Krasnodar Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.58 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.92 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Krasnodar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Krasnodar.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.26 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.71 (High)
    • Car Stealing 33.7 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.57 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.52 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.88 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.54 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.21 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Krasnodar is 119.57 (High)

    • Safety Index 69.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.72 (High)
    • Pollution Index 59.48 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 57.92 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.28 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.85 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.12 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.37 USD

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