Rostov region, also called as “the Gates of the Russian South”, is a hospitable, openhearted, warm region, the land of Don Cossacks, and one of the largest historical and cultural centers of the country. You will be welcomed by its mild climate, beauty of the steppe, a majestic Don river, its unique sightseeing and rich cultural heritage.
Rostov region is a unique mixture of Eastern and Western civilizations, colorful modern life and great historical past. This inimitable combination attracts many tourists from every corner of Russia and all over the world.
Start your discovery of the Rostov region with friendly, colorful and sunny Rostov-on-Don combining architectural beauty of its central streets, local charm, peculiar taste of the Don cuisine with the modern life style of the megapolis. As a continuation of your discovery, visit Taganrog – a city on the shore of the Sea of Azov, a birthplace of the great Russian writer Anton Chekhov. The city embankment will overwhelm you with its beauty and a unique fishermen’s district Bogudoniya will turn back time. You definitely need to visit intimate and green Azov, where a historical re-enactment of the famous «Azov Sitting of 1641» takes place every year. It dates back to the times when brave Cossacks engaged into a desperate battle with the mighty Turkish army, had been holding the fort for 93 days and made the Turks to raise the siege and leave the Don land. And be sure to stroll along the Starocherkasskaya – a real treasure of the Cossack history, an open air museum occupying 180 ha.