Gelendzhik – a Resort City by the Black Sea Located in the Krasnodar region, Gelendzhik is one of Russia’s most popular resorts, attracting millions of tourists annually with its picturesque landscapes, gentle sun, healing climate, and well-developed infrastructure.

The history of Gelendzhik dates back to ancient times. Artifacts dating back to the 6th century BCE have been found in its territory. Over the ages, it has been home to Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Adyghe. In 1831, after the end of the Caucasian War, a Russian settlement was founded on the site of the Gelendzhik Fortress.

Located on the coast of Gelendzhik Bay and surrounded by mountains on three sides, Gelendzhik has a special microclimate that makes it a wonderful place for rest and rejuvenation.

Gelendzhik offers a wide array of entertainment for all tastes. Over 100 equipped beaches await sea and sun lovers. For those who enjoy active holidays, there are opportunities for diving, snorkeling, rafting, jeep tours, paragliding, and many other activities.

Among the highlights of Gelendzhik are:

1) Safari Park: one of the largest zoos in Russia, home to over 1500 animals.

Safari Park, Gelendzhik
Safari Park, Gelendzhik

2) Cable Car: offers a bird’s-eye view of the city, the bay, and the mountain landscapes.

Ropeway, Gelendzhik
Ropeway, Gelendzhik

3) Promenade: the longest promenade in the world, spanning over 14 kilometers, it is a favorite spot for leisurely walks.

Embankment, Gelendzhik
Embankment, Gelendzhik

4) Gelendzhik Lighthouse: the oldest lighthouse on the Black Sea coast, built in 1831.

Gelendzhik lighthouse, Gelendzhik
Gelendzhik lighthouse, Gelendzhik

5) Valley of Charms: a picturesque gorge where you can see relic plants and waterfalls.

Valley of Enchantment, Gelendzhik
Valley of Enchantment, Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxurious hotels and sanatoriums to cozy guest houses and mini-hotels.

How to Get There:
Gelendzhik is accessible by plane, train, bus, or car. The city has an airport, a railway station, and a bus station.
As of June 2023, the airports in Gelendzhik, as well as those in Anapa, Krasnodar, and Rostov-on-Don, have temporarily suspended operations. The Russian aviation authority has not specified when flights to these locations will resume. However, there is an alternative route for flights from Moscow.

Currently, flights to the Krasnodar region are only available to Sochi Airport, which accepts planes from all airports in the capital. Outside of the peak season, prices for air tickets start at 2500 rubles, and the journey takes about 4 hours.

Come and see for yourself!

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