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New Athos Cave

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Address: Noviy Afon, New Athos, Georgia

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Massive Caves - Quite an Impressive Walk, even if very Touristic

I have seen few reviews about how touristic this caves are, too many people, etc. This is all true but, if you are travelling in Abkhasia, they are still worth it, even if tours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2016
ngutierrez1972
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I have seen few reviews about how touristic this caves are, too many people, etc. This is all true but, if you are travelling in Abkhasia, they are still worth it, even if tours are only in Russia. Each cave in the system is massive and walking past them is very impressive, there are some major stalactites and stalagmites. Specially... More 

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Krasnodar, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is the largest cave I ever seen. It has been improved since I visited it last time in 1999. opened from 9 to 18 in summer on daily basis. During winter time schedule changes and officially it starts at 10. It offers different type of visits now but most common lasts for 1 hour 20 minutes visiting 6 halls... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

If you make it to Athos, no doubt you will be sucked into this cave, a genuine, fully monetised mass tourist attraction. The caves are impressive, you'll be in with a big group, and if you arrive on your own, you might have to wait 2 hours for your tour (not in a queue, you buy tickets and return when... More 

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Norfolk Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015

New Athos Cave is a Karst cave located in the Iverian Mountain. It is not quite as deep as the cave in nearby Gagra, but unlike that one this one is open to the public and is popular tourist attraction. I've had some people tell me this is the 2nd largest cave in the world, but i'm not sure. It... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2015

Large and deep, massive in many aspects, this cave has its size as its largest selling point. The majestic domes make you really feel tiny and insignificant. I have never entered a cave through its own metro so that was a first for me as well. It was mostly barren, with only minor cave decorations the karst has made, at... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am not an expert speleologist so I cannot confirm that this is the deepest cave in the world. But the unique metro train ride going down towards the center of the earth is a special kind of mini-adventure, and the constant 12 degrees Centigrade both summer and winter makes it a bit chilly in August. The staff on-hand can... More 

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