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Sochi

A city in the South of Russia, located on the Black Sea shore, close to the Caucasus

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Types of Tourism for

All Tastes 

Sochi is a place that can offer various and absolutely different types of tourism from recreation tourism to extreme sports. Sochi is rich in natural sightseeing – rocky gorges, beautiful waterfalls, dense forests, fast-moving mountain rivers, labyrinths of countless caves. It attracts lovers of outdoor activities and extreme tourism like rafting, tracking, camping, hiking, diving, etc.

High mountain peaks and professional ski trails attract skiing lovers. Warm and clear Black Sea, lots of sun, clean sea air, healing mineral springs, healing mud attract people who love recreational tourism.

short city information

LOCAL TIME
UTC+3
CLIMATE
Mild
POPULATION
450 thousand people
HOW TO GET
2,5 hours by plane from Moscow
SPECIAL POINT OF ENTRY
Sea port
HIGHLIGHT
Black Sea, Caucasus Mountains, Krasnaya Polyana ski resort

types of tourism

Winter

A lady with binocular sightseeing

Excursion

A man riding a quad

Active

A man hiking in beautiful nature

Eco

Things for sauna: wooden barrel, hat, towel

Wellness

A cute girl riding a toy horse, amusement ride

Family

NO WAY TO FEEL BORED

Entertainment  Guaranteed

There are a lot of places of interest to visit with an excursion like Sky Park with Sky Bridge, Stalin Dacha, a trout farm, a honey apiary, a tea plantation. You can enjoy an unforgettable boat trip to the sea or visit a local arboretum.

Sochi is a great place for gambling lovers, too, as there is a casino area where tourists can play different games, from Poker to slot machines. Go to one of the top 25 amusement parks in the world visited by more than 1 million visitors each year. Children will love this place! Adults will not be bored too as some attractions are not childish at all!

ALPINE SKI RESORT

Krasnaya  Polyana

Krasnaya Polyana is a fashionable urban-type village in the Caucasus Mountains and an alpine ski resort. On its territory, there are several ski resorts including “Rosa Khutor”, where the 2014 Winter Olympics were held. There are plenty of modern restaurants, fashionable pubs, and bars for relaxing after skiing.

Krasnaya Polyana offers lots of different activities in summer too. You can walk along hiking trails and admire natural beauties in the village surroundings or visit the ancient dolmens of Krasnaya Polyana and the ruins of Achipsse fortress located in the forest or spend time in a rope park.

RESORT TOWN

Great Location and Favorable Climatic Conditions

The location of Sochi has created very favorable climatic conditions: mountain peaks close the city from the cold north and east winds, and the sea warms the coast up with mild, humid air. In the summer the average air temperature in Sochi is +27°С, the temperature of seawater is about + 25°С. There is no winter as the average winter air temperature rarely drops below +10°С.

BRAND-NEW

Olympic Games  Host

During the preparation of the winter Olympic Games in 2014, a lot of new modern facilities (like hotels and restaurants) were built and infrastructure was improved in the region. Afterward, the development continued and now Sochi meets all the European criteria. 

After the Olympic Games, Sochi gained worldwide popularity. If you come here, don’t lose a chance to see Olympic Games objects like Olympic Park and the Olympic village.

Fireworks display over a Stadium at night, stadium of unusual shape
Olympic fire bowl in the shape of a wing holding a pool with fountains, blue stadium and mountains in the background
A stadium and people riding bikes in front of it in the sunshine

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