Dagomys Travel Guide

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    Dagomys from the sea
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    Dagomys
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Dagomys Things to Do

  • Drink Russian tea the Russian way

    Russian tea tradition is already centuries old and differs a lot from other tea traditions. Here in Dagomys, the centre of Russian tea, you have the opportunity to learn about, as well as enjoy this tea tradition in a Tshainaya Domiki (Tea House). Near Dagomys, in the small outskirt in the hills, called Uch D’ray, this tea house invites you and...

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  • Sun bath on the beach, swim in the Black...

    The other Dagomys beach belongs to the large hotel complex baring the same name as the village. When staying in this hotel, the beach is for free, others pay a small amount to joy the relative quietness on this part of the Dagomys coast (30 Roubles in 2005). The sea here is cleaner (especially after rainfall, the small river of Dagmomys, pushes out...

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  • Sun bath on the beach, swim in the Black...

    Dagomys has two beaches. The main public beach is North of the small river that runs through the town. This beach is at the end of Armavirskaya and Festivalnii Ulitsa and offers a wide entertainment. It is often quite crowdy and salesmen and -women offer their goods: piva galodnaya (cold beer), riba Amur (dried Amur-fish), tshiburaikii (Kaukasus...

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Dagomys Nightlife

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    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Along the public beach of Dagmoys the most nightlife is taking place. Several restaurants and dancings are present on the short lumpy boulevard. Dancing is often outdoors in the warm evening and night air. Music is mostly Russian with a Arabian (Kaukasus) flavour.

    Dress Code: Russians always dress up too much for any occassion, but to not fall out off line ... take care of yourself.

    Ilja learning papa how to dance Russian style (-:

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Dagomys Transportation

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    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 3, 2005

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    Though Dagomys has a station, only few trains per day stop here (and they are terribly stuffed with people). Reaching Dagomys therefore can be done best over Sochi central station. This station connects with Adler and it’s airport as well as Krasnodar and other Russian towns. From here one goes by taxi, regular bus or Mashootki (a.o. number 154 in 2005). This last are minivans that exploit existing bus lines by using the same numbers as the regular busses. Often they are faster then the slow busses and only cost a little more (still being cheaper then any public traffic I know). In the summer season you have to reckon with trafficjams on the narrow mountain road, during which the heat in the minivan and/or busses can reach uncomfortably high values.

    Trips from Dagomys back country are beautiful

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Dagomys Local Customs

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    In the mountain part of Dagomys: "Ooch D'ray" is a traditional Russian teahouse, surrounded with some tea fields. It can be reached by taxi in 20 minutes and is definately worth a visit. Here one tells everything about the Russian tea tradition. How it came to be and what it consists off. EVentually - of course - one also can enjoy this Russian tea, made of "Krasnodarskii Tsai" (regional) and in a Russian setting (a wooden house with balocony that offer an amazing view over Dagomys and the sea. The tea is poored from a small kettle and then filled with hot water from a "Samovar" (large boiling kettle with tap). With the tea you enjoy various jams and also some cake and/or pastry. Hazelnuts are often offered and for a sweet aftertaste some pieces of fruite. Deliscious!

    Irina, drinking directly from the Samovar

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Dagomys Warnings and Dangers

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    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 3, 2005

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    When you go to Sochi and or Dagomys, beware of making a comparison with western staying (in, for example, Spain, Italy or Greece). Maybe the hotel complex looks great and even the rooms are satisfactory, the environment will have the tendensy to disappoint the average (spoiled) western tourist. Houses falling apart, traffic is chaotic, dangerous and poluting, sea is quite dirty from time to time (especially after rainfall, the mountainrivers that run through villages and often is used as open sewage system) and the average life standard is just lower then in any other European Society country.

    Our view is idylic, but what lays underneath

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Dagomys Off The Beaten Path

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    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Dagomys itself was not in the frontline within the Great Patriottic War (the second world war). However, like all Russian villages and towns, it had to see many young men leave for the front ... never to return. The frontline shifted Southwards to the Kaukasus, but came to a hold somewhere 70 kilometres North of this area and was swiftly pushed backwards North again. In the mountains near the Russian teahouse, one finds a large monument for the Dagomys sons that were taken in this war. In beautiful surroundings and silence.

    Silence in the mountains for the heroes

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Dagomys Sports & Outdoors

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    Dagomys beaches offer a variety in watersports and against relative low prices. By speedboat one can be lifted up high in parasailing (public beach), but also diving lessons can be attended (privat beach of hotel Dagomys). Furthermore all kinds of floating devices can be rented and of course one has to take a dive once and a while to cool off from the heat. This last however is also not that possible in the warm Black Sea water that in August reaches towards the 30 degrees Celsius.

    Enough water for everyone and every sport

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Dagomys Favorites

  • Dagomys in 1984

    Sochi has always been overcrowded in Soviet times. It was very difficult to find a free place on the Riviera Beach even if you came very early. Though we lived only 5 minutes walking from the beach we preferred to go to Dagomys – a suburb of Sochi which is located 12 km from its centre. It took us half an hour and we found ourselves on almost empty...

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  • Dagomys ... for those who watch their...

    Sochi is, on average Russian terms, bloody expensive. Many Russians now-a-days choose to go to Egypt of Turkye for their holidays as that is cheaper then the Black Sea coast in their own country. But for those who want it still within Russian borders, Dagomys is a very good budget destination. Here many simple accomodations are for rent and the...

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  • Beaches

    Specially for Yumyum, to answer her questions:Beaches in Dagomys are pebbly, as almost everywhere in Sochi. Seabed is going sharply down and at 50 m from the shore it is more than 7 m depth. Hotel privat beach has many cafes and restaurants, rent of equipment and table games, dance pavilion, aerariums, billiard-tables, etc...

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