is one of the most popular cities of Black Sea Cost. It is situated on
the banks of the lovely bay near Southern slopes of Western
Caucasus. The name «Gelendzhik» is
translated from Turkish as «White Bride».
In 2000 it was a 100 years old. It began its history as a small private
SPA clinic of doctor M.F. Sulzhinskiy. In its early years Gelendzhik
accepted up to 500 persons, clergy officials and intelligentsia, during
resort season. At the 100 year mark, more than one million people have
vacationed at Gelendzhik.
Mediterranean climate has many distinguishing factors: an early spring;
dry, breezy summer; a warm, damp winter with an average air temperature
of air +4C(40F)°. The swimming season lasts from May till
October, with summer water temperatures rising to +28(82F). The
mid-annual temperature is +15,5(60F)°.
The resort has some
of richest wood and coniferous pines in the world. One of the rare
relic plants -a pine here grows. Owing to the pines, cypresses,
junipers, and other evergreen plants, Gelendzhik is covered in green
the year round.
Great combination of
various factors: the hot sun, the blue sea, clean air, mountain beauty,
the mountain rivers freshness, a fragrance of flowers and the trees,
favorable ecological conditions, no industry - all this promotes
high-grade rest and treatment.
and SPA hotels
combination of dry subtropics, mountains, the sea, evergreen
vegetation, the modern medical - diagnostic equipment, the highly
skilled personnel all this gives wide possibilities for treatment in
special clinics of patients with diseases of cardiovascular system, the
respiratory system, motor system and the nervous system. Also treatment
of all accompanying diseases is carried out: urological, gynecologic,
skin, gastroenteric, allergic, tuberculosis and others.
In Gelendzhik there
are specialized SPA treatment of people with vision impairment and
hearing loss. The most popular SPA hotels of Gelendzhik are:
“Krasnaya Talka”, “Prometei”,
“Vulan” and others.
In addition to the
climate, sand-and-shingle beaches and mineral waters are valuable
natural medical resources. In medical practice all kinds of treatment
are used. Physiotherapy and non-conventional methods of treatment are
In Gelendzhik it is
possible to relax in a five star hotel, allowing oneself every luxury.
One may also commune with nature in an ancient forest, far from the
stress and noise of city life.
180 health resorts,
including children’s health complexes, offer various levels
of accommodation, from a standard room to a luxury suite. High quality
meals and a wide assortment of services are available.
Located on the
property of the resort are: comfortable beaches, bars, disco-bars,
restaurants, children's playgrounds, sports complexes and saunas. In
addition the resort hotels’ 40,000 quest capacity, Gelendzhik
can also accommodate tourists in the private sector, mini-hotels,
Gelendzhik Bay -
features a unique hydro-avia exhibition. The exhibition and scientific
conference on hydro-aviation takes place once
every two years and has not only great value
for experts, but also offers a great hydro and avia shows.
The main exhibition
object is to demonstrate possibilities of hydro-aviation techniques,
show their development perspectives and possible using. The
demonstration flights program, pilots skill, wide scientific and
technical exhibition, undoubtedly, will make impression. Except for a
hydro-aviasalon on a resort, there are various thematic exhibitions :
seminars, conferences are carried out.
The resort city of Gelendzhik is comprised
of 21 settlements, of which 7 resorts have direct access to the sea.
These sea coast resorts are: Kabardinka, Divnomorskoe, Djanhot,
Praskoveevka, Krinitsa, Betta, and Arhipo-Osipovka.
Gelendzhik coast - totals 100 kms. More than 100 shingle and sandy
beach zones strech for 20 kms. On resort territory there are about 400
nature sanctuaries, history and culture exhbits, historical museum and
Because of its
convenient location, it is quite simple to reach the city. In range of
35km is large railway station Novorossisk, in 100km the Anapa airport,
in 180km large transport unit and capital of Kuban - Krasnodar. Buses
from Gelendzhik stations arrive and depart practically in each hour.
line M4 reliably connects Gelendzhtk with all cities of south Russia.
It is possible to
reach Gelendzhik by the plane. The airport is located practically
within the city boundaries, in the area of Thin cape.