on foot to the shore of the river Ashe wh ere you will be able to see the dolmens. The route paths leading to the dolmen group are in summary of about 1.1 km long. The entrance to the territory of the Sochi National Park is charged.


Адрес EN:  Adygeiskaya street
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Змейковские водопады

Змейковские водопады

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Село Измайловка, территория Нижне-Сочинского лесничества Национального парка на реке Змейка (Дикарька), которая является притоком реки Мацеста.
Название EN:  ZMEIKA WATERFALLS
Краткое описание EN:  The Zmeykovsky falls are located on the Zmeyka river, also know as the Dikarka, which is a right bank tributary of the Matsesta river.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Zmeykovsky falls are located on the Zmeyka river, also know as the Dikarka, which is a right bank tributary of the Matsesta river. It is thought the river derives its name either from the Russian word for snake – zmey – due to its very winding channel made iridescent in the sunlight or from the name of the nearby mount Zmeyka. The most interesting portion of the river is the 600 meter section between the lower, fifth falls and the upper, first falls. The upper, first falls are divided into two tiers with water flowing down a steep bank of high ledges in six tightly twisted silvery streams, spilling over from an upper pool where visitors can take an easy dip. The length of both tiers of this part of the falls is thirty meters. Above the upper tier, at a rocky outcrop to the left of the road, there is the Izumrudny or “Emerald” spring, whose cold, crystal clear water is suitable for drinking. 

After the second falls, the river turns sharply to the left and flows along a smooth stone channel at the end of which there is a third, cascading falls. Below the fourth falls there is a small picturesque pool 10 meters in diameter.

The Zmeykovsky falls are distinctive in that, unlike the Agursky falls, they do not dry out for they are fed by springs. 

The Zmeykovsky falls can be reached by taking shuttle bus 120 to the “Zmekovsky waterfalls” bus stop. Then proceed left 300 meters down the dirt road which leads to the bridge over the Matsesta river and turn left at the fork in the road on the other side of the river. After 100 meters the path will be blocked by a barrier where visitors must buy an entrance ticket. 



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10.07.2021

Иверская гора

Иверская гора

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Гудаутский район
Адрес:  Новый Афон
Район:  Абхазия
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Интерактивный этнопарк «Моя Россия»

Интерактивный этнопарк «Моя Россия»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Набережная Лаванда, 9, Красная Поляна
Телефон:  +7 (8622) 43‑43-43
Веб-сайт:  http://myruss.com
Название EN:  CULTURAL AND ETHNOGRAPHIC COMPLEX «MOYA ROSSIYA» («MY RUSSIA»)
Подробное описание EN: 

Cultural and ethnographic complex «Moya Rossiya» («My Russia») is a family amusement park.

Just a few steps separate Siberia from the Caucasus; one can see the roofs of Saint Petersburg from the Kazan tower. The Ethnopark is an architectural ensemble of 11 pavilions representing Russian peculiar house constructing styles. «Moya Rossiya» is on most part a tool to promote Russian popular arts and traditional handicrafts. During the high season over 50 craftsmen from all parts of Russia open their workshops: pottery, smithcraft, woodworking, manufacture of traditional toys and painting decorations, gingerbread decoration, making of bast shoes; one can also visit Sochi’s one and only icon- painting shop, museums of handicrafts, art galleries, playing grounds for children, taste traditional food, visit a tipi and a fun-fair.


Адрес EN:  In the mountains, 42 kilometres from the Black Sea Coast, in Adler District
Район:  Красная поляна
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Кавказский государственный природный биосферный заповедник имени Х.Г. Шапошникова

Кавказский государственный природный биосферный заповедник имени Х.Г. Шапошникова

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Карла Маркса, 8
Название EN:  CAUCASIAN STATE NATURAL BIOSPHERE RESERVE NAMED AFTER H. G. SHAPOSHNIKOV
Краткое описание EN:  The Caucasus State Biosphere Reserve named after H. G. Shaposhnikov is the largest and oldest specially protected natural area in the North Caucasus. Being the largest protected area of the Caucasian isthmus and the second largest in Europe, the reserve is located within three subjects of the Russian Federation - Krasnodar Krai, the Republic of Adygea and the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Caucasus State Biosphere Reserve named after H. G. Shaposhnikov is the largest and oldest specially protected natural area in the North Caucasus. Being the largest protected area of the Caucasian isthmus and the second largest in Europe, the reserve is located within three subjects of the Russian Federation - Krasnodar Krai, the Republic of Adygea and the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

This is a corner of virgin nature that has preserved pristine landscapes with unique flora and fauna. The unique natural complex, which spreads from the subtropics to the eternal snows, has no equal in size and preservation of wildlife among many territories of Europe and Western Asia. In 1979, the territory received the status of a biosphere reserve and became part of the International Network of Biosphere Reserves, and in December 1999 it was included in the list of UNESCO world natural heritage sites.

The reserve's vegetation and wildlife are rich and diverse. Numerous rivers and streams carry their waters through the protected area, and more than 130 picturesque lakes give the mountain landscape a special uniqueness. The exceptional combination of landscapes and climate zones makes the reserve an ideal place for educational tourism and active recreation throughout the year.

25 ecological and tourist routes are laid in the most interesting places of the Caucasian Reserve. They cross a variety of forest and high-mountain landscapes, which makes them especially attractive, and Hiking trips – unforgettable and emotionally rich. Such trips leave an extraordinary impression and will be remembered for many years.

Detailed information about routes and rules for visiting the reserve is available by clicking on the link.

The unique combination of landscapes and climate zones makes the reserve an ideal place for educational eco-tourism and active recreation throughout the year.


Район:  Адлерский район
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18.12.2020

Каменный завал

Каменный завал

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Марьинское лесничество, г. Сочи, аул Тахагапш
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Каньон "Прохладный"

Каньон "Прохладный"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  33,34,36 кварталы, 23,29,20,32 выделы Головинское лесничество, пос. Зубова щель
Название EN:  PROKHLADNIY CANYON
Краткое описание EN:  In Zubova Schel area, surrounded on three sides by colorful spurs of the Main Caucasian ridge, there is a small and unique, virgin beauty of nature called – Prokhladniy Canyon (Cool Canyon). The Chuzhaya (Alien) river streams along the bottom of the canyon, forming waterfalls and water slides. The charming world of the canyon, with its steep solid stone slopes, is an impeccable combination of magic and reality. You will see the natural statue of the Gorge Guardian, whose proud face was carved by nature itself. As a friendly and hospitable host, he meets you at the entrance to the Prokhladniy Canyon. In the shady freshness of the canyon, the river forms a cascade of waterfalls and water slides, some of them are quite impressive - up to several meters in height. All this is the realm of falling water, shining in the sun - in the thickets of boxwood, ivy and other relict plants. Stone reservoirs created by the river Chuzhaya, are full of rapids, and water cascades from one to the other, thus creating bowls for bathing called "Wellness", "Fairness" and "Wishes".
Подробное описание EN: 

In Zubova Schel area, surrounded on three sides by colorful spurs of the Main Caucasian ridge, there is a small and unique, virgin beauty of nature called – Prokhladniy Canyon (Cool Canyon). The Chuzhaya (Alien) river streams along the bottom of the canyon, forming waterfalls and water slides. The charming world of the canyon, with its steep solid stone slopes, is an impeccable combination of magic and reality. You will see the natural statue of the Gorge Guardian, whose proud face was carved by nature itself. As a friendly and hospitable host, he meets you at the entrance to the Prokhladniy Canyon. In the shady freshness of the canyon, the river forms a cascade of waterfalls and water slides, some of them are quite impressive - up to several meters in height. All this is the realm of falling water, shining in the sun - in the thickets of boxwood, ivy and other relict plants. Stone reservoirs created by the river Chuzhaya, are full of rapids, and water cascades from one to the other, thus creating bowls for bathing called "Wellness", "Fairness" and "Wishes".


Район:  Лазаревский район
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13.09.2021

Каньон «Псахо»

Каньон «Псахо»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Адлерское лесничество, г. Сочи
Название EN:  PSAKHO CANYON
Краткое описание EN:  On the way from the Airport to Krasnaya Polyana, at the turn to the village of Golitsino, the traffic direction sign will show to the left, to the Akhshtyr cave. Follow the sign and drive about 10 km along the mountain highway through the villages of KazachyBrod and Golitsino. Two kilometers before reaching the village of Lesnoye, turn left again at the sign saying ‘Psakho Canyon’. After driving about 3 km and fording the Psakho river, you will see your destination to the left of the road.
Подробное описание EN: 

On the way from the Airport to Krasnaya Polyana, at the turn to the village of Golitsino, the traffic direction sign will show to the left, to the Akhshtyr cave. Follow the sign and drive about 10 km along the mountain highway through the villages of KazachyBrod and Golitsino. Two kilometers before reaching the village of Lesnoye, turn left again at the sign saying ‘Psakho Canyon’. After driving about 3 km and fording the Psakho river, you will see your destination to the left of the road.

The recreational object includes two canyons: The Mokriy (The Wet One) and The Sukhoy (The Dry One).

The Mokriy has a width from 1.5 to 10 meters, for 2 kilometers and along its route there are karst channels and baths, small waterfalls and water slides, fantastic grottoes and giant layered limestones, of which the banks of Psakhoare composed.

The Dry one is more massive. It is located in a 20 to 30 minutes walk up from the riverbed and it a giant fault in the limestone strata formed as a result of an earthquake.


Район:  Адлерский район
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18.12.2020

Каньон Чертовы ворота

Каньон Чертовы ворота

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  село Рассвет, база отдыха «У Чертовых ворот»
Район:  Хостинский район
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Каскад водопадов

Каскад водопадов

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  г. Сочи, село Нижнеорехово
Название EN:  CASCADE OF WATERFALLS
Краткое описание EN:  This 800 meters long walking and educationalroute starts 120 metres from the edge of the village Nizhneorekhovo, and runs through the the territory of FGA Sochi National Park Verkhne-Sochinskoye Forestry across a tributary creek of the Sochi river called Bezumenka, and further on - along the left bank of the creek, on a well-maintained dirt road, equipped with boat landings, picnic areas and benches.
Подробное описание EN: 

An 800 meter educational hiking trail begins 120 meters from the edge of Nizhneorekhovo village and passes through the territory of the Upper-Sochi forestry district of Sochi National Park, across Bezumenka stream – a tributary of the Sochi river, and then along the left bank of the stream on a well-maintained dirt road equipped with access to the water, picnic areas and benches.  

A typical Colchis liana forest grows along the stream bed beside the trail. The emerald green of the evergreen lianas and ancient boxwood trees provide certain protection from the summer sun and cold autumn and spring winds. The forest here is alive with colours and radiates freshness all year round. A cascade of waterfalls is situated among overgown oak, beech and hornbeam. Beneath the canopy of giant, powerful trees, such as edible chestnut, it is gloomy and humid with thickets of Colchis boxwood, cherry laurel and Pontic rhodendron which blooms magnificently in spring.



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18.12.2020

Колесо Времени Сочи Парк

Колесо Времени Сочи Парк

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Олимпийский проспект, 21
Телефон:  8 800 100-33-39
Веб-сайт:  https://www.sochipark.ru/park/attraktciony/koleso-vremeni
Район:  Имеретинская низменность
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01.12.2020

Колесо обозрения в Лазаревском

Колесо обозрения в Лазаревском

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Павлова, 2, Лазаревский парк культуры и отдыха имени 30-летия Победы
Веб-сайт:  http://lazarevskoekoleso.ru/
Район:  Лазаревский район
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10.07.2021

Колесо обозрения на горе Ахун

Колесо обозрения на горе Ахун

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Дорога на Большой Ахун
Район:  Центральный район
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10.07.2021

Колоннада в Гаграх

Колоннада в Гаграх

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Гагра
Адрес:  микрорайон Старая Гагра
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Крабовое ущелье

Крабовое ущелье

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  г. Сочи, 57 квартал Лазаревского лесничества, окончание ул. Калараш, 1,5 км пешком до касс
Название EN:  KRABOVOYE (CRAB) GORGE
Краткое описание EN:  Anyone who wants to know all the diversity of the nature of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, should go on an excursion to the Crab gorge. The gorge received its name because the local mountain stream is home to a freshwater crab known as Iberian Potamon, which lives only in crystal clear water. Traveling through this area, you can see waterfalls, caves and canyons. Special amazement is caused by unusual dripstone formations -the "crying" rocks, as well as bizarrely folded layers of limestone rocks, that were formed at this place more than 70 million years ago.
Подробное описание EN: 

Anyone who wants to know all the diversity of the nature of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, should go on an excursion to the Crab gorge. The gorge received its name because the local mountain stream is home to a freshwater crab known as Iberian Potamon, which lives only in crystal clear water. Traveling through this area, you can see waterfalls, caves and canyons. Special amazement is caused by unusual dripstone formations -the "crying" rocks, as well as bizarrely folded layers of limestone rocks, that were formed at this place more than 70 million years ago.

To see this beauty, one needs to travel only two kilometers by bus. A well-equipped excursion trail passes under the shady canopy of the Colchis forest. Walking along it, you can enjoy the quiet whisper of leaves and the singing of birds. After a while, not far from the road, you will see an abandoned garden with subtropical fruit trees and learn a lot from the guide about the types of fruit trees growing in this area and the vegetation of the Colchis forest.

After 800 meters from the beginning of the trail, you will descend to the recreational object of the Sochi national Park called Crab gorge. Here you will find a number of waterfalls, among which stands out the waterfall called Svetliy (Light), the height of which riches six meters. The splashes of waterfalls, the coolness of a mountain river, swimming in bowls that have been carved in the stones by water for hundreds of years, will recreate your body, and you will forget about the tedious heat. The beauty of the mountain river and waterfalls, and the "crying rocks" will give you an unforgettable experience.

If you walk with caution along the path, you will be able to see the master of the gorge — the freshwater crab of the Iberian Potamon zoological species, which lives only in absolutely clean water. In most cases, it is seen in the shallow waters occuring in Crab canyon.

From Crab canyon, the trail leads to the karst canyon, where you can see an insanely beautiful picture: thanks to travertine growths and drips, the rocks almost coalesced with each other. The guide will show you the travertine "eagle wing" there. After that, you will go up to the platform and the bridge that stretches over the "canyon of desires". According to an ancient belief, everyone who has visited this canyon should make a cherished wish – it will come true.

The hike ends with a swim in the "Adam" and "Rusalki" basins, which are up to 3.5 meters deep.
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Краснополянские дольмены

Краснополянские дольмены

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  г. Ачишхо
Название EN:  Dolmens of Krasnaya Polyana
Подробное описание EN: 

One of the most mysterious attractions of Sochi is located on the territory of the famous Krasnaya Polyana. Six stone structures can be seen in the valley of Besinci, on the slope of the Achishkho mountain. Two dolmens are stone slab structures, and the four other ones are shaped like wells and built of smaller stone blocks. Historians assume that, in Krasnaya Polyana area, under a layer of soil there may be a few other similar dolmens.

Scientists say that those mysterious objects are not less than 4000 years old! No one can name the exact purpose of the huge multi-ton slab structures, but many researchers show the interest in them to this day.

You can get to the Krasnopolyansk dolmens on your own: on foot or by off-roader. The one way walk to the dolmens takes about an hour. First, take a bus to Zapovednaya Street, and then walk from the bus stop to the end of Achishkhovskaya street. After that, take the country road upstream the Beshenka river. You can also visit this mysterious attraction with an organized tour.

A visit to Krasnaya Polyana dolmens can be conveniently combined with a mountain hike.


Адрес EN:  The Achishkho mountain
Район:  Красная поляна
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Крепость Ачипсе

Крепость Ачипсе

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор
Название EN:  Fortress Of Achipse
Подробное описание EN: 

If your trip includes a visit to the famous resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, do not forget to visit the ruins of the fortress Achipse.

