In the period from 1 to 10 January Abkhazia was visited by about fifteen thousand visitors. The most popular places for tourists were Athos Cave (which was attended by about nine thousand people), the New Athos Monastery and Church of St. Comana John Chrysostom.
"Most of the guests visit our country in the winter one-day visit, as tourists", - said the acting Deputy Chairman of the Civil Code on resorts and tourism Astamur Akhba.
Of ninety-five sites in the country on tourist accommodation in the winter continue to operate for about twenty hotels and mini-hotels, which, as explained in the State Committee for Resorts and Tourism, stopped to two thousand tourists. Up to three thousand guests prefer to relax in the private sector. The remaining ten thousand came to Abkhazia on one-day trips.