Wild beaches, lakes and gorges of the Black Sea coast – Day 1: Mysteries of Volkonskiy gorge and wild beach "Sosnovka".

Today we will go hiking in Volkonsky Gorge, where we will see many natural attractions, as well as see the only monolithic dolmen in the world, which is famous for its magical and healing properties, and visit the wild beach of Gelendzhik, which is located near the majestic white rocks.
Wild beaches, lakes and gorges of the Black Sea coast

Trip duration: 3 days

Ann Mikhaylova

Волконское Ущелье


Our journey will begin with a trip to Volkonskoe Gorge, which is a real natural museum. Because of the special microclimate here grows a lot of unusual exotic plants, which amaze with their beauty! On the way you can not only enjoy the forest coolness and beauty of nature, but also get acquainted with many attractions of the gorge. For example, there is a hydrogen sulfide spring, which contains many microelements useful for humans (water can not be drunk from here because of the high content of hydrogen sulfide, but you can wash and wipe the sick and bruised places), huge rocks "Two Brothers", Glade of roots, unusual traces on the surface of the rocks, the mystery of which has not yet been solved, and the river Godlik. The trail is quite convenient, equipped with stairs and railings, so the safety issue will not bother you.

Guest House on Lunacharskogo

Волконский Дольмен

Historic Sites

But the main attraction of the gorge is still Volkonsky dolmen. This is the only monolithic building of its kind in the world. According to scientists, the dolmen is about 5000 years old. The true purpose of such structures is still covered by the veil of secrecy. Some believe that dolmens used to serve as tombs in the past, others believe that these are former temples or observatories. Volkonsky dolmen so big that it can accommodate several people! There is a small hole on the roof of the structure, which is designed to collect rainwater. Legend has it that the water that enters this bowl acquires healing and even magical properties! Some people are irrevocably convinced that having been here, it is possible to receive knowledge of ancestors, to fulfill desires and be cured from a serious illness.

Гермес кафе


For lunch we will go to the cafe "Hermes", which serves European and Caucasian cuisine. You can pamper yourself with gourmet dishes from fresh seafood, taste delicious shish kebab or stop at fresh baked goods. Many interior elements are made of wood, soft carpets are laid out on the floor, and on the shelves you can see a collection of porcelain dishes, paintings and engravings hang on the walls, which creates a completely homely atmosphere.

Пляж «Сосновка»


Then we will go to the wild beach "Sosnovka", which is near Gelendzhik. It is notable for being at the foot of huge white rocks, and the water here is turquoise, which together creates an incredibly beautiful landscape. Here is pure pine air, as on the top of the rocks there is a small pine forest, often not crowded, and at sunset it is especially romantic.

Кафе «У Дианы»


We will have dinner at Cafe "U Diana", which is famous for the best Georgian cuisine in Gelendzhik. The cafe is small, but especially cozy. Here you can try khachapuri, meat pie, homemade pork, kebab, delicious pomegranate wine and much more!