Dolmens, Vozrozhdeniye

Ancient Ruins • Historic Walking Areas

65 reviews
Very good

Smolensk, Russia14 contributions
Dolmen pilgrimage. September 2013
Sep 2013 • Business
We are back from September dolmen tour and it is the time now for comprehension of the enormous amount of information, feelings and inspiration we all brought from this pilgrimage.
As one of the participants says in his feedback: "I am very happy and grateful that such a spontaneous decision to participate has turned out into one of the most beautiful and inspiring trips for me ever."
And I am happy to share with you the full set of amazing pictures from the tour. -
Written 4 October 2013
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Valeriy A
Anapa, Russia4 contributions
Dolmens and wild place
Jun 2013 • Family
Hello, everybody!
Dolmens are grate and the nature in vicinity is beautiful. But access to it is not easy for everyone, mostly for pedestrians only. There is service of off-road transportation to deliver small groups along the mountain river Zhane. The best way to visit the sites is by walk (abt 3 km from the highway). The cascades of the river made a number of natural bathes with a clean river water which is possible to take while visit the place during a hot day. Wide valley with nice grass is perfect for picnic.
Delivery of groups at the place of the way to all objects arranged by tourist Agencies at all the cities and towns of the region.
Written 29 July 2013
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Constantine M
St. Petersburg, Russia478 contributions
Misterious structures
Jul 2012 • Couples
Hi! If you are interested in dolmens I can tell you that most of them can be found in Gelendzhik area. It is about 100 rm from Anapa. Maybe there are dolmens around Anapa as well, but most famous sites with ancient dolmens are in the area of Vozrozhdenie settlement, Pshada settlement, on mt. Neksis in Aberdjievka settlement and Shapsuga settlement. Shapsuga (which is not far from novorossiysk) is concidered to be one of the most anomalous places in Russia.
Well, I personally was only in Vozrozdenie area so far. Here, if you follow the turist route, you can see 4 dolmens, and 2 baisins with cold mountain river water in which you can swim. There also a lot of stalls with honey, lace craft, spices and souveniours of all sorts, If you go further, off the beaten path, you can see some pretty beatiful waterfalls and some more dolmens/ But keep in mind, that there's no path at all - you'll have to go along the waterway. It's not dangerous but maybe somewhat difficult.
About the season to visit. I guess the best time is spring, May to be more exact. At that time it will be warm enought, but not hot, it won't be too crowded, and it will be for free, I guess. In autumn it's also free, but the the river is not full and clean and waterfalls and baisins do not look as attractive as they do in spring and summer.
In summer there'll be a lot of people - you'll have to wait for a while to take a picture of a dolmen :-). In summer at the entry to the teriitory they charge 100 rur a person. Frankly speaking they get this money for nothing - and the locals say that they have no authority to do this. But most tourists don't know this and don't want to argue and pay. We paid as well. You can argue, ask for a check or simply take a by-pass route along the fence, enter the area where the fence is finished (about 200 m) and go further.
As for dolmens in Pshada, Shapsuga and Aberjievka, I wasn't there yet. As soon as I do this I'll post again.
Written 29 October 2012
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