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Sochi: Stalin's Dacha and Akhun Mountain Tour

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Take a 4.5-hour guided tour of Sochi and the secrets of the favorite summer house of the Generalissimo. Discover the Stalin-built observation deck on Mount Akhun and Stalin's own dacha.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Stalin's well-perserved dacha
  • Take in stunning vistas over Akhun Mountain
  • Enjoy a local wine tasting
Full description
The tower on Mount Akhun is the most famous observation deck in Sochi. It seems that it has been standing there for several centuries. In fact, it was built in 1936, when Joseph Stalin, who loved to spend time in the Khostinsky District at his dacha, climbed the mountain, admired the views and ordered this place be developed, to build a road to Akhun and a viewing tower.

Take in incredible views from the top: look to the north and see the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains, Adler stretching from the east, and Sochi itself appearing to the west. Where did Stalin rest in Sochi? Sochinskaya Dacha, like all Abkhaz, was built by the architect Merzhanov Miron Ivanovich in 1931 over the left bank of the Matsesta River.

The mountain slopes are situated in dense thickets of the forest, and soon a 2-story castle-house, painted in green paint, appeared there. The spacious house consists of an office with a fireplace, a billiard room, a dining room, a cinema, as well as many rooms for relatives and friends of the leader. The beautiful dacha decoration has been preserved to this day and the walls and ceilings in the rooms are decorated with precious wood.
Includes
  • Transport
  • Russian-speaking guide
  • Spanish, English, French, or German-speaking guide (if private tour option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private tour option selected)
  • Wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Stalin's Dacha entrance fee — 200 RUB
  • Akhun Tower entrance fee — 100 RUB

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Meeting point

Platanovaya valley, Kurortnyy Prospekt, 5а, Sochi, Krasnodarskiy kray, Russia, 354000

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