Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Georgia  /  Abkhazia  /  Gagra  /  Lake Ritsa

Lake Ritsa, Gagra

4.7
#1 of 60 in Nature in Georgia
Nestled in the Caucasus in the disputed territory of Abkhazia, Lake Ritsa offers a tranquil space to explore. The lake, which is fed by six rivers, has a mysterious air about it that has inspired local legends. One such tale tells that the lake was once a river valley that was caused to fill with water by a sword thrown in an attempt to rescue Ritsa, a girl of the valley. Head out onto the lake and take in the views of the forest, which covers the mountains to the water's edge. Swim in the deep blue lake or fish for trout, which are abundant within the lake and river systems. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Gagra holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Ritsa and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Lake Ritsa
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Lake Ritsa Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,048 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Even in rainy weather, nature offers amazing views! This is one of the few places of Abkhazia where you really want to return - for solitude, serenity ...
    View original
  • It's amazing. How does water in any way be of this color? You can contemplate to infinity. We rode jeeps and climbed higher, from there a very beautiful view of the lake. They also drove up and fed the geese there. they're so funny, they eat right out of their hands. In general, of course, you definitely need to visit there. We were there in 2018, in August
    View original
Google
  • Unfortunately this place is danger, because this part of Georgia is occupied by Russia. Definitely I will visit it when russian soldiers leave it.
  • Beautiful place to visit
Places to stay near Lake Ritsa

Plan your trip to Gagra

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Gagra

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h
3.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Gagra

Nature in Gagra

1.4
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in Gagra

5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
2.2
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Gagra

4.1
Duration: 30​min
3.0
Duration: 2​h
1.0
Duration: 2​h
1.0
Duration: 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Gagra

4.3
Duration: 4​h
1.0
Duration: 8​h