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. Arrange your visit to The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain and discover more family-friendly attractions in Khosta using our Khosta trip planner.
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  • I liked everything very much! ... h. 6.1. National Park, g. Ahun Tower history, legends ... Under consumed, storytelling guides in the road time-completely kill! We were in a time machine. "Machine?!" -stop! "Ahun!" with the past broke up! Akhun mountain to ancient Highlanders: "source of knowledge! And, like mail! "before us-area, kiosks, people. Behind them-like Tower on a platter. Ahun? Where did the name come from? On this account there is no precise understanding: in the Abkhaz language Ahi-there is a hill, mountain In ubyhskom-means a lot. And in past centuries was called mountain Ohun and survived many moons. Mountain attracted its own forest and this was the main interest. And Circassians-Ahin was the patron god of herds. Any people name their was glad. But in the thirty-third-in the last century, everything has been subjected to human reconstruction. New palaces and resorts, theaters. In the thirty-fifth-Street was built here. Just one hundred two days built the highway. Eleven km in length.-record at all!? In the thirty-sixth cocked here this tower. At the highest point-look scary! In Romanesque (medieval) from limestone style. (Alexander amicably "interrogated") square-shaped, spiral-round the stairs we went up, my friend. And with a height of six hundred sixty-three metres before us all-round panorama of tens of kilometers. In the forests on the slopes beech and hornbeam, (cultural) Grazing red deer, chamois, tours. And the rivers Hosta and Agoura (Anticline) created the Gorge: quite picturesque, believe me! "on the slope-Northern-Ahunskaja cave. Stalactites, stalagmites in it-Have different seats, as columns of Karst, assorted colors, colors-art. Brings clean and cool air is filled with the wind, the scent of Woods and meadows and bright. Here being height, space, it only mountaineers, pilots familiar. River Maces.
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  • There were only a couple of days in Sochi. The reviews went to the observation deck on the Akhun! Travelled by public transport to "the road to big akhun" on 7.5 km uphill-walked leisurely 1.5 hour-never regretted, because the weather was great and gorgeous nature around! The climb to the Tower costs just 100 ₽, there is a breathtaking view of the mountains, the sea, Sochi! At the top of the souvenir shops and cafes-there prices inflated!
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  • Gorgeous views from the top of the tower. It's beautiful. But traders near throw up their prices. It is worth visiting at least once
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