Gelendzhik in Russia is a picturesque town boasting beaches, waterfalls and promenades lined with pine and juniper groves. Apart from natural wonders, this resort town is home to numerous theme parks, museums and ancient cathedrals.
Gelendzhik's wide range of amusement parks mean there's something for everyone in this city. The Safari Park is one of the biggest draws. It's not only known for housing a variety of animals, but it also has a strategic location that provides unparalleled views over the city and the bay beyond. If historical thrill is what you're seeking, Rimskaya Imperiya Park can take you back in time to ancient Rome, whereas a stop at the Lost World dinosaur park will let you travel back a few more centuries. For a fun-filled day on water slides and pools, make your way to Zolotaya Bukhta or Aquapark Begemot.
Boasting its bright and pleasant summer days, Gelendzhik makes for a great beach destination. While Plyazh Sady Morey – the sandiest beach in the city – has always been a favourite among tourists, the relatively calmer Golubaya Buhta is gradually gaining popularity. Away from the city crowds, the unspoilt beaches of Sosnovka and Golubaya Bezdna offer a very different landscape marked by lofty limestone cliffs plunging into the azure waters. If you'd rather relax within the city, grab yourself a lounger at Dolphin City Beach, where you can watch beachgoers go for a dip in the ocean while you're sunbathing or nibbling on some of the freshest seafood titbits.