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Russia's summer capital

In 2007 when it won the bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi was famous as the country’s Summer Capital, attracting over 4 million visitors every season. Today? This beautiful seaside resort is a year-round destination. And there’s plenty to add to your Sochi guide, from tours to see Stalinist period Empire Style buildings and monuments, to visits to the fortress; from strolling in the local parks, to learning more about the area in one of Sochi’s museums; and so on. Being a tourist destination, Sochi loves to party, and you will find plenty of things to entertain you. International-standard cuisine completes the experience.

 Akhtyrshskaya Cave Sergei Kazantsev / CC BY-SA 3.0

Akhtyrshskaya Cave

Akhtyrshskaya Cave

Famous Scenic cave in the Adler district

Scenic cave in the Adler district Editors' Note

Sochi’s caves were once the dwellings of the region’s primeval people, and out of all of them, it’s thought that Akhtyrshskaya Cave was the most important due to the vast evidence of human activity in them, including, most obviously, the petroglyphic drawings that adorn its interior walls.

The cave is a bit tricky to reach, and involves taking a bus or taxi to the Trout Farm at Forelevaya st, 45, Kazachiy Brod, Adler. From the bus stop, cross the road and head towards the tunnel, then take the right before it and follow the path to the Mzymta River. You’ll come to a monkey bridge, and just before it, to the left, you should see the entrance to the cave. It costs 100 Rubles to get inside.

Akhtyrshskaya Cave
Krasnoflotskaya ulitsa, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, Sochi