The mysterious fortress of Achipse is one of the most interesting and well-known Krasnaya Polyana sights. The cultural property sight takes its history from the early middle Ages (VII-X century) and is located on the crest of the mountains at the confluence of the rivers Achipse and Mzymta, to the north of the village called Esto-Sadok. Hundreds of years ago, the object was the principal bastion in the line of fortresses located along one of the roads of the Great Silk Route. Archaeologists note that during the excavations they found numerous fragments of ceramic and glassware, as well as individual metal objects. It is also known that the length of the strong fortress wall was almost 700 meters. Unfortunately, the ruins of the walls of the once largest settlement of the early medieval era have survived to this day. The height of the preserved walls in some places reaches 5 meters.

Complexity level: easy.
Route length: 10 km.
Duration: 3 hours.


Адрес EN:  The Rosa Khutor resort
Район:  Красная поляна
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12.07.2021

Кындыгские источники

Кындыгские источники

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Очамчирский район
Адрес:  село Кындыг
Район:  Абхазия
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18.12.2020

Ледовый дворец спорта "Айсберг"

Ледовый дворец спорта "Айсберг"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Триумфальная
Телефон:  +7 (8622) 25-87-88
Веб-сайт:  http://icebergpalace.ru
Название EN:  ICEBERG SKATING PALACE
Краткое описание EN:  Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi was built in 2012 at the Olympic Park located in the Imereti lowland coastal cluster. Iceberg with its interior area of about 68 thousand m2, has a 60x30 ice arena, 12 thousand seats and a training rink. The test events were held there in 2012.
Подробное описание EN: 

Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi was built in 2012 at the Olympic Park located in the Imereti lowland coastal cluster. Iceberg with its interior area of about 68 thousand m2, has a 60x30 ice arena, 12 thousand seats and a training rink. The test events were held there in 2012.

Iceberg is furnished with modern equipment for maintaining the microclimate in the stands area and on the arena, and for re-configuring the arena for the summer sports competitions.


Адрес EN:  st. Triumfalnaya
Район:  Адлерский район
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20.11.2020

Летний тюбинг

Летний тюбинг

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Поляна 960
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/letnij_tyubing
Район:  Красная поляна
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10.01.2018

Лыжно-биатлонный комплекс «Лаура»

Лыжно-биатлонный комплекс «Лаура»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Горно-туристический центр «Газпром», Эсто-Садок
Телефон:  +7 (8622) 59-50-52
Веб-сайт:  http://polyanaski.ru/laura/
Название EN:  SKI-BIATHLON COMPLEX LAURA
Подробное описание EN: 

The legendary sport facility, a combined complex for competitions in cross-country skiing and biathlon, was built in 2011 on the Psekhako ridge, at an altitude of almost fifteen hundred meters. The complex includes two separate stadiums with the start and finish areas, two separate track systems for cross-country skiing and biathlon, a shooting range and the precontest preparations area. Biathlon and cross-country skiing tracks are designed to meet the requirements of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU).

The stadium building is one of the largest and most comfortable facilities of such purpose in the world. The capacity of the biathlon stadium is about five thousand spectators, the total capacity of the entire ski and biathlon complex is 9 600 spectators.

The landscape in which the complex is located deserves special description. This is a picturesque area with the views of the glaciers and mountains of the Greater Caucasus range and forests of the Sochi national Park. In the west you can see the valley descending from Krasnaya Polyana to the Black sea.


Адрес EN:  Esto-Sadiq, Mountain tourist center "Gazprom"
Район:  Адлерский район
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12.07.2021

Лыхненский храм Успения Богородицы

Лыхненский храм Успения Богородицы

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Гудаутский район
Адрес:  село Лыхны
Район:  Абхазия
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Мамедово ущелье

Мамедово ущелье

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Долина реки Куапсе
Название EN:  Mamedovo ushchel'ye (Mamed’s Gorge)
Подробное описание EN: 

This well-known natural wonder is the pride of Lazarevsky district of Sochi. Mamed’s Gorge is situated in the valley of the river Kuapse. The history of the gorge is associated with the legend of an old man named Mamed. According to the legend, many years ago there was an Adyghe village in that place. Once the men of the village went to visit a neighboring village, leaving the women and the old man whose name was Mamed at home. Just at this time, the Turkish army landed on the shore. Mamed ordered all women and children to hide fr om the enemy high in the mountains, and remained all by himself to wait for the invaders. No matter how they tortured the poor old man to find out where the whole village had gone, Mamed would not confess. Only after some time the wise man agreed to show the way, but only he led the enemies in the opposite direction, wh ere the narrow mountain trails passed along the edge of a cliff. Having caught the old man in a lie, the soldiers killed Mamed in the gorge, which now bears his name.

There is another legend: many guides say that if you bathe in these waterfalls there, you can get what you really want. However, it should be noted that the water in the gorge is very cold, so it is not so easy to make a decision to try.


Адрес EN:  Valley of the river Kuapse
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Маршрут "Урочище Имеретинка"

Маршрут "Урочище Имеретинка"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/512
Название EN:  The route "Imeretinka mountain area"
Подробное описание EN: 

This route is perfect for those who like hiking with friends and for experienced travelers. The length of the one-way walking route is 7.5 km. The duration of the route is 2-5 days.

The route starts fr om Zakan lodge. The trail first goes along the right Bank of the river Imeretinka through the beech-fir forest and a large meadow with subalpine vegetation located in the old river bed of the river valley. Further, having reached a forest house on the left bank of the river the trail transfers to the left river side.  In two kilometers from there, near the waterfall, there is a tourist camp. In the camp, the tourists may take a rest for one day. After that, the tourists start their journey back to the already familiar Zakan lodge. The river Imeretinka course forms several picturesque waterfalls, which are considered the largest in this part of the Caucasus.

Along the route, there are several equipped campsites wh ere the tourists stay for the night. It should be remembered that Imeretinka mountain area is a summer route – at other times of the year ice on the mountain trails can pose a risk to the lives of tourists.


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Маршрут «Вокруг горы Фишт»

Маршрут «Вокруг горы Фишт»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/60
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Маршрут «Красная Поляна - Медовеевка»

Маршрут «Красная Поляна - Медовеевка»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная поляна
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/515
Название EN:  KRASNAYA POLYANA – MEDOVEEVKA ROUTE
Краткое описание EN:  The journey to the village, Medoveevka starts from Kulakovka tract.On the way, tourists cross the path to the Efremov horizon, where there is the grave of the famous geographer and writer Yuri Konstantinovich Efremov.
Подробное описание EN: 

The journey to the village, Medoveevka starts from Kulakovka tract.On the way, tourists cross the path to the Efremov horizon, where there is the grave of the famous geographer and writer Yuri Konstantinovich Efremov. 

From here, they can see one of the best panoramic views of Krasnaya Polyana, the Aibga ridge, the Pseashkho and Aishkho massifs. Returning to the trail, the travelers continue the route across the Monashka (the Nun) river. Then tourists get to the beech and chestnut forest, through which the path is laid, and go to the village of Medoveyevka across the river of the same name. 

This tour route is perfect for outdoor activities and hiking. In addition, many guests of the resort like to overcome the path to Medoveyevka on mountain bikes (a dirt road passes through a mixed forest, alternating descents and ascents). 

The 12 km route does not require any special technical or physical training. Its duration is 1 day, overnight stays are not provided. The route Krasnaya Polyana-Medoveyevka is available as of May 15 to November 15, when the mountain territories are free of snow cover.


Район:  Красная поляна
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Маршрут «По долине реки Ачипсе»

Маршрут «По долине реки Ачипсе»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная поляна
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/514
Район:  Красная поляна
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Маршрут «Река Большая Аджара - Энгельмановы поляны»

Маршрут «Река Большая Аджара - Энгельмановы поляны»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/9
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Маршрут «Тисо-самшитовая роща - Большое кольцо»

Маршрут «Тисо-самшитовая роща - Большое кольцо»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Самшитовая
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/517
Название EN:  THE YEW AND BOXWOOD GROVE – THE BIG RING
Краткое описание EN:  The “Tiso-samshitovaya roshcha – Bolshoye koltso” (Yew and Boxwood Grove – Big Circle) hiking trail, like many other Sochi trails, is suitable for the whole family. 
Подробное описание EN: 

The “Tiso-samshitovaya roshcha – Bolshoye koltso” (Yew and Boxwood Grove – Big Circle) hiking trail, like many other Sochi trails, is suitable for the whole family. The hike is 5 kilometers long and takes between 3 to 6 hours to complete.

To get to the start of the trail, take a bus to the Khosta-Most (Khost-bridge) stop in Sochi’s Khosta district. When you get off at the desired stop, walk along the Khosta river down Samshitovaya street straight to the famous Yew and Boxwood Grove.

During the hike, visitors will be able to see a number of unique and legendary natural attractions including Beliye Skaly (White Rocks), Drevnyaya krepost (Ancient Fortress), Peshchera (Cave), Bukovaya polyana (Beech Meadow) and so on. The trail follows the route: Opolznevaya balka (Landslide Valley) – Labirint (Labyrinth) – kanyon Beliye Skaly (White Rocks canyon) – prokhod na Bolshoye koltso (passage to the Big Ring) – Balka glubokaya (Deep Valley) – Bukovaya polyana (Beech Meadow) – Drevnyaya krepost (Ancient Fortress) – Reka Khosta (Khosta River) – Rodnik (Spring) – Peshchera (Cave) – “Zub” (“Tooth” rest stop). Together, all these points form the “Big Circle,” which will acquaint visitors with the wonders of the local scenery.


Адрес EN:  st. Samshitovaya
Район:  Хостинский район
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Маршрут «Тисо-самшитовая роща - В глубь веков»

Маршрут «Тисо-самшитовая роща - В глубь веков»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Самшитовая
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/518
Название EN:  THE YEW AND BOXWOOD GROVE – TO THE DEPTH OF THE CENTURIES
Краткое описание EN:  The “Tiso-samshitovaya roshcha – V glub vekov” (Yew and Boxwood Grove – Into the Depths of Ages) ecological hiking trail passes through the territory of an ancient relic forest – a natural phenomenon that the people of Sochi take great pride in.
Подробное описание EN: 

The “Tiso-samshitovaya roshcha – V glub vekov” (Yew and Boxwood Grove – Into the Depths of Ages) ecological hiking trail passes through the territory of an ancient relic forest – a natural phenomenon that the people of Sochi take great pride in. The hike is 1.8 kilometers long and takes only 2 or 3 hours to complete.

The trail starts at kanyon Chertovy vorota (Devil’s Gate Canyon) and then continues along the Khosta river, visiting Drevnyaya krepost (Ancient Fortress) before heading back again along the Khosta canyon and exiting the Yew and Boxwood Grove at the checkpoint.

The Yew and Boxwood Grove is located in Sochi’s Khosta district and is a familar spot for many visitors. This forest is part of the Kavkazky gosudarstvenny prirodny biosferny zapovednik (Caucasian State Nature Biosphere Reserve). The Yew and Boxwood Grove is located separately from the main territory of the Reserve, on the outskirts of Khosta between Sochi and Adler. 


Адрес EN:  st. Samshitovaya
Район:  Хостинский район
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Маршрут «Тисо-самшитовая роща - Малое кольцо»

Маршрут «Тисо-самшитовая роща - Малое кольцо»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Самшитовая
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/516
Название EN:  YEW AND BOXWOOD GROVE – SMALL RING
Краткое описание EN:  The “Tiso-Samshitovaya roshcha – Maloye koltso” (Yew and Boxwood Grove – Small Ring) trail is an enjoyable hike that will acquaint visitors with one of Sochi’s most striking natural monuments.
Подробное описание EN: 

The “Tiso-Samshitovaya roshcha – Maloye koltso” (Yew and Boxwood Grove – Small Ring) trail is an enjoyable hike that will acquaint visitors with one of Sochi’s most striking natural monuments. The hike is 1.6 kilometers long and takes 1 hour to complete.

Arriving in the lands of an ancient relic forest, visitors negotiate a labyrinth which is located on the bank of the picturesque Labirintovaya balka (Labyrinth Valley) – an impressive area of untouched beauty. Further along the trail, visitors will find the Beliye Skaly (White Rocks) observation deck before returning along a familiar path to the Labyrinth Valley. The trail then goes past a giant Yew tree to Opolznevaya balka (Landslide Valley), after which it arrives at the exit. This trail can also be taken in the opposite direction.



Адрес EN:  st. Samshitovaya
Район:  Хостинский район
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Маршрут «Через горы к Черному морю, через приют Водопадный»

Маршрут «Через горы к Черному морю, через приют Водопадный»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/62
Название EN:  The route "Through the mountains to the Black Sea, through the shelter Vodopadny"
Подробное описание EN: 

This is a 52 kilometer long circular route. The duration of the entire hike is 3-5 days. It starts from the Lagonaki Plateau and crosses the Fisht-Oshten massif, which is the Western high-mountain part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. Most of the route lies at the altitudes higher than 1000 m above sea level, and in some of its parts the altitude exceeds 2000 m.

During the journey, the tourists observe the change of landscape at different heights. The route runs past the yew and beech thickets, waterfalls, subalpine meadows, rocks. This is one of the regions of the Caucasus rich in waters, giving birth to many rivers flowing into the Black sea. Fisht-Oshten massif has several glaciers, and one them rests lower than any other low-lying glaciers in Europe.

The route trail takes the travelers through several mountain passes, and it is planned to spend the nights in equipped areas in such places as Instructorskaya Schel, Tsitse shelter, the Waterfall Shelter (Vodopadniy), Babuk-aul Shelter). The trail is marked, and it includes river crossing and parts to take horse.

The route ends near the river Shahe, at the checkpoint called Belaya.


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Маршрут «Через перевал Аишха к Черному морю»

Маршрут «Через перевал Аишха к Черному морю»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/59
Название EN:  THROUGH AISHKHA MOUNTAIN CROSSOVER TO THE BLACK SEA
Краткое описание EN:  This challenging excursion route is suitable for those who like long hikes. However, it is only possible to go on this trip during the warm summer season - from June 1 to October 30. The restrictions exist based onthe period of clearing the passes from snow, as well as the start of the mating season of such a representative of the local fauna as the Caucasian deer.
Подробное описание EN: 

This challenging excursion route is suitable for those who like long hikes. However, it is only possible to go on this trip during the warm summer season - from June 1 to October 30. The restrictions exist based onthe period of clearing the passes from snow, as well as the start of the mating season of such a representative of the local fauna as the Caucasian deer.

The impressive length of the route is 53 km, which means 4-6 days of walking and, of course, an unforgettable experience.

In order to get to the starting point of the route, one needs to get to the cordon calledChernorechye of the Eastern Department of the Caucasian reserve. The tour "Through theAishkha mountain crossover - to the Black sea" takes place along the following route: cordon Chernorechye – cordon Treya Rota – cordon Umpyr – estuary of the Chistaya river – Aishkha mountain crossover – the Pslushenok river. Places to spend the night are: cordonTreya Rota, cordon Umpyr, the 30th km, the confluence point of the Chistaya and Malaya Laba rivers.

On the first day of the trip, the tourists will reach theTretya Rota cordon, on the second and third days they will overcome the path to thecordonUmpyr, on the fourth day they will reach the Clean river and then the Aisha mountain crossover and the Pslushenok river.
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Маршрут «Через приют Фишт к Черному морю»

Маршрут «Через приют Фишт к Черному морю»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/61
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16.01.2018

Маршрут к горе Сахарной

Маршрут к горе Сахарной

Город:  Сочи
Район:  Хостинский район
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Маршрут КПП «Узуруб» – КПП «р. Белая»

Маршрут КПП «Узуруб» – КПП «р. Белая»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://kgpbz.ru/node/63
Название EN:  The route «Checkpoint Uzurub - checkpoint Belaya»
Подробное описание EN: 

Walking linear route 40 kilometers long.

The duration of the hike is 4 to 5 days. Due to the specifics of the climate, visiting is possible only in summer. Tourists get to the beginning of the route on their own.

