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General information, recreation, infrastructure

The village Tsandripsh (also or Gantiadi Gantiadi) – village in Abkhazia, the closest to the Russian border the resort from the Psou checkpoint its centre lies just 5 kilometres (Tsandripsh on the map of Abkhazia).

Speaking from a tourist point of view, under Cantrips or tsandrypsh tourists usually take a whole series of towns and villages that begin just after the border with Russia and continuously stretching along the coast for nearly 8 miles. The settlements: Leselidze (aka, Gechripsh or Gechripsh); village Heiweni (it is also Amsara), and Cantrips. The boundaries between, as there is no separation on the beaches. Therefore, the guide on this page for the rest in all of these settlements.

Пляж в Цандрипше

In our guide Tsandripsh you can find everything you need for independent travel or vacation at this resort. If you prefer an organized tour, you can find and book tours in Abkhazia, including a deferred payment, the following checked services online search and booking of tours, or by using the search box:

Cantrips is the most tourist developed resort town in Abkhazia. Of course, it cannot compare with the cities of Gagra, Sukhumi, Pitsunda, New Athos, but if to speak about the quiet resort towns, it is the most tourist. The proximity to the Russian border doing their job, and there's even a little good resort: the streets of strolling tourists, selling goods for rest on the beaches is fun. However, like all other places in Abkhazia, the village launched and dilapidated: many years of doing nothing, not repaired, comes desolation.

The beach in Tsandrypsh

The length of the beach is almost 8 kilometers. It is not interrupted by concrete breakwaters or fences is quite wide. The water is clean, almost no people even in the peak season (July and August). The beach is pebbly, with large and very large stones, so special beach shoes for comfortable swimming required. Gray coarse sand is only a couple of meters from the water. No promenade, and the coastal strip chaotic cafes and kebabs. Offers umbrellas and sunbeds, sometimes entertainment in the form of jet-ski rental, banana riding and parachute.

Экскурсии в Цандрипше

Infrastructure and activities in Tsandripshi

In the village there are shops, a market with fruits, vegetables and meat, shops with goods for tourists, excursions, cafes and kebabs, even some ordinary children's activities such as shooting range, trampoline, inflatable slides. As such, the tourist area, places to walk or parks there. If you are on the beach, you will have to spend time either in the room or on excursions, or in a cafe.

Экскурсии в Цандрипше

Attractions in Tsandripshi

In Tsandrypsh there are two attractions: a beach with white cliffs and the ancient temple of Tsandrypsh age fifteen hundred years. No problem, you can buy cheap group tours to popular attractions of Abkhazia, or independently by car or bus to go Gagra, or even if you want to New Athos and Sukhum. If you love active holidays, you can go by yourself or with a group in a one-day or multi-day Hiking trek through the gorge of the river Khashupse.

Accommodation in Tsandripshi

In Tsandripshi and neighbouring villages offer a wide range of accommodation options, mostly private guest house or apartment (rooms, apartments). Full hotels are just a few pieces. Find and book a hotel or guest house on the following websites, or using the search form below:

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Weather and tourist the seasons in the village Tsandripsh, when to go

As in the whole of Abkhazia, the tourist season in Tsandripshi runs from may to October and the peak season in July and August. In may it becomes hot enough to sunbathe, but the sea swimming is still cool. In October, especially in the second half, the opposite is true: the sea still retains its warmth but the air is cool.

Seasons in Gantiadi months, when is the best time to go

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Current weather in Tsandripshi/Psou and forecast

How to get to Tsandripsh

Cantrips and other towns of this resort begins almost immediately after crossing the border, and stretching almost 8 kilometers. After passing the checkpoint on the Abkhazian side of the border immediately begin building and even accommodation options, which can be reached on foot. The center is directly village Tsandripsh is a further 6 km, where the eponymous railway station. (Gudauta on the map of Abkhazia). To reach here by bus, train or car. On the plane journey will be via the airport of Adler (Sochi).

