Krasnodar region is located on the southwest part of the North Caucasus. It borders on the Rostov region in the northeast; on Stavropol region in the east and on Abkhazia in the south. It is the most southern and warmest region of Russia.
The administrative center of the region is the city of Krasnodar.
Krasnodar region draws a huge number of tourists, thanks to warm climate, a large number of resorts and historical sights.
Sochi, the longest city of Europe, is located in the region (its extent is 146 km). Sochi is also the resort of federal value. The subtropical climate and the warm sea attract tourists from all country into the city. There are a lot of sights that may be visited in Sochi, i.e. the Akhshtyrsky canyon, Agursky waterfalls, aquarium-terrarium and many others.
Anapa is the sunniest resort of Krasnodar region. Here there is a natural sandy beach, which is the longest in Europe. The Gorgippia, an archaeological reserve museum, is located in the territory of Anapa. The Gorgippia is an ancient town existed before on its place. There are also many buildings being architectural monuments in Anapa, for example, archeologist Veselovsky’s house, St Onufry temple.
One more resort town of Krasnodar region is Gelendzhik. It is in a subtropical climate zone. It is attractive for tourists not only because of sanatorium base, but also because of many sights located in its territory. For example, not far from Gelendzhik there are dolmens, falls, and relic pine wood. The holiday season in the city is usually opened with a traditional Gelendzhiksky carnival.