Krasnodar Tourism

Visit Krasnodar - Best of Krasnodar

Krasnodar enjoys the privilege of being an administrative, industrial and cultural center of Russia. The city is relatively young in the sense that it was founded in 1793 by the Cossacks on the lands granted by Ekaterina II (hence its former name was Ekaterinodar). Krasnodar gets its current name from the Soviet system that rose to power around 1920. You can easily witness the Cossacks’ emblems strewn around the city.

Considered to be the greenest cities of Russia, Krasnodar has an ideal climate for tourism with short winters and the tender southern sun. Endowed with a wonderful geographical location, the city is a center of the Russia’s southern touristic zone, situated on the right bank of the Kuban River, 120-150 km from two warm seas – the Black and the Azov. What makes the city’s location conspicuous is that it lies in the golden section of the Earth, almost in between the equator and the North Pole, also called “the Golden Line” or “the Life Line”. According to the popular opinion, the living conditions in these latitudes are most favorable for human.

This modern city has its own pages of history to delineate. Today, Krasnodar nestles its historic monuments quite dearly and hasn’t let the World Wars and Soviet regime destroy their structures. The city’s architecture ranges between different styles from Baroque and Classicism to late Modern. With past and present existing so harmoniously together, the city deserves a visit during your tour to Russia.

Krasnodar Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Krasnodar tips for your visit

  • Almost all traffic signs are only in Russian. Familiarize yourself with the alphabet before arriving so you will feel a little less lost.  
  • Many people in the tourist trades speak some English but most people don't.
  • Russians wear formal clothes when they visit public spaces such as theatres. Even the visitors are expected to follow the same cultural cues.
  • Walking around the city, you can come across plentiful of unlicensed cabs. It’s better to avoid them.

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Facts and Stats for Krasnodar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Krasnodar

    Know the pollution level of Krasnodar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 60.71 (High)
    • Water Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Krasnodar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Krasnodar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Krasnodar.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.77 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.08 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.54 (High)
    • Car Stealing 27.08 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.58 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.77 (Low)
    • Drug offense 28.85 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 23.08 (Low)
  • Living in Krasnodar - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Krasnodar is 118.52 (High)

    • Safety Index 70.09 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.72 (High)
    • Pollution Index 61.58 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 56.88 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.95 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.99 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.83 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Krasnodar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Krasnodar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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