The most interesting entertainments and attractions of Arkhipo-Osipovka

People in those truly fertile lands where Arkhipo-Osipovka is located today have lived since time immemorial: this is evidenced by the nearby ruins of a Roman tower.

Once upon a time, on the site of the current village there was the village of Adyg, then the Mikhailovskoye fortification.

In 1840, during its defense, private Arkhip Osipov of the Tenginsky infantry regiment died heroically by blowing up powder magazines.

In 1864, on the site of Mikhailovsky, the village of Vulanskaya was founded, in 1889 it was renamed Arkhipo-Osipovka.

Arkhipo-Osipovka, or, as the locals call it, Arkhipka, is a picturesque resort village with beautiful modern houses designed to accommodate many vacationers.

The village is located in the basin of the Teshebs and Vulan rivers, so the climate here is somewhat milder than in Gelendzhik, which is about 70 km from Arkhipo-Osipovka.

You can get to Arkhipo-Osipovka by regular bus from the Gelendzhik bus station.

Many owners of rental housing provide their guests with pick-up and delivery services from the airport or train station.


The beach in Arkhipo-Osipovka is partly sandy, partly small-pebble, the seabed is quite flat, but in some places entry into the sea is difficult with large stones. The length of the well-maintained beach is about a kilometer .
Vacationers love to photograph the two mountains that border the beach and are shaped like animals: on the eastern side of the beach there is Mount Hedgehog, on the western side there is Camel.

There is a rental of sun loungers, deck chairs, umbrellas and other equipment on the beach.

Wild beach

It is located behind Mount Camel. Judging by the photos from the reviews, the beaches of Arkhipo-Osipovka, including this one, are clean and well-groomed with clear water. You can get to the wild beach either on foot or by car through the private camping site “Nazarova Dacha”. The shore is strewn with boulders, the depth is shallow, but sometimes unpredictable. Lovers of secluded relaxation have chosen this beach. There is enough space here to set up a tent and even for a fire or barbecue. Photos from the wild Arkhipo-Osipovka beach from numerous reviews confirm the beauty of the pristine nature of these places. And, by the way, there is a small cafe nearby with homemade food.


The Arkhipo-Osipovka embankment is a favorite walking place for vacationers.
There are many cafes, souvenir stalls, shops - in a word, you can have a snack and buy whatever your heart desires.

In the evening, discos and nightclubs hospitably open their doors on the embankment.

More than twenty boarding houses and sanatoriums have been built on the seashore.

Our "Nice"

This is what tourists often call the village. Of course, this is all thanks to the luxurious wide, tiled embankment with snow-white balustrades, a huge selection of entertainment, cleanliness and excellent infrastructure. There are also plenty of accommodation options here. There are many budget offers, sanatoriums and hotels with an increased level of comfort for fastidious guests.

As the sun sets, vacationers move from the beaches to small cozy coastal restaurants or nightclubs.

Commemorative cast iron cross

On March 22, 1840, the garrison of the Mikhailovsky fortification, numbering 480 people, took on an unequal battle that lasted for five hours against twelve thousand highlanders.
When almost all the defenders of the fortification were killed, the commander, senior captain Nikolai Konstantinovich Liko, who by that time had already been wounded twice, gave the order to set fire to the powder magazines. The order was carried out by Private Arkhip Osipov .

The explosion killed three thousand attackers and the remaining defenders. Emperor Nicholas I ordered Arkhip Osipov to be permanently enrolled in the first grenadier company of the Tenginsky regiment.

a cast iron cross was erected at the site of the battle, on a hill, in memory of the feat of Captain Liko and Private Osipov . You can reach it via a stone staircase.

From the hill there is a magnificent panorama of Arkhipo-Osipovka and its surroundings.

Museum complex "Mikhailovskoye Fortification"

Six-meter-high earthen ramparts remained from the blown up Mikhailovsky fortification.
Already in our time, according to ancient drawings, the Mikhailovsky Fortress exactly as it looked in 1837 .

From behind the wooden palisade, its ancient cannons still look menacingly from the observation towers.

The museum complex also includes a historical and ethnographic museum, designed to accommodate tourist groups of up to 40 people.

The area of ​​the museum exhibition hall is 130 m2.

The museum contains:

  • exposition “Caucasian War” with a model of the defense of the Mikhailovsky fortification;
  • exhibition “Medieval Kuban”;
  • an exhibition of ancient times with a model of a Roman tower;
  • paleontological exhibition;
  • exposition of the fauna of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus;
  • exposition of Russian minerals.

Bread and Wine Museum

The Museum of Bread and Wine is located on the territory of the Mikhailovskoye Fortification museum complex.
The basis of the museum is a real windmill .

Visitors can follow the entire journey of wheat from grinding to baking lush, rosy loaves in a real Russian oven.

The exhibition includes ancient plows, harrows and other farming tools.

The main highlight of the museum is the tasting of local natural wines.

Beach behind the Teshebs River

The third most popular beach in the city is located in the most picturesque corner of the resort. The beach is pebbly and differs from the previous ones in the small number of vacationers. Despite this, there is a lot of entertainment for city guests, water riding, scuba diving, boat and catamaran trips, parachute jumping. On the beach there are several cafes and bars serving drinks and treats for tourists.

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church was built thanks to the initiative of the Cossacks in 1906.
The royal treasury donated 9,000 rubles for its construction. True, subsequently the temple suffered greatly, lost its icons, church utensils and was turned into a food store .

The second birth of the temple took place on December 15, 1992. The church was completely restored, a central dome and a bell tower were erected, where bells were installed, and the roof was covered with copper plates.

The temple painting was done by artist V.S. Sukhorukov. Choirs were installed inside the temple, as well as a carved linden iconostasis covered with gold leaf.

