This is a deservedly popular route, because it meets the main wishes of travelers: to see the beautiful, to learn new things, to feel the unknown. You will explore the New Athos Monastery, the spiritual center of the Caucasus, hear about the exploits of the disciple of Jesus and local legends, look at the man-made waterfall, go down into fabulous caves and appreciate Abkhaz wine and honey. Group excursion Duration 6 hours Group size up to 19 people Children Without children How it goes By bus Rating 4.5 on 2 reviews RUB 500 per person
What awaits you
New Athos Monastery - the heart of Abkhazia At the foot of the mountain, near the sea, there is the largest monastery in the Caucasus and the most famous landmark of Abkhazia. You will find out why and how the New Athos Monastery appeared on this place, what dramatic events it experienced. Remember the Emperor Alexander III and look at the paintings in the Cathedral of St. Panteleimon - well-known examples of the Russian school of icon painting. Not far from the elegant 19th century monastery complex, we will also visit an ancient Byzantine-style temple and talk about the fate of the Apostle Simon the Canaanite
Waterfall, caves, abandoned station and Abkhazian treats New Athos is not only holy places. You will admire a man-made waterfall that rotated the blades of one of the first hydroelectric power plants in the Russian Empire. Walk to the Psyrtskha platform, abandoned in the last century: an elegant building hangs over the river, and you can take atmospheric photos. And of course, the New Athos Cave is waiting for you. By the number of stalactites, stalagmites and other formations, she has no equal in the world! In 1.5 hours, you will explore six halls of this underworld
In addition, along the way, there will be a delicious stop: you will taste Abkhazian mountain honey, aromatic wine and fire chacha.
- The tour is conducted in a comfortable minibus Mercedes Sprinter
- Additional costs: food (about 500 rubles per person) and, if desired, a ticket to the cave (500 rubles per person, free for children under 7)
- At the request of the group, we can also visit the temple of the 10th century in the village of Lykhny
The excursion starts at your hotel in Pitsunda. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.