The route passes through the Fisht-Oshten massif, and after the Cherkessky pass descends to the Shahe river. To pass through the reserve it is required to buy permission documents. They can be purchased in advance or right before the hike, in the village of Guzeripl. All tourists entering the reserve need to register for the trip at Uzurub checkpoint.

The trail crosses sub-Alpine meadows, mountain beech forest, several passes (Guzeriple, Armenian, Belorechenskiy, Circassian). Most of the trail is located at an altitude of more than 1500 meters above sea level. During the trip, tourists can see the glaciers of mount Fisht, head of the river Belaya, as well as the mountain peaks Fisht, Psheha-su, and Oshten. The height of each of these peaks exceeds 2700 meters above sea level.

During the trip, there will be several nights at the equipped shelters Fisht and Babuk-Aul. Tourists can also make day outs to the environs of the shelter Fisht. The trip ends at the checkpoint Belaya. From there the tourists return on their own.


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16.01.2018

Массив Псеашхо

Массив Псеашхо

Район:  Адлерский район
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Мацестинские водопады

Мацестинские водопады

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  поселок Семеновка
Название EN:  Matsesta
Краткое описание EN:  In Sochi’s Khostinsky district, on the upper reaches of the Matsesta river, there is a cascade of waterfalls that is one of the most beautiful corners of Sochi National Park and still relatively unknown to a great number of tourists.
Подробное описание EN: 

In Sochi’s Khostinsky district, on the upper reaches of the Matsesta river, there is a cascade of waterfalls that is one of the most beautiful corners of Sochi National Park and still relatively unknown to a great number of tourists.

In total, there are 18 waterfalls and cascades clustered together in small groups. Almost every grouping has a name that corresponds to some animate or inanimate object – Veshenka (Oyster mushroom), Konsky khvost (Horse’s tail), Dyadya Styopa (Uncle Stepa), Gnomniki (Gnomes), Egipetskiye piramidy (Egyptian pyramids) and so on.

Throughout the entire gorge the slopes are overgrown with boxwood trees and laural, holly and ruscus thickets, while green garlands of Colchis ivy hang from the rocks and old mossy trunks of fallen trees lie all around.

When tired of walking, visitors can sit and rest, admiring all the beauty. The eighteenth and final waterfall is called Usy dyadi Styopy or “Uncle Stepa’s moustache.” From here visitors return along an upper trail and it is a 25 to 30 minute walk to the first waterfalls, where the excursion begins.



Адрес EN:  Khosta District, in the River Matsesta valley
Район:  Хостинский район
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15.12.2020

Мацестинский мост

Мацестинский мост

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Краткое описание EN:  The Matsestinsky viaduct, which stretches over the valley of the Matsesta river, is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in Sochi. The viaduct is an architectural monument of national significance.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Matsestinsky viaduct, which stretches over the valley of the Matsesta river, is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in Sochi. The viaduct is an architectural monument of national significance.

A team of architects worked on the project, including V. A. Shchuko, V. G. Helfreich, A. P. Velikanov and A. F. Khryakov. So as not to block the view of the sea from New Matsesta, an extremely lightweight arched structure made of reinforced concrete with a length of 411 meters was chosen to support the viaduct. The sidewalks have ledges which serve as convenient view points. Construction of the viaduct took place between 1936 and 1938 and its entry into service made it possible to free the Matsesta valley from being a transit corridor.

The bridge was modernised in the 2000s with guardrails installed to protect pedestrians from passing traffic, and in 2012–2013 it was completely remodelled. Experts restored the original colour of the bridge and work was also carried out the extend its life and restore it load-bearing components.  


Район:  Хостинский район
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27.07.2019

Мегазиплайн Gorky Fly

Мегазиплайн Gorky Fly

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Горки город, +2200
Телефон:  8 928 455-37-66
Веб-сайт:  https://gorkygorod.ru/ziplajn_gorky_fly
Район:  Красная поляна
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26.11.2019

Многофункциональный концертный комплекс «Роза Холл»

Многофункциональный концертный комплекс «Роза Холл»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Набережная Лаванды, д. 6.
Телефон:  8-928-245-80-80.
Веб-сайт:  https://rosahall.com/
Название EN:  ROSA HALL MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONCERT COMPLEX
Подробное описание EN: 

Rosa Hall Complex with an area of more than 10 000 square meters is a modern platform, which is fitted out with advanced equipment and meets the highest international standards. Events of any scale are held there, as the complex includes two halls (the capacity of a large hall is up to 3,000 people, a small one - up to 2,000 people), seven VIP boxes, a BACKSTAGE restaurant, an art cafe.

The main advantage of Rosa Hall is its versatility and the ability to transform to the desired action format (it is possible to fold the first few rows and increase the dance floor). Thanks to the transformer halls, it is possible to organize both a large-scale event and create a performance in a cozy chamber format.

Every year, Rosa Hall hosts more than two hundred different entertainment events, including concerts and shows of Russian and foreign pop stars.


Адрес EN:  st. Naberezhnaya Lavandy, 6.
Район:  Красная поляна
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12.07.2021

Молочный водопад

Молочный водопад

Страна:  Абхазия
Адрес:  Рицинский реликтовый национальный парк
Район:  Абхазия
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10.07.2021

Монастырь Свято-Крестовая пустынь и Святой источник Пантелеймона

Монастырь Свято-Крестовая пустынь и Святой источник Пантелеймона

Страна:  Россия
Город:  село Солохаул
Адрес:  ул. Кошмана, 10
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Морской порт

Морской порт

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Войкова, 1
Название EN:  THE SEA PORT
Краткое описание EN:  The Sochi seaport consists of a large station complex and two passenger berths with a total length of 330 meters. Currently, the port has the ability to accommodate vessels up to 220 meters in length.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Sochi seaport consists of a large station complex and two passenger berths with a total length of 330 meters. Currently, the port has the ability to accommodate vessels up to 220 meters in length.

The port area has a very beautiful design. Near the embankment there is a gazebo rotunda, from which you can observe a magnificent view of the sea. The central part of the passenger station has a waiting area that amazes travelers with the beauty of its interior decor, which reveals an abundance of moldings, mirrors, comfortable furniture, sofas, armchairs and tables. In the lobby, the columns are decorated with majolica and the floors covered with mosaics.

The southern and northern sides of the marine terminal are adorned with two symmetrically placed courtyards with a high colonnade richly decorated with sculptures.

The section of the building facing the sea is of great architectural interest as it is furnished with a tower whose spire reaches a height of 36 meters. The tower has sculptures adorning three separate tiers. The first sculptural ensemble is located at a height of 20 meters and consists of four five-meter tall allegorical figures. The composition is entitled “The Seasons,” with spring, summer, autumn and winter represented in the form of female figures. The sculptures on the second tier are located at a height of 26 meters and depict the four cardinal directions. The last tier of decorative sculptures are in the form of twelve dolphins located at a height of 35 meters. Resembling tongues of flame, they encompass the base of the spire. 

The grounds of the passenger terminal are furnished with three fountains. The largest one is located before the entrance to the terminal, while the two smaller ones are found in the inner covered courtyards. The large fountain is in the form of a basin seven meters in diameter in the center of which there is an allegorical sculpture entitled “Navigation,” holding a compass, telescope and other symbolic objects in its hands.

The marine passenger building is Sochi’s calling card. It is a source of pride for the city and is protected as a historical monument.


Адрес EN:  st. Voikova, 1
Район:  Центральный район
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Мост "Ривьера"

Мост "Ривьера"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Краткое описание EN:  The Riviera bridge is located at the point where the Sochi river flows into the Black sea. It was built in the 1930s and designed by the archiect Ivan Zholtovsky.
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The Riviera bridge is located at the point where the Sochi river flows into the Black sea. It was built in the 1930s and designed by the archiect Ivan Zholtovsky. Its opening was timed to coincide with the 1936 May Day celebrations. Initially called the “Sochi bridge,” it was regarded as the most beautiful structure of this type in almost all of the USSR. It is built of white stone and has two spans. The bridge is 76 meters long, 12 meters wide and has a clearance of 10 meters from the surface of the river. Despite its rather modest dimensions, the bridge has a rather large weight-bearing capacity of 15 tons.

The bridge has a mosaic stone facade made of materials mined in the quarries of Abkhazia. The sidewalks are three meters wide and covered with paving stones. The bridge provides picturesque views of the lower reaches of the Sochi river and of mountains that frame the Sochi valley. Many tourists like to be photographed here against the backdrop of the picturesque views.  


Район:  Центральный район
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12.07.2021

Мужские слезы

Мужские слезы

Страна:  Абхазия
Адрес:  Дорога А-309
Район:  Абхазия
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09.07.2021

Набережная махаджиров

Набережная махаджиров

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Сухум
Адрес:  Набережная махаджиров
Район:  Абхазия
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16.09.2021

Навалищенское ущелье

Навалищенское ущелье

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  54 квартал, 31 выдел Кудепстинского лесничества; 500 м от с. Рассвет
Веб-сайт:  https://navalishenskoe.ru/
Название EN:  NAVALISCHENSKOYE GORGE
Краткое описание EN:  Navalishenskoye gorge is a wonderful place for those who want to relax and be alone with nature for a while.
Подробное описание EN: 

Navalishenskoye gorge is a wonderful place for those who want to relax and be alone with nature for a while.

Over millions of years the river Bolshaya Hostawashed limestone and formed the picturesque gorge, and the locals called it Navalishenskoye.

Currently, the Navalishenskoye gorge is one of the most beautiful sights of the city of Sochi. The slopes of this gorge are covered with relict trees: yew and boxwood.

Yaw and boxwood grove is a famous natural monument that is protected by the state. The grove is a branch of the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve. The sunrays can hardly penetrate the foliage of those trees, so the forest in that place is filled with a mysterious semi-darkness.

The total length of the excursion route is 1,500 meters. The rocks of the most fantastic shapes and sizes, a waterfall nearly four meters high, a small forest lake, as well as the Alek cave will appear before the eyes of travelers will appear. The ruins of the ancient fortresses, temples and castles sill remain In the vicinity of the Navalishenskoyegorge.

The highest point of the gorge is located at an altitude of 250 meters. Nevalishenskoye gorge is quite deep and reaches 140 meters. The river bends in narrow places and forms small waterfalls. The water of BolshayaKhosta is very clean. This is evidenced by the fact that it is inhabited by crabs. A lot of vegetation grows around the gorge, the most interesting among which are the hornbeam, bamboo, berry yew and Caucasian linden. There are a lot of plants listed in the Red book.

After an exciting walk, one can stop for a picnic in one of the picturesque glades. Close toNavalishenskoye gorge there is a café serving Caucasian cuisine. You can also visit the Russian bathhouse, play various games on the Playground, and go fishing at the trout farm.

How to get there: the 5th km in the direction to Kalinovo lake; turn right 100 m past the bridge.


Район:  Хостинский район
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Нарзанный источник “Чвижепсе”

Нарзанный источник “Чвижепсе”

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Урочище "Медвежий угол" села Чвижепсе
Название EN:  NARZAN SPRING CHVIZHEPSE
Краткое описание EN:  The Chvizhepse narzan spring is located in the valley of the river of the same name in the “Medvezhy Ugol” tract of Chvizhepse village.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Chvizhepse narzan spring is located in the valley of the river of the same name in the “Medvezhy Ugol” tract of Chvizhepse village.

You can sample water obtained from a depth of 200 meters in the pavilion at the center of which stands the statue of a bear whose head is crowned by a bowl with a small fountain. The walls of the pavillion are adorned with information about the composition of the water and testimonials about its use.

“Chvizhepse” translates from the Ubykh language as “water that gives joy,” while “narzan” is from the Abazin and Kabardino-Circassian languages and means “the drink of heroes.” Among the mountain peoples inhabiting this area, there was the belief that a person immersed in this water would acquire the power of the Earth, from which this water originated.

Among the biologically-active microelements found in this water, there is iron, arsenic, bromine, iodine, copper, manganese, zinc, lead, lithium and so on. The concentration of arsenic initially exceeded permissible limits, but the chemical laboratories of the Sochi Research Institute of Health Resort Medicine and Physiotherapy discovered a method of reducing the concentration of arsenic through the partial degassing of narzan water (the volatilization of a certain amount of free acid). This is how bottled mineral water has been obtained, which can be purchased in Sochi’s shops.

To reach the spring, which is located within Sochi National Park (quarter 56, allotment 10), take bus route 135 from Adler or routes 105 and 186 from Sochi to the Chvizhepse but stop, or, if going by private vehicle, to Medvezhiy Ugol on the far side of the bridge that crosses the gorge.



Район:  Красная поляна
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09.07.2021

Новоафонская пещера

Новоафонская пещера

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Гудаутский район
Адрес:  Новоафонская пещерная железная дорога
Район:  Абхазия
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09.07.2021

Новоафонский водопад

Новоафонский водопад

Страна:  Абхазия
Город:  Гудаутский район
Адрес:  Новый Афон
Район:  Абхазия
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09.07.2021

Новоафонский монастырь

Новоафонский монастырь

Страна:  Абхазия
Адрес:  Гудаутский район, Новый Афон
Район:  Абхазия
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Озерный траверс

Озерный траверс

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор
Название EN:  Lake traverse
Подробное описание EN: 

The mountain route Lake traverse takes the tourists to the famous objects of the winter Olympic games 2014. The route starts in the mountain Olympic village behind the restaurant Berloga at an altitude of 1 170 meters. Together with a guide, travelers will pass through the Olympic slopes and Extreme-Park, as well as visit the picturesque mountain lake. This natural object belongs to Rosa Khutor system of artificial snowmaking and is its important element. As part of the educational tour, guests of the resort will get acquainted with the history and structure of the main ski resort in Russia.
Tour organizers recommend: if you go to the mountains, do not forget about comfortable clothes and equipment. Take clothes covering your hands and feet, trekking shoes, drinking water, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat with you on a hiking trip.
It is worth noting that the mountain route Lake traverse is open only in the summer.
Complexity level: medium.
Route length: 3.5 km.
Duration: 2.5 hours


Адрес EN:  The Rosa Khutor resort
Район:  Красная поляна
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Озеро Кардывач

Озеро Кардывач

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Название EN:  LAKE KARDYVATCH
Краткое описание EN:  Lake Kardyvach is the “heart” of the Caucasus Natural Biosphere Reserve and is located at an elevation of 1850 meters above sea level, 35 kilometers from the village of Krasnaya Polyana.
Подробное описание EN: 

Lake Kardyvach is the “heart” of the Caucasus Natural Biosphere Reserve and is located at an elevation of 1850 meters above sea level, 35 kilometers from the village of Krasnaya Polyana.

It is here that the Mzymta river finds its source, absorbing the strength of many rivers and streams along the way before flowing into the Black Sea. The lake is 500 meters long, 300 meters wide and 23 meters deep. Majestic fir and alpine birch are found nestled among granite rocks on its picturesque shores. Higher up, there are alpine flowers and even higher – eternal snow, whose reflection is cast upon the lake. Above all of them are the grey-headed peaks of Loyub Vostochny, Tsyndyshkho and Kutakheku. The area amazes with its pristine nature and wild, untouched beauty.

The lake freezes over in winter, but even in summer visitors will feel the contrast between the seasons. Some 4 kilometers higher up along a gorge, within a vast cirque strewn with glacier-polished boulders and exposed ridges of bedrock, there is Verkhny or “Upper” Lake Kardyvach (sometimes known as Maly or “Little” Kardyvach). The lake is 2472 meters above sea level and is 2 hectares in size, with chunks of ice floating along its surface. This is an area of rocks, snowfields and mountain streams, such as the Govorlivy, Ovrazhny, and Priglyadny, and is home of the Izumrudny or “Emerald” waterfall.

