On the way to the dolmens. – Day 1: Monastery, bees and dolmens

Today our journey will be rich and memorable! In the first half of the day we will visit the Monastery of the Desert of the Cross, visit the bees in the apiary and see a tree with "tulips" growing on it. In the afternoon we will dedicate the whole afternoon to the dolmens and Volkon Gorge.
On the way to the dolmens.
Visiting:

Trip duration: 1 day

Polina Zagoryanskaya

Sochi

Монастырь "Крестовая Пустынь"

Churches


Our journey will begin with a visit to the Monastery of the Desert of the Cross. There is a font, a shop at the monastery and the beautiful nature around it. It is worth coming here at least to walk along the footpaths in the forest nearby.

Пасека

Historic Sites


Not far from the village of Golovinka there is an apiary where bees are raised. Here you can go on a tour of the apiary, learn how to get honey and buy something to remember from this place for yourself or your friends. *It is better to warn about your visit to the apiary in advance, and all the contacts can be found at [site](http://7-sochi.ru/page/Paseka-kontakty) *.

Тюльпанное Дерево

Trees


In the village of Golovinka there is an unusual tulip tree. The tree got its name thanks to its leaves. The thing is that they look like tulips in shape. Next to the tree there is a monument dedicated to Decembrists.

Кафе "Сухум"

Cafés


We'll have lunch at Cafe Sukhum. Here you should take a "boat" in Abkhazian or shashlik.

Волконский Дольмен

Historic Sites


The last but most important attraction in our journey will be Volkonsky Dolmen. It's the only completely preserved monolithic dolmen. The dolmen itself is in the reserve, where you can also walk along Volkonsky Gorge and other natural wonders. It's a fantastic place!

Кавказский Дворик

BBQ Joints


Before returning to Sochi, we will go to the restaurant "Caucasian Yard" for dinner. Cozy atmosphere, pleasant staff and delicious food is a great place to relax after a long journey.

Sochi