The embankment of any tourist city is its business card, a clear evidence of its beauty, habitability, state. Anapa has a surprise not only to its many guests, but also to its competitors. In 2002, the old pier was completely remodeled. Now, people do not dare to simply call it the coast line, since it is a gigantic tourist complex, which stretches along 5 km.
The main attractions are concentrated in the central part: in fact it is the “New Quay” length of 1.6 km, the central beach as well as the numerous museums and places of interest.
The sandy beaches are one of the main advantages of Anapa, most of the beaches of European pebble resorts. Why is Anapa so lucky? The fact is that before the Old Kuban River emptied into the Black Sea near Anapa, sand was brought through it. In the 19th century the canal was blocked, the river died, and the sand was for the delight of the future as a health resort.
The central promenade is dressed in granite and decorated with lanterns, sculptures and exquisite fountains. The alley is decorated with compositions of flower figures, as the fruit of the imagination of local florists. “Whale-fish”, “elephant”, “Octopus”, “Dolphins”, these characters were arranged to catch the imagination of tourists, every year there are new copies. There are plantations along the coast of Mediterranean palms, this is Russia’s response to the Croisette. It is believed that the embankment is divided into two levels: this is not quite accurate, since the coastal rocks are below the balustrade and it is practically independent of its level. Tourists love to sunbathe on the hot stones, they are no longer aware of not only is a decorative feature: in fact, they are the breakwaters, because thanks to them the embankment is kept safe even during storms.
Slightly superior to the wide railing that is always full of life, there are numerous cafes, attractions and souvenir shops, it is not easy to reach the central beach and here is the only water stadium in the country. The night of this level is the weather, discos, karaoke bars and light shows. The upper level (also known as Costa Alta) is not usually so crowded, it is preferred by romantics and lovers of antiquities as it offers beautiful views of the Black Sea and the port of the city.
Not all tourists know that the best view of the sea does not open from the high bank, and the towers of the nearby water park.
The main attraction of Anapa is on the upper level “The Alley of Love”, which ends with age, but the lighthouse continues to work as the favorite meeting place of lovers; the museum of ancient history of “Gorgippia” with a unique outdoor exposure; “The Russian Gate” where the remains of the 18th century fortress are, as well as Central Park with the exotic sculpture “White Hat” (which was created only in 2007, but managed to acquire sensational popularity, so be prepared for queue if you want to be photographed in your background).
The Anapa Embankment is not only a showcase of the city, it is its heart. It is almost certain that you will not be able to pass it, but you would absolutely regret it.