The best time to visit Lake Kardyvach and its surroundings is in summer and early fall when the snow in the alpine zone finally melts and the mountain lakes are freed from ice. In late September a golden autumn begins in the mountains and Lake Kardyvach, framed by colourful trees, is transformed into a real work of art.

The hike to Lake Kardyvach and its surroundings can take between 3 to 5 days, but it is better to plan on 4 or 5. During this time, visitors can sample all the most interesting sights in the Kardyvach mountain knot – lakes Verkhny Kardyvach, Sineokoye, and Utayenniye, and the Kutekheku and Loyub mountain peaks.  

The trail to Lake Kardyvach is not technically difficult and is accessible for almost any hiker.



Район:  Адлерский район
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16.01.2018

Озеро Кардывач и Кардывачский Горный узел

Озеро Кардывач и Кардывачский Горный узел

Район:  Адлерский район
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09.07.2021

Озеро Рица

Озеро Рица

Город:  Абхазия
Адрес:  Озеро Рица
Район:  Абхазия
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15.12.2020

Озеро Хуко

Озеро Хуко

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Краткое описание EN:  Lake Khuko is located on the border of Sochi and the Republic of Adygea, between the rivers Pshekhashkhe and Shakhe in the watershed of the Main Caucasus ridge.
Подробное описание EN: 

Lake Khuko is located on the border of Sochi and the Republic of Adygea, between the rivers Pshekhashkhe and Shakhe in the watershed of the Main Caucasus ridge. It is found five kilometers west of the Circassian Pass and 6 kilometers southwest of Mount Fisht, and is situated within the confines of the Caucasus Natural Biosphere Reserve and in territory included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The lake is the subject of many mysteries as experts cannot agree on its origins. Some researchers believe that the lake is a remnant of an ancient sea, while others are inclined to argue that the lake is the result of tectonic shifts and glacial melting.

An interesting fact about the lake is that its water level does not change, although no rivers or streams flow into it. Moreover, neither fish nor algea live in its waters and even in summer chunks of ice can be seen on its surface. This is explained by the fact that a lot of snow falls in the area – up to 5 meters, and depending upon weather conditions, it does not always have time to melt. The lake is relatively small, only 260 meters long and 150 meters wide, with a maximum depth of 10 meters. Local inhabitants claim the lake has healing powers and the ancient tribes regarded it as sacred as well.    

Visitors can get to the lake from the abandoned village of Babuk Aul. It requires a 20 kilometer drive along a poorly maintained road, so it is best to travel in an SUV. The entrance to the Caucasus Nature Reserve is not far from Babuk Aul and the visitor’s fee is 300 rubles per day per person. In the Reserve, the trail divides into two: the left hand path leads to the Circassian Gates while the right hand path heads to Lake Khuko. The distance to the lake is roughly 7 kilometers but the trail is difficult and leads continuously uphill. The ascent to the lake will take about 6 or 7 hours. Once at the lake, visitors will be greeted by picturesque landscapes of beech forests and alpine meadows and can admire the views of the western rocky bastion of Fisht mountain. Due to the high elevation – 1744 meters above sea level – the water is never warmer than 15 degrees celsius.  


Район:  Лазаревский район
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Олимпийский парк

Олимпийский парк

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Имеретинская низменность
Телефон:  +7 (862) 243-32-04
Веб-сайт:  http://олимпийский-парк.рф
Название EN:  THE OLYMPIC PARK
Подробное описание EN: 

We invite you to relax, improve your health and have fun in the Olympic Park, which opened its doors to everyone after the winter Olympic and Paralympic games of 2014.

Opening hours of the Olympic Park:

The Olympic Park is open every day from 08.00 to 00.00, seven days a week.

The activity organized on the territory of the Olympic Park includes:

- trips on Golf carts and excursion locomotives;

- free sports ground with the equipment for sports and physical exercise;

- karting;

- rental of car-bikes, electric bicycles, electric tricycles, bicycles, children's electric cars, segways, rollers;

- fast food and mobile meal stations;

- restaurant Baikal;

- souvenir stalls;

- light and music fountain show. (In winter, the fountain is open from 18:00 to 19:00, in spring and autumn - from 19:00 to 20:00, in summer - from 20:30 to 21:30 (operating time may be shifted depending on the length of daylight hours)
Адрес EN:  Imeretinskaya nizmennost'
Район:  Адлерский район
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Ореховский водопад

Ореховский водопад

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  37-й и 29-й кварталы, 29 выдел Верхне-Сочинского лесничества, с. Ореховка, 1,5 км от остановки село Ореховка
Название EN:  Orekhovsky Waterfall
Краткое описание EN:  Orekhovsky falls is located near the village of Orekhovka in a picturesque area of incredibly beautiful landscape some 14 kilometers from Sochi.
Подробное описание EN: 

Orekhovsky falls is located near the village of Orekhovka in a picturesque area of incredibly beautiful landscape some 14 kilometers from Sochi. The 27.5 meter falls are regarded as one of the highest and most beautiful among such attractions in the Krasnodar coastal region.  

The falls are formed by the waters of the Bezumenka river plunging off a 30 meter high, almost vertical ledge (the incline is 70 degrees). The water falls in several streams and passes over two steps in the lower part of the falls. The water then continues past a small pebble beach at the base of the waterfall before converging with the Sochi river. It is the lower of the two steps that is regarded as the most spectacular. The waterfall is popular not only among tourists but also among spiritualists who claim it is a source of power.  

The waterfall changes its appearance with the seasons. In summer, it can weaken, leaving slowly flowing trickles of water, while in spring and summer, when the river is at its height, it reveals powerful seething torrents. The falls can be reached by vehicle or by bus route 102. 



Адрес EN:  37 and 29 kvartaly, 29 vydel Verhne-Sochinskogo lesnichestva, s. Orekhovka, 1,5 km ot ostanovki selo Orekhovka
Район:  Хостинский район
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Орлиные скалы и водопады всего Агурского ущелья (с подъемом на г. Ахун)

Орлиные скалы и водопады всего Агурского ущелья (с подъемом на г. Ахун)

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Орлиные скалы
Название EN:  ORLINYE SKALY (THE EAGLE CLIFFS) AND WATERFALLS OF THE ENTIRE AGURA GORGE (WITH THE ASCENT TO MOUNT AKHUN)
Краткое описание EN:  The hiking trail to Orliniye Skaly (Eagle Rocks) begins at Staraya (Old) Matsesta and continues along a narrow path to an elevation of 379 meters above sea level.
Подробное описание EN: 

The hiking trail to Orliniye Skaly (Eagle Rocks) begins at Staraya (Old) Matsesta and continues along a narrow path to an elevation of 379 meters above sea level. This is the highest point at Eagle Rocks. This distance from the cliff to the bottom of Agurskoye ushchelye (Agursky Gorge) where the Agura river flows is 250 meters.  

Turkish pine grows right on the rocks. The observation deck offers a view of the Main Caucasian ridge including the mountains Chugush and Pseashkho and the chain of mountains cutting across the Akhtsu gorge.

The trail descends from Eagle Rocks to the confluence of the Agura river and its tributary – the Agurchik. There are splendid places here for a short rest. The ascent up Mount Akhun takes about an hour and a half at a leisurely pace.

Mount Akhun itself rises 663 meters above sea level and is the highest point along the coast. The mountain is part of a five kilometer long ridge that extends from the northwest to the southeast in a line parallel to the coast. In 1936, a 30 meter high tower, designed by the architect Sergei Vorobyev, was built on the summit of Mount Akhun. The tower offers a 360 degree panorama encompassing the Black Sea, the coastline down to Abkhazia, and the summits of the Main Caucasus ridge.  The summit has excellent recreational facilities, including a tea house, a cafe, a restaurant, souvenirs and a Ferris wheel.

There are many interesting plants on Mount Akhun. One side of the mountain has subtropical vegetation charateristic of a Colchis forest, while the other side presents a beech forest with an undergrowth of cherry laurel, holly and hazel. The famous Tiso-Samshitovaya roshcha (Yew and Boxwood Grove) is also found on the southeastern slopes of Mount Akhun.

The trail then descends back towards Agursky Gorge where it is very humid. The gorge is an amazing spot filled with wild beauty – sheer cliffs, rock basins, rapids and three large waterfalls that are 21, 23 and 30 meters high! You can even take a dip in the lake at the lowest waterfall. We then exit the gorge by following the path through the Vodopadny valley.

The trail is 8 kilometers long and takes 9 hours to complete.


Район:  Хостинский район
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Остатки византийской крепости V века (Багу)

Остатки византийской крепости V века (Багу)

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  пос. Волконка, в 20 м от дома №46 по улице Курская, 300 м от трассы Сочи – Лазаревское. Левый берег реки Годлик.
Название EN:  REMAINS OF A FIFTH-CENTURY BYZANTINE FORTRESS (BAGU)
Краткое описание EN:  Pseudo-Arrian in the V century AD mentions the fortress of Bagu (IV-V centuries AD), which can be cross-referenced with the fortification located to the South-East of Lazarevskoye, on the very shore of the sea.
Подробное описание EN: 

Pseudo-Arrian in the V century AD mentions the fortress of Bagu (IV-V centuries AD), which can be cross-referenced with the fortification located to the South-East of Lazarevskoye, on the very shore of the sea.

From the sea, it is almost invisible behind the steep cliffs. The fortress is located on a raised terrace on the left bank of the Godlik river. It has a triangular shape in the plan, following the conditions of the area. The total length of the perimeter walls is more than 700 m, and their thickness reaches 2 m. Along the cliff to the sea, the walls had long since fallen down.

However, the towers are still well preserved: by three of them in the North and South-East walls. Tower 6 protruded 6 m outwards and 4 m deep into the protected area. Inside it there is a wall 1 m thick, in which there was a narrow passage connecting the rooms formed by this partition. The "Twin" towers of very similar design were a characteristic feature of Roman-Byzantine fortifications in other areas as well.

The fortress stands above the sea at an altitude of 20-25m. The height of the powerful walls reaches almost two meters. The fortress was built of sandstone, slate, and gray limestone.

The scrolls of the V century AD, mention the fortress of Bagu, according to the description, very similar to our Godlik. Its residents were fierce geniokhs – the brutish pirates, in many ways similar to Vikings. Even their ships were shaped like dragonboats. The geniokhs were not only specialized on piracy -the slave trade was also in their area of interest. In antiquity and the middle ages, Bagu fortress was a center of trade in general, and the slave trade in particular. The fortress functioned for a long time and has two historical periods of its use — the Byzantine and Genoese. According to Yu. N. Voronova (Russian archaeologist and explorer of the Caucasus, researcher of prehistoric, ancient and medieval antiquities of Abkhazia and Sochi), these periods date back to the V-VIII and XIV—XV centuries.

The technique used during its construction was the characteristic Roman-Byzantine tradition in masonry —the dual shell wall with brickwork backfilling.

Fragments of ceramics, including "Khazar" dishes, fragments of pythos, pitchers, bowls and other clay products were found on the territory of the fortress. In the Genoese period, an additional wall was installed - with the "herringbone" technique like in Italian fortifications.
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15.01.2018

Остатки крепостной стены форта Лазарева

Остатки крепостной стены форта Лазарева

Адрес:  г. Сочи, ул. Калараш
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Памятник Архангела Михаила

Памятник Архангела Михаила

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Краткое описание EN:  The monument of the Archangel Michael is a hallmark of present-day Sochi and is known perhaps to everyone who has ever visited the resort metropolis.
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The monument of the Archangel Michael is a hallmark of present-day Sochi and is known perhaps to everyone who has ever visited the resort metropolis. The statue of the saint is located in the very heart of the pulsating city, at the intersection of Kurortny (Resort) prospekt and Gorky street.

It is no coincidence that the Archangel Michael watches over the city from a height: he is Sochi’s patron saint and guards the city from adversity. The monument comprises a column twenty meters high surmounted on a five meter tall pedestal and crowned with a majestic sculpture of the Archangel Michael brandishing a cross and a sword. The statue of the angel along with the column was erected here in 2006 and for the many years since then Sochi residents have celebrated their City Day on 21 November, the day of St. Michael the Archangel.

The monument is implicity included among the must-see destinations for excursions around city. However, for visitors to see it on their own, they simply need to get to the Sochi city center. For this, there are several public transit stops in the immediate vicinity of the statue: Morsky Port (Sea port), Platanovaya alleya (Plane-tree alley) and Gostinitsa “Moskva” (Moscow Hotel).


Район:  Центральный район
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26.11.2020

Памятник героям фильма "Бриллиантовая рука"

Памятник героям фильма "Бриллиантовая рука"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Войкова, 1/1
Краткое описание EN:  The monument to the heroes of the famous Soviet-era comedy film “Brilliantovaya ruka” (The Diamond Arm), unveiled on Sochi’s Voykova street in the summer of 2010, immediately became a local landmark.
Подробное описание EN: 

The monument to the heroes of the famous Soviet-era comedy film “Brilliantovaya ruka” (The Diamond Arm), unveiled on Sochi’s Voykova street in the summer of 2010, immediately became a local landmark. The sculpture depicts a scene from the film when the main protagonist, Semyon Semyonovich Gorbunkov, has his entire family see him off on a vacation cruise. However, the artists who designed this monumental composition decided to include in the background two other main characters of the film – the smugglers Gesha and Lyolik, who are staring at comrade Gorbunkov in a predatory manner.

Construction of the memorial to the heroes of “The Diamond Arm,” which required 6 tons of metal to complete, was funded through donations made by Sochi citizens. The renowned sculptors Vyacheslav Zvonov and Aleksandr Butaev designed the statue which was cast in the city of Rostov-on-Don.

The figures comprising the memorial are of human height, so you can and even should have a picture taken with all the heroes of this famous film as a personal keepsake.  



Район:  Центральный район
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30.11.2020

Памятник Петру и Февронии

Памятник Петру и Февронии

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Войкова,14
Краткое описание EN:  The monument to Peter and Fevronia was unveiled in Sochi on the eve of the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness on 4 July 2009 and is symbolically located near the Sochi marriage registry office.
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The monument to Peter and Fevronia was unveiled in Sochi on the eve of the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness on 4 July 2009 and is symbolically located near the Sochi marriage registry office. The story of Peter and Fevronia of Murom is probably known to everyone in Russia: he was a prince and she a peasant, but despite all obstacles, their love was crowned with marriage and they became the model of a loving family.

When Peter and Fevronia grew old, they took monastic vows and prayed they would die on the same day. And so it happened: the lovers departed this world together on 8 July. Since 2008, Russia has celebrated the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness on this same day. In addition, every year on 8 July, a couple who have been married for more than 25 years, raised their children in an exemplory fashion, and serve as a role model of family happiness is selected and given an award.

The monument depicts Peter and Fevronia in their monastic robes next to a tree in which there is a nest with a family of pigeons in it. In Sochi it has now become a time-honoured tradition for couples to come here after signing the marriage registry and take pictures near the monument. And some young people even make their marriage proposals here.



Район:  Центральный район
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08.08.2019

Панорамная площадка 360°

Панорамная площадка 360°

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Горки город, +2200
Веб-сайт:  https://gorkygorod.ru/panoramnaya_ploschadka_360
Район:  Красная поляна
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09.12.2020

Переправа Полет Орла

Переправа Полет Орла

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Долина
Веб-сайт:  https://rosakhutor.com/entertainment/trolley-polet-orla/
Район:  Красная поляна
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24.07.2019

Пешеходный маршрут на пик Чёрная Пирамида

Пешеходный маршрут на пик Чёрная Пирамида

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна +2200
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Название EN:  A HIKE TO THE BLACK PYRAMID PEAK
Краткое описание EN:  For those who like active recreation, there is a scenic walking route to the highest point of the Gorki Gorod Resort,which is The Вlack Pyramid peak of the Aibga Range.
Подробное описание EN: 

For those who like active recreation, there is a scenic walking route to the highest point of the Gorki Gorod Resort,which is The Вlack Pyramid peak of the Aibga Range.

