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There are two famous beach resorts in Abkhazia: Gagra and Pitsunda, the mountain lake Ritsa, and the New Athos Monastery. If you want to visit all the interesting places of Abkhazia, then it will take a few days. Leave Sochi early in the morning or even at night to avoid queues at border control.
Start your journey through Abkhazia in Gagra. In Soviet times, it was one of the most famous beach resorts in the country. The city has a beautiful sandy beach, a botanical garden and many other attractions. Go on an excursion to the Khashupse gorge, visit Stalin's dacha.
Another famous resort in Abkhazia is Pitsunda. There are historical sights, a huge pine grove. In one place Pitsunda beach is sandy, and in other places pebbles.
From Pitsunda, go to Lake Ritsa. This is the most popular excursion in Abkhazia. On the way to Lake Ritsa, you will see the equally interesting Ritsa Canyon. By car, go around the entire lake to take pictures of the wonderful mountain views from different angles.
After visiting Lake Ritsa, return to Pitsunda and head to New Athos. There you will visit the famous New Athos Monastery, the New Athos Cave, and the New Athos Lower Waterfall. There are also beautiful beaches where you can relax.
- Number of places to visit : 8
- Total route duration : 3-4 days
- Length of the route ~(km) :