New Athos Cave

Description

New Athos Cave
Photo from wikipedia.org by Haldey [CC BY-SA 3.0]

The New Athos Cave (Abkhaz: Афон Ҿыцтәи аҳаҧы; Georgian: ახალი ათონის მღვიმე; Russian: Новоафонская Пещера) also Novoafonskaya, Novy Afon Cave, or New Afon Cave is a karst cave in the Iverian Mountain in Abkhazia (Georgia) near New Athos. It is one of the largest caves in the world with the volume of its void of about 1,000,000 m3.

Overview

The abyss on a slope of the Iverian Mountain was known for ages, referred to as the "Bottomless Pit". It was explored in 1961 by an expedition of four: Zurab Tintilozov, Arsen Okrojanashvili, Boris Gergedava, and Givi Smyr.

Since 1975, it has been a major tourist attraction, featuring its own underground railway. The cave consists of 9 major cavities.

Gallery

The Skeleton 
Ep train in New Athos Cave metro 
Ep-563 train in New Athos Cave metro 

Photo (50)

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Street view

Reviews

09.12.2016 Aleksey Dobrotvorskiy
A very cool tour. If landed on another planet.
 10
01.12.2016 s. soloviev
 10
18.10.2016 Larisa Sokolova
Awesome experience! In some rooms it seems that you're not on the planet Earth. Took a little stalagmite that sell immediately.
 10
16.10.2016 Catherine
A huge cave! ? One of the largest in the world! The route with a guide, 500 rubles. At the entrance is additionally trying to strip off for a photo shoot, and at the output of your camera no one will check)))
29.09.2016 Pavel Mahmutov
Nonsense and all because too many people are stretched and this stuff is at 1.20 it was possible to divide the one hundred and twenty people on two to three groups!! Then it would be possible to admire the beauty of the caves.
 6
27.09.2016 Nataliya
Have a tour, but for me it was a waste of time and money. Nothing interesting, honestly
27.09.2016 Aleksandr Ivanoff
 10
27.09.2016 Grigoriy
It is better to go during the rains, has a chance to see waterfalls and lakes!
27.09.2016 Grigoriy
Indescribable beauty!!! Be sure to visit and preferably with a tour!!! Photographs do not convey the amazing atmosphere of the cave
04.09.2016 Evgeniy
Interested and curious to walk in and listen to the guide. Not that there's scare. The ticket is 500 rubles from the nose.
27.08.2016 Svetlana
The ticket for the photo for 50 rubles can never buy and no steam. No one will check.
27.08.2016 Svetlana
Caves are fascinating! Don't be afraid of the queue, it goes very quickly. We arrived at 11 in the morning, 10 minutes in line and got tickets for 13.20.
26.08.2016 Aleksey
Should go, but especially vivid impressions received. The guide constantly backs up, does not normally take a picture. As mentioned earlier do not get a ticket in the photo, they won't check. Grab your jacket :)
17.08.2016 Anastasiya
I think that this place is worth a visit 100%. However if you go not with the tour, the tickets you can not get?
16.08.2016 Vladimir
Very nice. Be sure to take warm clothes. Has its minimetro
14.08.2016 Bee ?
Huge halls, underground lakes, charming atmosphere. A need warm clothes and comfortable shoes, there are places where it is very slippery! Sorry, too many people. At least in season.
20.07.2016 Daria
To buy a ticket need to come from 9 to 11 am.
19.07.2016 Mihail
After the heat the most. In General, very interesting.
30.06.2016 Kristina
Gift sets
05.01.2016 Tatyana
The Martians, hobbits and Gandalf -- they all think as long as you pass all 6 rooms.
06.10.2015 Vadim
The scale of the cave is amazing!
13.09.2015 Andrey
Beautiful cave. I would like to visit her apart from the crowd of people which comes along. Seems a bit extreme. And so it's great. Quiet. Quietly. And cool)
29.08.2015 Tanya
Ticket for permission to photograph no checks.you can rent a jacket,but inside is not so cold in sandals feet only a little freeze.
19.08.2015 Alena
Loved it! The entrance ticket costs 500 rubles per person over 8 years:) tickets at a time. We suggest you arrive in time. In the cave +12-14. Do not drag young kids, they start crying.
15.08.2015 Yana
If you come without a tour, and the tickets at the box office anymore, still stand near the cash register. Each guide delivers some of the tickets back, they can immediately buy. Tomorrow the ticket can not be bought.
15.07.2015 Mar
Incredible place! I believed in the reality of Moria! ? In a cave it is better to go with a group from the tour.Bureau because then you won't have to stand in line for tickets and you are guaranteed to enter the cave)
17.06.2015 Natasha
After the cave, you can go to conquer the Anacopia fortress?, with a panoramic view of the New Athos?
04.01.2015 Viacheslav
Entrance 500 RUB., photo 50p. children under 8 free, with sidecar, humid, duration, groups of 90 people.
04.01.2015 Viacheslav
Entrance 500 RUB., photo 50p. children under 8 free, with sidecar, humid, the duration of an hour.
05.11.2014 Elena
Sing in the cave only in summer! The rest of the time - thieves!
05.11.2014 Elena
The entrance ticket 500 rubles!
05.11.2014 Elena
Very big cave! Worth a visit!
18.08.2014 Andrey
Fantastic! The history of thousands of years preserved in this place. Atmosphere, nice cold, and a wonderful grandfather-guide. Take 500 rubles. PS. Yes, for shooting do not have to pay, do not check
07.08.2014 Ilya
The bad impression from Abkhazia
28.07.2014 Tamara
On Mondays in the cave concerts of traditional Abkhazian songs
28.09.2013 Katerina
Very impressed!
18.08.2013 Vlad
Stunning cave!very well done background music, fully immersed in this atmosphere
03.08.2013 Veronika
The last hall " Apsny "- the incredible )))
17.07.2013 Natalie
In a cave cold, more freezing feet. The tour lasts 1.5 hours, the toilets are only on the surface
25.06.2013 Vadim
In General, all impressed!! Right now, look at the pictures!! By the way for pictures not pay. Who returns a car be careful, a brick there, you have to go down another road. We got to 500
18.06.2013 Svetlana
This is awesome! Now I dream to get to the concert choir, which is carried out in one of the halls. The acoustics are unreal!
18.06.2013 Svetlana
Children under 7 free, adults 400r. On tour.season an excursion have to wait 1-1,5. In the cave is cool, so dress warmly. And definitely comfortable shoes
12.05.2013 M.Saner
it's awesome cave , you should see
17.08.2012 Vimala
Do not pay extra for photo shooting. No one checks! On the way to the caves to eat expensive and not enough choice on the menu. Tasty and inexpensive on the highway
28.10.2011 Vimala
24 окт2011 only work on Wednesdays, sub., rose.
01.08.2011 Christo
Amazing!A place to be!

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