KRASNAYA POLYANA & OLYMPIC FACILITIES
SOCHI BY NIGHT & AKHUN MOUNTAIN
You will climb the Akhun mountain. You will enjoy panorama and the sea at sunset from the watching tower, built on the mountain at 663 m above sea level. After you will have a ride around the city by night, will get to know with the “Riviera Park” – one of the ancient nooks of Sochi.
VALLEY OF LEGENDS & 33 WATERFALLS
You will stop by at a famous liriodendron, popularly known as tulip tree. The visit to the “Mzdah” ethnographic museum is also provided. Further along the route you will be offered to taste a local Adyghe cheese, as well as some local wine and honey. Then there will be a transfer to board vehicles “GAZ-66” (a kind of an off-road vehicle), which will take you across the river Shakhe to the amazing cascade of 33 waterfalls.
AKHUN MOUNTAIN & AGURA GORGE
Akhun Mountain is the highest seaside mountain (663 m above sea level). The attendees will have a chance to climb a watching tower, built in 1963 for excursions. During sunny weather a beautiful view can be seen in the 70 km distance around. At the foot the mountain a small Agura- river flows. Not far from the highway it forms a unique Devil’s Font Basin, which can be reached by an equipped trail about 250m long.
SOCHI SIGHTSEEING TOUR: MATSESTA & TREE OF FRIENDSHIP
Matsesta spa-resort is famous for its hydrosulfuric springs. People use to come here to treat one’s dermal diseases, cardio-vascular system and nervous system. Besides, the termal waters help to enhance precious nutrients digestion and activate the detoxication process. The Friendship Tree is a unique citrus tree, situated in the Friendship Tree Garden Museum and Subtropical Botanical Garden of Sochi. The tree has grown massive – it is held by 12 assemblages of rootlets! Many people liked the idea of grafting, so that now there are 60 grafted trees growing around the Friendship Tree, grafting was made by honourable guests of Sochi.
Explore the Vorontsov Caves resting in the foothills of the Vorontsov Mountains, along the upper reaches of the Kudepsta River. There are several entry points to the caves, which set at 420-720 metres above sea level. The most famous natural openings or “rooms” inside the caves are called “Prometheus”, “Oval” and “Silence Hall”. Here one can enjoy magnificent cave formations.
HOLY TRINITY SAINT GEORGE’S CONVENT
The Holy Trinity and St. George’s Convent is situated in Lesnoye mountain settlement of Adler district of Sochi. This convent was founded in 1999. You will visit a temple of priestly martyr Warus on its territory. This is where you will also be able to bathe in a consecrated bath, take some holy water, and buy icons, spiritual literature and conventual souvenirs.
STALIN’S SUMMER RESIDENCE & MOUNTAIN AKHUN
This building enjoys a position at op a small mountain range between the Agura Gorge and Matsestinskaya Valley and offers breathtaking view of snow-shite peaks of the main Caucasian range. In 1930s and 1940s, chiefs of states and political leaders of various parties used to take their rest there. Outer and inner decorations of Dacha preserve the original look and have not undergone any change. Inside the building attendees will be able to see the desk of Joseph Stalin, the carpet, he used to walk on, family photographs, his leather sofa and fireplace. The museum on the ground floor contains a wax figure of Stalin in his uniform with a smoking pipe in his hand.