Caves in Abaakhuda

New Athos Cave

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The New Athos Cave (Abkhaz: Афон Ҿыцтәи аҳаҧы; Georgian: ახალი ათონის მღვიმე); Russian: Новоафонская Пещера) also Novoafonskaya, Novy Afon Cave, or New Afon Cave is a karst cave in the Iverian Mountain, Georgia near New Athos. It is one of the largest caves in the world with the volume of its void of about 1,000,000 m3.

The abyss on a slope of the Iveran Mountain was known for ages, referred to as the "Bottomless Pit". It was explored in 1961 by an expedition of four: Zurab Tintilozov, Arsen Okrojanashvili, Boris Gergedava, and Givi Smyr.

Since 1975 it is a tourist attraction in Georgia, featuring its own underground railway. The cave consists of 9 major cavities.

The cave was discovered by Givi Symru in 1961.

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Vimala
17 August 2012
Не платите дополнительно за фото съемку. Никто не проверяет! По дороге к пещерам кушать дорого и мало выбора в меню. Вкусно и недорого на шоссе
Vlad Vasilchenko
18 August 2013
Потрясающая пещера!очень хорошо сделали фоновую музыку, погружаешься полностью в эту атмосферу
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