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Gelincik or Gelendzhik (Russian: Геленджи́к) is a resort town in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, situated on the Gelendzhik Bay of the Black Sea, between Novorossiysk (31 km (19 mi) to the northwest) and Tuapse (93 km (58 mi) to the southeast). Greater Gelendzhik sprawls for 102 km (63 mi) along the coastline and covers an area of 122,754 hectares (303,330 acres), although only 1,926 hectares (4,760 acres) fall within the boundaries of Gelendzhik proper. Population: 54,980 (2010 Census).

Before Russia secured the coast by the Treaty of Adrianople (1829), a brisk slave trade had been carried on between the mountaineers and the Ottoman Empire. Since the Circassian beauties were usually traded for gold and other commodities before being taken to Turkish seraglios, the market place became known as "Gelendzhik" (from "gelincik"), literally, "little bride" in Turkish Language. In 1831, one of the first forts of the Black Sea Coastal Line was set up at Gelendzhik.[citation needed] At the outbreak of the Crimean War the fort had to be blown up and abandoned, but it was resettled by the Cossacks in 1864, at the conclusion of the Russian-Circassian War, and became known as the stanitsa of Gelendzhiksaya. Town status was granted to Gelendzhik in 1915.

It is one of many spas and health resorts along the Black Sea coast.

The bay/cove of Gelincik is forms a lovely natural circle with sandy beeches along its perimeter.


See Black Sea.


See Black Sea.


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The approach to Gelincik is straight forward. Follow the range line 229°/049°.


Gelincik is not a port of entry. a yacht must have clearance from the Novorossiysk authorities before visiting it.


The bay of Gelincik provides good all-round shelter.

You can moor alongside the pier or anchor off.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Anchor at the NE of the bay in front of the town.


Water Available at the pier
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel It may be arranged
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs None
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

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Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

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Name/wiki/Gelincik#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Gelincik#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.
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Name/wiki/Gelincik#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Gelincik#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.


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Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Black Sea.


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