Absheron dachas played an important part in the lives of Bakunians for centuries. Those dachas are mainly located in the villages and towns around Baku and along the coastline. Mardakan, Nardaran, Lyaish, Kurdakhani, Pirshagi and others are the oldest villages of the Absheron peninsula the territory of which is composed of the unique, unparalleled Absheron sand and well-known for its flowers, local varieties of figs, grapes, and other gifts of nature. The northern coast has wide though less-than-pristine beaches which are popular local tourist attractions. As beach season begins people prefer moving from the noisy, fuggy and hot Baku to their dachas and cottages. Usually the dacha season lasts till the end of September and with the beginning of autumn most of the people return back to Baku. I am currently working on my personal project about the dachas in Absheron and below images are few of the photos I took for my “Absheron summer cottages” series.