A few words about where to have a good rest in Abkhazia
There is a common opinion that in Abkhaziarest only people who are indifferent to the level of service or those who can not afford to get a foreign passport and go to more fashionable resorts. However, this view is erroneous: in this solar Caucasus country also has a warm sea, amazing in its beauty nature and hospitable and sincere people. Do not be afraid that the complex political relations between Russia and Georgia will spoil your holiday in Abkhazia: reviews of tourists claim that in the western coastal regions of the country, where tourists come to, everything is absolutely calm.
Russians in this region are generally comfortable. Everywhere in everyday life, the ruble is used, so you do not have to lose anything on currency exchange. Crossing the border (to the border post there is a bus from Adler) will not take more than half an hour. But now you have crossed the state cordon. Where to go to have a rest in Abkhazia? The most "untwisted", fashionable, but at the same time the most expensive resort of the country is Gagra. There have already appeared quite decent small family hotels, there are many cafes and restaurants. Now the local landmark is being restored - the wooden restaurant Hagripsh, which was built on his money by Prince Oldenburg.
The beach season in Gagra continues from the middlespring to mid-autumn. This is the warmest and dryest place on the Caucasian coast of the Black Sea. And here is the warmest water. In the summer it warms up to + 27-28 degrees. The majority of the population of the country to answer the question about where to have a good rest in Abkhazia will immediately answer that, of course, in Gagra. The eucalypt alley, the observation deck on Mount Mamzysh, the palace of Oldenburg Prince and the ancient park with exotic plants are just a few of what Gagry can offer you.
Another place where you can relax in Abkhazia,this is Pitsunda. There relic pine trees approach the small pebble beaches. Their smell will charm anyone. In addition, this city suffered the least damage during the war of the 90s of last century. Now it is a quiet village of the city type, where you can come even with small children. And from the Russian border Pitsunda is separated only 43 kilometers. There is also a sandy beach, but the main attraction of this paradise is the 12th century temple, where chamber concerts are regularly held. The newest Athos is the cheapest resort where you can relax in Abkhazia. Landscapes here unearthly beauty: karst caves will even pierce people who are completely indifferent to speleology. It is very interesting to go on an excursion to the local miracle of nature - the green lake Ritsa, which is located at an altitude of 930 m above sea level. And it is completely a crime against himself to miss visiting the New Athos monastery of St. Simeon - the main shrine of these places.
The capital of the republic, the city of Sukhumi, is also a place where to have a good rest in Abkhazia.There are also small pebble beaches, beautifula botanical garden and a monkey nursery, where it is interesting to go along with the children. Do not be afraid to visit local restaurants and cafes of national cuisine, make purchases in local markets, bargain in small shops. The people here are friendly and open. They are just in love with their land. And call it Apsny, which means in translation from the Abkhazian "Country of the soul". And anyone who visits this region, as if leaving a piece of his own.