Little short of the sanatorium named after S. M. Kirov, in the mysterious depths of the mountain Mashuk famous hidden lake Proval . the entrance to which is guarded by two lions.
Through stone well (its height is 41 m and diameter 15 m) daylight penetrates deep into the mountain, where a deep crack rises from the bowels of the earth of mineral hydrogen sulphide water. In the left part of the lake depth of about 11 m, about 1.5 m. the right Temperature to about 50 degrees.
In the times of Lermontov’s the thrill there’s dancing over the lake: on the initiative of Prince Golitsyn, V. S. famous architect brothers Bernardazzi built in 1837 the platform above the Failure where the guests had danced the quadrille. Most of these were young men who wanted to show off before the ladies. Many people went down to the lake with the help of slings and special baskets to take a dip in the healing waters and likewise was understood to be returning.
The first scientific study of the failure of held 20 — 21 June 1857 F. A. Batalin, Director of the Tiflis meteorological Observatory Moritz . officers surveyors and land surveyors. At the same time was determined the exact depth of the crater and the lake water composition and temperature.
Initially, one about the lake didn’t know. But forms its not an easy water. Continue reading
The tour program
On 3 may, the Time of departure local (Samara).
03:00 – Departure from Samara (Moscow highway, bus stop “Kirova”, next to the pavilion “Fireworks”). Map
03:15 – Samara stop “Mekhzavod”. Map
04:30 – departure from Togliatti all areas (Avtozavodskoe shosse, TC “Park house”, gathering under a large monitor);
04:50 – from the Komsomol area – stop “market” (street Thunder).
05:10 from Zhigulevsk (opposite the bus station, under the bridge).
06:30 – from Syzran (gathering of tourists near the cafe “Sunrise”, str Lokomobilnyh).
Next Moscow time.
12:00 –Arrival in Abkhazia. The passage of the border.
14:30 – accommodation at the hotel «inter-Sukhum”. Free time. You can visit the Botanical garden, monkey nursery.
09.00 – Sightseeing tour of the city of Sukhum – quay Muhajirs, the glory Park, the theatre square, the fountain with the griffins, Dranda Cathedral VI Ilor temple of St. George, the Moscow Cathedral of the X century Echerche gorge.
New Athos with a visit to new Athos monastery of St. Simon Kananitskogo monastery, visit to the grotto of Simon, Perchinski waterfall, Swan pond
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Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, with a length of about 50 km and a width of about 10 km at its widest point. The mountain chain of the Dolomites covers the lake from the North winds, which creates conditions for the microclimate. Due to this, along the lake, olive and lemon groves and vineyards, which, for example, can not be found on lake Como. In antiquity the lake was called “blessed.” The lake shore is very varied – low South shore, cliffs leading down into the water to the West and the mountain chain of Monte Baldo borders the lake from the East.
Lake Garda, especially its Northern part is a Paradise for practicing water sports. Surfers meet in Riva del Garda. Another popular sport is mountain Biking.
Lake Garda was of great strategic and economic importance, over the centuries he fought the neighboring power.
Along the shores are numerous ancient settlements in Desenzano preserved Roman Villa with mosaics. In Sirmione, located on a picturesque Peninsula in the very South of the lake, you can see giant ruins of a Roman Villa, where he lived the poet Catullus. With XV the XVIII century this region belonged to the Republic of Venice and the wealthy Venetians adorned the shores Continue reading