From a height of +2,375 meters above the sea level, one can enjoy a stunning view of the Mzymta river valley, and the Olympic facilities of the mountain cluster; and in clear weather it is possible to get sight of the sea. It is safe to say that this is the best observation platform in the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana.

The length of the route is about 400 meters. The route takes 40 minutes to complete. The complexity of the route is average. Movement along the route is carried out under the supervision of instructors and using mountaineering safety equipment, a protective helmet, and alongthe safety cables. Children are permitted to participate in the hike if they are above the age of 10, and they must be accompanied by their parents. To do the route, one needs comfortable clothing and shoes. Comfortable shoes can be rented before the start of the hike.

The route starts from the upper station of the K-5 Chairlift ("Circus-2" zone).

There is a fee for visiting the route.

The eco-route is open from 10: 00 to 16: 00.
Район:  Красная поляна
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Пещера Ведьм

Пещера Ведьм

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  60 квартал, выдел 22 Лыготхского лесничества
Название EN:  DEVIL’S GATE CANYON
Подробное описание EN:  There is an ancient Colchian forest growing here with pre-Ice Age flora, and under the sheer cliffs of more than 50 metres there are hidden boxwood groves and flowery glades. Right in the canyon there is a pool of 12 to 13 metres in diameter and 4.5 metres in depth. The canyon is divided into two parts, one is part of the protected area of the State Wildlife Reserve and the other is open to all visitors. You can swim in the river and have picnics. There are tables and fire pits. The forest is open from May to October.
Адрес EN:  Khosta District, alongside the River Khosta
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Пикниковая зона у реки Кудепста "Бархатная поляна"

Пикниковая зона у реки Кудепста "Бархатная поляна"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Кудепстинское лесничество, Хостинский район, п. Кудепста, 5 км от окончания ул. Искра
Район:  Хостинский район
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Пикниковая поляна у реки Мзымта "Гнездо Совы"

Пикниковая поляна у реки Мзымта "Гнездо Совы"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Адлерское лесничество, 13-ый км трассы Адлер - Красная Пляна. Съезд вправо находится в километре от выезда с Ахштырского туннеля
Район:  Адлерский район
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16.11.2020

Полеты на воздушном шаре на курорте Красная Поляна

Полеты на воздушном шаре на курорте Красная Поляна

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Поляна 960
Телефон:  8 (800) 550-20-20
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/aerostat
Район:  Красная поляна
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Прогулочно-познавательный маршрут «Водолей»

Прогулочно-познавательный маршрут «Водолей»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  пос. Татьяновка
Название EN:  Aquarius (Vodolei) waterfall route – walking and learning
Подробное описание EN: 

This small but very picturesque natural object is located in Lazarevsky district of the resort, on the river Psezuapse, near Tatianovka village.

Aquarius is not a high waterfall – its height is only 10 meters, and it is about 2 meters wide. The waterfall received its sonorous name in honor of the large zodiacal constellation. According to legend, the ancient Sumerians saw that constellation as the personification of Ana - the God of Heaven, who gives the Earth the life-giving and healing waters.

It is quite easy and entirely stress-free to visit Aquarius: there are comfy benches, easy to climb stairs and bridges that fit perfectly into the verdant picture of these charming places all along the path. It is noteworthy that in summertime, the water temperature here is actually equal to the temperature of the sea, and the shallow depth presents no danger for bathing - tourists can safely take a dip in the clear waters of Aquarius.

In order to get to Aquarius waterfall, you need to take bus number 156 or 157 to Tatianovka village. The same stop also serves as the gathering point for the tour groups, which are taken to Aquarius by guides.


Адрес EN:  village Tatianovka
Район:  Лазаревский район
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Свирское ущелье

Свирское ущелье

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  55 квартал, 13 выдел Лазаревского лесничества
Название EN:  THE SVIR GORGE
Краткое описание EN:  In the vicinity of Sochi there is a picturesque valley with an abundance of rocks, waterfalls and water bowls – this is the Svir gorge. Travelers with great pleasure come here to admire the waterfalls called Adam and Eve, the Svirwaterfall and Teschiny Slezy (Mother-in-Law's Tears), as well as the dolmen called Slava (Glory), which is an ancient structure built of stones, presumably in the third century BC.
Подробное описание EN: 

In the vicinity of Sochi there is a picturesque valley with an abundance of rocks, waterfalls and water bowls – this is the Svir gorge. Travelers with great pleasure come here to admire the waterfalls called Adam and Eve, the Svirwaterfall and Teschiny Slezy (Mother-in-Law's Tears), as well as the dolmen called Slava (Glory), which is an ancient structure built of stones, presumably in the third century BC.

The tour to the Svirskoye gorge starts from the village of Lazarevskoye along the road that crosses the Svir river and leads to the border of the Sochi national Park. On the way, there is a Sandstone slab with a sign that the first waterfall is 250 meters away, and the second one is 850 meters away. Behind it there is a trail that leads to the Svir canyon, which is created by the river that flows here. Bypassing the limestone ledge of the rock on the left side of the canyon, you can get to the Svir waterfall, which reaches a height of seven meters. At its foot, the water knocked out a deep bowl in the stone, in which everyone is offered to swim. According to a long-standing belief, the water of this waterfall washes away all sins. After viewing the first waterfall, you can climb up the layered rocks as if on steps and take a walk along the Svirka canyon, admiring its picturesque rapids and small baths.

The Svir gorge surprises with the fact that there is never direct sunlight inside it, so the banks of theriverare always in a mysterious semi-darkness. Then the tour continues to the second waterfall, another dolmen and to the Moonstone. Following the road through the forest, one can reach the dolmen, which is half covered with earth. If you look closely at it and stroke its rough walls with your hand, you can easily find ancient signs on its surface that resemble a cross in a circle. After the dolmen, you can see the Moonstone, and then go down to the next waterfall called Mother-in-Law's Tears. Splashes of water, like mother-in-law's tears, roll down from a height of five meters and fall into a small bowl. There is another waterfall nearby - its height is nearly ten meters. The further route of the tour goes upstream of the Svir. Here you can observe several small water slides and a huge stone block-an outlier - in the middle of the river.

Along the way, there are many picturesque glades where you can rest and have a picnic.


Район:  Лазаревский район
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Скандинавская ходьба

Скандинавская ходьба

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор
Название EN:  NORDIC WALKNG
Краткое описание EN:  This route is perfect for beginners, as well as for those who avoid intensive physical activity, but at the same time maintains an active lifestyle and is friends with sports.
Подробное описание EN: 

This route is perfect for beginners, as well as for those who avoid intensive physical activity, but at the same time maintains an active lifestyle and is friends with sports. 

The Rosa Khutor resort offers its guests a safe and easy-to-learn sport known as the Nordic walking. According to experts, walking with the poles is currentlyconsidered one of the most useful types of physical activity. 

First, the coaches welcome everyone to the warm-up session, which takes place at one of the most picturesque corners of the resort and a favorite place for tourists in the summer –on the shore of the lake with mountain water, theRosa Beach. Then the instructors conduct a master class on Nordic walking, where they introduce guests to the technique of movement and breathing, as well as explain how to make stops correctly in order not just to relax, but to get a Wellness effect. Immediately after that, a group of tourists goes for a training walk along the embankment of the Mzymta river. 

The route complexity level is: easy.

Its length is: 3.5 km.

Duration: 1 hour.

Recommended for people over 10 years of age.

 


Адрес EN:  The Rosa Khutor resort
Район:  Красная поляна
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Скульптура «Мацеста»

Скульптура «Мацеста»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Аллея Челтенхэма 4
Название EN:  THE SCULPTURE OF MATSESTA
Краткое описание EN:  The sculpture of “Matsesta” is a symbol of the world-famous Matsesta health resort and one of Sochi’s most important and recognisable calling cards.
Подробное описание EN: 

The sculpture of “Matsesta” is a symbol of the world-famous Matsesta health resort and one of Sochi’s most important and recognisable calling cards. The sculpture is executed in an original allegorical manner and makes successful use of the natural textures of the local rock – a dense, light-coloured sandstone. Visitors are left with the impression that the girl depicted in the statue was created by nature itself. Using simple, rough and sometimes angular forms, the girl appears gentle, good-natured and calming, while mesmorising observers with her mysterious beauty. At the same time, her powerful neck and arms leave no doubt as to her physical strength.

Immediately in front of the girl, comprising a single entity with her, there is a fountain with a number of small basins forming a cascade. Stone steps lead to a small platform built several meters above the basins. From here visitors can get a closer look at the girl’s image, take photographs in front of her and enjoy the panorama of the sea and the Matsestinsky viaduct. The platform is fenced off with handrails of original construction using the same sandstone as the statue in combination with metal railings. On one of the large flat stones facing the road there is the stylised inscription “Ma–tse–sta” engraved into the rock, pointing the way to the health resort and to the microdistrict of the same name. “Matsesta” in the Ubykh language means “fire water” – water that gives a “burning” feeling because of its high hydrogen sulfide content.

According to one ancient legend, when a daughter was born to the mountain-dweller Kerenduk, the moon was reflected in the river, which made the water appear to be on fire, so Kerenduk gave his daughter the proud name of Matsesta or “Fire Water”. The father, however, was disconsolate for he desired a son. Knowing this, Matsesta developed strength and courage within herself, loved her parents and became a reliable source of support for them in every possible way. When her parents, having grown old, fell gravely ill, Matsesta learned about a spring with healing powers located in a cave, but no one was able to reach it for it was securely guarded by the Spirit of the Mountain. The beautiful Matsesta vowed to get this water at any cost. She entered the cave, killed the Spirit of the Mountain, and brought the spring to the surface, revealing it to the people – but she herself was unable to escape the cave alive. In honour of her exploit, the spring, its water and the area around it, which later became the location of the health resort, were named after the beautiful and brave Matsesta.



Район:  Хостинский район
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Скульптура Прометея

Скульптура Прометея

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Орлиные скалы
Веб-сайт:  http://www.orlinye-skaly.ru/
Краткое описание EN:  The figure of Prometheus, erected on a cliff at Orliniye Skaly (Eagle Rocks), has become a popular tourist attraction.
Подробное описание EN: 

The figure of Prometheus, erected on a cliff at Orliniye Skaly (Eagle Rocks), has become a popular tourist attraction. The legend of the mythical character is well-known: Prometheus stole fire for humanity and aroused the wrath of Zeus, who ordered Prometheus be chained to a rock. An eagle began flying to him and would peck out his liver each time, only for it to grow back continually in the immortal Prometheus. Thousands of years later, the hero Heracles killed the eagle and asked Zeus to release his brother, who was forgiven. The local inhabitants have made some changes to the legend, as their version states that Prometheus was chained to Eagle Rocks.

This ancient Greek myth has drawn visitors to this place for many years. In 1998, on the initative of local authorities, a statue was erected here. The creator of this piece was a sculptor from the city of Omsk, Aleksandr Karpalov, known for other original works including a metal sculpture of Don Quixote. A popular scenic trail begins at the Agur Waterfalls and ends at Eagle Rocks. Besides the statue of Prometheus, whose figure blends in harmoniously with the natural setting, there is also an observation deck and a small cafe that serves Caucasian cuisine.


Район:  Хостинский район
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Смотровая башня на горе Большой Ахун

Смотровая башня на горе Большой Ахун

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  118 квартал, 9 выдел Мацестинского лесничества
Название EN:  Viewing tower on the Bolshoi Akhun
Краткое описание EN:  The most popular mountain destination among travelers to the Sochi region is Mount Akhun, which is located three kilometers from the Black Sea.
Подробное описание EN: 

The most popular mountain destination among travelers to the Sochi region is Mount Akhun, which is located three kilometers from the Black Sea.

An eleven kilometer highway leads from the coast to the top of Mount Akhun, where a 30 meter tower was erected at its highest point more than seventy years ago. In 1936, the first tourist excursion to Mount Akhun was organised and over the years since then thousands of tourists have visited both the mountain and the tower on its summit.

Mount Akhun is a ridge five kilometers long, which extends parallel to the sea coast. On the west, the mountain is bordered by the canyon of the Agura river, on the north – by its tributary, the Agurchik, and on the east – by the valley of the Khosta river. More than 30 caves have been discovered on the slopes of Mount Akhun, with the largest of them, the Bolshaya Akhunskaya (Big Akhun) cave, having a length of 384 meters. The south-eastern slope of Mount Akhun is covered by the famous Khostinskaya Tiso-Samshitovaya Roshcha (Yew and Boxwood Grove of Khosta).

The panorama that opens up from the upper deck of the Akhun tower embraces the communities of Sochi and Adler and the endless expanse of the Black Sea. From here you can also see the Akhtsu Gorge, Eagle Rocks, and the grey peaks of the Main Caucasus ridge and its spurs.

The southern slopes of the mountain are overgrown with Colchis oak and oak-hornbeam forests comprising a mixture of Armenian oak, Iberian oak, limestone oak and Caucasian hornbeam. In addition, there are also ash, maple, chestnut, linden and a large number of lianas. There are plans to create a biosphere reserve with an area of 1116 heactares on the northwestern side of the mountain, with red deer, deer and chamois having been brought here from the Caucasus Nature Reserve.

Another attraction of Mount Akhun is the Big Akhun cave located on the north side of the mountain. It has two entrances located four meters apart. Scientifically, this cave represents a series of tectonic fractures that have been impacted by the activity of subterranean water over thousands of years.


Адрес EN:  Khosta District, between the River Agura and the River Khosta
Район:  Хостинский район
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Собор Михаила Архангела

Собор Михаила Архангела

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Орджоникидзе, 1
Название EN:  Archangel Mikhail Cathedral
Подробное описание EN: 

The history of Archangel Mikhail Cathedral of Sochi is very closely related to the names of the Holy Apostles Andrew the First-called and Simon Kananaios who travelled and evangelized in this area. Sochi chronicle says that birth of the Cathedral encouraged further development of the future resort city.

1874 is the date of the Cathedral foundation. Major construction works were finished before 1891and thus finalized the whole architectural ensemble of the cathedral church. The Cathedral and its facilities were reconstructed in 1992-1995 under the supervision of the architect F.I.Afuskenidi. The brick church was designed in an eclectic style and built on donations. It’s a cross-shaped building with an octagonal dome and a conical bell tower richly decorated inside. In 1930 the Cathedral was closed, then re-opened in 1943 and it works to present day. Today Archangel Mikhail Cathedral is Sochi central church and its main deanery.


Адрес EN:  Central District, Moskvina Street, 12
Район:  Центральный район
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02.07.2019

Солохаул парк

Солохаул парк

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Ноябрьская, 12 А
Район:  Лазаревский район
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10.01.2018

Сочи Автодром

Сочи Автодром

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул​. Триумфальная, 26
Телефон:  8 (800) 234-13-24
Веб-сайт:  https://sochiautodrom.ru
Название EN:  SOCHI AUTODROME
Подробное описание EN: 

Sochi Autodrome is the main race track of the country where the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix takes place. Motorsport complex is open all year round and has the most modern infrastructure.

Sochi Autodrome offers its guests a wide range of entertainment and sports services for every taste.

Every weekend at Sochi Autodrome there are fascinating excursions, where you can see the lockups of the teams, the balcony where the award ceremony of the pilots took place, the straight line from where the Formula 1 cars started during the Russian Grand Prix, as well as take a walk along the pit lane and paddock.

For those who set store by not only to seeing everything with their own eyes, but also by experiencing the joy of the race, Sochi Autodrome offers to drive on The Formula 1 track using your own car, rent a sports car or enjoy the skill of a professional racer, sitting in the co-pilot's seat.

In the building of Sochi Autodrome main grandstand there is a Museum of sports and classic cars, which includes more than 70 magnificent exhibits. The exhibition presents even a real racing car, which is Mark Weber’s Jaguar F1 R5.

Sochi Autodrome regularly hosts stages of various racing series. Professional pilots, powerful cars, the roar of engines and the smell of rubber - there is everything for the lovers of Motorsport and outdoor activities.

