Anapa is located on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, on the high northeast coast of the Anapa Bay surrounded with spurs of the Dividing Ridge of the Greater Caucasus, 160 km to the west of Krasnodar, and 52 km to the northwest of Novorossiysk.
Anywhere else in the south, there are no such snow-white and long beaches.
Due to its sandy beaches and slow increase of depth of the sea Anapa is a well-known children's resort.
What To See
Anapa Lighthouse is situated at foot of the mountain. It was erected on the steep shore of Anapsiy cape in 1955. A tower of the Lighthouse is octahedral, with three black horizontal stripes. Height of the central light is 43 from sea level.
Anapa Lighthouse is a traditional place of meetings of both local inhabitants and tourists in Anapa.
Anapa district archaeological Museum-reserve "Gorgyppia"
The first settlement on the shore of Anapa Bay refers to the VI century BC. On behalf of the tribe of Sinds living in the area, site of ancient settlement called the Sindh harbour.
In the first quarter of IV century BC. Sindi's harbour receives a new name - Gorgyppia on behalf of the Governor of the Bosporan king Gorgyppia.
The Anapa museum is the only museum-dig in the open air in Russia. Here one can see few buildings of Gorgippiya of II – the beginning of III century A.D and a main street, found by archaeologists.
A unique monument has been kept in the city. It is “Russian gates” – a monument of Ottoman military architecture of XVIII century. Above the gates you see a plate with inscription: “Russian gates of 1854”. On the abutment there is another plate “Fortress gates, remains of the Turkish fortress, built in 1783, are called in honor of 25-anniversary of liberation of Anapa from the Turkish yoke in 1828”.
What To Do
There are lots of entertainments in Anapa. For extreme sport lovers: water skiing, parachute gliding, surfing, aqualung diving. For fans of nature: various tourist routes, fishing, boat voyages in the sea.
Places to visit in Anapa
It is worth for parents with their children and lovers of extreme rest to visit water park “Golden beach”.
In the park you will find 11 water slides of different height, length and destination. Each of them has its own name. You will see a show with dolphins, make photos with them. On the territory of the park there is a shop. In the shop of the water park you may buy everything necessary for rest: “swimsuits and air beds, tanning creams and sunburn creams, sunglasses, photographic film, various souvenirs.
The dolphinarium area impresses - 2000 square meters! Performances with participation of the Black Sea dolphins, white whales, walruses and sea lions will take place there.
Trade Center “Three Whales”
"Three Whales" is one of the largest shopping centers in the city. The convenient location of the shopping center is one of its big advantages.
Trade Center “Red Square”
Shopping and entertainment center "Red Square" is a very popular in Anapa. One can find more than 80 boutique brands here.
Chain stores "Magnet"
Magnit is a holding company of the group engaged in retail trade through a network of shops "magnet".
Chain stores "Magnet" opened in Anapa his sixth hypermarket, which is located at Anapskoe highway, 14.
How To Get There
Anapa Airport (Vityazevo Airport) is an airport located in Anapa, Russia. It offers flights from multiple airline carriers to many popular destinations.
How to get to Anapa from Sochi
One can get to Anapa from Sochi by bus. The journey takes about 10 hours and 20 minutes. There are no direct trains between these two cities.