Southern destinations: not only the sea

  • by
southern destinations not only the sea 61b14df03073e

Anapa

Holidays in the south are much more than just a warm sea. And although most of these locations have wonderful embankments and beaches, we have selected interesting activities for you in Anapa, Sochi, Crimea, Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar, which will help diversify your vacation. Explore and fill your summer vacation with vivid impressions.

Anapa

Getting there

The cost of round-trip tickets from Moscow is from 6,000 rubles *. You will spend about two hours on the way.

View flights

Where to live

We recommend staying at the Albatross Hotel Complex, which is located 200 meters from the Black Sea coast. A room will cost 7200 rubles per day *.

Things to do

Anapa is considered perhaps the best city for windsurfing and kiteboarding in our country. A good wind can be caught on the Bugaz Spit and in the waters of the Kiziltash Estuary. Diving enthusiasts come to the village of Vityazevo, where they manage not only to admire the seabed, but also to look at the sunken ships and aircraft from the Second World War. In the castle “Lion’s Head” knightly tournaments and master classes in medieval crafts – pottery and blacksmithing, as well as archery are held. It is also worth visiting the cozy wineries and, of course, swimming in the sea. The most popular beaches are Central and Vysoky Bereg, and many children from camps and sanatoriums rest on Pionersky Prospekt.

Sochi

Sochi

Getting there

The fastest and most convenient way is by plane. Tickets from Moscow in both directions can be bought for 4800 rubles *. The flight will take about two hours.

View flights

Where to live

In Sochi, there is a huge selection of housing for any budget. A good option for recreation is the three-star Grace O’Den Congress Hotel. Price – from 6000 rubles per day *.

Things to do

The most popular beach is Imeretinsky, 4 km long. There are comfortable cabanas and white sand pay zones among the pebbles. Riviera, located next to a cozy green park, is not inferior to him in comfort. When sunbathing gets bored, go tickle your nerves at Skypark, where you can jump from the highest bungee platform in Russia, walk the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the country, or fly over the Akhshtyr Gorge on the Zipline. For vibrant Balinese landscapes, visit Matsesta Tea Plantations. Sports fans should look into the Olympic Park, where they can not only admire the legacy of the famous competitions, but also ride the Formula 1 track or play curling in the Ice Cube.

Crimea

Crimea

Getting there

The only airport accepting flights on the peninsula is located in Simferopol. You can fly from Moscow in a little over two hours. Return tickets will cost from 4,800 rubles *.

View flights

Where to live

Stay in Sevastopol: the three-star art hotel “Ukraine” is an excellent option in the very center. Price – from 3600 rubles per night *.

Things to do

On the peninsula, everyone will find a place by the sea and a large number of other activities to their liking. For families with children, Evpatoria and Olenevka are ideal. For entertainment and developed infrastructure, it is worth going to Yalta, Sevastopol and Feodosia, and for picturesque nature and active tourism – to the South Bank. While traveling in Crimea, it is worth not only climbing Ai-Petri, but also walking along one of the most picturesque, but at the same time easy routes of the mountain – the Taraktash trail.

If you have long dreamed of doing rope jumping (jumping on climbing ropes from tall objects), then on the peninsula there are several natural points just for beginners, for example, Cape Fiolent and Ilyas-Kaya. And, of course, a rare trip here is complete without tasting local wines. Large farms – Inkerman Plant, Massandra and Novy Svet often organize excursions around the production, where guests are treated to their best products.

To move around the peninsula, we recommend renting a car. Car rental at Simferopol airport on OneTwoTrip will cost 2500 rubles per day *.

Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don

Getting there

The flight from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don takes a little less than two hours. Round-trip tickets cost from 5700 rubles *.

View flights

Where to live

To walk around the historical center of the city, stay at the Hermitage Hotel – near the central streets with many shops and cafes. The room will cost 2400 rubles per night per person *.

Things to do

A wine tour can be arranged in the Don Valley. “Vedernikov Wineries”, Vinabani, “Tsimlyanskie Wines” – all these farms are engaged in the production of a noble drink in the region, including from autochthonous grape varieties. And here you can also walk around Nakhichevan – an ancient corner of the Caucasus, which only a hundred years ago became a picturesque region of Rostov.

It’s easy to get to the Sea of ​​Azov by car in about an hour. But in the city itself there are many recreation areas. For example, the Druzhba beach, Green Island and Salt Lake – in summer high waves appear on it and you get the feeling that you are already on the seashore.

Krasnodar

Krasnodar

Getting there

The most convenient way to get to the city is by plane. The price of tickets from Moscow in both directions – from 5600 rubles *. Krasnodar International Airport named after Catherine II is located 12 km from the city center.

View flights

Where to live

A good option for accommodation in the very heart of Krasnodar is the Red Royal hotel. There is also a restaurant on its territory where you can taste Kuban and Italian dishes. Price – from 3000 per day per person *.

What to do me

It’s hard to imagine a trip to Krasnodar without visiting the park of the same name, which is considered one of the best in Russia. It often hosts open-air concerts, a climbing wall, a skate court and benches inside an artificial waterfall where you can hide from the heat. One of the main attractions of the Kuban is the wineries, which invite you on excursions and tastings. We recommend visiting “Sober Bash” – less than an hour on the way from the center. But to “Abrau-Dyurso” and “Chateau-Tamani” you will have to travel a few hours.

A short trip can be made to Goryachy Klyuch, where three sights are collected at once: Bogatyr Caves, Dante Gorge and Mirror Rock. The closest sea to Krasnodar is the Black Sea, located at a distance of 90 km. The second farthest is Azov, which is 145 km away.

Getting to the directions described in the article has become easier! Aeroflot Airlines has launched direct flights to the south from 15 Russian cities, including Kazan, Samara, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Perm and Ufa.

airlines

* Prices valid at time of publication

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.