Sanatorium "Arkhipo-Osipovka"

The Arkhipo-Osipovka sanatorium is surrounded by a picturesque park and is located 800 m from the seashore (the sanatorium has its own well-maintained pebble beach).
The sanatorium treats diseases of the cardiovascular system, bronchopulmonary, gynecological, nervous and ENT diseases . Any vacationer can take a course and undergo the necessary medical procedures at the sanatorium.

The sanatorium also has:

  • cinema and concert hall;
  • billiard room;
  • cafe;
  • library;
  • salon;
  • beauty salon.

The sanatorium is known for its unique park, which was created by several generations of gardeners.

The park covers an area of ​​more than 10 hectares . Unique trees grow here: boxwood, Chinese wisteria, whose unusually beautiful flowers fill the air with an exquisite aroma, agaves, Himalayan cedar, Lankaran acacia, berry yew, cherry laurel, ginkgo. There is a 4 km long healing path through the park.

Many Crimean pines create a unique microclimate that has a beneficial effect on the bronchi.

Where to eat

  • Cafe "Wind Rose" at st. Pogranichnaya, 17a offers visitors a large selection of dishes. According to reviews from tourists who have visited there, seafood dishes are in particular demand. The food is delicious and the service is fast. Average price tag (without alcohol) – 650 rubles.
  • The Podvorye cafe on Pogranichnaya Street, 15a attracts visitors with good cuisine, a cozy atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Guests prefer local shish kebab, fish, and solyanka. Average price tag: 650-1600 rubles.
  • The Lazurit pizzeria at 60 Pogranichnaya Street is famous in the village for its pizzas and pasta. The polite and fast work of the staff is noted. Payment is accepted in cash and card. Average price: 650-1200 rub.
  • Restaurant "Scheherazade" offers visitors dishes of European, Chinese, Japanese and Uzbek cuisine. The establishment is distinguished by its hospitality and cozy rooms. Located at: st. Pogranichnaya, 19. Average price tag is 1500-2500 rubles.

  • the Tornado restaurant-bar on Shkolnaya Street for its varied menu, reasonable prices and polite staff. Here you can have lunch for 700-1500 rubles.

Waterpark "Coconut Paradise"

The Coconut Paradise water park is located in the center of Arkhipo-Osipovka, on Novorossiyskaya Street.
The water park is relatively small, but all the attractions here are new and original.

There are slides for adults and children, an attraction that gives you the opportunity to feel the beauty of almost horizontal flight, and a children's pool..

Crocodile farm

In Arkhipo-Osipovka, on Shkolnaya Street, there is a real crocodile farm where there are several species of reptiles.
The farm area is about 200 square meters. Crocodiles here range from 40 cm to two meters in length, and the smallest crocodiles are only three months old . There are also enclosures with iguanas, turtles, snakes, and monitor lizards.

From the beginning of October, the farm moves to indoor premises.

Taking care of every guest

The Central Beach of Arkhipo-Osipovka (reviews with photos can be easily found on the Internet) contains all the popular attractions. Something like: riding a speedboat, jet ski, catamaran or banana boat, flying with parachutes and even on a jet of water. This is a newfangled flyboard today. And it is not available in every resort town.

For little guests there are all kinds of inflatable slides and trampolines.

There are several rental points, cafes, shops with food and swimwear, as well as souvenir shops.

House with deer

When entering Arkhipo-Osipovka from Gelendzhik, vacationers are greeted by a completely unusual house , built of wild stone .
On its roof, red deer listen sensitively to the slightest rustle, at the gate a clumsy bear begs for a treat on its hind legs, and a bat perches on the gable.

On the house itself and around it there are more than fifty figures of animals and birds , which were sculpted by the forester V.M. Sofronov who lived here in the middle of the last century.

Teshebskie waterfalls

Teshebsky waterfalls (sometimes called Gebiussky or Bigiussky) are located six kilometers east of Arkhipo-Osipovka.
Very close to them is the Novorossiysk - Dzhubga highway (from the last waterfall to the road - 500 m). Seven waterfalls are located in a 1 km section along the river.

The height difference from the first waterfall to the last is approximately 250 m. The height of the largest waterfall is 16.5 m, the lowest is 2 m.

The waterfalls have eloquent names: Devil's Mouth , Grotto , Lace .

The hiking route is about five kilometers. At the foot of the mountain, where the hiking trail begins, there is an ecological post, as well as several retail outlets and a kebab shop.

Tourist groups are also formed here , the number of which reaches 150–200 people . The hiking trail is very convenient, with fences, stairs, reliable bridges over the stream, and is quite suitable even for the most unprepared tourists.

The mountains here are mainly made of limestone and sandstone, so the water has carved some very strange curves in the soft rocks.

Roman tower

On the right bank of the Vulan River, four kilometers from Arkhipo-Osipovka, there are the ruins of a real Roman tower built in the first century AD, during the time of Emperor Nero .
It is assumed that at that time the tower protected local settlements and the road to them, along which the caravans of the Great Silk Road walked, from attacks by robbers and pirates.

The tower was three stories high, built from sandstone slabs held together by clay and wood. Leaving the fortress, the garrison set it on fire, and today only ruins remain of the tower.

Nornickel Beach

It is worth mentioning this local beach, which is located near the Wulan River. Many travelers come to this beach by car; for convenience, there is a special ramp to the beach. The territory has its own parking lot; vacationers are offered a lot of entertainment on the beach. In addition, there are equipment rentals for beach holidays. There are also several cafes and bars here. The beach is clean, well-groomed, the sea is warm, so it is always crowded. Mostly couples with children and many young people relax on the beach. The seashore is made of small pebbles, the entrance to the water is easy. There is a fee to enter the beach by car, but it is not expensive.

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