Gelendzhik sports tourism

Tour operators appreciated the chances of Gelendzhik to become a year-round resort

The authorities of the Krasnodar Territory want to see Gelendzhik as a year-round resort, for which they plan to build a new terminal at the local airport. "Vestnik ATOR" learned from the experts of the tourism industry what the resort needs for the growth of tourist traffic in the off-season.


According to the press service of the Krasnodar Territory Administration, Gelendzhik annually receives more than four million tourists. Nevertheless, with such a flow of tourists, the local airport in 2018 served only about 294 thousand people: in the summer season, 10 airlines from 13 cities flew to the airport.

At the beginning of December 2018, the architectural concept of the new terminal of Gelendzhik airport was chosen: its area will be more than 9000 m 2, the capacity is 890 passengers per hour and 635,000 passengers per year. The construction of the airport complex is planned to begin by February 2020, and the commissioning of the new terminal is expected at the end of 2021. In addition to the airport building, auxiliary service and technical buildings, parking lots for cars, parking for taxis and intercity buses will be built.

According to the regional authorities, they strive to make Gelendzhik a year-round resort. For this, tourists, as emphasized in the press service, should be able to fly to the city in the off-season.


According to the information of tour operators, which is confirmed by the statistics of the airport, at the moment air transportation to Gelendzhik is not in demand among organized tourists.

“Firstly, there are few flights to Gelendzhik airport from the regions and Moscow, and secondly, the price of the flight is too high. Most tourists come to Gelendzhik by rail to Novorossiysk, by personal vehicles or by purchasing bus tours from the regions, "said experts of the Multitour tour operator.

As the specialists of the Dolphin tour operator add, many tourists who purchase vouchers to hotels and resorts in Gelendzhik now prefer to fly to Anapa, since more flights from the regions are carried out here, and often such a flight is cheaper.

Experts of the National Tour Operator ALEAN believe that the expansion of the Gelendzhik airport will help to open new routes and form more affordable prices for air tickets.


Experts assess Gelendzhik's prospects to function as a full-fledged year-round resort ambiguously. For the growth of tourist traffic in the off-season, the city does not have enough infrastructure and an assortment of entertainment in the winter and on the wings of the season. In addition, in Gelendzhik, a number of companies see a shortage of accommodation facilities capable of receiving tourists with different needs and budgets.

It is difficult to overestimate the value of regular exercise for the human body. You can shape an aesthetically attractive figure, gain vivacity and energy, relieve accumulated stress, escape from everyday problems, and much more. The modern equipment used in our gyms will allow you to enjoy every minute of your workout.

The Flamingo sports complex has two gyms: a gym with cardiovascular equipment and a gym with strength training equipment.

Both halls are equipped with modern equipment and everything necessary for effective training.

Professional athletes always work in the gym, who will give the necessary recommendations on exercise, nutrition and sports regimen.

You can sign up for individual training and be sure of an excellent sports result, because our coaches have extensive experience and many awards and achievements.

Mikhail Dadonov

Gym instructor. Two-time champion of Eurasia, CCM in deadlift, CCM in powerlifting, multiple prize-winner of regional competitions.

Dmitry Pys

Gym instructor. Graduate of KSUFKSiT, CCM in athletics, MSMK in powerlifting, champion of Eurasia 2016 in powerlifting according to WPC, European champion in powerlifting 2017 according to IPL, world champion in powerlifting 2017 according to WRPF, world champion in powerlifting 2018 according to IPL.

Yulia Petrova

Despite the fact that Gelendzhik is not a big city, there are many children's sports schools and sections in it. Since the locals are famous for their love of a sports lifestyle, and they strive to teach children of the earliest years to it.

After all, sports are a great pastime for children, with many benefits beyond physical activity. Sports activities build self-esteem, motivate the child for academic success and develop social skills.

If you have not yet decided what kind of sport your child will do, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with our list of children's sports schools and sections in Gelendzhik.

Sports School "Victoria"

Training sessions for children, physical culture and sports events with schools, regional competitions, all-Russian tournaments in volleyball, Greco-Roman wrestling, rhythmic gymnastics are held at the Victoria Children and Youth Sports School.

Address: Gelendzhik, Ostrovsky, 33

Working hours from 8. 0 to 20. 0, Sat-Sun closed.

Gelendzhik city center for the development of physical culture and sports "Basco"

Powerlifting, bodybuilding, kettlebell lifting, hand-to-hand fighting, general physical training, fitness, health groups in the gym, applied acrobatics and gymnastics, a program for stretching all muscle groups, folk choreography, sports shooting, sports knife fighting and throwing knives, tactics and techniques with AK, horseback riding, vaulting, dzhigidovka, possession of traditional Cossack weapons (flanking, fencing, cutting with a Cossack saber, working with a lance, whip, whip)

Address: Gelendzhik, md. "North, 12

Among the neighboring cities along the coast, Gelendzhik stands out for its white rocks, pine groves and a bay, around which almost all beach life is concentrated. There are fewer winds and storms here, the water cools more slowly than off the "open" shores, and you can swim until November. However, Gelendzhik is not only the sea, but also a lot of entertainment, a picturesque suburb, wakesurfing and gastro bars with an exquisite menu.

Elizabeth Bebeh

Gelendzhik is one of the most ancient cities on the Black Sea coast. This area saw both the Huns and the Byzantines, and visited the Ottoman Empire, and participated in the Crimean War. As soon as it was called: Torik, Pagra, Eptala.

The modern name "Gelendzhik" is translated from Turkic as "white bride" and, according to one version, is associated with the times of the slave trade, when local girls were taken to Turkey as captives. Remember this legend when you pass through the central promenade by the sculpture of a slim high girl in a dress and with a bouquet in her hands. This is the "White Bride".

How to get to Gelendzhik

On the territory of Gelendzhik are the bus station and a new airport. In a high season, he takes direct flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg and Kazan. In the fall, geography is limited to three cities: the capital, St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk.

In Gelendzhik fly "Victory", "Aeroflot", S7 Airlines, Utair, "Ural Airlines" and "Nord Star". The flight from Moscow takes two hours, and economies of the economy cost 7000-10 000 ₽ in both directions. The flight time from St. Petersburg will be 3 hours, tickets will cost at least 10,000 ₽. The price for the flight from Krasnoyarsk increases to 20 000 ₽, and the air time is up to 5.5 hours.

If you did not find a suitable flight, you can fly to Anapa. Local Airport "Vityazevo" is located 98 kilometers from Gelendzhik. From May to October, charters fly to Anapa, the schedule also has flights from Moscow, Peter, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Samara and Krasnoyarsk.


Due to the surrounding mountains, the railway branch to Gelendzhik did not reach, and the nearest train station is located in Novorossiysk - 40 kilometers from the resort. In the summer of trains go there a lot. From Moscow, for example, the compositions are sent several times a day. The fastest, corporate "prestige", spends on the road 22 hours. Prices for coupe start from 3000 ₽, in reserved seats - from 1500 ₽.

Most flights from St. Petersburg suggest a transplant in Moscow, and the total time of the path takes a day and 3 hours. Prices for tickets to reserved seats start from 6000 ₽.

All trains to Novorossiysk follow through Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar, so that residents of these cities have the largest selection of tickets: except for transit trains, there are "swallows", which from Rostov-on-Don to Gelendzhik We will deliver a little more than 6 hours, and from the capital of Krasnodar - for 2.5. At prices: the trip from Rostov will cost approximately 1000 ₽, from Krasnodar - 550 ₽.

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