15 Best Things To Do in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

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.

4. Sochi

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.

12. Novorossiysk

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.

13. Anapa

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.

Author
Ever since my first trip at the age of 4, I’ve been fascinated to explore places around the world. Lover of world cultures, food, souls and all things blue; I spend most part of my day writing about travel. I also travel with my buddies when my bos...

Must see places in Krasnodar ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Krasnodar and point of interests to visit.

  1. # 1 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 11 times in trip plans
    Red Street

    Tags: Outdoors, Cafe, Tourist Center, Street Market

    Address: Krasnodar, Russia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Also called as Krasnanya Street, this is a nice place to shop in Krasnodar. With no traffic zone around the street, you can also just walk around and window-shop here comfortably. Bordered with beauti...Read more

  2. # 2 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 81 times in trip plans
    Safari Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Zoo

    Address: Tramvaynaya ul., 2, Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, 350021

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    With more than 120 species of birds and animals, 80% of whom are in the International Red Book, the Safari Park of Krasnodar has become one of the central attractions of the city. The territory of the...Read more

  3. # 3 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 13 times in trip plans
    The Solnechny Ostrov Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Water Park, Play Ground

    Address: ul. Tramvajnaja, 2, Krasnodar 350911, Russia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located along the floodplain of the river Kuban, this is the southernmost city park in Krasnodar. The park has been made to look beautiful with dense and diverse vegetation. As you walk along the pave...Read more

  4. # 4 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 41 times in trip plans
    Statue Of Catherine The Great

    Tags: Statue

    Address: cnr Postovaya ul & Krasnaya ul, Krasnodar, Russia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Admire the monumental beauty of the statue of Catherine the Great, with lute-strumming Cossacks and Potemkin at her heels in Krasnodar. The monument celebrates the empress and her grant of the Kuban a...Read more

  5. # 5 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 9 times in trip plans
    City Botanical Garden

    Tags: Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Nature

    Address: ul. Postovaja, 34, Krasnodar 350063, Russia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The central attraction of the City Botanical Garden is the musical fountain that can be wonderfully enjoyed at night thanks to its colorful effects. If you are travelling to Krasnodar with your childr...Read more

  6. # 6 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 8 times in trip plans
    Monument Cossacks Writing A Letter To The Turkish Sultan

    Tags: History Museum, Monument, Tourist Center

    Address: Krasnaya Street, Krasnodar, Russia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located along Krasnaya Street, this is an interesting monument that reminds us of the history of Cossacks in Russia. Completely built with bronze, this monument showcases Cossacks in the act of writin...Read more

  7. # 7 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 6 times in trip plans
    Dog Capital Sculpture

    Address: ul Mira 35, Krasnodar, Russia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The sculpture of Walking dogs is situated along with a monument to Lenin and Catherine in Krasnodar. This sculptural composition of the two dogs in love at the corner of Red Street and Mira Street in ...Read more

  8. # 8 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 50 times in trip plans
    Museum Of Military Hardware

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: ul. Krasina, 2, Krasnodar, Russia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Museum of Military Hardware is located by the river in Victory Park, Krasnodar. This open-air museum displays the emblems of WWII tanks and rocket launchers. A favorite place to be visited by kids, th...Read more

  9. # 9 of 33 Things To Do in Krasnodar | Added 10 times in trip plans
    The Krasnodar Regional Art Museum Of Kovalenko

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: ulitsa Krasnaya, 13, Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Founded by Fyodor Akimovichem Kovalenko in 1904, the Regional art museum of Kovalenko is presently one of leading museums of art of the south of Russia.The museum collection consists of more than 11 t...Read more

Find more attractions and places to visit in Krasnodar under these things to do categories.