Agura Waterfalls, Sochi National Park © Yufereff
Also known as Agursky, the Agura Waterfalls are one of the most famous tourist attractions in Sochi. Located just outside the city, these majestic waterfalls that cascade from a height of 98 feet (30m) are a popular stop off along hiking trails that wind through the forest along the Agura Ravine in the Sochi National Park. The term 'Agura' means river or stream in Ubykhian. At the Eagle's Rocks hikers can enjoy the view of the crystal clear waterfalls crashing down to the oval pool below and admire the panoramic views over the city and Black Sea below. Swimming is allowed and a very popular activity in the warmer months. It is possible to organise tours to the waterfalls, but also easy to seek them out independently. The Agura Waterfalls are only one of the natural attractions of the Sochi National Park, which is the second oldest national park in Russia, and rewards further exploration.