The citizens of Russia to get to Abkhazia from the Russian Federation via the Psou checkpoint in the village of Fun (Sochi) at the internal Russian passport, and overseas in any case are not present. Stamp in a passport on crossing the border of Russia-Abkhazia can bring serious problems when you visit Georgia (see more about this How to get to Abkhazia). If you want to get here officially from the point of view of the Georgian authorities, it can be done only by foreign passport after obtaining appropriate permits through the checkpoint "Inguri" on the border with Georgia.

Below all the different ways to get to Cantrips alone, and also you may find useful the following information:

  • In Tsandripsh on the plane

    In Abkhazia, yet the existing airport, so getting there by plane is possible only through the closest airport in Adler (airport map). It runs a lot of flights from regions of Russia, especially in the high season (summer). From regions you can fly directly or via Moscow by a convenient connection. Better to buy tickets in advance, as in high season the prices increase, there is little choice of safe standing.

    Check rates and get matched with flights to Sochi airport, you can through the search form:

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    How to get from the airport to Tsandripsh

    To get from Sochi airport to Cantrips, you need to cross the state border of the Russian Federation and Abkhazia at the checkpoint "Psou", there pass the passport and customs control, and then you practically already be in the village, will only have to get to your hotel or Guesthouse. End-to-end transport from the airport across the border there. Taxi drivers from the airport don't really want to go through the border due to queues. So if you want to get quickly and directly, it is best to pre-book a tourist Shuttle. It is more expensive than a private taxi, but more comfortable and car driver will meet you at the airport with tablekey and deliver across the border to the hotel. Check rates and book this transfer service can through the search form:

    How does a transfer bookingDetails >
    Поиск трансфераFind the right route
    Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
    Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station

    If the transfer budget does not allow, can be reached by bus n. 173, to the Psou checkpoint to cross the border on foot and then take Shuttle taxi or private taxi (if your hotel is far away), or even on foot.

    Taxi in the direction of Gagra and other cities go to day time from the station square (bus station) which is located immediately after the CAT on the side of Abkhazia. With bus these minibuses buses driving on the main highway all along the towns and villages of the area Cantrips and you will have to go on the main road then ID walk away, or negotiate with the driver to come to the settlement. Go from 7:00 to approximately 21:00, we go on filling roughly every 20-30 minutes. Tickets cost from 50 rubles.

  • In Tsandripsh by train

    In Cantrips can be reached by long-distance trains from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Samara and other cities along the way. If in your area there is no train, you can take the train to railway station of Adler, and there take the train or the bus to Tsandripsh. Schedules & tickets for trains can be found on the official website of Russian Railways.

    Railway station Cantrips is quite far on the outskirts of the resort the entire array of settlements, and from there to the hotel have to take a taxi if it is far from the station (railway station on the map).

  • In Tsandripsh bus

    Regular buses to Tsandripsh of the cities of the Russian Federation does not exist, but you can get through Sochi. From there to the border with Abkhazia (Psou checkpoint) walk local buses:

    • No. 125 (from the center of Sochi through the Host Kudepsta, Adler)
    • No. 173 (Sochi airport, Adler, Kudepsta)
    • No. 117, No. 100 (Kudepsta, railway station Adler)
    • No. 134 (Host, Kudepsta, railway station Adler)
  • In Tsandripsh by car

    To get to the car to Abkhazia is possible only through the checkpoint "Psou", which is on the border with Russia (checkpoint Psou on the map) in the Krasnodar region, Sochi, Adler district, Veseloye. The road to the border passes along the Black sea coast, through the towns of Big Sochi, and this is the only way here. If you have never been to Sochi, keep in mind that the site of the town of Dzhubga to CAT – a very challenging mountain winding road. Its length is 200 miles, but to drive it for 5-6 hours in good weather and the open road. Gasoline in this area is consumed decently.

    Read more about how to get by car to Abkhazia, including how to pass the border here...

