Krasnaya Polyana is an urban-type settlement that is the administrative center and is part of the Krasnopolyansky settlement district of the Adler District of the Sochi resort City municipal formation.
Where are the ski resorts in Krasnaya Polyana
There are no ski resorts in Krasnaya Polyana itself, as well as lifts, trails and all related infrastructure.
What is called the Krasnaya Polyana ski center-all this is located in the neighboring village - the village of Esto-Sadok. Nevertheless, the entire region is called by the general phrase "Krasnaya Polyana", and for the general definition of the ski resorts of Sochi, such names are most often used as: "mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana" and "ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana". But to visit the mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, it is necessary to go to Esto-Sadok, and not to the village of Krasnaya Polyana itself. From the village of Krasnaya Polyana to Esto-Sadka is about 5 kilometers. Public buses run between the settlements.
It is Esto-Sadok (Estosadok) that is the most popular and respectable ski center in Russia. And it is in Esto-Sadka that all the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana are located, which are year-round and which are more correctly called mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana. There are three mountain resorts in total:
- Krasnaya Polyana (formerly Gorki Gorod)
- Gazprom, consisting of two slopes: "Laura" and "Alpika".
Also in Esto-Sadka there are all tourist amenities: parks, entertainment, shopping and entertainment centers with water parks, casinos and museums, cafes and restaurants, shops and salons, entertainment and activities. Learn more about Esto-Sadok…
What is Krasnaya Polyana?
Krasnaya Polyana is a small settlement, comfortably located surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains.
Krasnaya Polyana occupies an extensive terrace, which is a slightly inclined terrain in the form of a triangle, the top resting on the spurs of Mount Achishkho, and the base - on the right (orographically) bank of the Mzymta River.
In Krasnaya Polyana there are no entertainment, clubs, large shopping centers and an abundance of cafes and restaurants.
Krasnaya Polyana is a quiet mountain place with low-rise buildings, which is not bad for a more secluded holiday and leisurely walks around the village and the surrounding area. There are several supermarkets, shops, cafes and accommodation facilities in Krasnaya Polyana, as well as a small park near Aishkho Street.
During the winter season, ski equipment rentals and instructor services work in Krasnaya Polyana.
Why go to Krasnaya Polyana
The main reasonwhy most tourists stay in the village of Krasnaya Polyana is the price tag for accommodation facilities.
As a rule, hotels and apartments (apartments with all amenities) in Krasnaya Polyana are cheaper than in Esto-Sadka and directly at the marks of ski resorts.
Some hotels organize a daily free shuttle service for their guests in the morning (there) and in the evening (back) to the ski lifts of the ski resorts. For example, these are such hotels as: the 3-star Bridge Mountain Krasnaya Polyana Hotel, the 3-star Olympia Hotel and the Tukan Hotel.
You can get from Krasnaya Polyana to Esto-Sadok and to the mountain resorts by public buses or taxis.
There are no trains running in Krasnaya Polyana. Two railway stations: "Esto-Sadok" and "Rosa Khutor", are located in Esto-Sadok. The Rosa Khutor railway station is closer to all the mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, it is also the final stop of the Lastochka electric trains coming from Sochi and Adler.
The second reason is a quiet holiday in the mountains, for which all conditions are offered in Krasnaya Polyana: there are fewer tourists than in Esto-Sadka, there is a variety of spa and bath complexes, and you can also arrange one-day hiking routes around the village.
In addition to cheap hotels and apartments in Krasnaya Polyana, you can rent chalets and holiday homes:
Chalet in the mountains of 750 with a sauna, free Wi-Fi and parking.
The chalethas 4 bedrooms, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a balcony. Link to the chalet
Exclusive Villa Alpica with a courtyard with river views, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a hot spring bath, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and private parking on site.
The villahas 4 bedrooms, living rooms, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, 5 bathrooms with a bidet. The villa is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a washing machine. Link to the villa
Chalet with sauna and swimming pool Cedar 750 with a terrace, shared lounge, swimming pool, sauna, free Wi-Fi and parking.
