Vacation in Tuapse is quite a low-cost option. Prices for travel services can be two times lower than in Sochi. And there is more lodging options – a room without an air conditioner will cost just about 350 roubles ($6.1) per day.
Novorossiysk is not only about beaches. It’s home to the country’s largest port and naval base of the Black Sea Fleet.
In Gelendzhik, it is obligatory to try inexpensive homemade wine and experience deep sea diving.
The region’s capital, Krasnodar, is usually not very popular among holidaymakers, although the city is no worse than most Black Sea resorts. The bonus - it is much less crowded.
Another reason to visit Krasnodar region is the best wine in Russia. A famous wine farm “Fanagoria” and, of course, the legendary producer of champagne and sparkling wines “Abrau-Durso” are located here.
A significant part of Caucasian mountains belongs to the Krasnodar region. Cycling, horse rides, hiking with tents, observation of almost extinct fauna and flora are among many things to do and explore.
Meadows of Caucasus make a great substitute to the Alps.
Eysk and the whole coast of Azov Sea are very popular among travellers with children. In some places a sea is so shallow that it takes half an hour of walking to reach the first depth.
"Krasnodar" stadium and the children's football school that operates below the structure is another significant landmark of the capital. It was visited by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of FIFA Gianni Infantino in may 2017.
Cossacks are easy to meet in Krasnodar region. They greet tourists at the Sochi airport. However, in order to get acquainted with life and culture of the Cossacks, you'll need to visit the "Ataman" village – an ethnographic park under the open sky in Temryuk district of the region.
In Sochi, you should not spend most of the time on the beach. There are other "places of power" in the city. Sochi National Park is worth a visit - surround yourself with caves, dolmens, fortresses and canyons.
In Sochi's 2014 Olympic Park you can drive a car along the Sochi motor racing track or play curling in the Ice Cube arena.
Most Russians firmly associate Krasnodar region with summer holidays: sea and beaches, homemade wines and legendary local sweets. Everybody who visits the region brings back a bucket of unique impressions. Lenta.ru shows and tells about the important region resorts and ready to welcome tourists from all over the world.