Sochi

Image of the architecture of Sochi
Sochi photo
view of Sochi from the Black Sea

Amazing climate

One of the few places in Russia that can thank itself for having subtropical climate, Sochi is truly a special place. It is located in the east coast of the black sea, and the city is exactly what it sounds like; a sort of a summer capital of Russia. Sochi holds a little over 400.000 inhabitants and has over 4 millions visits each year. Many famous celebrities like Bono have visited visited this place and its easy to understand why it is so loved among foreigners and locals. Hot summer sun, palm trees decorating the streets and pleasant breezing ear makes you feel like your in Miami. But the city is really diverse in its beauty because just on the other side if you look into the mountains there are smaller shacks that remind of those lively Swiss resorts, and all are in luscious beautiful greenery. And just like those resorts in other parts of the world, Sochi too is a place you can party hard with friends or family.

Image of a Hotel Zhemchuzina in Sochi
Hotel Zhemchuzina by LxAndrew is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Sochi is all about having great time

Lively nightlife is what really stands out in Sochi as there are plentiful chances to have a great time. Sochi is also known for having warm sandy beaches along the coast which is a huge welcome compared to many other Russian cities that can be blistering cold. You can see or (even better) participate in sporting activities like Yachting and Kitesurfing and show off your skills. Kids will love the Nautilus Aquapark, with a wide array of things to do such as jacuzzi baths for families and many water slides pools and genuine restaurants. There is even more exciting places for the families and all who love animals at the Sochi Discovery World Aquarium, the biggest one in Russia and holding hundreds of marine animals. And this is just to name a few.

Probably the thing that most contributed to the city becoming know was the victory over the bidding who would win 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Sochi won among Salzburg and Pyeongchang. Sochi itself is divided into 4 large districts out of which all are important but notably, Adler is the most because it holds different grounds and places where Olympic games will be going on. The main transport hub of arriving and departing from Sochi is the Sochi International Airport, probably one of the top most busiest airports in whole Russia with direct routes to Minsk, Uzbekistan, Yerevan, Dushanbe and many cities.

Photo of the promenade on the beach in Sochi
Promenade and Beach in Sochi by RIA Novosti archive, image #579736 / B. Elin / is licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Sochi boasts a variety of activities

Russia wouldn’t be Russia without snow. If you go onto the one of many skiing areas there is plenty of fun waiting for you there. There are some places closer in the city such as many sporting facilities for tennis and football. It truly is hard to associate such a warm and tropical place with Russia, and be sure its an amazing experience on its own just to see Sochi. Russia is truly a place of many flavors and diverse cities and Sochi is one of those top places to relax and take a swim in the Black Sea or spend that unforgettable vacation with your family.

Sochi aerial view photo
Aerial view of Sochi by RIA Novosti archive, image #166989 / Andrey Babushkin / is licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Best Sochi attractions:

Nautilus Aquapark, Mount Akhun, Sochi Discovery World Aquarium, Adler Dolphinarium, Monkey Nursery Center, Aquarium and Maritime Zoo, Oceanarium at Riviera Park

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