The chalethas 4 bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, a large dining table, a bathroom with a spa bath. Link to the chalet
Chalet Mobius offers a shared lounge, barbecue facilities, a terrace, billiards, a wellness and spa center with a hot tub and sauna, free Wi-Fi and private parking on site.
The chalethas 4 bedrooms, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, as well as a washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a spa bath. Link to the chalet
The House of the Sun in Krasnaya Polyana offers apartments, a shared lounge, free Wi-Fi and parking.
The apartmentfeatures a kitchen with a dishwasher and a refrigerator, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, ironing facilities, a desk and a seating area with a sofa. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Breakfast is included in the price. Link to the apartment
All accommodation facilities in Krasnaya Polyana and Esto-Sadok, as well as in the ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, can be viewed and booked here
What to see and where to go in Krasnaya Polyana
The Church of the Holy Hieromartyr Charalampius of Magnesia is a church of the Ekaterinodar Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The temple was built at the end of the 19th century by Greek immigrants from Stavropol, the founders of Krasnaya Polyana. Initially, the temple was made of wood. At the end of the 30s, the God-fighting authorities ordered the destruction of the temple; sacred objects were looted, icons were burned.
A few decades later, the residents of the village decided to recreate the temple. On August 6, 1991, the first stone of the new church was laid on the same place where the church used to stand. The project of the temple in the Byzantine style belongs to the architect Fyodor Ivanovich Afuksenidi, a native of Krasnaya Polyana.
On April 20, 2003, on the feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, the first Divine Service was held in the newly built temple.
The church was consecrated on May 13, 2004.
The address of the temple: Zapovednaya Street, 9.
The temple's website: st-haralampiy. cerkov.
The bronze soldier is a memorial of Military Glory, which is located in the courtyard of school No. 65.
The central place of the memorial is occupied by the "Bronze Soldier", which is an exact copy of the famous Estonian monument.
Bust of the Hero of the Soviet Union To Adam Petrovich Turchinsky (1897-1979), commander of the 20th Mountain Rifle Division of the twice Red Banner Order of Suvorov (1940-1943).
Gazpromavia Heliport, located at the address: defenders of the Caucasus Street, 60.
The complex offers helicopter owners secure parking spaces for their aircraft.
"Hunting lodge", built in 1901 for the king on the slopes of Mount Achishkho. Currently, the house is located on a private territory and the passage to it is blocked.
Baths in Krasnaya Polyana
The theme park "Banya Land", on the territory of which there are: four SPA-bath complexes, a wellness area, a barbecue area, a pond with a recreation area and rooms in a guest house.
Address: Zapovednaya Street, 94. Website: banya-land.
SPA complex "Velya" with a Russian bath, a Finnish sauna, a hammam, a font, a swimming pool and a sun terrace. The complex includes a restaurant and a guest house Vella
Address: Zapovednaya Street, 78. Website: veliaspa.
The complex "British bath" with a Russian bath, aroma steam, a bath tub for up to 6 people and water temperature+40-+41 a degree heated by fire, a font with spring water with a temperature of +8 degrees and a depth of up to 2 meters, a pool with a depth of up to 2 meters. SPA treatments are also offered to guests. There is a restaurant and rooms in an adobe house.
Address: Komsomolsky lane, 4a. Website: britishbanya.
SPA "Mikhailovsky Movnitsa" with a Russian steam room, a hammam, a font, a SPA pool with aero and hydro massage, a relaxation room, a tea room and a hayloft. Savva Boutique Guest House is located on site
Address: 25 Aishkho Street.
Bath "Lakshmi" with a steam room with various steam rooms, a hammam, a font, massage services and a phyto-bar.
Address: 33a Zapovednaya Street. Website: laksh.me.
Sauna on Krasnaya Polyana "Near Lukomorye" with a Russian wood-burning bath, a hot font, a barbecue area and a swimming pool.
Address: Defenders of the Caucasus Street, 8/1. Website: banya-krasnaya-polyana.
