Sochi from year to year confidently leads in the list of the best places for holidays among Russian cities. For Tourists all types of recreation are available: from lazy beach to active and even ski, from the opportunity to see the most interesting sports facilities of the country and natural attractions to the chance to improve health.
An additional plus-the proximity of the airport and cheap tickets from many points of our country.
The swimming season in Sochi lasts from late May to early October. The best time is the first half of June and the whole of September: during this period, the water in the sea is warm, and in the city — pleasant, but not too hot weather. Midsummer can be too stuffy, especially for young children and the elderly people.
Sochi is visited all year round: in spring and autumn — those who want to see the sights and breathe the sea air in a quiet atmosphere and without the scorching sun, in winter — skiers and snowboarders.
In Sochi there are surprising number of beaches-131, a total length of almost 150 km. Only a quarter of them — public, the rest belong to sanatoriums and hotels. City beaches in high season are crowded, but they are free, relatively clean and well-maintained: there are sun loungers and umbrellas (150-300 RUB per day for two), toilets, showers and changing cabins. Those who want privacy will have to look for wild areas of the coast, it is quiet and clean, but there are no sunbeds or cafes. Prices on the page are as of July 2019.
Entrance to some private beaches is paid, the price (from 200 RUB in modest areas to 4000 RUB in beach clubs) includes the rental of sun loungers.
Most of the shore is covered with large pebbles. The entrance to the water is flat, often there are special wooden decking, leaving directly into the sea. There are sandy beaches, such as Mandarin.Sights in Sochi are mostly modern, built in the last few decades, although there are historical. Tourists can see the latest sports and cultural facilities, visit museums (there are about 30 in the city), unusual corners of nature and much more.
After the construction of sports facilities for the 2014 Olympics, travelers with interest visit the Olympic Park with stadiums "Fisht", "Puck" and other impressive buildings.
In rainy weather or a hot afternoon, you can go to museums: Ostrovsky, where the writer spent the last years of his life, the oldest historical In the city or one of the newest — Nikola Tesla, where a clear language tells about electricity and the laws of physics.
In the vicinity of Sochi there are several gorges and canyons with caves Vorontsovskaya or Ahshtyrskaya. Be sure to visit the arboretum, which is considered one of the most beautiful Botanical parks in our country.Ski holiday
Since the winter Olympics in Sochi, this place has been seriously talked about as an important ski center of the country. The slopes are located in the nearby villages of Krasnaya Polyana and esto-Sadok, where the main resorts are located: ski Rosa Khutor, ski-biathlon "Laura", mountain-climatic" Alpika-Service", all-season" Gorki Gorod " and others.
Each complex has trails of varying levels of difficulty, ski lifts, as well as all the necessary infrastructure: cafes, restaurants, hotels, rental inventory. Excellent transport accessibility makes ski holidays in Sochi even more comfortable and enjoyable.