Sochi is Russia’s largest and most popular resort region. Stretching 147 km along the coast of the Black Sea, it offers the modern infrastructure and unique environment of a subtropical city with the towering Caucasus Mountains reaching skyward to miles away.

Sochi is Russia’s largest and most popular resort region. Stretching 147 km along the coast of the Black Sea, it offers the modern infrastructure and unique environment of a subtropical city
with the towering Caucasus Mountains reaching skyward to miles away. In Sochi, you will be sunbathing in the subtropical seaside weather and enjoying slope time in the mountains all just 45 minutes apart with the most convenient transportation system. On the map, Sochi can be found on the same latitude with Toronto, Nice, and the Gobi Desert. As its charming landscapes and scenery are so reminiscent of the Mediterranean, Sochi is often referred to as the Russian ”Riviera”. As Sochi is situated between the Caucasian Mountains and the Black Sea, it enjoys the most northern subtropical climate on earth. As a result, its Krasnaya Polyana Mountains have great snow conditions and are largely protected from the wind. These unique conditions cannot be found anywhere else in Europe.

  • Federal subject:

    Krasnodar Krai

  • GPS coordinates:

    43°35′07″N 39°43′13″E

  • Area:

    176.77 square km

  • Population:


  • The highest point:

    Mount Akhun (663 m)

  • The lowest point:

    Black Sea (2210 m depth)

  • Climate:

    Humid subtropical

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    This sea port is visible from afar, as the main building is crowned with a sharp high spire. The shape of the station resembles the Admiralty in St. Petersburg. You could simply enjoy the view opening on the most beautiful yachts and cruise liners from the pier, but we think you should definitely get on one and go on a short trip along the Black Sea coast. You will see nearby towns and settlements: Adler, Host, Matsestu, etc. Ship cruises depart from this port to Italy, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece. This sea port is visible from afar, as the main building is crowned with a sharp high spire. The shape of the station resembles the Admiralty in St. Petersburg. You could simply enjoy the view opening on the most beautiful yachts and cruise liners from the pier, but we think you should definitely get on one and go on a short trip along the Black Sea coast. You will see nearby towns and settlements: Adler, Host, Matsestu, etc. Ship cruises depart from this port to Italy, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece.


    The Olympic Park is by rights considered a must-see for every visitor of Sochi. It was built for the 2014 Winter Olympics and has become an iconic outdoor entertainment complex, located on a picturesque seashore in the area of Nizhneimeretinskaya Bay. The park consists of a number of zones, including the legendary Fisht Stadium, the Winter Sports
    Palace and the Iceberg ice arena, the Olympic mountain village, the race track, on which one of the Formula 1 tournaments tour took place. There are also equipped paths for riding bicycles, rollers, Segways, football and basketball fields, and simulators. In the evening, when the lighting is on, the park becomes especially beautiful to the great delight of all its visitors. Located in the central square of the Olympic Park, it deserves particular attention and has become one of the city’s major attractions. It was there that the Olympic flame was lit: a huge bowl of 75 m in diameter and a stele-torch close by. The fountain itself looks like a giant firebird with fiery wings. The performance takes place to the sound of folk and popular Russian music, during which water jets reach different heights and move in tune with the melody. At the same time, the show is accompanied by specially selected lighting.


    Stalin’s dacha is the private residence of the notorious authoritarian leader, built in 1937 in Sochi. It is located at an altitude of 160 m above sea level, at the foot of Mount Akhun. It was later turned into a museum, where almost nothing has changed since his last visit to his summer residence: even now, the coat of his guard Vlasik hangs on a hanger. Despite the numerous disputes around Stalin’s personality, it is one of the most popular sightseeing places and, possibly, the most popular museum in Sochi. You can visit it as part of an organized group tour. Make sure to pay attention to your guide’s every word, as they will tell you fascinating stories about the building and its owner. The best craftsmen of the time worked on the interior and exterior of the cottage. Visitors are impressed at its luxurious and grand décor, and at a beautiful garden beside the house, whose paths are buried in the shade of the abundant greenery


    The park was founded in 1889 by Mr. Sergei Khudekov, a local publisher and art expert, who personally searched for unique beautiful plants, brought seedlings from the entire world, nursed them, and created the best conditions for each and every one of them. Today it is a large green complex in the middle of Sochi, hosting the city’s visitors all year round.
    Starting from spring, you can enjoy the fabulous sight of the flowering trees and bushes; cypresses, Himalayan cedars, Italian pines, date palms, Japanese sakura grow there. Peacocks and ostriches walk in separate enclosures, and ducks and geese swim in the pond. The founder’s exquisite white villa, named Villa Nadezhda, was placed in the center of the Arboretum and is by rights considered the real gem of the park.