Sauna-SPA "Sovnitsa" with a sauna with a wood-burning stove, a heated swimming pool, a phyto-bar, massage and spa services. The complex is located on the territory of the Tukan Hotel
Address: 13a Zapovednaya Street. Website: sovnica.wixsite.com/poliana.
The sauna complex "Mountain air Bath" with a Russian wood-burning bath, a hot tub, two swimming pools, a relaxation room with a fireplace and a relaxation area with swings.
Adrec: Defenders of the Caucasus Street, 65. Website: banyakp.
Bath spa complex at the 3-star Bridge Mountain Krasnaya Polyana Hotel. The complexhas a Japanese font "O-furo", a Turkish hammam, a barrel bath with the services of an individual steam bath, a spa area with relaxing and regenerating massage services and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a barbecue area.
Address: 120/3 Defenders of the Caucasus Street.
"Kalaichev dvor" bath complex "Den", made in the style of a Russian village from environmentally friendly materials. In the complex: a large wood-burning steam room, a tea area, a phyto-bar, a massage area, a font with a spring and a barrel of hot water "O FURO" on the terrace with a view of the mountains and the river.
Address: Achishkhovskaya Street, 7. Website: vip7home.ru/banya-berloga.
"Bathhouse on Orekhov" with a Russian bath with oak brooms, a font with spring water, a Jacuzzi with hydro massage, a phyto-bar and massage services.
Address: Orekhovy lane, 6/2.
Also in Krasnaya Polyana there is a swimming pool of 25 meters with a sauna on Krasnaya Polyana in the CO "Belarus".
Hiking routes from Krasnaya Polyana
Route to Krasnopolyansk dolmens and font
From the village, you can walk to the dolmens, which are located at the very top of Krasnaya Polyana, on the bank of the Beshenki River and at the foot of Mount Achishkho. You need to follow Achikhovskaya Street, and after the sign, turn off the road.
Since the object is under the protection of the Sochi National Park, a small fee is charged during the high season (somewhere from May to October).
Dolmens are ancient funerary and religious buildings belonging to the category of megaliths (that is, structures made of large stones). In Krasnaya Polyana, their origin is roughly dated to 3-2 centuries BC. Burial mounds are marked on the ground next to the dolmens.
After visiting the dolmens, you can go further through the forest, cross the handle on the bridge and find yourself at the beginning of the route to Mount Achishkho and Achipsin waterfalls. You can walk to the font or go even further.
Not far from the dolmens is the complex "Rybino", which is a modern autonomous eco-settlement, surrounded by pristine nature.
On the territory there are summer gazebos for recreation, outdoor terraces, a bar with a fireplace and a real patskha made in the style of Caucasian traditions.
The complex has a living area and a pheasant garden. There is a Russian bath, a kitchen with a menu, fishing and an equestrian club available. Among the activities you can play badminton, volleyball, table tennis. For those who like to soak up the sun or spend a few serene hours in nature, the complex provides hammocks, sun loungers and blankets.
There is a guest house on site where you can stay.
A walk on Mount Nun to the observation deck
From the village, you can climb Mount Monashka and the observation deck "Yefremov's Horizon".
The path to the site is quite smooth and wide, but it is better to wear comfortable shoes, since there is a rocky area at the top.
The way to the Cave Waterfall
From the recreation center "Krasnaya Polyana" you can go to the Cave waterfall. The direction of the trail to the waterfall is indicated by landmarks marked on the trees.
The trail is not very difficult, with a climb. You should wear comfortable closed shoes on the route.
Krasnaya Polyana village on the map
How to get to Krasnaya Polyana
The nearest airport to Krasnaya Polyana and, accordingly, Esto-Sadok and all mountain resorts is located in the city of Sochi (Adler), 39 kilometers from the village of Krasnaya Polyana. Flights to Sochi (Adler) →
The fastest and most convenient way to get from Sochi airport to Krasnaya Polyana and to Esto-Sadok is by taxi. You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi is enough to inform your flight details.
If you come by car, you can leave it on the territory of Krasnaya Polyana (there are paid and free parking lots), as well as in Esto-Sadka.
More information about how to get to Krasnaya Polyana, Esto-Sadok and to all mountain resorts can be found here →