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Ochamchire

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Fountain in Ochamchire

Ochamchire or Ochamchira (Abkhaz: Очамчыра, Georgian: ოჩამჩირე) is a small coastal town in Abkhazia.

Understand[edit]

Town was founded around the 6th century BC (i.e. 2600 years ago) by Greek colonists under the name of Gyenos.

Get in[edit]

There are frequent marshrutkas to Sukhumi (50 km, 1 hr).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Mokvi Cathedral
Bedia Cathedral and the Caucasus Mountains in the background
Ilori Church
  • Ruins of the Roman baths.
  • Medieval defensive stone walls.

Outside of the city[edit]

  • 1 Mokvi Cathedral of the Assumption. Built in 10th century by the Abkhaz king Leon III.
  • 2 Bedia Cathedral, village of Ilori. Built at the end of the 10th century in honor of Our Lady of Blachernae.
  • 3 Ilori Church (The Church of St. George of Ilori). Built in 11th century, it is a major pilgrimage center for the residents of western Georgia and Abkhazia. The building has a single-nave design. Besides it operates up to nowadays.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Central beach. Sun bath and swim here.
  • 2 Ferris wheel. And a few other rides.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Cafe "Akhra".

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Samshit 555, 138 Bagrat Shinkuba st., +7 (940) 9924389. 30 m to the beach. WiFi. Restaurant with Abkhaz national cuisine - "Apatsha". Single 1350 rubles, double 1550 rubles.

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