The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, Khosta
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Enjoy views of the city, seacoast, and snow-capped mountains from the top of The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain. The Romanesque-like tower was built in 1936. Standing 30 m (98 ft), it can be seen from the center of Sochi. On the way up, look for a carved wooden sculpture of animals topped with a stork nest. If you're hungry after the climb, head to the nearby restaurant, which is decorated with stained-glass windows and offers local delicacies. To visit The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain on your holiday in Khosta, and find out what else Khosta has to offer, use our Khosta itinerary builder.
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  • Come here you want in clear weather. Note that there is no haze in the air (in Sochi because humidity is common). We came here in May this year (on 9 may, the entry was free), and in October, the entrance is 100 rub. At the bottom there are several cafés. Straight to the Tower Cafe Ahun, sat there very well. Very picturesque Tower, reminiscent of an ancient castle. Species in clear weather. Photo will not give, but still add a few. In the mountains a bit cooler than in the city, and often windy-dress with this in mind. We came here by taxi, calling over the Internet, 600-700 rubles at one end around. You can take a guided tour. In addition to the towers you can ride and the Ferris wheel, 250 USD per person.
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  • Choose good weather and early time (people are smaller). We are a family came in the morning to the mountain by taxi, and after examination of the Tower (the tower with the height of the neighborhoods soon), we went down for more than an hour from there walk down to Agurskim waterfalls. When you visit the Tower of the tourist tax is charged (it seems 50 USD/1 person), and go down the path that starts from the side of the Tower (through a residential courtyard). It turns out that not even after a long descent aching legs. ;-) Coordinates: 43° 33′02.5″ n 39° 50′36.1″ e highest point = 663 m.
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  • Visited this beautiful place one recent Koi can be visited in the vicinity of Sochi. And actually rode without expecting anything supernatural, but left everything else. Such emotions we haven't experienced for a long time. Amazing place, abaldennyj view from the observation deck on all 360 degrees! You can see the Olympic venues, and the sea and the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana and Abkhazia! Terrific oshhushenie height! All recommend!
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