New Athos is a small resort town rich in attractions. You will visit a karst cave, walk through the ruins of a Byzantine fortress, look at Stalin's dacha and see the majestic monasteries. And I will share the centuries-old history of New Athos and tell about its modern life. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 8 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car 8000 rubles per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
The most-most in New Athos You will see the five main attractions of New Athos. The excursion program includes
New Athos cave - located under the slope of the Iverskaya Mountain, it was included in the list of "One Hundred Wonders of the World". You will hear the history of its discovery, see multi-colored stalactites and stalagmites and admire the deep emerald underground lakes
Cathedral of Saint Panteleimon - one of the largest Orthodox churches in Abkhazia. You will reveal the features of the neo-Byzantine style of architecture and look at ancient icons and frescoes
New Athos Simon-Kananitsky Monastery - an amazingly beautiful temple, founded in the distant 19th century. I will tell you how the site was chosen for its construction, what was in the monastery during the Soviet years and when it was returned to the believers
Anakopia fortress - an ancient defensive structure, erected during the heyday of the Byzantine Empire. You will see the preserved walls, towers and wells and hear about the role of the fortress in the history of Abkhazia
Stalin's dacha - you will examine the authentic items of the Soviet interior and find out when and under what circumstances Stalin came to Novy Afon
- Entrance tickets are not included in the price: New Athos caves - 500 rubles per person, children under 8 free of charge, Anakopia fortress - 200 rubles per person, Stalin's dacha - 200 rubles per person
- Food and drinks are charged additionally. It is better to have cash, cards are not accepted everywhere.
The tour starts at your hotel. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.