5 inexpensive seaside resorts for retirees

List of the best sanatoriums where seniors are sent for free treatment

It is better for an elderly person to walk along the beach, breathe in the fresh air and bask in the sun in a climate close to home. For this reason, when making a vacation route, many exclude the Mediterranean or Aegean Sea, opting for the Black, Caspian, Azov. Rest here is inexpensive, especially if you live in sanatoriums or boarding houses.

Popular resorts of Crimea for people of retirement age

Travel to this peninsula is in demand among the elderly: tours are inexpensive, no visa is required, climate adaptation is simple. In Crimea, there are many Soviet-type sanatoriums, which are familiar to most pensioners. Yalta offers popular resorts and private beaches, Feodosia - the cleanest sand and clear water. Evpatoria is famous for its salt lakes, mud springs, and Sudak for its coniferous forests, which, together with the sea air, improve the state of the respiratory system.

Travel companies offer travel for seniors to the main attractions of the Crimea. Tour for 5 days from Feodosia to Simferopol, with boat trips, excursions to palaces. The price does not include flights, only hotels, food, leisure and transport. Inexpensively you can relax in a seaside resort on vouchers to sanatoriums or boarding houses with private beaches. Their disadvantage is their location in small villages with undeveloped infrastructure.

Prices, rubles:

  • Tour "Crimean Around the World" for 5 days (without the cost of the flight, for 1 pensioner, double room) - 15100-19900.
  • Pension "Foros Bereg" (6 nights, double room with breakfast, access to the beach, sun loungers) - 21000-26400.
  • Guest house "Birlik" (6 nights, accommodation, 3 meals a day, salt cave) - 6000–9900.


  • inexpensive ;
  • short flight;
  • no visa required;
  • treatment programs;
  • mild climate;
  • calm rest;
  • sandy beaches, gentle descent into the sea.

  • remoteness of inexpensive boarding houses and sanatoriums from large cities.

Resort villages of the Black Sea coast

When choosing where to go on vacation for older people, it is not necessary to consider exclusively resorts outside the country. On the contrary, it is better to choose vacation spots in your region or on the seaside of popular Russian resorts. But you can also relax in other countries with a similar home climate, so as not to experience all the "delights" of acclimatization.

It is very important for seniors to find time for a spa vacation in order to stay healthy at any age. Leisurely walks along the beach breathing in the fresh sea air, tasty and regular meals, strictly dosed exposure to the sun and prolonged sleep contribute to the health of the body and improve the effectiveness of medical procedures.

There are several ways to go to rest:

  • "Savage", having rented a room in a private house upon arrival.
  • Having booked a room in a boarding house or sanatorium on your own, as well as having bought tickets.
  • By purchasing a voucher from a travel company, which will include accommodation, selected meals and train or plane tickets.

Travel to the resorts of the Crimean peninsula is very popular. You don't need a visa, it's easy to get there by plane or train, and the climate here is as mild and suitable for retirees. Also, sanatoriums, familiar to many since Soviet times, still work here. Then there were not so many options where to go to rest for pensioners at sea with treatment. And Crimea was one of the most popular destinations.

Among the most popular resorts is Yalta, where there are many private beaches and a developed tourist infrastructure. In Feodosia, you can find the cleanest beaches with clear sea water. Coniferous forests grow in Sudak, thanks to which the air is saturated with medicinal phytoncides. Evpatoria has a large number of mud springs; it is also rich in beautiful salt lakes.

Krasnodar Territory

On the territory of the Krasnodar Territory there are many villages where you can live in small boarding houses and private houses, as well as large cities with sanatoriums and rest houses. Here you can find both relaxing outdoor activities and more active ones with sightseeing and animation. The beach season lasts from May to October.

The most suitable climate here is on the coast from Anapa to Taman, and there are also the best sandy beaches with a gentle entrance. In Vityazevo and Sukko, the beaches are pebbly, but with crystal clear water. And in the village of Bolshoi Utrish, you can not only sunbathe, but also fish. Also, the Mediterranean climate on the coast from Adler to Tuapse is quite suitable for pensioners. The most popular resorts in this part of the Krasnodar Territory:


The mild climate of this country, the absence of a language barrier (many residents speak Russian), beautiful sandy beaches, thermal springs and excellent local cuisine attract many tourists from Russia. The resort of Golden Sands with good beaches and picturesque nature is especially popular among pensioners. Also, for treatment, they often come to the resorts of St. Constantine and Elena, Pomorie.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic unfolding in the world, Russians will be able to re-gain access to spa treatment, according to the most optimistic forecasts, no earlier than June 1. The sanatorium will be able to resume its work only if all the rules that are currently being developed by Rospotrebnadzor are observed.

So, for example, only citizens with a negative test for COVID-19 will be allowed to rest in sanatoriums. Also, the minimum stay in the sanatorium will be at least 14 days. These measures are aimed at preventing the risk of the spread of infection.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: How to get a free ticket to a sanatorium in 2021 for a pre/retiree →

? In the comments under the article, our readers share short reviews about the rest in their sanatorium. Tell us too! Any experience will be helpful!

Another important point! We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the new rules for visiting sanatoriums, according to the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor dated 20.5.021:

With what diseases you can get a free ticket to the sanatorium on social protection

According to Russian law, any pensioner, regardless of whether he is a beneficiary, has the legal right to receive a free voucher to a sanatorium and, without fail, to reimburse transportation costs associated with it, if he has medical indications.

According to the FSS, you can get a free ticket if you have any of the following diseases:

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  • Cardiovascular diseases, in particular:
    • acute myocardial infarction;
    • angina pectoris in ischemic heart disease;
    • cerebral blood supply disorders.
  • Diabetes mellitus.
  • as well as under the transferred operations:
    • under the ulcer of the stomach and DPK, or pancreatitis;
    • resection of the gallbladder;
    • Orthopedic operations, traumatologic;
    • Endoprosthetics and reendoprosthetics, limb replantation.

Sanatoriums for pensioners with treatment for free on OMS

The Ministry of Health approved a list of 800 institutions of sanatorium-resort treatment, in which citizens eligible to receive appropriate treatment may pass it.

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