Sochi Autodrome is also the venue for running, triathlon, fitness days, cycling and roller skating events. You can test your own agility by running almost 6 kilometers along one of the most picturesque routes in the world.


Адрес EN:  st. Triumfalnaya, 26
Район:  Имеретинская низменность
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Сочинский маяк

Сочинский маяк

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Приморская ул., 3/7
Краткое описание EN:  Something resembling a marine lighthouse was first established in Sochi as early as 1874. At that time, Sochi was a destination for ships belonging to the Russian Society of Shipping and Trade (ROPiT) and the Russian Society of the Transportation of Cargo.
Подробное описание EN: 

Something resembling a marine lighthouse was first established in Sochi as early as 1874. At that time, Sochi was a destination for ships belonging to the Russian Society of Shipping and Trade (ROPiT) and the Russian Society of the Transportation of Cargo. If a ship was expected to arrive at night, they would light a white-coloured light in an ordinary lantern placed on trestles near the ROPiT offices located on the slope of a hill overlooking the eastern bank of the Sochi river. If it was impossible to communicate with the coast due to heavy seas, they would light red handflares. Then in 1874, a private entrepreneur Anastasidi offered ROPiT his services in constructing and equipping a lighthouse at the Shipping and Trade Society’s expense. The proposal was accepted and construction of the lighthouse began that same year on a rocky stretch of shore at an elevation of 117 feet or 35 meters above sea level. Construction lasted six years with interruptions, sometimes due to a lack of funds and sometimes because of disruption caused by the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-78. In September 1880, the white signal light of the lighthouse was lit for the first time. The Sochi lighthouse has been operating in its present form since 1890. As a light source, it first used a kerosene lamp, then an acetylene torch, and now an electric light. 

The lantern of the lighthouse is unique and was made in France, as evidenced by a small bronze plate, which is mounted directly on the lamp structure. There is an interesting story that when the centenary of the lighthouse was celebrated, there were attempts made to find the manufacturer whose name was indicated on this plate. However, all searches were unsuccessful. But although the company has not existed for a very long time, its unique product still serves the community.

The Sochi lighthouse is especially beautiful at sunset, when the impression is created that the setting sun has painted it in red and burgundy shades, which combine with the colours of sky and the sea in a surprising manner. Every visitor to this city can admire this unique landmark and take away memories of it either in the form of their own pictures or in images of the lighthouse depicted on various souvenirs. 
Район:  Центральный район
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18.12.2020

Сочинский национальный парк

Сочинский национальный парк

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Пластунская, 17
Телефон:  +7 (8622) 62-18-42
Веб-сайт:  http://npsochi.ru
Название EN:  Sochi National Park
Подробное описание EN: 

Sochi National Park, established in 1983, became one of the first national parks in the country. It is a large natural site where subtropical vegetation is neighboring the snow-covered mountain peaks. In the North-West it is bounded by the mouths of the Shepsi and Magri rivers, in the South-East by the border with Abkhazia. Its southern and northern borders are the Black Sea coast and the divide line of the Main Caucasian ridge.

An ordinary trip to Sochi National Park can take several days, and to get around it completely, not even a week is enough. The Park includes two distinct zones. Its largest part lies on the mountainous terrain with numerous streams, while a smaller foothill area stretching along the coast has plain ground.

Every guest approaching the northern border of Sochi along the highway finds him/herself on the territory of the Sochi National Park. For the distance of 145 km along the Black Sea coast he/she will regularly see beautiful carved signs notifying about transition of the border of one of 15 forest areas of the Park or location of one of the equipped natural recreational facilities.

The Sochi National Park (the first one in Russia) was created in 1983 for a number of reasons, the most important of which are: preservation of natural samples, undisturbed eco-systems and their genepool; uniqueness of the natural complexes that are the greatest center of preservation of the ancient Colchic relic flora and the increasing recreational role of forests in the intensive development of Sochi resorts.

The Sochi National Park covers an area of more than 190,000 ha. Due to its biological diversity, the number of relic and endemic forms, broad variety and contrasts of landscapes, this natural territory stands alone in our country, and the presence of unique endemics among animals and plants that do not exist in any other parts of the world allows us to speak about the global significance of the Park.

For the purpose of environmental education and development of eco-tourism, there is a great number of equipped recreational facilities, sightseeing tours and picnic complexes in the territory of the Park. Adventure travellers can see multiple hydrographic and geological natural monuments of the Sochi National Park, such as Orekhovskiye, Agura, Zmeika waterfalls, Akh-tsu, Prokhladny Psakho canyons and many others. On the territory of the Soshi National Park there are a great number of karst massifs – Alek, Akhun, Akh-tsu, Akhshtyr, Dzykhra. The massifs contain about 200 caves, 50 of them are the largest karst caverns of scientific and speleological interest. The Vorontsovka, Akhtyrshskaya, Tigrovaya Caves and the Cave of Witches are open to public.

The Sochi National Park protects not only natural monuments, but multiple historical and cultural sites as well. You can touch the mysterious antiquity visiting ruins of the temple in settlement Loo, enigmatic structures still intensely debated by scientists and local historians – dolmens concentrated in great number in the Lazarevsky District. Excursions to open-air ethnic museums where you can not only see utensils and household items, but even taste national dishes will help you to emerge in the culture and traditions of the peoples of the Caucasian Black Sea coast. The watchtower on the Akhun mountain – the highest mountain of Sochi, from where you can enjoy a marvelous view on the Black Sea, the Main Caucasian Range, the city and, of course, the Sochi National Park – is a monument of a later period, but nonetheless historically important.

Those who enjoy family holidays in the open air can use picnic areas equipped in the Park: comfortable garden furniture, playgrounds, outdoor grills, firewood, in brief, everything that a person may need to take a break from the hassles and worries of everyday life.

Visitors of the Park can encounter unsolved mysteries literally at every turn – such as the origination of the Moon Stone or purpose of the Sacrificial Stone, legends that surround every river, waterfall or mountain peak. But the most important thing is the elation and high spirits from the contact with wildlife of the Sochi National Park.

Like anything alive, the nature is very fragile and vulnerable. Remember it setting out for a walk or a hiking tour.


Адрес EN:  FSBI Sochi National Park, 74, Kurortny Ave., Sochi
Район:  Центральный район
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21.01.2021

Стадион "Фишт"

Стадион "Фишт"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Олимпийский проспект, 15
Телефон:  +7 (8622) 43-32-04
Веб-сайт:  https://fisht.info.
Название EN:  FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM
Краткое описание EN:  Specially for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 22nd winter Olympic games in Sochi, in the place known as Imereti lowland, in Adler district, it was decided to build Fisht Stadium. Its greatness is accentuated by the view of a snowy peak.
Подробное описание EN: 

Specially for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 22nd winter Olympic games in Sochi, in the place known as Imereti lowland, in Adler district, it was decided to build Fisht Stadium. Its greatness is accentuated by the view of a snowy peak. Open stands from two ends of the stadium amaze the audience with a beautiful panorama of the Black Sea coast and the Caucasus Mountains – the stadium was named after one of their peaks which is more than 2800 meters high. Translated from the Adyghe language, the name of the stadium Fisht means ‘White frost’ or ‘Gray-Headed’.


Адрес EN:  Olimpiiskii prospect, 15
Район:  Имеретинская низменность
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Тигровая пещера

Тигровая пещера

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  аул Тхагапш
Название EN:  THE TIGER CAVE
Краткое описание EN:  The Tiger cave is located in the Lazarevskiy district, five kilometres North-West of the aul called Thagapsh and in the same distance to the South-East from the Kapezh aul.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Tiger cave is located in the Lazarevskiy district, five kilometres North-West of the aul called Thagapsh and in the same distance to the South-East from the Kapezh aul.

The path to the Tiger cave runs through the territory of the Sochi national Park. One goes up to the cave on step ledges, having descended from the highway down the sign. The entrance to the cave is on a slope, 30 meters from the river. In front of the entrance there is a small area, similar to the house porch.

This cave shelters a spring, the water of it falls into the bed of the river Hekuay. The interior of the cave is L-shaped, combining the main hall with dead-end grottoes, and a relatively long arm. The limestone in the cave has a striped color, hence the name. The "trail" ends with a siphon filled with water, which supposedly hides the next hall. For ordinary visitors, the further path is closed.


Район:  Лазаревский район
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09.07.2021

Тисо-самшитовая роща

Тисо-самшитовая роща

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Национальный парк Тисо-самшитовая роща
Район:  Хостинский район
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09.07.2021

Троице-Георгиевский женский монастырь

Троице-Георгиевский женский монастырь

Страна:  Россия
Город:  село Лесное
Адрес:  ул Будёновская, 26
Район:  Адлерский район
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Тропа здоровья

Тропа здоровья

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  https://rosakhutor.com/entertainment/tropa-zdorovya/
Название EN:  THE HEALTH TRAIL
Краткое описание EN:  The name of this trail speaks for itself: an enjoyable hike through the forests of the Rosa Khutor resort that not only acquaints visitors with the scenic landscapes, but also has a positive healthy effect on a person’s entire body.
Подробное описание EN: 

The name of this trail speaks for itself: an enjoyable hike through the forests of the Rosa Khutor resort that not only acquaints visitors with the scenic landscapes, but also has a positive healthy effect on a person’s entire body.

The “health trail” consists of three forested hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty that run along the slopes of Mount Psekhako. The easiest trail does not pose difficult challenges and even a child can do it. Incidentally, it is beneficial for children to hike this route as it will provide them with a healthy dose of exercise. Navigating all the ups and downs will help foster muscle training and development. 

As for the most difficult route, only the bravest trekkers will be able to face the challenge as they will spend around two hours hiking through a mountain forest. The trail passes through a wooded area of Psekhako ridge where visitors will be able to admire the beauty of the mountain forest with its giant trees, mosses and lianas.

The trail has three circuits of varying length and difficulty with a climb from 580 to 732 meters above sea level. The level of difficulty is moderate with a distance of 2.5 kilometers.  

Route length: 2.5 km.


Район:  Красная поляна
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05.08.2021

Тропа здоровья и секретная купель на курорте Красная Поляна

Тропа здоровья и секретная купель на курорте Красная Поляна

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Красная поляна
Адрес:  Поляна 540
Район:  Красная поляна
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Урочище реки "Чудо-красотка"

Урочище реки "Чудо-красотка"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  83 квартал, 23 выдел Лазаревского лесничества, в 1,5 км от пос. Солоники
Название EN:  THE CHUDO-KRASOTKA RIVER ECOSITE
Краткое описание EN:  If you want to take a break from the bustle of the city and experience positive feelings and new impressions, then you should to go the valley of the Chudo-krasotka or “Miracle of Beauty” river.
Подробное описание EN: 

If you want to take a break from the bustle of the city and experience positive feelings and new impressions, then you should to go the valley of the Chudo-krasotka or “Miracle of Beauty” river.

You will begin your journey in the cool, picturesque gorge of the Godlik river. The main attraction of this site is a monolith dolmen which is a unique monument of an ancient civilisation. It was carved into a block of sandstone rock more than 2500 BCE. According to popular belief, the dolmen, due to its location at the intersection of faults in the earth’s crust, has energy properties and can have a positive effect on various human capabilities. According to local historians, this dolmen is the largest in the Caucasus with the size of a two story house.

Not far from the dolmen there is a mineral spring whose waters contain hydrogen sulphide and a number of other elements. Water from this spring is used for chronic diseases of the skin, musculoskeletal system, blood circulation, and nervous system. In addition, this mineral water also helps increase the body’s resistance to various diseases.

Passing deep into the gorge, you can see the Dva Brata (Two Brothers) stone grotto. This interesting natural monument consists of two huge boulders positioned as if their foreheads were colliding against one another. Local residents are the source of a beautiful legend about the origin of the stone grotto, which your guide will tell you. 

After seeing these sights, visitors set off to the gorge of a nearby little river called the Chudo-krasotka. The crystal clear waters of this river flow along a bed surrounded by thickets belonging to an ancient Colchis forest. According to scientists, this gorge is many millions of years old.

The mountainous slopes of the gorge are covered with a vast number of ancient plants, among which are the iron tree and the well-known boxwood. The boxwood produces natural antibiotics called phytoncides which have a therapeutic effect on the human respiratory system. In the depths of the Chudo-krastoka gorge visiters can see the magnificent Laskovy or “Gentle” waterfall, which fills a spacious basin with crystal clear water from a height of 12 meters.

Visitors can get to the falls from Sochi in various ways. If going by private vehicle, you must drive to the town of Soloniki and in five minutes you will be at the entrance to the park. You can also take the Adler – Tuapse electic train to Soloniki station or take the bus that heads towards Lazarevsky. 



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Устройство горнолыжного курорта

Устройство горнолыжного курорта

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор
Название EN:  THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE SKI RESORT
Краткое описание EN:  Every tourist who has ever visited the Olympic capital is for sure familiar with the Rosa Khutor Resort.
Подробное описание EN: 

Every tourist who has ever visited the Olympic capital is for sure familiar with the Rosa Khutor Resort.

However, what lies behind the beautiful buildings, luxury hotels and modern cable cars remains a mystery to many.

That is why The arrangement of the ski resort is one of the most interesting excursions, which introduces the guests to the secrets of the Rosa Khutor as one of the largest ski resorts.

The tour route is supplemented with fascinating stories about its creation;the guides tell the tourists about how the work of anti-avalanche service "Rosa Khutor", trail maintenance and snow compacting machine services.

The guests will learn about the modern technologies that are used at the Rosa Khutor resort, and the leading-edge mechanisms that are responsible for its smooth functioning.

In addition, the travelers will get acquainted with the types of cable cars operating at the Rosa Khutor resort, the network of ski trails and the artificial snowmaking system.

This excursion route is perfect for the whole family, including children. Duration of the tour is: 2.5 hours.


Адрес EN:  The Rosa Khutor resort
Район:  Красная поляна
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Ущелье Ах-Цу

Ущелье Ах-Цу

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Веселовское лесничество, с. Казачий брод
Район:  Адлерский район
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Харгинский лес

Харгинский лес

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор
Название EN:  Harginskiy forest
Подробное описание EN: 

Treking route called Harginskiy forest appeared on the resort territory only recently, but has already engaged the mountain tourists’ and outdoor enthusiasts’ hearts. It is not surprising, because it includes a fascinating walk (12 km) through the Olympic facilities of the resort and paths through the Colchian forest, full of ferns as tall as a man. The route starts from the Rosa Plateau level; its trails pass along the slopes of the mountain resort, then traverse the forest road and lead to the picturesque waterfall and forest lake. As the guests follow the fascinating route, the guides will tell them about the Olympic facilities that keep the spirit of the sports winter of 2014, and when in the forest area they will show the guests the local endemic plants.

The route is open and welcomes travelers throughout the summer season - from June to September. Its complexity is average (there are small steep areas, but they are passed without special equipment).

Duration: 5-6 hours.

Route length: about 12 km.

Altitude: 1100-1300 meters above sea level.