Transport, than to move on

The entire resort area of several villages quite long, almost 8 miles, but there is no public transport. If you need to get to market, railway stations, borders, you can take a taxi (the official taxi brand is not here, only private cab drivers), or go to the main road where you can catch any passing minibus from the Psou checkpoint in the direction of Gagra and back. But as a rule the transport is rarely needed here, because wherever you are staying within walking distance is the beach and cafes, and small shops.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Alexander the Warrior July 29, 2019
Hello! Who like to arrive with a link to the border with Abkhazia and after. It is more profitable to take? And is it possible at Adler airport to purchase a SIM card for use in Abkhazia? Thanks in advance) ...
admin 30 July, 2019

No matter any of the two operators take, there is no difference. About airport can't tell always by car went. Only one note: immediately after crossing the border of the Russian SIM cards do not use, communications from America will cost, damn it. ...
Lelik.o77 4 August, 2019
Now stationed in Abkhazia under the New Athos, the village of Primorsko. Came here ( on their own, without a vehicle)to receive medical treatment. Crossed the border in 20 minutes, without personal inspection. 10 minutes of hydrogen sulfide, the source of healing mud. Highly recommend for joints and blood purification. What about respect, do not worry, here all have wifi. The SIM card put in airplane mode using 5 km after the border. The money is not removed... spoke calmly by telephone immediately after crossing the border( like a house). A lot of minibuses, the fare is cheap. Before Athos was 200 RUB., 1 hour 20 mins with a breeze. All Abkhazians are very friendly, always ready to help and give. If you do not stay in a hotel, very cheap. The private sector 350-500 RUB 2-bed room per day. You can negotiate with food. The food they serve is phenomenal! All a good journey. ...
aaaaal 6 August, 2019
Was in Abkhazia last year. Experience the best! the food is delicious, the people are friendly (contrary to rumors). And the's just a thrill. clean, unlike the dirty Anapa. Going to visit the country again this year. Many do not have time to look...
Mitya August 31, 2019
And I on the contrary came in. Last year went 40 thousand left there 3 weeks. I liked everything. It is clear that the service is not developed yet, but I try and it is captivating. ...
Chester September 8, 2019
Last year there 8 times dangled from Adler. To rent a house there was. Pros - sea, nature, sparsely populated, the nostalgia for the Soviet Union, the sights. Minus all the abandoned, bus, driving on the road dangerous, there are few shops, pretty boring. There was a bad incident in Sukhumi with local security forces in plain clothes, passed the house of Moscow, and I caught up with the car, it stopped me abses - took me for zakladka drugs:(, found a common language, even before the station was taken, on the transfer in Psou on this day, our border guards at the exit for no reason at all asked where I'm from (town of Abkhazia).
In my opinion the best location in Pitsunda, where Sands (fishery) and in Athens, they say there are still musra, but haven't been there yet. There are many stray dogs (lying crushed on the road and walk along the beaches), cows walk on the track, a lot of wine and chacha. Syringes on beaches. Turkish radio stations are audible. Breathe irregularly to Turkey. Echoes of war, all monuments and obelisks. Exotic still the same. But, in my opinion there mentally and spiritual people. And more freedom - there are no such restrictions in Russia, border crosses, as if a stone from his shoulders. Will go there again. For extreme relaxation. ...
Romantik November 20, 2019
Was in Abkhazia more than once. Although it was a long time ago. Me and the family arranged everything: sea, nature, air, attitude. I want to go back. ...
nausla 20 November, 2019
And judging by the old town square on your avatar, more like Prague.)) ...
Skyler 21 November, 2019

That's a hundred percent agree, I was there last time three years ago and apparently nothing has changed in that time. And greatly surprised the locals - had rented a house from private owners, so all the toilets and kitchen on the street, absolutely no comforts of home, but all in the hand of smartphones and all chatyatsya somewhere :lol: :lol: so amused by this fact :lol: ...
Swallow December 9, 2019
All I was thinking about Abkhazia, but after listening to friends - so you shouldn't go at all. As they say there are no special conditions, infrastructure, nothing. I do not know. At least in principle, we have in Sochi is not perfect everywhere, but it is still heart isn't in it yet. ...