Rest in Abkhazia: what to consider and where to stay
In the event that you want to relax on the clear Black Sea coast, travel around a large number of noteworthy places, try chic ethnic cuisine and excellent home-made wines, then by all means plan a trip to Abkhazia next summer or early fall.
A pair of HELPFUL TIPS FOR REST IN ABKHAZIA
How to get there. It is most convenient to get to the beaches of Abkhazia from Adler or Sochi. A minibus is coming from Adler; a trip to the border will not take longer than half an hour. It is possible to get from Sochi to Abkhazia by train, which goes to Sukhum.
Crossing the border. Due to the fact that there is no agreement on a visa regime between Abkhazia and Russia, in order to cross the border it will only be necessary to pass through passport control (you only need a Russian passport) and customs control.
Where to go. Any tourist will easily find what to do and where to visit in Abkhazia. If you want to improve your health – go to Sukhum, like night clubs – go to Gagra, try to find the cleanest sea – go to Pitsunda. Do not forget to go on mountain excursions, visit eminent East Christian shrines – Ilor (the sanctuary of St. George the Victorious), Kaman Monastery (the church of St. John Chrysostom) and many others.
Where is it more convenient to stay? There are a lot of attractive alternatives. In the event that you prefer a quiet holiday on the beach, we recommend you settle in the private sector of Tsandripsha (a village that has developed just 5 km from the Russian border). To get to Gagra from it is possible only in a third of an hour. The friendly residents of this village guarantee you a comfortable stay and an unforgettable vacation in Tsandripsha. Delicious homemade food, two steps to the beach, low housing prices are guaranteed. Recommended!