In Soviet times, Stalin, who came to power, planted a territory, then Georgia-owned eucalyptus, to dry the soil from the foot of the mountains to the sea, which was covered with swamps. Most of the population lived in the mountains and did not even greet people living on the coast, afraid of contracting malaria. After feeling the swamps, the inhabitants from the mountainous areas began to descend closer to the coast and settle in new Soviet cities, which practically did not change until today, so the Russian expression "Come down from the mountains" appeared.
The main time tourists in Abkhazia spend on the beaches, the sea here is much cleaner than in the part of the Russian coast of Sochi. Rest here can not be called cultural, because there aren't museums, cinemas or clubs here, unfortunately. But Abkhazia is famous for its excellent local cuisine: hot khachapuri "Lodochka", homemade wine, honey, national sweets.