    The Big Sochi Dolphinarium is the largest in Eastern Europe. It is a place where adults and children experience genuine delight and indescribable emotions from the show and interaction with dolphins. The year-round Dolphinarium with a universal water show arena opened in 2012. The amphitheater is designed for 1300 seats, the show pool is 285 sq. m in size, and 6.8 m in length. The complex features two additional pools for dolphins, three pools for pinnipeds, photography areas, and a contact pool designed for swimming with dolphins. Visitors are also welcomed to Sochi Park – the 1st theme park that’s inspired by the rich cultural and historical heritage of Russia. One ticket will allow you to have an incredible adventure with your loved ones and Russian fairy tales’ characters, as well as unlimited access to the Park’s attractions. And then, on the wings of the fabulous “Firebird” – the most exciting attraction in Russia – take a free fall into the Enchanted Forest, towards the Serpent Dragon and the tales by Alexander Pushkin. And if during this fascinating adventure you get a little tired, go visit the oasis of peace and tranquility – the “Eco-village”.


    Rosa Khutor is the largest ski resort in Russia. In 2012, the country’s first alpine skiing World Cup was held on its tracks, and in 2014 the complex became the venue for the XXII Olympic Winter Games. The resort is located in the small village of Estosadok near Sochi in a picturesque mountainous area. The main feature of the Rosa Khutor resort in Krasnaya Polyana is its multi-level nature. All of its hotels, restaurants, and trails are located on the steep slopes of the Aibga Range, some of them at an altitude of 560 m above sea level, and others at almost 2500 m. You can get from one point to another by car or cable car. In between skiing, take a walk along the famous European-style promenade. Rosa Khutor is the country’s most acclaimed ski resort. Hotels and ski centers were built in accordance with strict international standards. Part of the Olympic Village was built on the territory of the Sochi National Park, thus all environmental safety issues were taken into account: instead of cutting trees, they planted new ones, and walking trails were conveniently placed next to the sights.


    Skypark is a unique Russian adventure park, situated in the Sochi National Park:, a scenic location in the Ahshtyrskaya gorge, in the valley of the river Mzymta. The park is located in the relict forest that grows Colchis boxwood, jasmine, Rhododendron ponticum and other rare plants. Its centerpiece is the world’s longest suspension footbridge, 439 m in length.
    and 207 m in height: you will enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea coast. And, of course, for those who like the thrill of bungee rides, the Skypark, together with the famous New Zealand’s AJ Hackett International, offer one of the highest bungees in the world – BUNGY 207m, as well as the world’s highest swing SochiSwing (170 m), MegaTroll (700 m in length) that can reach the speed of up to 150kmph.


    “Ekzarho Farm” Agrotourism Complex is located in the mountains at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level; it is surrounded by a national park from three sides. We are located in one of the most beautiful places of Bolshoi Sochi – in the Progress village of Matsesta district. Mild subtropical climate, clean air, sunny southern slope, mountain artesian water, healthy soil – nature gave all the best to this place. Here delicious organic vegetables and fruit are grown, hosts are engaged in breeding of pets and poultry, get delicious milk and dairy products from goats and cows, do fitness and sports. And what is more – hosts welcome tourists from all corners of the world with a great pleasure.
    Currently, the complex is not only a farm and a horse-riding club, it is a new resorts’ attraction. Become our guests to experience all the beauty and energy of this unique place!
    The complex possesses its developed infrastructure, convenient parking and Wi-Fi.



    Number of rooms: 198
    Distance to the city centre: 0,5 km
    Distance to the airport: 20 km
    Address: 17 Ordzhonikidze str., Sochi, Russia, 354000


    Hyatt Regency Sochi luxury hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Black sea resort, on the Black sea shore line, right along the famous beachside promenade of Primorskaya street, minutes from the city’s main attractions, restaurants, high-end retail outlets and nightclubs. Each guestroom has panoramic windows and a spacious balcony, and an easy access to the beach. It provides the guests with everything you would expect from a Hyatt: impeccable service and maximum comfort. The hotel has three restaurants and three bars, a ballroom, a business centre with meeting rooms and a conference hall, SPA with a heated on-site pool, a gym, a beauty salon.


