Go to the Eagle Rocks for breathtaking views of the Caucasus Mountains and take pictures at the statue of Promeus. How to get to the Eagle Rocks, a description of the walking route, the legend of Prometheus and Agura. We found this trip to the mountains to be easy.
How to get to the Eagle Rocks
Eagle Rocks are located on the territory of the Matsesta forestry in the Khostinsky district of Sochi on the right bank of the Agura River. The road to Eagle Rocks starts from Old Matsesta, where the famous balneological clinic is located.
- from Sochi: buses 120, 121, minibus 43 to the stop & # 171; Market & # 187;, minibus 3 to the stop & # 171; Staraya Matsesta & # 187; from Adler: buses 105, 105a, 125c, 550, 551, 552 to stop & # 171; Sanatorium Zarya & # 187;, cross Kurortny Prospekt and take minibuses 3, 90, 43 to the stop & # 171; Staraya Matsesta & # 187; or buses 120, 121 to the stop & # 171; Market & # 187; by train: to the railway station & # 171; Matsesta & # 187; transfer to minibuses 3, 90, 43 or buses 120, 121
In Matsesta, you can go on a sightseeing tour of the resort or visit a hydrogen sulfide source on your own. resort website
We walked from the bus stop to the Eagle Rocks and were not particularly tired. First you need to cross the bridge over the Matsesta River, then go up the asphalt road. Most of the path passes in the shade of trees, in the middle of a clearing with horses.
In August 2022, the road to Eagle Rocks was repaired and now to the Eagle Rocks checkpoint » can be reached by car or taxi. Checkout parking.
Excursions to the Eagle Rocks
Excursions to the Eagle Rocks are carried out in an auto-pedestrian format or completely on foot. The combined programs are the most popular: Eagle Rocks + Agur waterfalls or Eagle Rocks + Mount Akhun. Evaluate your physical abilities and choose the option that suits you.
- Excursions to Eagle Rocks
Fabulous surroundings of Sochi and Matsesta Eagle rocks, Dagomys troughs, Solokhaul park and Akhun tower on a car tour
On a sightseeing car tour, you will visit several of the most beautiful places in the vicinity of Sochi at once: gorges , canyons, waterfalls, tea plantations.
Eagle Rocks, Mount Akhun and Agur waterfalls An inspiring hike to three bright places in Greater Sochi
I advise hikers to go to Eagle Rocks with an experienced guide. The hike to the Eagle Rocks and Agur waterfalls lasts 5 hours and is suitable even for beginners. The most enduring can reach Mount Akhun (7-9 hours route).
Review of the tour «To the mountains! Trekking to Eagle Rocks and Agur waterfalls»
An easy route with an interesting instructor through picturesque places! Everything went great, and at the end of the journey we also drank tea with a view of the waterfall))) Roman is a very trained guide along mountain trails, he knows a lot and can captivate. I can safely recommend it to all lovers of mini-hikes!
To hike in the mountains you will need sports shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, water and a snack. We went to the Eagle Rocks in April and fully enjoyed the spring flowering of the national park.
Hiking route «Eagle Rocks»
- Level of difficulty: medium Total length: 2.6 km Average time spent: 1-1.5 hours The object is open to visitors from 09:00 to 20:00 Entrance to the Sochi National Park: 200 rubles
From the checkpoint «Eagle Rocks» a forest path begins, along which benches for rest are installed. In the upper part of the route, the trail runs along the very edge of the cliff, fenced with metal railings.
The vertical cliffs of the Eagle Rocks, 125 meters high, are covered with light limestone and sandstone, which is why they are also called White. The better known name «Eagle Rocks» appeared because eagles nested in the gorge. Pitsunda pine grows right on the sheer cliffs.
About 15 karst caves were discovered in the Eagle Rocks area, the largest of which is located at a depth of 15 meters. The caves are inaccessible, but fans of extreme sports can climb the rock like real climbers. Climbing «via ferrata» is carried out in compliance with all safety measures, accompanied by a professional instructor. tour description
Via-ferrata Sochi: up the rock Entertaining climbing along a safe but fascinating route along the Eagle Rocks
After walking a little more along the path, we ended up at an observation deck and a monument to Prometheus. This is the epicenter of the route, where everyone stops for a picnic and take pictures.
The views from a height of 379 meters above sea level are really mesmerizing: Mount Akhun, Chugush (3238 m), Achishkho (2391 m), Pseashkho (3227 m) , Sugar loaf (1550 m), Aibga ridge. Below, in the Agur Gorge, the Agura River flows and the Upper Agur Falls are clearly visible.
The statue of Prometheus appeared on the top of the Eagle Rocks in 1998, its author — Siberian sculptor A.N. Kapralov. The two-meter hero of ancient Greek mythology stands on a pedestal made of stones. According to local legend, this is where Prometheus was chained to a rock.
The Caucasian legend of Prometheus and Agura
To punish Prometheus, who gave fire to people, Zeus chained him to the impregnable rocks of the Caucasus, where he did not set foot human leg. The god Akhyn, who lived on the top of Mount Akhun, was put on guard. Every evening, an eagle flew to Prometheus and pecked at his liver, increasing suffering.
The young girl Agura, who lived in these places, took pity on Prometheus and began to bring him water and wash his wounds. This went on until Ahyn found out about it. The angry god threw Aruga off the cliff and turned it into a torrent — this is how the Agura river appeared.
A tour of sunny Abkhazia from Sochi Gagra, Pitsunda and Lake Ritsa on an auto-walking tour with a professional guide
When Prometheus was freed by another ancient Greek hero — Hercules, he went down to his beloved Agura, took a piece of rock and melted it into metal, making a ring out of it. In winter, when Agoura gets cold, Prometheus Rock throws down warm stones, so the river never freezes.
From the statue of Prometheus, you can go down to a small grotto (Prometheus cave), paying 150 rubles for the tour. Around the first observation deck there is a recreation area with gazebos and a cafe «Prometheus». It didn't work in April. The reviews praise pancakes and herbal tea, prices are above average.
The route to Eagle Rocks ends at the second observation deck, the views from which are no different. Hiding in the trees between them is a statue of the «Goddess Fortune» — make a wish.
The path from Eagle Rocks descends to confluence of the Agura River with its tributary Agurchik. This is a very picturesque place and a fork of two routes: to Mount Akhun and Agur waterfalls. A suspension bridge is thrown across the river.
You can return to Matsesta by the same path that you went there or go down the technical road starting from the grotto. We were so inspired by the views from the Eagle Rocks that we decided to go further to the Agur Gorge.