The name "dzhanhot" in translation from the
Adyghe language means "a lucky man, born in a shirt". According to
one of the legends in a cave on the right bank of the river Khotetsay there lived a Circassian Prince. He was rich, kind,
honest, and his justice and hospitality earned the love of the local habitants.
And for luck in his works he was called Dzhanhot.
About 100 years ago, this area of the Caucasian lands was wild and desolate.
Only at the end of the XIX century Dzhanhot, as well as the whole strip of
coast along the Black sea, began to be settled and built. One of its first
permanent residents became a brother of the writer V.G. Korolenko Illarion.