Plios
Soak up the atmosphere of a unique old town where art comes alive in the streets, nature is surrounded by majestic forests, hills and rivers, and silence fills the soul with harmony. Immerse yourself in this magical symphony where time flows slowly, allowing you to savour every moment.
Plios

The one, hidden Russia

The ancient Russian town of Plios, which has preserved its identity, is associated with clean air, incredibly beautiful nature and rustic silence. And also Plios, undoubtedly, possesses its magic, interweaving of meanings in which it is possible to plunge and with which it is possible to be drunk. It is no coincidence that it has long been a centre of attraction for creative and outstanding people.

When you come to Plios, you fall in love with it. Once they visit it, they stay in touch with it for life. Like a magnet, it attracted Levitan here. Almost 200 works of the great artist are connected with Plios. The genius of Russian opera Chaliapin, having visited Plios, immediately decided to build a house nearby.

Plios is that hidden Russia, which is revealed as a miracle. True, only to such a look, which is addressed not only to the external, but also to the internal.

There are just birches, sky, Volga, peace, silence, slow provincial life.

By the way, the name of our project was suggested by Princess Kent, who visited us in 2005. She was the first to say: «Hidden Russia». It turns out that there is such a Hidden England in England, where tourists tired of seeing Stonehenge and Bath can rest in peace.
Plios is just like that. There are just birch trees, sky, Volga, peace, silence, slow provincial life. A pleasant contrast to the excursion Golden Ring. And at the same time - a great alternative to long journeys abroad.
A carefree country life

In Plios it is important to stop your running, to freeze, to exhale. To touch the sources. And breathe in the incredibly clean Volga air, as the great Russian river is surrounded here by cedar and oak groves. The expanses are characterised by intoxicating simplicity.

For a metropolis dweller resort Plios is simply indicated for recovery several times a year. Especially, if to include in the routes of its neighbourhood - for taking «forest baths», as it is formulated in oriental traditions. In Plios it is more important to spend time in the fresh air than in restaurants.

The main point of such places as Plios is a carefree country life. Ideally, you should have your own house here. This is a unit of happiness: just with your family and friends to drink tea from a samovar in your garden and look at the Volga.

A place of power that you have to discover for yourself

The first mention of Plios dates back to 1141 (Nizhny Novgorod Chronicle). The city has its official history since 1410. The historical layout has remained practically unchanged until now. The notes of the XVII-XIX centuries can still be traced here.

With the development of shipping in the 19th century, Plios dacha houses began to be in high demand among holidaymakers. It was at this time that the Moscow landscape painter Isaak Ilyich Levitan came here with his friends. It is possible to tell, it was he who has made Plios the national property.

Within the framework of the project "Hidden Russia" Alexey Shevtsov and his family have revived 50 residential houses and non-residential buildings in the historical centre to a new life over 20 years. We are also actively recreating the unique atmosphere of Pliossk, building routes that allow you to feel the magic of these places. One more task of the project - to formulate philosophy of Plios as a place of force, only such which it is necessary to open, to find out itself. And our task is to help a little in this.

Unique establishments with author's cuisine in the historic town centre
snack bar
«Rybnyi Ugol»
Fast food Attraction
Plios corner is a unique semi-open pie with smoked bream fillet. Invented in 2017 by Alexey Shevtsov, this pie was sold in the amount of more than 500,000 pieces and became a real gastronomic attraction of Plios.
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café
«Sophie Kuvshinnikova Coffeehouse»
Desserts Coffee Breakfast Attraction
The historical building, which once housed a teahouse of the sobriety society and a government wine shop, and now houses five halls of the Coffeehouse, has got a new life thanks to the project «Hidden Russia»
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restaurant
«Traktir Krutoyar»
Dinner Lunch Breakfast Special Occasions
Gastronomic restaurant in the ancient building with traditional Plios cuisine in a new reading. The atmosphere recreates the atmosphere of pre-revolutionary restaurant with gramophone music.
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restaurant
«1888»
Special Occasions
Exquisite gastronomic restaurant located in the historical building of Kuvshinnikova Coffee House. The magic number by which the restaurant is named is the year in which the great Russian landscape painter Isaac Levitan first came to Plios.
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coffeehouse
«Kuleyechnaya»
Desserts Coffee
The little sister of the historic Kuvshinnikova's Coffee House, named in honor of kuleika, a local specialty, Pliosk cottage cheese cake.
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coffeehouse
«Izba Coffeehouse»
Coffee Desserts Special Occasions
Izba Coffeehouse in Plios is a unique place where modern comfort meets the atmosphere of an old Russian hut. Here you can enjoy exquisite sorts of coffee, tea, and delicious pastries in a cosy atmosphere.
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Architectural and historical sights of Plios, saved and revived by the Hidden Russia project. These houses serve as a decoration of Plios and a photo zone for its guests. In some of them you can stay overnight!
Revitalized house
«Art Nouveau House»
The house, built in 1914, is the only Art Nouveau building in Plios. With its restoration in the early 2000s began a long history of the Hidden Russia project. Among the first guests of the revitalized house were members of the British royal family Prince and...
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Revived house
«The House of the Seven Windows»
The house, built in the beginning of the XXI century within the framework of the Hidden Russia project, recreates a traditional Plios manor house of the middle of the XIX century.
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Revived house
«The House with the Mezzanine»
The house with a cross-shaped mezzanine reproduces the basic features of the merchant's mansion that once stood here. And allows you to understand how the Levitan House Museum looked like before the revolution.
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Revived house
«Krylov House»
The Krylov House, visible in the pre-revolutionary Prokudin-Gorsky colour photo, has been restored as part of the Hidden Russia project. Its elegant details, including mezzanine, gable, balcony and windows with carved platbands, create a unique view of Soborna...
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Revived house
«Gromov House»
An architectural monument, an outbuilding of the city estate of large Plios landowners Moiseevs, built in the first quarter of the XIX century in the style of mature classicism.
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Revived house
«Tolstoy House (The Dragon House)»
This old log house was carefully restored and equipped in 2007 within the framework of the Hidden Russia project. The attention of passers-by is attracted by the openwork gutters and spectacular platbands in which stylised dragons guarding the house hide.
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