Goryachiy Klyuch (“Hot Spring”) Resort is located 60 km to the South-east of Krasnodar along the Federal Highway Krasnodar-Dzhubga. The town is located in the Valley of the Psekups River. The climate of the foothills is somewhat softer than on the plains of Kuban. Summers are slightly cooler (+22° C in July), the number of sunny days in Goryachiy Klyuch is not much inferior to Anapa.
Winters are mild (-1° C in January), without a seasonal snow cover. Goryachiy Klyuch is the only place in the South of Russia where the therapeutic factors of Essentuki drinking mineral waters and sulphurous baths of Sochi and Matsesta are combined. There are more than 10 mineral springs with their waters used for baths and curative drinking.
These are thermal (from + 42 to +60° C) hydrogen sulphide, chloride-hydrocarbonate, sodium and alkaline waters. More than 10,000 people have rest in Goryachiy Klyuch annually. There are 5 health resorts for adults and children here, 1 preventive health resort, 2 recreation centres, a resort polyclinic, and a pump room for drinking.
Local resorts simultaneously accept 1323 people in summer and 1273 people all year round. Outpatient treatment is also organized. The surroundings of Goryachiy Klyuch are very picturesque. There are many protected areas in the foothill part, these are: The Chapel of Iverskaya Mother of God, the Dantovo Gorge, the Abadzekhskaya Mountains, the Petushok (“Cockerel”) Rock, the Psekups River, the Zvonkaya (“Sonorous”) Cave, a drinking pump room with mineral waters, the Fanagoriyskaya Stalactite Cave, waterfalls on the Kaverza River, Bogatyr’s (“Giant’s”) caves and many others.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina