Sochi and its ways of making wishes come true.

Five places to make wishes come true in Sochi

Tourists ask here for health, career growth and love.

Some people call them “places of power”, others call them sacred or mysterious. But, most importantly, these sights have become symbols of Sochi thanks to legends and mythical halo, every tourist seeks to visit them. Guests enjoy taking pictures at the “magical” objects, making wishes and believing that they will come true.

Some places are located in the center of the resort, on Navaginskaya Street and Kurortny Prospect. It takes a couple of hours to get to some of them by bus or by car. Others are located high in the mountains and you have to walk more than one kilometer along forest paths, past waterfalls and canyons in order to make a wish.

It is believed that the circle of every person’s wishes are divided into five main areas: health and longevity, career and success, love, wealth and deepest dreams from the heart. We tell you where to make wishes and what to ask for.

1. Byzantine Temple in Loo: health and longevity

Travellers come to the ruins of a Byzantine temple to make a wish for good health. Photo:

The revered site is already 11 centuries old. The architectural monument is located in the vicinity of the village of Loo in Lazarevsky district. People come to the ruins of the Byzantine temple to ask among the cracked lime slabs for the main thing – health and longevity.

The most beneficial energy fountains gush out under the half-destroyed arch. It’s there tourists tend to get. And although the walls of the once majestic white stone church have survived only partially, the atmosphere is still intact.

How to get there

Go from Sochi to Loo. Then take a bus # 148 or 155k to the stop “School # 77”. If you go back in the direction of the bus to Tallinskaya street and walk up the hill along the road through the forest for about two kilometers.

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“Clouds 2” is a modern residential complex of comfort class-plus in Novorossiysk. Three monolith-brick buildings from 18 to 23 floors with apartments with views to the sea and the mountains are located in the most environmentally clean area of the city and a 5-minute drive from the sea. In the complex everything was thought over to the smallest detail: from the functional planning of apartments and landscaped yards to the comfortable entrances and a two-level underground parking. Walking distance to all necessary infrastructure for life and leisure.

2. “Golden Fleece: Attracting Money

Composition “Golden Fleece” was installed on the Arts Square in the center of Sochi relatively recently – in 2008. It quickly gained popularity due to its miraculous properties. It is believed that the fleece helps to find financial well-being.

To do this, it is necessary to rub hard between the columns the gold-plated skin of a ram, which Jason stole from the king of Colchis.

How to get there

To get there take #1, 86, 103, 105, 105c, 121, 125c from Sochi railway station to the Art Museum, the sculpture “Golden Fleece” is on the right side of the entrance.

3. the tower on the mountain Akhun: to the tops of the quarry

The famous tower on Mount Akhun is connected with many mysteries and riddles. Not so long ago it was struck by lightning, after which the structure was closed for a year. But the architectural monument has been restored, and tourists rushed to the top to make wishes related to career growth and success in business. One has to climb the narrow spiral staircase to the last tier of the tower and turn to face the east. That’s all, the portal is open.

How to get there

You can take bus № , 100, 102, 125 to the stop “Maly Akhun”. Then you will go on foot through the woods to the altitude of 665 meters. A less extreme way is to take a cab 12 kilometers up the mountain serpentine. From the parking lot to the tower, you have to walk 150 meters.

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Micro district “Yuzhane” is one of the largest projects of SC “Neometriya”, that has no analogues in Krasnodar. Here are implemented complex solutions for comfortable life for the whole family: well-thought-out spaces, green yards for recreation of children and adults, own school and kindergarten on the territory and well-developed infrastructure. “Southerners” is located far from industrial enterprises. Convenient transport accessibility allows you to quickly get to the city center and key highways.

4. Lovers’ bench: 100 wrought iron hearts

How to find out your true soul mate or to attract the attention of the object of romantic desires? Do not go to a fortune-teller, but go straight to the Riviera Holiday Park. Look for the lovers’ bench on the main avenue and hurry to occupy it for not less than 22 minutes.

Local numerologists believe that this is the number that symbolizes the harmony of partnerships. Another option is to come to the bench as a couple to mend relationships and reanimate feelings.

Notably, the cherished bench is welded from 100 forged hearts.

How to get there

The bus goes by bus №5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 38, 39, 42, 64, 67, 85, 92, 94, 96, 99, 119 to the stop “Riviera Park” or “Sportivnaya”. Then – on the main avenue about 300 meters.

Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 38, 39, 42, 64, 67, 85, 92, 94, 96, 99, 119 to the stop Riviera Park or Sportivnaya.

5. “Ear of Wishes”: the most intimate

This sculpture, you guessed it, is a giant mosaic ear. People come here to tell about their deepest dreams in hope of their fulfillment.

How to do this is indicated by a brass plaque that reads, “Make a Wish.” You need to stand facing the huge ear, put your right hand in a special indentation and do not hesitate to whisper. The main condition: must be only good and bright wishes.

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How to get there

The “Ear of Wishes” is located in the pedestrian zone of Navaginskaya Street. From the railway station of Sochi – less than one bus stop, about 500 meters.

Sochi for dreamers: 5 places where it is customary to make wishes

A trip to Sochi on its own is already a fulfillment of one’s dreams. Dreams about rest, about the sea and the stunning city. But Sochi is capable of much more. It is said to help solve problems in all spheres of life, from personal happiness to commercial prosperity. The main thing is to ask for it in the right place. We tell you about the five most popular locations in Sochi, which grant wishes.

Miracle Ear

The Miracle Ear sculpture appeared in Sochi not so long ago, in 2005. It is rather a tourist object, put for entertainment of holiday-makers. But why does it attract people every evening? It attracts adults and children, visitors and natives of Sochi. Perhaps the idea of its authors – Evgeny Velichko and Anatoly Gerasimenko – was a success, and the ear is really magical.

To make a wish come true for sure, there is a special instruction: the innermost dreams must be whispered directly into the ear, placing your feet correctly and putting your hand in a special recess in the form of a palm.

According to the legend, the sight fulfills only the brightest dreams. The main thing is not to overdo it and make a wish not more than once a year.

Lucky Ear. Address: Sochi, Navaginskaya street, 14 (near railway station)

Lovers’ bench

City beautification trend of the XXI century – Lovers’ bench – appeared in Sochi Riviera Park in 2002, just in time for the 14th February. The complex construction draws the eye involuntarily. A hundred metal hearts intricately intertwine and form a comfortable seat. Ever since, the bench has been ascribed magical powers: it unites hearts, reconciles dissenting lovers and promises eternal happiness with the other half.

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To activate the “magical” power of the bench, you need to sit on it for 22 minutes and actively think about your desire. Other sources say that even 100 seconds is enough. Apparently, the first option is for warm southern nights, and the shortened one is for colder seasons.

Lovers’ bench. Address: Sochi, Riviera Park territory

Monument to the trader churcheli

The guardian of Sochi market and the symbol of luck in trade stands not far from the central market. The colorful bronze statue was installed in 2015. However, on closer inspection, the woman is not really holding churchela, but something resembling either a stocking with garlic, or a sausage, or a bunch of dried persimmons. In any case, the statue is popular. It is believed that one should make a wish for good luck in commercial affairs here.

Monument to the seller with churchella. Address: 22 Moskovskaya St., Sochi (near the central market).

The tower on Mount Akhun

The tower on the mountain Akhun is loved by tourists not only for its harmonious architecture and fantastic sceneries that open from its top. According to the local legend, this place makes wishes come true. When climbing the tower you need to count the steps, and when you are at the top, make a wish. The main thing is not to forget what you dreamed of while climbing to the 30-meter height. Those in the know are advised to take a pebble from the top for your wish to come true. You can only make a wish once – the first time you ascend the tower.

The tower on the mountain Akhun. Address: Sochi, ul. Road to Big Akhun

Church in Loo

The temple in Loo is not quite a temple in the conventional sense, but rather its ruins,

Built more than 10 centuries ago, he went through a difficult ordeal: earthquake, numerous sieges and attacks, subversion by the Bolsheviks … Not surprisingly, every stone here breathes with the memories lived and amazing energy.

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There is a belief that the walls of the temple help in the fulfillment of desires, and the prayer with a request for pregnancy will certainly be heard. Check out the guestbook. Judging by the number of gratitude, the temple is really magical.

Temple in Loo. Address: Sochi, Lazarevsky district, Loo

It is unlikely you are going to Sochi just to make a wish. But if you will be near any of these places, be sure to drop in. Who knows, maybe in a couple of years, looking through vacation photos, you’ll smile and say: “Let them say that these are just stories for tourists, and I have everything came true!

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