Krasnodar Krai has always flabbergasted its visitors with its wonderful environment and activities. With Black Sea on the western frontier, the region is rich with breathtaking view of the sea and pristine beaches. Krasnodar Krai has a landscape that progresses from the sea on the eastern side to snowcapped mountains on the north. There are plenty of activities in the Krai to please the traveler in you. The Krai’s tourist spots are spanned all over its terrain from the seaside cities of Anapa and Novorossiysk to the plain areas of Sochi till the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana.
Here's the list of 15 best things to do Krasnodar Krai:
1. Krasnodar City
Krasnodar City is the capital of the Krasnodar Krai. A visit to the city is a must for all the visitors to the region. There are a bunch of museums and cathedrals in the city which exhibit the cultural heritage of this Kuban regime. The city has a safari park which provides you to interact with animals from close vicinity.
2. The Krasnodar State Academic Drama Theatre
It is a large theatre built in the shape of a screen which houses several small theatres and runs screenings of theatre shows by famed playwrights. The theatre inspired after Gorky is a common spot for all tourists in the city.
3. Felitsyn Museum
A visit to the Felitsyn Museum is a must do if you have a taste for history. The 200-year-old museum has artifacts and exhibits tracing the heritage of the Kuban and the Russian historical events. It has a rich reserve of archeologically significant books and manuscripts.
Sochi is one of the most populated and important cities of the Krasnodar Krai which rose into popularity after it hosted the winter Olympics of 2014. Sochi is a city which has vibrant greenery in the valleys and flakes of snow in its mountains. Sochi offers its visitors a bunch of destinations never to let go in the Krai.
5. Sochi Discovery World Museum
The Sochi Discovery World Museum is a wonder world of marine habitation. It is a collection of aquariums spanned over an area of more than 5000 square meters. The aquarium gives one a mesmerizing feeling of moving underwater through the tunnels within the large tanks. One gets to view innumerous species of fishes and reefs. The place also allows swimmers to go for diving expeditions within these artificial habitats. A visit to this marine center is one of the best things to do in Sochi.
6. Sochi National Park
Sochi National Park is around 180-kilo meters away from the city. The biodiversity hub protects a plethora of plant and animal genes. The national park spans over a vast area and engulfs the waterfalls of Orekhovskiye and Agura within its frontiers. The park houses an exclusive pair of Persian leopards which is a bonus for the wildlife maniac in you.
7. Dendrary Botanical Garden
It is a lone green hub right in the concreted locale of the city. Dendrary Botanical Garden is a conservatory that protects a large number of flowering and nonflowering plant species. The amazing cable car ride through the botanical garden gives you an aerial vision of the garden which will be soothing experience amidst the bustling city environment. It has recreated the geography and vegetation of several continents within its roof to give its visitors a holistic experience.
8. Sochi Olympic Park
This is an architectural brilliance studded with splendid lighting and facilities in the city of Sochi. Built to accommodate the crews during the winter Olympics of 2014, the village has now made open to the public. The village has well planned residential areas, spot fewer pathways, magnificent stadiums and winter arenas. The Olympic Park is a visual treat during a visit at night.
9. Imeriti Resorts and Medals Plaza
The well equipped residential areas built for the sports screws were later converted into the luxurious Imeriti Resorts which is now a hub of big shots from all over the world for a vacation stay in the city.
10. The Medals Plaza
The Medals Plaza is a highly decorated area with illuminated structures which was a prize distribution stage during the Olympic Games. The area is now hired for stage shows and large events.
11. Krasnaya Polyana
Krasnaya Polyana is the mountainous region the Krai with its fluffy snow clad mountains and large winter valleys. The area is famed for the presence of posh winter resorts. The
The region provides facilities of skiing and sledding through its natural rinks. One such resort is the Rosa Kutor alpine resort which hosted the winter Olympics of 2014 and sheltered its skiing enthusiasts.
Novorossiysk is a port city in the coastal plains on the eastern frontier of the Krai. This agricultural city has tourist spots like Mikhail Kutuzov museum, Malaya Zemlaja memorial complex, etc which are historical assets of the Krai. Amidst the beaches, Novorossiysk is known for its shopping potentiality.
Anapa is a seaside city perfect for a beach vacation.Its beaches like Tsentral'nyy Plyazh gives you unforgettable sunsets of your trip. So never miss being in Anapa. There are a lot of adventurous water-themed amusement parks to have fun in Anapa. The seaside witnesses a rush of population to its waterfront restaurants in the city to view the amazing sunsets and devour the street food.
14. Shopping in Krasnodar
Malls like Krasnaya Ploshhad Shopping Mall and Gallery Krasnodar Shopping Mall are the shopping destinations which offer several brands for the buyer in you. The Gorky Street in Anapa will give you cheap and variety shopping experience
15. Food Destinations
There are amazing food destinations in the Krai where you can eat traditional Russian and other continental foods. Restaurants like Borshberry, Dikanka, The Stan, The Peche, etc are famous restaurants that serve Russian delicacies.
So never forget to visit the above mentioned exotic places and to have mouth-watering Russian delicacies while you are in Krasnodar Krai.The historical and entertainment options in the city will give you multiple experiences all at one go.