Welcome to Samara! The hospitable city is situated in the centre of the endless plain, on the high bank of the Volga River facing the majestic Zhighuly Mountains.
Guests can reach the Samara Region easily and with comfort from more or less anywhere in the world. Such international airlines as Lufthansa, Czech Airlines and Aeroflot offer regular flight from European cities to Samara. Each day there are more than 10 flights that connect Samara and Moscow.
The region’s silhouette on the map looks like a heart, symbolizing the world-famous hospitality of the people living along the Volga. Up to this day this land is associated with various legends, mystical theories and scientific controversy.
The Samara Region offers accommodation options for every taste and budget. Enthusiasts of world famous international hotel brands can stay at the Renaissance Samara (a Marriott brand) or Holiday Inn Hotel (InterContinental Group). Authentic local hotels meet European standards as well. Vacation homes along the Volga outside of the city are another accommodation alternative that allows tourists to enjoy the comfort typical of hotels combined with active sports, fishing, outdoor activities and picturesque views.
Лучшие рестораны, кафе и другие съедобные местаместной кухни доступны для вас прямо сейчас.
The Samara Region is the capital of Russian festivals. More than 400 great events take place here every year.
The Heart of the Holy Cross land
Togliatti has a 250-year history. It is situated on the bank of the Volga surrounded by the great Zhiguly Hills. The town is often said to be “thrice born”. It is really so. Stavropol was founded in 1737 by Vasiliy Nikititch Tatishev as a fortress for christened Kalmyks. On June 20th 1737 the empress Anna Ioanovna presented the document on the foundation of the city to the princess Anna Tayshina. This date is considered the beginning of the history of Stavropol-upon-the-Volga. “Stavropol” means “the town of saint cross” from Greek. The bright page of the chronicle was opened in 1950 when it became the centre of Volzhskaya GES of Lenin construction.
On account of the filling of the bed of Kuybishev water section the town moved to another place. In 1964 it was named Togliatti. The modern town differs from its ancestor. Energetic, sporty, business Togliatti is one of the rapidly-developing Russian towns. It is considered the biggest industrial centre of the Volga region.
© Tourist Guide, 2013