Tuapse is a city in Krasnodar Krai.
An important Russian port at the Black Sea and the closest neighbour town bordering Greater Sochi, Tuapse is mostly industrial and transport hub, attracting fewer number of tourists, than other Russian Black Sea coastal locations. But anyway, Tuapse is good for a single-day visit or an entire month.
Any elektrichka or long-distance train from Sochi stops in Tuapse, the frequent bus/marshrutka connection is also available. Expect 2 - 2,5 hours for one-way trip from Central Sochi.
There are several very scenic cliffs around, the top of those is Kiselev's Rock, a 46-meter upright cliff breaking down into the sea.
Ancient cultural remains, such as table-stones, are also found around Tuapse.
Dolmen megaliths near Tuapse.
Pizza with carrots
- Anastasia Guesthouse, Klyuchevaya str..11, Tuapse. Located 300 metres from the sea, this guesthouse offers inexpensive accommodation with sea view and a small open-air swimming pool. 800 RUR for a single room, 1200-1250 RUR for double and triple room.