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Lake Ritsa, Gagra

4.7
#1 of 61 in Nature in Georgia
Nestled in the Caucasus in the disputed territory of Abkhazia, Lake Ritsa offers a tranquil space to explore. The lake, which is fed by six rivers, has a mysterious air about it that has inspired local legends. One such tale tells that the lake was once a river valley that was caused to fill with water by a sword thrown in an attempt to rescue Ritsa, a girl of the valley. Head out onto the lake and take in the views of the forest, which covers the mountains to the water's edge. Swim in the deep blue lake or fish for trout, which are abundant within the lake and river systems. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Gagra holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Ritsa and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I liked the place, very picturesque. 350 rubles per person is a trip to this reserve. I recommend going to Stalin's cottage 150 rubles ticket, there you can ride on Stalin's boat costs 1500rub for a 6 person boat
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  • It's a very beautiful place, it is necessary to visitDrive a very normal road. to be just above the lake on the same road there also offers a super view.
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  • Lake Ritsa is a deep freshwater lake in the mountains of Abkhazia. The area is known as the Ritsa Relict National Park. Although remote, mostly Russian tourists as well as locals come here. There are boat rides on the lake and a bazaar/souvenir shops as well as authentic restaurants.
  • Nature is amazing! There is an opportunity to ride catamarans. This is where the service ends. Street cafe with scant menus and tasteless dishes, paid toilet without light... But we came for beauty)
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