His name is Professor because he is cleverest in this Zoo in Suhum.Why ?
During war he didn't let died of famine his family. he could open his cage and get out in a village. There he has caught the hen which he brought in a cage and has fed his family..After this story his name is Professor!
New Athos has settled down on coast of a small gulf. The rich subtropical vegetation, the warm sea and numerous historical and architectural monuments of this ancient settlement involve here thousand tourists.
There is exclusively rich subtropical vegetation in Sukhumi. The South-European, Chinese, Japanese, South-American both decorative Australian and fruit plants acclimatized here. The exotic vegetation of its numerous gardens, squares, parks entitles Sukhumi as a capital of palm trees, city-park. A total area of green plantings is about 760 hectares. Therefore local air is pure, saturated by oxygen.
There is a remarkable apery in Sukhumi .
Lake Ritsa is this one of picturesque places in Abkhazia. Only road to there will seem to you unforgettable. A lot of waterfalls and small, but rather deep Blue lake are on a way to lake Ritsa.
Oone of Stalin's Dachas is located on lake Ritsa, but to tourists do not show this residence.
The first settlements in territory of present Sukhumi have appeared in the ancient Stone Age. More than 2500 years ago the Greek merchants from city of Milena (Asia Minor) have created here city - rich, noisy, having named Dioskuriada ( Dioskuriya) in honour áðàòüå Dioskur - gods of patrons and defence counsels of all travelling. History of this town last almost 500 years. But on a boundary of our era as a result of change of a coastal line the city has disappeared., was lost, was absorbed by the sea.
In 65 year of AD ground was grasped with Roman people which have created here a circuit of fortified cities.
The theatrical area is decorated with an original fountain with mythical Griffins , from the mouth which water flow . This fountain is located before a building of the Abkhazian drama theatre. It is located on seacoast, at a corner of Pushkin street and quay Mahadzhirov. An interesting history of this building. In 1912 on this place was constructed " Grand-hotel " and theatre , all this belonged to Sukhumi merchant Aloizi.
Botanical garden is an ornament of capital, one of the most well-known on Caucasus. Its history totals more than 160 years old. The demonstration part of a garden (the area of 5 hectares) is located in centre of city. Now here was collected more than 5 000 kinds, forms and grades of plants from all ground. Most important sights 250 years old Caucasian linden, which grew here up to the basis of a garden. In 1972 the status of a scientific research institute was gave to this garden.
Close to bottom Afonskoj of mountain, near an artificial waterfall, the small temple was constructed in bloom ancient Anakopia. It is a unique monument of the Greek, Byzantian medieval church architecture. According to the christian legend and ancient Abkhazian legends, the temple is erected on bones of Simon Kanonit, one of 12 apostles of the Christ. In the first centuries of our era the tomb sacred became a place of deep reverence of christians. In IV century on a place of his burial the wooden church was constructed, and in IX -X centuries a temple of a white stone.
The Sukhumi apery is located slopes of picturesque mountain the Trapeze, in territory of a former summer residence of the known Russian scientist, professor A.A. Ostroumova.
Basis in 1927. now here it is possible to see about 300 monkeys belonging to 10 various kinds from Asia, Africa and South America. In 1974 250 monkeys were issued in woods of Gumistinskogo reserve (in 20 kms from Sukhumi) they live there and now.
New Athos is one of picturesque sea resorts of Abkhazia. It has a beautiful nature, extremely soft climate, the warm sea. New Athos from the north is reliably covered from intrusion of cold air weights by mountains. If to look at a coastal strip with the plane Athoss mountains Are new look "the Ledge". (the ledge in Abkhazian language Anakopiya is one of ancient the name New Athos, in early Middle Ages it there was a capital of Abkhazia)
New Athos has a rich history. The most ancient name - Psircha - has taken place from the name of the river proceeding here, originating in mountains from a spring in a fir grove (Ïñûðöõà - a fir grove)
According to a legend during persecution on Christianity in this city of Simon Kanonit has come and has accepted he martyr death in a cave. This cave was kept till our years. On a place of a burial place of the apostle in 6 century near a present waterfall was built a temple.
Millions years it hid the secrets in bowels of Iverskoj mountain and the quarter of century ago and was open recently -1961. And in 1975 on the artificial tunnel which has been carried out to a cave, has passed the first train " the cave underground " with tourists.
New Athos's cave is the enormous karstic cavity, on the sizes competes to the most eminent vaults of the world, and volume number with such giants, as Cerjanska cave in Yugoslavia and Carlsbad's cave in USA. The cave consists of 9 halls. For visitors 6 halls are open only. In halls of a cave was made a foot path in length of 1,4 kilometers with survey platforms art illumination also is arranged. All halls are sounded.
Lake Ritsa is a fresh lake at height of 950 meters above sea level.
By the right it is possible to consider Ritsa as the true pearl of Abkhazia and the most interesting excursion.
The sea and beaches of Abkhazia always were considered as the best in the USSR. The elite of a society till the latest autumn had a rest here.
Picunda is small but very famous resort town in Abhazia.Here there is an old church where you can see organ and almost each week you can listen organ music in church.