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Gelendzhik travel attraction

Gelendzhik is in the center of Russian Black Sea coast, to the south of Novorossiysk. The airport that was opened in 2010 contributed to development of this resort.

The resort zone of Gelendzhik, as the other resorts in the Caucasus, isn’t only within the city, but covers the territory of some 100 kilometers. It includes settlements Kabardinka, Divnomorskoe, and Arkipo-Osipovka in the north, as well as settlements а также поселки Dzhanhot, Praskoveevka, Krinitsa and Betta in the south.

Unlike Sochi, which is only 260 kilometers off, Gelendzhik features dry, Mediterranean climate, the same as on the rest of the Black Sea coast. There are no tall Caucasian mountains here, still, the spurs of the Markhotsky Range impart a kind of picturesqueness to surrounding landscapes of Gelendzhik.

The city of Gelendzhik is at the back of Gelendzhik Bay. The bay is rather sheltered, so sometimes the water gets dirty, but thanks to frequent storms it is continuously refreshed. Blue Bay is in the north of Gelendzhik. Although this bay is open, resort infrastructure is yet to be developed there.

Thin and Thick Capes are on both sides of Gelendzhik. The center of the city, featuring very wide embankment, is closer to Thick Cape. Every June on this embankment the famous carnival is held dedicated to the opening of resort season in Gelendzhik.

Generally, Gelendzhik Embankment is the feather in the cap of city dwellers. It is very long stretching for over 12 kilometers. There are a lot of flowers all along the embankment, and some sections are planted with Pitsunda pines. There are always many walkers here, and this creates the atmosphere of deliberate resort recreation. Many people go here with children.

The mountains in the neighbourhood of Gelendzhik aren’t as beautiful as in Sochi, but there are some nice places with mountains streams and small waterfalls, which are favored by tourist. Pitsunda pines grow all along the coast. Plesetsk waterfalls, Pshadskiye waterfalls, and Tebeshskiye waterfalls, as well as Emerald waterfall on the river Zhane, – these are the most famous waterfalls of Gelendzhik.

You can have very beautiful views on the way southwards, between Praskoveevka and Dzhanhot. For example, there located the Blue Urochische (tract) – a beautiful panorama of sea and cliffs overgrown with pines. Sail Rock is south of Dzhanhot. This is a solitary flat rock reaching the height of 30 meters. And indeed, it strongly resembles a sail.

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The White Bride sculpture on the Gelendzhik seafront promenade is a symbol of the city
The shady alleys of Lermontov Boulevard on the Gelendzhik seafront are a wonderful place to walk
Rock Sail has a quadrilateral shape, similar to a sail, its height is 25 meters, width - 20 meters
Sunset on the beach near the white marl slabs in the Big Blue place near the village of Dzhankhot
Rocky Tuaptakh mountain ridge, which stretches along the sea near Gelendzhik
Rocky Tuaptakh mountain ridge, which stretches along the sea near Gelendzhik
Olymp Park is located on the top of the Markotkh mountain range directly above Gelendzhik
Sunset in the Black sea in Divnomorskoe resort
Light and music fountain in the square of Lermontov on the Gelendzhik seafront
Coastal mountain range Tuaptakh stretches from Gelendzhik to the south. On its rocky cliff is locate the Big Blue
The entire length of 9 kilometers of the Gelendzhik Embankment is made in white stone
The Emerald waterfall on the Zhane river near Gelendzhik
The dolmen Harmony (3rd millennium BC) on the Zhane river near Gelendzhik
A scientist cat and a mermaid sitting on the branches of an oak tree on the Gelendzhik seafront promenade
There are many cafes and restaurants on the Gelendzhik Seafront
The Garden of the 70th anniversary of the Krasnodar region is located on the Sukhum highway, at the entrance to Gelendzhik
St. Andrew`s Cathedral and Alexandrinsky Church in Gelendzhik
Sandy beaches of Gelendzhik in the urban area of Gelendzhik Bay
The Central beach of Gelendzhik in July is not overcrowded
Beach of one of the hotels in Gelendzhik
Exhibition dedicated to dolmen culture 3 thousand years BC in the Caucasus, in the Historical Museum of Gelendzhik
Garden of Hildesheim town on the Gelendzhik Seafront
Sculptures placed on the alleys of the city garden introduce the culture of the Kuban Cossacks
Pebble beach in the village of Divnomorskoe near Gelendzhik
The village of Praskoveevka among the rocks of the ridge Tyaptakh near Gelendzhik
The Holy Ascension Cathedral of Gelendzhik was built in 1904
Shady alleys of Pervomaisky city garden in Gelendzhik
The Gelendzhik Oceanarium is located on the city`s Seafront