Адрес EN:  The Rosa Khutor resort
Район:  Красная поляна
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26.01.2018

Хаски Парк

Хаски Парк

Адрес:  "Газпром" горный приют «Пихтовый»
Телефон:  +7 (862) 259 50 52.
Веб-сайт:  http://polyanaski.ru
Название EN:  ETHNOGRAPHIC CENTER HUSKY PARK
Краткое описание EN:  Dog sledding, excursions, communication with huskies, beautiful gazebos for recreation and a lot more interesting things are available in the new ethnographic center Husky Park.
Подробное описание EN:  Dog sledding, excursions, communication with huskies, beautiful gazebos for recreation and a lot more interesting things are available in the new ethnographic center Husky Park. The new Husky Park is located at the lowest end of route H (Pikhtoviy mountain shelter). Skiers and snowboarders can get down there using the blue H track, and ordinary tourists can use a snowmobile as recommended by the resort. One can order a ‘mountain’ transfer on the site of the mountain shelter Psehako. There are now more dogs in Husky Park - the new enclosures now shelter 24 fluffy residents. Traditionally, in the Husky Park at Gazprom resort you can ride with a team of dogs, and ask the kayur to explain how he manages the sled. And for the first time on the territory of the center you can rent one of the comfortable gazebos for your group of friends. With mountain scenery around – it will be a very exciting and memorable holiday! You can cook your meals on the grill yourselves or order from the grill menu.
Адрес EN:  "Gazprom" gornyj priyut "Pihtovyj"
Район:  Красная поляна
Место проведения:  GTZ "Gazprom"
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18.10.2021

Хаски Хутор

Хаски Хутор

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Озеро Верхнее 1050 м
Район:  Красная поляна
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19.07.2019

Хаски-центр

Хаски-центр

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Уровень +960
Телефон:  +7 938 468-63-08
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/xaski_czentr?from=search&term=%25D1%2585%25D0%25B0%25D1%2581%25D0%25BA%25D0%25B8
Название EN:  HUSKY CENTER
Краткое описание EN:  Visiting the Husky center is an opportunity to join the culture of the peoples of the North of our country, as well as make friends with their irreplaceable assistants at all times — Siberian Huskies.
Подробное описание EN: 

Visiting the Husky center is an opportunity to join the culture of the peoples of the North of our country, as well as make friends with their irreplaceable assistants at all times — Siberian Huskies.

Each guest will learn about the culture and traditions of the Northern peoples. In addition to the pleasure of communicating with adult dogs and cute puppies, guests will find a tasting room and a tour where one can learn more about the history, customs and life of the Northern peoples.

In the winter, one is able not only to communicate with the Siberian Husky, but also to try dog sledding.

In the Husky center, during Sunny days without precipitation (spring, summer, autumn), the game quest "gold rush" and the Playground for children "Archaeological excavations of dinosaur skeletons"are available.

The husky center is located on the territory of Polyana +960, Krasnaya Polyana resort, in the area of K-10 cable car landing.

Working hours:

Daily from 10: 00 to 18: 00.
Район:  Красная поляна
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Хмелевские озера

Хмелевские озера

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  3 квартал, 3 выдел Краснополянского лесничества, хребет Ачишхо, в 4-х км севернее пос. Красная Поляна, на высоте 1600-1800 м над уровнем моря
Название EN:  KHMELEVSKY LAKES
Краткое описание EN:  The Khmelyovskiye lakes are situated on a level plateau of the Achishko ridge some 4 kilometers from the village of Krasnaya Polyana.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Khmelyovskiye lakes are situated on a level plateau of the Achishko ridge some 4 kilometers from the village of Krasnaya Polyana. There are four relatively large and heavily overgrown lakes with the names Bolshoye (Large), Vostochnoye (Eastern), Yuzhnoye (Southern) and Zapadnoye (Western), along with several other much smaller pools and marshes. There are many legends and tales associated with the Khmelyovskiye lakes.

The name – Khmelyovskiye lakes – was proposed by the famous writer and geographer Yury Yefremov, author of the wonderful book Tropami gornogo Chernomorya (“Trails of the Mountainous Black Sea Coast”).  In the early 20th Century (1909–1914), Vikenty Khmelyovsky, a member of the Crimean-Caucasus mountain club and an owner of land near the lakes, studied the climate and flora of Krasnaya Polyana and was the scientific leader of botanical excursions to the area around the village and to the Mzymta valley and Lake Kardyvach. The lakes are named after this explorer. 

The Khmelyovskiye lakes occupy an area of 70 hectares within Sochi National Park and border upon the Caucasus State Natural Biosphere Reserve. The lakes are self-contained – not a single stream flows in or out of them. The water in the lakes is fresh and only slightly mineralised.

The land bordering the lakes is covered in a forest of oriental beech with a small admixture of mountain maple and an undergrowth of Caucasian whortleberry, cherry laural, ruscus, and blackberry. On rare occasions you can encounter small specimens of Caucasian fir. Around the lakes, there are colourful subalpine meadows of flowering plants and grasses. Among the grasses there are fescue, foxtail and matgrass, while geraniums, buttercups, false hellebores, cinquefoils, gypsyweed, and caraway predominate among the plants. Of particular importance are the rare plants that grow here that are listed in the Russian Red Book of rare and endangered species, such as crocus vallicola, traunsteinera sphaerica, ruscus colchicus, cryptogramma crispa (parsely fern), erythronium caucasicum (Caucasian kandyk), fritillaria latifolia and gymnadenia conopsea (fragrant orchid). The collection of these plants is prohibited throughout the site.

In summer the Khmelyovskiye lakes are a destination for many tourists who are attracted both by the beauty of the lakes themselves and the surrounding landscape, as well as by the magnificent panorama of the mountains, which open from the horizon at an elevation of 1822 meters. On the highest point on a clear day, there is a wonderful view of the mountains Achishkho, Fisht, Pshekha-Su, Oshten, Chugush, Prishvin peak, Assara, Pseashkho, Agepsta, Kamenny Pillar (Stone Pillar) and Aibga.  

The Khmelyovskiye lakes can be reached by forest road either on foot or with an SUV. The distance is 11 kilometers and there are 7 camping sites along the way where you can make a halt and admire the surrounding beauty. 
Район:  Адлерский район
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19.12.2020

Хостинская крепость

Хостинская крепость

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Тисо-самшитовая роща
Краткое описание EN:  The Khostinsky or “Genoese” Fortress is located in the Tiso-Samshitovaya Roshcha (Yew and Boxwood Grove) near Sochi’s Khosta district.
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The Khostinsky or “Genoese” Fortress is located in the Tiso-Samshitovaya Roshcha (Yew and Boxwood Grove) near Sochi’s Khosta district. It is believed the fortress is a medieval defensive structure whose only surving remnants are four dilapidated towers and overgrown portions of walls. It is recommended that visitors do not go here on their own as it is very dangerous. The fortress is located in a rugged area where rockfalls and falling stones are a common occurrence. Many historians adhere to the version that the fortress was built by Adyghe shepherds and was used as a guardhouse, as all approaches to the rocky structure are perfectly visible through embrasures, so as to warn the surrounding villages about the appoach of armed people.

A less plausible version says that the fortess was erected by Genoese merchants, who once had trading relations here, in order to defend their goods. According to another – also somewhat mythical – version, the fortress was built by the Byzantines in the 7th Century in order to cut off one of the tribes allied with the Persians, against whom the Greeks were fighting at the time. The Khostinsky Fortress still retains many secrets that people have been trying to unravel for more than a century.

The fortress can be reached by going through the main entrance of the Yew and Boxwood Grove and then following the signs along the trails of the nature park.


Район:  Хостинский район
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Храм Казанской иконы божией Матери

Храм Казанской иконы божией Матери

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Армавирская ул., 141/5
Веб-сайт:  http://hram-dagomys.cerkov.ru/
Название EN:  THE CHURCH OF THE KAZAN ICON OF OUR LADY THE MOTHER OF GOD
Краткое описание EN:  The Church of the Kazan Icon Of Our Lady the Mother of God is an important spiritual and cultural place. This is a young and cozy two-story temple with its special calm and pleasant atmosphere.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Church of the Kazan Icon Of Our Lady the Mother of God is an important spiritual and cultural place. This is a young and cozy two-story temple with its special calm and pleasant atmosphere.

The temple is located on a hill, so it offers a beautiful view of the neighborhood and the sea. Despite the fact that the temple was built recently, it has ancient icons. That is the ancient Jerusalem icon of the Holy Martyrs Alexandra, Irene and Agapia, as well as an icon with a particle of the Holy Relics of St. Peter of Athos.

The construction project was designed by architect B. Babakov. The temple complex includes a two-story Church with the ground floor Chrstening one and  the upper main one and the attached utility rooms. On the territory of the temple there is a small wooden chapel with two domes. The first services were held in 2000.

The lower Christening Church is dedicated to Saint Sava of Serbia. This idea was implemented as a sign of gratitude to the Serbian builders who live and work in Sochi, people who have selflessly helped and continue to help in the construction of the temple all these years. Since Easter 2012, services are regularly performed in the upper, main Church.


Район:  Центральный район
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02.07.2019

Храм Нерукотворного Образа Христа Спасителя

Храм Нерукотворного Образа Христа Спасителя

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Спасская, 1
Телефон:  +7 988 237 07 15 (дежурный по храму) / +7 988 237 07 11 (помощник настоятеля)
Веб-сайт:  http://ubrus-sochi.ru/
Название EN:  THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY IMAGE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR NOT MADE BY HANDS
Краткое описание EN:  The Church of the Holy Image of our Lord Jesus Christ the Savior “Not-Made-By-Hands” in Sochi was built in the Imereti lowlands before the 2014 Olympics.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Church of the Holy Image of our Lord Jesus Christ the Savior “Not-Made-By-Hands” in Sochi was built in the Imereti lowlands before the 2014 Olympics.

Created in the image of the Church of The Merciful Icon of Our Lady in the Galley Harbor of St. Petersburg. The walls were painted in the academic style by specialists of the I. Glazunov’sRussian Academy of Painting.

In 2011, in the vicinity of the construction site of the Church of the Holy Image of our Lord Jesus Christ the Savior “Not-Made-By-Hands”, the archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Byzantine Church of VIII-IX centuries.

In the altar, under the floor of an ancient temple, they found the burial of a full-length skeleton of a man, dating from the X century. Due to the fact that, since the early centuries the Christians placed under the Throne only the relics exclusively of the Holy martyrs, there is a firm reason to believe that at finding the burial they stood to gain the relics of a Saint.

In order to restore historical justice and continuity, the Foundation of the temple was laid with a stone taken from the remains of the altar wall of the Byzantine temple, and under its Throne, in a separate room-crypt, a Shrine with relics was arranged, accessible to all the comers.

On January 7, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin donated a19th-centuryicon of our Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour's Image “Not-Made-By-Hands” to the Church and left the first memorial entry in the book of honored guests.

The temple rises above the area due to its lower part – a two-story stylobate. The stylobate part of the building includes a cultural and educational mission center with a cinema and concert hall with an amphitheater-style stage for 350 seats, exhibition and refectory halls, and a reception hall for hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church and fraternal local churches.

The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour's Image “Not-Made-By-Hands”is a single architectural ensemble with the Shelter of St. John the Baptist.

The OrphanageComples includes the buildings with the temples of the Holy Prophet and Baptist John, of the Holy Prophet Elijah, Our Lady the Mother of Jesus Chrst, St. Spyridon the Wonderworker, and the chapel of the Saints Cyprian and Justinia.

The Complex is designed for one hundred people.

The first free-standing building with a Church in honor of St. John the Baptist is intended to be the residence for elderly Orthodox bishops, priests and monks in need of care. In the main dome of this building, on the operated roof, is the temple of the Holy prophet Elijah.

The other three buildings are connected to each other.

The main one is a three-story building with a House Church in honor of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, intended for elderly Christians who have dedicated their lives to the service of the Church. The building includes a medical center, a Museum of the history of early Christianity in our city, a refectory, as well as rooms for medical personnel, security and technical staff with a chapel and library of Saints Cyprian and Justinia.

Adjacent to it, a four-story building with a Church in honor of St. Spyridon the Wonderworker, of Trimifunt, is intended for sisters of mercy who will take care of elderly Christians.

The territory of the Shelter complex is surrounded by a Park.

Information available on ubrus-sochi.ru.
Район:  Имеретинская низменность
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Храм Преображения Господня

Храм Преображения Господня

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Шоссейная, 9А
Название EN:  Preobrazheniya Gospodnya church
Подробное описание EN: 

Preobrazheniya Gospodnya church is an Orthodox church that was built in 1914 on the initiative of Mariya Scheglovitova, the wife of important dignitary and Minister of Justice in Tsarist Russia Ivan Scheglovitov. Emperor Nikolai II specially allocated 4000 gold rubles to its construction. The church was designed in emulation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. After 1917 the church was closed and later a telephone exchange was installed. Services continued in a basement next to the church and outside in the warm seasons. In 2001 the church was returned to the fold.

In 2009 famous pop singer Yuri Shatunov gave the church three old icons from his collection. Until then the restored church did not have a single pre-Revolutionary icon.


Адрес EN:  Khosta District, Shosseinaya Street, 9a
Район:  Хостинский район
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Храм Свято-Рождество-Богородицкий

Храм Свято-Рождество-Богородицкий

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Шевченко, 1
Название EN:  THE CHURCH OF HOLY NATIVITY OF OUR LADY THE MOTHER OF GOD
Краткое описание EN:  The Church Of The Holy Nativity Of Our Lady The Mother of Godis an Orthodox Church in Lazarevsky microdistrict of Sochi.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Church Of The Holy Nativity Of Our Lady The Mother of Godis an Orthodox Church in Lazarevsky microdistrict of Sochi.

The Church was built in 1903, and it is 17 meters high. The foundation base is made of river stone, the walls are made of bricks. The Church was built in an oak grove, where there were no residential buildings around, and young people gathered around the Church on holidays and had fun.

Nearby,to the left of the Church, a church house was built. The building was not fenced and only in 1961 cypress trees were planted around it and the yard was fenced with a "chain link"netting. The builders of the Church were Anastas Vasilyevich Dimitriadi, Levter Vasiliadi and many others whose names are unknown.

In 1936, the Church was closed, the icons and all utensils were burned, the bells of the Church hung opposite it, on an oak tree, later they were removed, and one of them was transferred to Lazarevskoe railway station. From 1936 and till 1941, the Church building housed the "Moscow artists" art Museum of Usov andRzhevsky. Those artists periodically lived in Lazarevskoye, had their homes on Shevchenko street. From 1941-1950, the Church building housed a radio station, and then it was a religious building.

Currently

Since 1962, the Church was closed for six months, the district administration wanted to place a music school in the building, but thanks to the believers, the authorities' plan did not come to fruition. The Church was opened through the Patriarchate. The iron fence around the building and the gates were insalled in 1997. The modern bells were purchased for the Church as a gift by the Lazarevskoe administration in 1996.

Theinterior of the Church was painted in 1999, and thesame year the walls were painted apricot on the outside. The gold-covered dome with a cross has been installed since 2002; and the roof is covered with green metal tiles in 2003.

On the territory of the Church there is a subordinate Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov, a refectory, and a Church History Museum.


Район:  Лазаревский район
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12.08.2019

Храм Святого Равноапостольного князя Владимира

Храм Святого Равноапостольного князя Владимира

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Виноградная, 18
Телефон:  8 (862) 233-10-86
Веб-сайт:  http://hram-vladimira-sochi.ru/
Название EN:  THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY PRINCE VLADIMIR EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES
Краткое описание EN:  The Temple of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir is located in the Central district of Sochi, in Vinogradnaya street. The location on the hill allows one to see the dome of the temple from a variety of places in the city.
Подробное описание EN: 

The Temple of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir is located in the Central district of Sochi, in Vinogradnaya street. The location on the hill allows one to see the dome of the temple from a variety of places in the city. It took five years to build the temple as per the project of architect Dmitry Sokolov. Its consecration took place in 2011. The Temple received its name in honor of Prince Vladimir, who in 988 started the Christianization of Rus’.

Unusual architecture distinguishes the temple from other temples in Sochi. The abundance of color and decor makes the temple look like Palace from a fairy-tale. The main drum of the temple is decorated with eight 4-meter figures of the apostles. They are made, like most of the decorations, of ceramics. About 30 masters of Palekh icon painting were engaged in painting the walls from the inside.

This type of temple is called a ship. One after the other, from West to East, there are the bell tower, the refectory, the temple itself and the altar. The temple shop is not inside it, but in a separate building on the temple grounds.

The territory of the temple has ornamental plants, a car Park, and a few benches. In the darkness hours, the temple building is illuminated.

