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Away from the humid hot day, back to the beginning of time

Definitely worth trying if you are tired of the humid days in Sukhum or elsewhere. A time-trip to... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Limestone Cave with a train

This is a massive limestone cave. From the visitor centre, a train will take you underground. From... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Noviy Afon, New Athos, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Definitely worth trying if you are tired of the humid days in Sukhum or elsewhere. A time-trip to the formation of Earth. The tours are in Russian, so be prepared. The tour lasts 90 minutes with a small train taking you to and from the...More

Thank YvonneBudapest
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is a massive limestone cave. From the visitor centre, a train will take you underground. From there you walk on non-slip walkways admiring the limestone formations. A guide will accompany a group of 100 or so and the commentary is in Russian. The cave...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

There is an underground train into the cave. You get off at the mid station and walk through the cave to the end of the line. The path is well made and not slippy but the slopes are quite steep at times and caused problems...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Departures every hour on the hour (some queues late morning/early afternooon, get your ticket and have a walk around the area, and roof top view of the sea and town) 500 Rbs fee, small train in and out, well lit very large caves, guide in...More

Thank Antonio Tomas L
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The gigantic cave at New Athos is a popular tourist attraction so be sure to get your tickets ahead of time. The tour is quite good, full of cool damp air, stalagmites and stalactites and black dynamite and campsite and cellulite but worth seeing and...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have seen few reviews about how touristic this caves are, too many people, etc. This is all true but, if you are travelling in Abkhasia, they are still worth it, even if tours are only in Russia. Each cave in the system is massive...More

Thank ngutierrez1972
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is the largest cave I ever seen. It has been improved since I visited it last time in 1999. opened from 9 to 18 in summer on daily basis. During winter time schedule changes and officially it starts at 10. It offers different type...More

Thank Sergey S
Reviewed 6 September 2015

If you make it to Athos, no doubt you will be sucked into this cave, a genuine, fully monetised mass tourist attraction. The caves are impressive, you'll be in with a big group, and if you arrive on your own, you might have to wait...More

Thank Grahamek
Reviewed 4 May 2015

New Athos Cave is a Karst cave located in the Iverian Mountain. It is not quite as deep as the cave in nearby Gagra, but unlike that one this one is open to the public and is popular tourist attraction. I've had some people tell...More

3  Thank DelanA82
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Large and deep, massive in many aspects, this cave has its size as its largest selling point. The majestic domes make you really feel tiny and insignificant. I have never entered a cave through its own metro so that was a first for me as...More

Thank Tina Q
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