Off the beaten path: Abkhazia

Abkhazia is a small but interesting state. It is partially recognized as an independent country and still has a status of a post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zones, however it is relatively safe for a common traveler. Abkhazia offers a wide variety of activities, like ecotourism off the beaten path, mountain tracks, exploring cultural places and religious destinations, like Novi Afon, a cathedral within a cave with unusual stalagmites and stalactites, Lake Msui in the mountains and many more.

Krubera-Voronya, the deepest cave in the world

Krubera-Voronya, or the Raven cave in Abkhazia is the deepest cave on Earth, parts of which still remain unexplored and might go even deeper. Next to the cave there is the shortest river on earth,…

Atsangvaras - the megalithic "dwarf fence" circles of Abkhazia

Many mountains in Abkhazia are interspersed with strange rectangular or circular stone structures, called “atsangvaras” – “dwarf fences” in Abkhazian. Legend says they were built by the…