Wildlife Preserve of Bolshoy Utrish, Anapa
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Explore a series of lagoons at Wildlife Preserve of Bolshoy Utrish, a protected area along Russia's Black Sea coast. Visit the forested region and discover the rocky outcroppings extending into the sea, replete with thickets of old-growth juniper trees. These forests are the relics of those that once carpeted the surrounding landscape. Though the beaches are rocky, you can still kick back on the shore for an ocean view and glimpses of nearby cliffs. Keep in mind that several of the beaches in the area are popular with naturists and may not be suitable for children or families. Plan your visit to Wildlife Preserve of Bolshoy Utrish and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Anapa tour planner.
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  • Walked from Utrisha to large Zucco. Half way up the Hill, but beautiful and the air is crisp). hiking path takes about 1-2 hours (depending on how many rest stops). you can climb halfway up the mountain and walk in the mozhzhevelovomu forest.)
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  • Sea on the "Utrishe" always clean, Pebble Beach a bit further along the coast turns into huge stone boulders, this is a must see! You can swim in the sea very far, become an underwater rock, of which there are a great number of they go far in the sea in the form of ridges (they can be well seen from the observation deck, which is located on the road leading to the Utrish) and stand waist-deep water, and very close, just a step, under the feet of the monstrous depth ... for those who are engaged in activities like diving, it's just a dream! Swarms of small fish, crabs and shells of different suits and even God knows what you can see here. and even from the history of the reserve: "the reserve's flora includes 117 species endemics and 16 kinds of tertiary relicts (plants dolednikovogo the period). The latter include yew, Turkish pine, Juniper high and stinking, onion lozhnozheltyj, beech, Oriental Hellebore Caucasian, mushmula German, cotinus leather, pistachio, sumac tannic bladdernut, Colchis feather pinnate, light maple, Hedera Helix, Kalina gordovina. Most of them rare and endangered species, as listed in the red books of different levels. Just in the Utrish» described species 72 plants listed in the Red Book of Russia "how not to look on all this? By the way Utrishe, there's a good restaurant and a lot of small cafes that are always waiting for their guests. Recommend a visit! I think it is not necessary to say what is there air? It is so desirable to carry along! Literally impossible to breath!
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  • Due to the cloudy weather walking in the morning in the village of Zucco naturally continued on well paved and comfortable to walk the road to the nearby village of Great Utreš (a couple of kilometers up and down along the Black Sea coast). Leaving behind landmarks of the first village along Utrešskaâ Street (see attached photo), you can pass over the mountain for half an hour to reach the viewing platforms with white "colonnades" and then, with obvious relief down the only road down right to the great Utrešu located a "Horseshoe". First, the attention of the curious eyes attracts the whole "harbour" of several beautiful yachts in the Bay (it is nebezyzvestnoe Lake Snake) and then the route goes along the coastal edge of the village by local hotels, resorts, cafes, beaches, shops, Aquarium, Dolphinarium, shopping venues, souvenirs-on the pier directly to built in 1975 year monument-lighthouse and memorial complex on it (mass grave of seamen warship "Fabricius" and educational vessel "Dnepr" killed in the fight against fascist invaders). Next to the monument-lighthouse and even closer to the sea shore (on a low Cliff) is a small chapel open to the public 24 hours a day.
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