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New Athos

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New Athos

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Novy Afon monastery

New Athos (or Novy Afon) is a town on the Black Sea Coast of Abkhazia, northwest of Sukhumi.

Get in[edit]

  • marshrutka from sukhumi runs frequently (70 rub), buses for 50 Rbs (October 2017)

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  • Novy Afon monastery. free.  edit
  • Novy Afon Hermit Cave. free.  edit
  • Novy Afon Cave (Very well developed tourist sight. Tickets will assign you a certain time spot when you will be able to visit the cave (waiting time can be an hour or more during the summer months). Tour itself with Russian speaking guide takes about 2 hours covering a 1.5 km walk in the caves.). 500 Rub (October 2017).  edit
  • Ptsyrtskha station.  edit
  • Park of Novy Afon.  edit
  • Stalin's summerhouse near the monastery.  edit

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Ptsyrtskha Station at New Athos
Remains of Soviet sculpture in the park of New Athos
  • Local wine.  edit
  • Beer: Sukhumskoe Pivo.  edit

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Very high discounts off season, about 50% less than prices

  • Hotel "Abkhazia"

Hotel "Abkhazia" is located in Novy Afon in the park with exotic plants, a pond, 30 m from the sea. Nearby: Simon the Canaanite temple, a waterfall and the New Athos cave complex.

  • Mini-Hotel "Anakopiya"

Mini-Hotel Anakopiya is located in the cypress avenue in the heart of New Athos, on the banks of a mountain river Psyrtsha. Cottages adjacent to the territory of a waterfall and a temple of the Holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite, and stand right at the foot of the mountain Apsarskoy leading to the New Athos monastery.

  • Pension "Waterfall"

Pension is situated in a picturesque location at the foot of Mount Athos in 250 m from the sea. Around the hotels are all the attractions of this beautiful city: Falls on the river and the temple Psyrtsha Simon the Zealot, the New Athos monastery, Swan Lake, cypress avenues. Comfortable guesthouse is to be commissioned in summer 2010 after overhaul.

  • Resort complex "Kamarit",

Resort complex "Kamarit" located at the entrance to the city of New Athos, on the beach. Wooden housing complex cascade down the landscaped park area with shady cypress avenues. The resort complex is styled in a nautical style and looks like a fishing village. Recommended for best beach holidays.

  • Pension "The Monastery".

Pension "The monastery" is located in Novy Afon on Stalin's dacha just 50 meters from the New Athos monastery. The territory is guarded.

  • Mini-hotel "Prime"

New cozy mini-hotel is conveniently located in downtown area of the New Athos station just 50 meters from the sea.

  • Free camping is tolerated on the west end of the beach.


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