Loo is a resort area included in the Greater Sochi agglomeration, formerly an independent village. On three sides it is surrounded by wooded slopes of the surrounding mountains. A federal highway and railway tracks pass through it, so it is very easy to get here. In terms of infrastructure, it is a typical Black Sea resort: there is a water park, an equipped beach and evening entertainment.
Numerous hotels, sanatoriums and recreation centers are located in the vicinity. The predominantly sandy beach and the gently sloping entrance to the sea attract families with children here - during the season it can be quite difficult to find a free place on a small coastal area. From Loo it is quite convenient to get to neighboring areas for sightseeing.
What to see and where to go in Loo?
The most beautiful places and main attractions
The ruins of a medieval church of the 10th century, which was used for worship until the 15th century, and then was converted into a defensive structure. According to the results of the archaeological expedition of 1987–97, it was concluded that this is a Byzantine temple, built in the appropriate style from shell rock slate and limestone. According to one of the legends, at this place the pagans tortured one of the 12 apostles of Christ.
AquaLoo water park
The complex is not large, besides, it was built a long time ago, so sophisticated tourists can get bored here and find many shortcomings. In the open air there are several standard slides - pipes and slopes, a relaxation area with sun loungers and a pool. There are also several attractions inside the premises. The ticket price includes buffet meals.
Waterfall "Paradise Delight"
The cascade is located within the territory of the Sochi National Park, it is located in the bed of the Loo River, flowing among fragrant groves overgrown with beech, hornbeam and boxwood. On the way to the sights there is a museum of Hamshen Armenians (representatives of this nationality lived here in the 19th-20th centuries). At the waterfall you can swim in cool jets and taste Caucasian cuisine in a local cafe.
Tea houses Uch-Dere
A tourist complex where you can get acquainted with the traditions of Russian tea drinking and taste the most northern varieties of this drink. The houses are built of wood in the traditional style and resemble merchant huts in Central Russia. The main house-museum was generally built without the use of nails. Inside there is an exposition of handicrafts and works of folk art.
Loo central beach
The main beach of the village is located on the territory of the bay and stretches for about 1.5 km. The coating is a mixture of dark sand and pebbles with a clear advantage in favor of the first. There is a very gentle entrance to the sea, where wooden paths lead - convenient and safe for children. The beach is equipped with everything you need: there are umbrellas, sun loungers, a changing room, a bathroom, as well as attractions, cafes and equipment rentals. A sea taxi departs from the local pier to Novorossiysk.