What to do and see in New Athos, Georgia: The Best Places and Tips

January 8, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

New Athos or Akhali Atoni (Georgian: ახალი ათონი, Akhali Atoni; Abkhazian: Афон Ҿыц, Afon Ch'yts; Russian: Новый Афон; Novy Afon, Greek: Νέος Άθως, Neos Athos) is a town in the Gudauta raion of Abkhazia, situated some 22 km (14 mi) from Sukhumi by the shores of the Black Sea. The town was previously known under the names Nikopol, Acheisos, Anakopia, Nikopia, Nikofia, Nikopsis, Absara, and Psyrtskha.
Restaurants in New Athos

1. Anacopia Fortress

Anokopiyskaya Mountain, New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 168 reviews

Anacopia Fortress

Reviewed By Tinde_K - Moscow, Russia

From the highest point you can park your car it would take you another 30 minutes to walk the rocky road to the Anacopia Fortress that will provide you with lovely views over New Athos. I strongly advise wearing either running or hiking shoes because the road is partially destroyed with sharp rocks. Mind your step all the time. There's a well inside the fortress, don't be afraid to use it, the water is clean and safe to drink.

2. Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot

New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 118 reviews

Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot

Reviewed By Yulia_Men - Volgograd, Russia

The solitary place is located in a shady forest, where runs a river with turquoise water. Even if you are not into visiting sacred sites, have a walk in the forest - you will feel renewed and charged with positive energy.

3. New Athos Cave

Noviy Afon, New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 510 reviews

New Athos Cave

Reviewed By JGDynamo - Halifax Region, Canada

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 experiencing. The underground lake looks frosty to swim in and it won’t take long to get through but is a neat experience for the area.

4. New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery

Gudautskiy Rayon, Noviy Afon, Monastir, New Athos 354000, Georgia
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery

Reviewed By bryan-quiller-hire - Tbilisi, Georgia

This huge Orthodox Cathedral and its garden grounds and scenic location near the seaside on a high hill is quite impressive and breathtaking. The interiour is well adorned with frescoes and icons too. The multi-domed architecture is sublime and divine.
This is a short 15 minute drive from central Sukhumi. The little hydro-electric power plant to supply the monks with power to read their scriptures at night is quite innovative and inventive.
I was not there at the right time to hear the bells ring in the 50 foot tower. Maybe next visit!

5. New Athos Waterfall

Eshba St., New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

New Athos Waterfall

Reviewed By ngutierrez1972 - Moscow, Russia

Nice place, reasonable picture spot, stop over for lunch or come here if you have some time to kill before going to New Athos cave, but as a waterfall, it is not much.

6. Park With Swans

New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

Park With Swans

Reviewed By Antonio Tomas L - Milan, Italy

just off the main national road, it has a couple of snack bars, there is where just married couples take their photos, often with local music and dancing (mainly on weekends)

7. Hall Railway Station Psyrtskha

New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Hall Railway Station Psyrtskha

Reviewed By Vivi-Bill - Russia

Очередное не восстановленное место, навивающее грусть и печаль. 20 минут хватит на осмотр сооружений и фотографирования. Бесплатные декорации для Сайлент Хилл и Сталкера.

8. Stalin's Summer Residence

New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Stalin's Summer Residence

Reviewed By JGDynamo - Halifax Region, Canada

The summer residence of a man like Stalin was not high on my list of things to see when doing our trip to the Caucuses this summer but one of my uncles is a WWII expert and has never been to this particular piece of WWII and Russian history so I said I would go and report back. The place is quite beautiful in a pristine and memorable location, with spectacular views out of the windows. The interior was a lot more subdued than I imagined it would be, lots of wood, the bedrooms were cozy and seemed like a place I would enjoy spending part of my summer in. Still the memory of the man and his plans are hard to shake so once you have done the tour of the home, take 10-15minutes outside with the sea air to clear your juju.

9. Saint Simon the Canaanite Church

New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
61%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Saint Simon the Canaanite Church

Reviewed By Antonio Tomas L - Milan, Italy

closed (most times!) not extraordinary from outside, but nice park nearby with waterfall and snack bar

10. Three Boilers

New Athos, Georgia
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Three Boilers

Reviewed By valentina20152015 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Была в ноябре и к сожалению это время уже не стоит - холодно, скользко и нельзя искупаться... Но очень красиво, обязательно приду летом. Как всегда жалко погибшие самшиты - такая трагедия из-за недобросовестных людей, купивших для Олимпиады растения, зараженные огневкой - все самшиты на побережье погибли. Такие величественные были деревья. В горах видела и живые, надеюсь, что возродятся и внизу.

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