Hidden Russia
Plios

The Shevtsovs' family project on revival of Plios, an old Russian town.

More than 50 buildings have been restored and found a new life since 1999.

Hidden Russia
Restaurants
Have an exquisite breakfast at Sophie Kuvshinnikova Coffeehouse, drop in at Rybnyi Ugol for a quick lunch with smashed soup, at Kuleyechnaya for coffee and dessert, and in the evening come to Traktir Krutoyar for a thorough dinner!
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Restaurants
Revived houses
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. You can stay overnight in some of them!
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Revived houses
Souvenir shops
Unique local souvenirs and gifts in the Hidden Russia shops. Homeware, garden items, clothes, jewellery and simple little things that will remind you of the wonderful time spent in Plios.
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Museums and festivals
Main events in Plios on the Volga, organised by the Hidden Russia project with the participation of prominent cultural figures. Levitan's and Chaliapine's places in Plios and its neighbourhood.
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Museums and festivals
Izbing ®
A new type of glamping developed in Plios by Alexey Shevtsov. Izbing is a glamping adapted for Russian historical settlements, small towns, villages and hamlets.
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Hidden Russia

Plios revitalisation project

In Plios we have defined and implemented a strategy of reanimation and development of an ancient small town. We preserve historical buildings, fill them with new life and create a high-level hospitality infrastructure. At the same time we are engaged in preserving and developing the intangible cultural heritage: local cuisine, traditions, knowledge.
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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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«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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«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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«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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«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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«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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Hidden Russia

This old Russian town is associated with clean air, incredibly beautiful nature and rustic silence. It is no coincidence that Plios has long been a centre of attraction for creative and outstanding people.
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