The “Metro” Recreation Camp

“Metro” Resort of the State Unitary Enterprise, St. Petersburg Metropoliten.

A health and rehabilitation establishment for families with children, aged 4-16.

Open: from May to September.

Holiday packages for 14 days

Accommodation: Two- or three-room apartments with all amenities in separate houses. All houses are equipped with air conditioners, fridges, and TVs.

Food: not included.

Infrastructure: Private shingle beach, five minutes by foot Cozy grounds with tropical plants.

Recreation: Many entertaining events for children and adults. Tours of the various sights in the Gelendzhik District. Available to guests is sports equipment, children’s playgrounds and athletic facilities.

Location: in the center of the Kabardinka Resort, Gelendzhik District. Located 25 km from the Novorossiysk Railway Station and 70 km from Anapa Airport.

Street Address: 353480, Krasnodarskiy Krai, Gelendzhikskiy Raion, Kabardinka, Ulitsa Mira 18.
Phone: 65-1-17, 65-1-27, phone/fax: 65-1-59.

Contact Information:

Whenever free spaces are available, the Metro Social Facility Service will sell holiday packages to the general public.

For more information please contact the Holiday Package Department by calling or sending a fax to (812) 301-98-50, 301-98-58

Office Address: 192102, St. Petersburg, 7 Kasimovskaya Ulitsa, Volkovskaya Metro Station

Director of the Resort: Vyacheslav Anatolyevich Kabargin, head of the Social Facility Service




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The history of the Kabardinka Resort

Nature and Climate Kabardinka is one of the Gelendzhik District’s resorts in Krasnodarskiy Krai. It is located 21 km south-east from Novorossiysk, and 14 km north-west of Gelendzhik. The resort is located in Tsemes Bay on the Black Sea, a deep valley bordered on the North-East by the Markotkh Range (550-600 m above sea level), and on the South by Tuapkhat Range the higheast peak being Doob Mountain (434 m) The Doob Cape, which extends out into the sea, shields the settlement from the winds and waves. This five-kilometer long stretch is surrounded by luscious greenery of gardens and vineries.

The sea, mountains and forests have created a moderately humid, which is excellent for treatment and recreation. Kabardinka is comparable to the south shore of the Crimea in terms of the number of sunny days without fog. The average annual temperature is 12.6 degrees. The coldest months are February and March, when the northeastern wind blows at speeds of up to 40 m/sec. Strong winds sometimes also occur in the Spring and Autumn. The winter here is warm, and the summer is hot, with an average temperature in July and August of 24 degrees. Kabardinka is only slightly behind Anapa in terms of the number of sunny cloudless days. The best time of the year is from July to October - with warm and sunny days. Sea breezes make the summer heat tolerable.

Kabardinka is surrounded by picturesque scenery. Climbing up to the peaks of the Doob mountains, named ‘Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov’ - ‘Belief, Hope, Love’ you will see a panorama of the ‘Hero City’ of Novorossiysk. The endless sea, the green expanse of mountain forests and the Eighteen Hills to the North-East, and the turquoise sea to the South, with ships sailing by under a sparkling blue cloudless sky.

Juniper forests grow on the southern slope of the Markotkh Range (their total area is 994 hectares). These forests are considered valuable natural reserves and have been designated as part of the Sheskarissky Reserve of Republican significance. Three varieties of the ancient Juniper trees, considered relict plants, have been entered in the Regional Red Book of Russia. The trees form the unique climatic conditions in the area, enriching the air with aseptic natural oils. One hectare of juniper trees produces roughly 30 kg of phytoncide per day. This quantity is enough to cleanse the air of an average-sized industrial town. Mediterranean grasses grow in the areas of open woodland. The underbrush includes Etruscan honeysuckle, Komarov bell-flowers, Astragalus arnacanthoides, Linum euxinum and other plants.


The territory of Kabardinka has been inhabited since ancient times/ During the Bronze Age, tribes that built dolmens lived here. The dolmens made of heavy plates and blocks weighing many tons rest to this day on the mountain ranges and hill slopes, standing guard to eternity.

After the signing of the Treaty of Adrianople on September 2(14), 1829 Russia acquired the stretch of the Black Sea coast from the Kuban River to Fort St. Nicholas (to the south of Poti). The Black Sea coast construction started in 1830.

After the Caucasian War and deportation of the Circassians the coast became empty. On May 10, 1862 by Imperial Decree, Kuban Cossacks and Russians were allowed to come and settle on the Western slopes of the Caucasus Range. In the early 1860s the Greek communities in Turkish Asia Minor near Erzurum started discussing rumors that the Russian Tsar, Alexander II, had invited Greeks to move to Russia. Kabardinka was founded in the summer of 1863. Some 40 Greek families settled there. In 1872 the community sponsored the construction of a Church of St. Panteleimon the Healer. A belfry was built nearby on four wooden posts with four small bells. A church school was set up in 1899. There was also a Ministry school.

Construction of Sukhumskoe Shosse in 1893 helped connect the settlement with Novorossiysk. Here the government gave local residents plots to build their summer houses. In the early 20th century a whole settlement with beautiful capital buildings appeared here. Seaside plots were leased out for extended periods of time. Kabardinka became a resort in 1920.