The Holy Prince Vladimir Temple has a second, downstairs altar, in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and St. Spiridon, Bishop of Trimifunt.


Адрес EN:  st. Vinogradnaya, 18
Район:  Центральный район
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16.01.2018

Хребет Ачишхо

Хребет Ачишхо

Район:  Адлерский район
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Церковь Пантелеимона Целителя

Церковь Пантелеимона Целителя

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Волжская, 29
Телефон:  +7 (918) 106-88-22,
Веб-сайт:  https://www.xn--80aqlihiyv.xn--p1acf/
Район:  Центральный район
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Церковь Свято-Троицкая

Церковь Свято-Троицкая

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Веб-сайт:  http://hram-adler.cerkov.ru/
Название EN:  Troitse-Georgievskii nunnery
Подробное описание EN: 

The Troitse-Georgievskii nunnery is an Orthodox evangelistic convent. Construction of the first Church of Vladimirskaya Ikona Bozhei Materi (the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God) began in 2000. Today the grounds of the nunnery contain the Church of Ikoni Bozhei Materi Semistrelnaya (Icon of the Mother of God of Seven Arrows, the Church of Svyaschennomuchenika Uara (Holy Martyr Uar) (Uar is the only Christian saint who is a celestial interceder for those who die unchristened), and the Chapel of Ikoni Bozhei Materi Utoli Maya Pechali (Icon of the Holy Mother Assuage my Sorrows).


Адрес EN:  Adler District, Lesnoe village, Mira Street, 25
Район:  Адлерский район
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09.12.2020

Эко тропа Папоротниковая

Эко тропа Папоротниковая

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Красная поляна
Адрес:  Поляна 960
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Район:  Красная поляна
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09.12.2020

Эко тропа Русские горки

Эко тропа Русские горки

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Поляна 960
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Краткое описание EN:  The “Russkiye gorki” (Russian Hills) eco-trail is classified as a difficult trail. It is located at an elevation of 1390 meters above sea level and has a length of 6.5 kilometers.
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The “Russkiye gorki” (Russian Hills) eco-trail is classified as a difficult trail. It is located at an elevation of 1390 meters above sea level and has a length of 6.5 kilometers. It usually takes hikers three hours to complete this route. The trail begins at the Novotel Resort Hotel at Krasnaya Polyana 960. It is recommended that you choose a cool day when performing this hike. When reaching the end of the hike, visitors will find themselves near a ski hill complex called the “Russian Hills.” This site hosted the Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping competitions during the 2014 Olympic Games.

It is recommended that you wear sport shoes and bring trekking poles, sun goggles, a hat and drinking water for traversing the “Russian Hills” eco-trail. The weather in the mountains changes very quickly, so you should also bring a windbreaker. In addition to hiking the eco-trail, we also suggest that visitors take a walk through the valley where rhododendrons grow, admire the Polikarya waterfall, and climb up to the observation deck, which – at an elevation of 2200 meters above sea level – offers a 360 degree view of the Caucasus Mountains.


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25.07.2019

Экомаршрут "Альпийские луга – Скальный"

Экомаршрут "Альпийские луга – Скальный"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна +2200
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/
Краткое описание EN:  This trail starts from the upper station of the “Vershina” K3 cable car at an elevation of 2200 meters. The trail is 5 kilometers long – there and back, and includes the Alpiyskiye luga (Alpine Meadows) eco-trail. 
Подробное описание EN: 

This trail starts from the upper station of the “Vershina” K3 cable car at an elevation of 2200 meters. The trail is 5 kilometers long – there and back, and includes the Alpiyskiye luga (Alpine Meadows) eco-trail. The distance is 2 kilometers from the end point of the Alpine Meadows trail. The hike lasts from one and a half to two hours.  

The Alpine Meadows eco-route is accessible for every hiker, with the only difficulty being the ascent up a rocky section of Aibga ridge. While walking the trail, visitors will have a clear view of the Caucasus mountain peaks and can even see the Black Sea in clear weather. The eco-trail also has a gazebo where you can relax, enjoy a snack, or seek shelter from poor weather.  

The eco-trail does not require any special physical training and is accessible for both adults and children over the age of 16. Children between 7 and 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers are advised to bring a raincoat, warm clothes and appropriate footwear.   

The trail is open from July to October and a professional guide or instructor is required.

Important: you must have a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation.


Район:  Красная поляна
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26.07.2019

Экомаршрут "Перевал Седой"

Экомаршрут "Перевал Седой"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна, +2300
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Район:  Красная поляна
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26.07.2019

Экомаршрут "Три Аибги"

Экомаршрут "Три Аибги"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна +2200
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Район:  Красная поляна
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19.07.2019

Экомаршрут «Альпийские луга»

Экомаршрут «Альпийские луга»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна, +2200
Название EN:  ALPINE MEADOWS ECO-ROUTE
Краткое описание EN:  One of the most beautiful eco-trails open during the summer season for visitors to the Krasnaya Polyana mountain resort is the Alpiyskiye luga (Alpine Meadows) trail.
Подробное описание EN: 

One of the most beautiful eco-trails open during the summer season for visitors to the Krasnaya Polyana mountain resort is the Alpiyskiye luga (Alpine Meadows) trail. It is located at an elevation of 1900–2200 meters above sea level in the unique mountain climate zone of the Circus-1 mountain valley. During the hike along the eco-trail, you will see flowers listed in the Russian Red Book for rare and endangered species that are found only here, and will enjoy the mountain panorama of the Main Caucasus ridge. 

The eco-trail runs along a specially-equipped path with sign posts and has a length of three kilometers. There is a covered gazebo at the end of the trail where visitors can rest. In addition to Red Book plants along the route, you can also encounter ancient atsanguars – mysterious stone structures in the shape of enclosures.

To get to the start of the trail, you will first need to take the cable car to 2200-meter-mark above sea level. Then, after exiting the upper station of the cable car, follow the signs leading to “Ekomarshrut: Alpiyskiye luga” (Eco-Trail: Alpine Meadows).

The trail is accessible to both adults and children without special physical training as there is little uphill hiking. Take weather conditions under consideration and bring warm clothing and waterproof windbreakers. 

Hiking the complete trail to the gazebo on Aibga ridge and back will take from one and a half to two hours.

The eco-trail is free of charge and is accessible between 10:00 and 18:00 hours. 



Район:  Красная поляна
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19.07.2019

Экомаршрут «Водопад Медвежий»

Экомаршрут «Водопад Медвежий»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна +2050 м
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Название EN:  MEDVEZHY WATERFALL ECO-ROUTE
Краткое описание EN:  The eco-trail to Medvezhy (Bear) waterfall rises from 1970 to 2050 meters above sea level and is located near the unique climatic zone of Circus-2.
Подробное описание EN: 

The eco-trail to Medvezhy (Bear) waterfall rises from 1970 to 2050 meters above sea level and is located near the unique climatic zone of Circus-2. The waterfall can only be seen in summer when a lot of snow melts as it is entirely reliant on meltwater. There is a beautiful valley of rhododendrons along the route.

During the hike, you can see rare plant species and breathtaking panoramic landscapes. A magnificent view of the Main Caucasus ridge is revealed, and the flowering rhododendrons set against the backdrop of alpine meadows provides a beautiful background for your photos.  

The moderate difficulty of the trail and its short duration allows visitors to complete the hike without any special physical training. 

The trail is accessible from June to October and is 500 meters long with a rise of about 80 meters. 



Район:  Красная поляна
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24.07.2019

Экомаршрут «Долина Рододендронов»

Экомаршрут «Долина Рододендронов»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна +2200
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Название EN:  RHODODRNDRON VALLEY ECO- ROUTE
Краткое описание EN:  The eco-trail “Dolina rododendronov” (Valley of the Rhododendrons) is located at an elevation of 2050–2300 meters above sea level. It is 800 meters long with a rise of about 300 meters.
Подробное описание EN: 

The eco-trail “Dolina rododendronov” (Valley of the Rhododendrons) is located at an elevation of 2050–2300 meters above sea level. It is 800 meters long with a rise of about 300 meters. To get to the start of the trail, you will need to take the cable car to the 2200-meter-mark, and then change over to the Circus-2 cable car.

Rhododendron thickets are widespread in the subalpine zone of the Caucasus Mountains. This flowering shrub is endemic to the region and is in bloom during the months of May and June. At the Krasnaya Polyana resort, rhododendron thickets are found in mountain hollows called circuses.

The hike to the Valley of the Rhododendrons can be combined with a visit to the Medvezhy (Bear) falls. 

Removing or damaging the vegetation along the trail is strictly prohibited. 

To get to the start of the trail, you must obtain an excursion pass at the resort ticket office and take the cable car to the required level. The eco-trail is free for visitors and is accessible from 10:00 to 16:00 hours. 



Район:  Красная поляна
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24.07.2019

Экотропа «Реликтовый лес»

Экотропа «Реликтовый лес»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна +1460
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Название EN:  RELICT FOREST ECO-ROUTE
Краткое описание EN:  The route passes through a zone of beech forests, at an altitude of 1,400-1,500 meters above sea level. Its length is 900 meters, and the height difference on the route is about 50 meters. Here you can find plants that are endemic to the Western Caucasus – those, which cannot be found anywhere else on our planet. Many of them are listed in the Red Book of Russia.
Подробное описание EN: 

The route passes through a zone of beech forests, at an altitude of 1,400-1,500 meters above sea level. Its length is 900 meters, and the height difference on the route is about 50 meters. Here you can find plants that are endemic to the Western Caucasus – those, which cannot be found anywhere else on our planet. Many of them are listed in the Red Book of Russia.

Along the entire length of the route, there are gazebos where you can have lunch, and wide stumps on which you can rest. This is a fairly easy route to pass, which can be covered even by people who are not used to physical activity, and children.

While walking along the route, one can take beautiful photos not only in the relict forest, but also against the background of the mountains, or even of a bird's eye view from the lift cabin.

It takes about half an hour to cover the route.

To climb the route, on needs to purchase a tour ticket to the desired level mark at the resort's ticket offices.

Visiting the eco-route itself is free of charge.

The eco-route is open from 10: 00 to 16: 00.
Район:  Красная поляна
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24.07.2019

Экотропа до озера Айсберг

Экотропа до озера Айсберг

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Красная Поляна +2375
Веб-сайт:  https://krasnayapolyanaresort.ru/ecotrail
Название EN:  ECOLOGICAL TRAIL TO ICEBERG LAKE
Краткое описание EN:  Iceberg lake is located in the unique climate zone of Cirque-3, formed as a result of the descents of avalanches on the western wall of the spur that starts in the area of Gorki Gorod pass. At the end of the dry summer season, the lake dries up.
Подробное описание EN: 

Iceberg lake is located in the unique climate zone of Cirque-3, formed as a result of the descents of avalanches on the western wall of the spur that starts in the area of Gorki Gorod pass. At the end of the dry summer season, the lake dries up.

The trail to the lake begins from the lower station of the K-6 cable car. This is an easy route that is suitable for people of any age.

The eco-route runs at an altitude of 2,130-2,140 meters above sea level, the height difference being only about 15 meters. Its length is 600 meters. The route takes 30 minutes in both directions.

To reach the route level, one needs to purchase a tour ticket to the desired level mark at the resort's ticket offices. The route itself is free of charge.

The eco-route is open from 10: 00 to 16: 00.
Район:  Красная поляна
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31.10.2018

Экспедиция

Экспедиция

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор, Тропа Здоровья
Название EN:  Expedition
Подробное описание EN: 

For school-aged children from the age of 9 years old there is a suitable route called Expedition, which includes interactive scientific and educational tours along the Health trail and the embankment of the river Mzymta. The young tourists will be able to learn a lot about the geology and landscape of mountain Sochi and even feel like real explorers do during the expedition! Young researchers will be challenged with exciting and useful tasks that they will perform in a special workbook. Your child will definitely not be bored in the company of the other keen travelers! The expedition will be interesting not only for the young students, but also for their parents.

An unusual interactive lesson of natural science will give children a great deal of positive emotions! Scientific and educational program for children’s Expedition at Rosa   Khutor resort was created with the support of Ecological and Biological Center named after S. Y. Sokolov.

When buying a ticket, the diary of a researcher is given to the child as a gift.

The duration of the tour is 2 hours.

Price: 350 Rubles for children, 550 Rubles - for students from the age of 14 years old and accompanying adults.


Адрес EN:  The Rosa Khutor resort
Район:  Красная поляна
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10.07.2019

Этно-хутор «Шишин двор»

Этно-хутор «Шишин двор»

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Курорт "Роза Хутор"
Телефон:  +7 918 697 44 65
Веб-сайт:  http://shishin-dvor.ru
Название EN:  SHISHIN DVOR ETHNO-FARM
Краткое описание EN:  Ethno-farm Shishin Dvor is located at an altitude of 1,100 meters on a sunny section of the slope, protected from strong winds, in the middle part of the Aibga ridge in the area of Rosa Khutor ski resort. The summer tourist route "Ozerniy Travers" and ski slopes make access to the farm convenient for guests at any time of the year. There is also a bike route to the farm.
Подробное описание EN: 

Ethno-farm Shishin Dvor is located at an altitude of 1,100 meters on a sunny section of the slope, protected from strong winds, in the middle part of the Aibga ridge in the area of Rosa Khutor ski resort. The summer tourist route "Ozerniy Travers" and ski slopes make access to the farm convenient for guests at any time of the year. There is also a bike route to the farm.

The ethno-Park restores a typical farmstead of a Russian migrant settlers’ estate. The most important building of the farm is the main house. Nearby is the "guest" or “summer” house, which plays the role of kunatskaya- the room where the guests enter the house. At the Shishin yardthere is also a patzkha– a polygonal building with an earthen floor and an open hearth.

Here, Abkhazian, Russian and even Svan traditions of mountain life merge in an amazing way.

At the farm you can chat with domestic goats and goatlngs, order a lunch made from fresh farm products or buy products produced by ethno-farm (farm cheeses, honey and pastries) as well as visit a cozy village with a reconstructed life of Russian settlers of the XIX century.

Farm products can also be purchased at the Shishin Dvor kiosk opposite the lower station of the Strela lift in Rosa Dolina.

The farm offers guided tours and master classes, both individual and for small groups of guests.

Information available at: shishin-dvor.ru.


Район:  Красная поляна
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30.11.2020

Этнографический комплекс "Вольница"

Этнографический комплекс "Вольница"

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  ул. Измайловская
Веб-сайт:  http://volnitsa-sochi.ru/
Название EN:  VOLNITSA ETHNOGRAPHIC COMPLEX
Краткое описание EN:  Ethnographic complex called Volnitsa is located in the most picturesque place of the Macesta microdistrict.
Подробное описание EN: 

Ethnographic complex called Volnitsa is located in the most picturesque place of the Macesta microdistrict.

Volnitsa is a beautiful quiet place where one can forget about the bustling city, enjoy the beauty of fresh nature and the purest healing air. It recreates the life and culture of the peoples that livedon the former territory of the city of Sochi in the XVIII-XIX centuries.

In Volnitsa there are many places for entertainment, where you can have fun and enjoy a never-to-be-forgotten birthday or wedding party, set up a corporate event with colleagues or just spend the day with friends. Here, Visitors can rest in one of the 14 gazebos on the shores of the lake, as well as on the upper platform. All gazebos have tables, benches and a barbecue, and in the cold season, the gazebos are heated.

Guests of the complex can visit a small zoo farm with Pets and birds, or see how potters, blacksmiths, and weavers work, learn the art of weaving from common osier, bake bread in a bakery, see a traditional ancient wedding ceremony, go fishing, ride horses, attend master classes and much more.


Район:  Хостинский район
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09.07.2021

Юпшарский каньон

Юпшарский каньон

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Абхазия
Адрес:  Гагрский район
Район:  Абхазия
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Юрьев Хутор

Юрьев Хутор

Страна:  Россия
Город:  Сочи
Адрес:  Роза Хутор
Район:  Красная поляна
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