    Number of rooms: 508 rooms
    Distance to the city centre: 27 km
    Distance to the airport: 5 km
    Address: 1A Golubaya str., Adler District, Sochi, Russia, 354350


    Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Hotel lies adjacent to the Black Sea shore and is surrounded by picturesque Caucasus mountains. State-of-art sports facilities, stadiums and promenade are all within a walking distance from the hotel. The Sochi International Airport and railway station are just five kilometers away. Nearby the hotel you will find the Krasnaya Polyana ski resorts, the Olympic Park, and the F1 Russian Grand Prix circuit. For a more relaxed pace, visit the Arboretum Botanical Gardens or Sochi menities Beach on the Black Sea. For family fun lovers there’s Sochi Park, a Russian fairytale–themed amusement park. The hotel has an extensive range of amenities and offers its guests to choose from a wide list of dining options and try Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine at one of its restaurants, and to enjoy a drink by the pool at its seasonal outdoor bars. The hotel’s expansive health club offers premium facilities for a workout and a relaxing spa day. For business travellers there’s an elegant 10,000-square-meter Congress Centre with state-of-the-art conferencing technologies and ample space for events of up to 1,500 guests.


    Number of rooms: 181
    Distance to the city centre: 70 km
    Distance to the airport: 47 km
    Address: 4 Panorama embankment, Esto-Sadok Village, Adler region, Russia, 354392


    Right in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains, in Rosa Khutor, the famous Russian ski resort, stands the sophisticated Radisson Hotel that offers first-class service, comfortable accommodation and a great location just a few steps from the Olimpia and Strela ski lifts. You won’t have to venture far to find delectable dining options during your stay in Rosa Khutor, including the hotel’s Seasons Restaurant and the Black Bar & Grill. Relax after a long day of skiing and outdoor adventures at the SPA center. If you’re planning an event or a business meeting, you’ll appreciate one the hotel’s ten fully equipped meeting rooms from 30 to 340 sq.m in size.
    Radisson Hotel provides numerous activities, depending on the season, such as skiing and snowboarding during the winter with the opportunity to rent and store sports equipment,
    or Nordic walking, horseback riding, “Health Path” eco route, rafting, yoga in the fresh air, and various team sports in the summer.


    Number of rooms: 508 rooms and 6 villas
    Distance to the city centre: 25 km
    Distance to the airport: 7 km
    Address: 50, 65 Let Pobedy Str., Adler District, Sochi, Russia, 354061


    Radisson Collection Paradise Resort & Spa is a brand new resort hotel located in the Adler district of Sochi on the Black sea coast. It is a comfortable distance from the airport and at the same time only a few minutes away from the newly constructed Olympic Park featuring some of the largest sporting arenas in Russia and the Formula 1 ring. With its private beach of 450 meters and close proximity to the Rosa Khutor alpine ski resort (30 minutes by express train). Travellers who choose this hotel make it an incredible option for the entire year.
    Every guest room enjoys a panoramic balcony providing fascinating views of the Black sea and private beach or the Caucasus Mountains in Sochi. All rooms are equipped to the highest standards, including individual air-conditioning, high-speed Internet access, satellite and interactive TV, a safety deposit box, and a mini-bar.
    The hotel’s infrastructure comprises three restraurants, a lobby bar, two pool bars a SPA “SIBO” & Wellness Centre, 24h fitness centre, five conference rooms and a ballroom, a private beach, a tennis court, a volleyball court and a Kids club.


    Number of rooms: 114
    Distance to the city centre: 66 km
    Distance to the airport: 40 km
    Address: 3 Sozvezdiy street, height 960 m, Gorki Gorod resort,
    Esto-Sadok Village, Adler region, Krasnodar region, Russia, 354392


    With its elegant rooms and a panoramic mountain view, exclusive restaurants, modern conference halls, high quality service and special attention to detail, everything has been created for the connoisseurs of sophisticated recreation on regal standards in this superb luxury hotel. It particularly prides itself on its SPA, its crown jewel.

    The hotel is located 960m above the sea level in the heart of Krasnaya Polyana Resort. Rooms and suites are equipped with flat-screen TV, air conditioning and minibar. Private bathrooms are fitted with shower, bath and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a mountain view from all the rooms. Most rooms feature a balcony, and suites come with a living room.
    Surrounded by the magnificent mountains fragrant with fir trees and rich pinewood, the RIXOS Krasnaya Polyana Sochi Hotel is a unique place to find natural harmony.

    During the summer, guests are invited to enjoy open air yoga at an altitude of 960m above sea level; to hike along the incredibly beautiful eco routes with a team of professional guides, and choose from various other options for fans of active lifestyle.


    Number of rooms: 60
    Distance to the city centre: 4 km
    Distance to the airport: 30 km
    Address: 33 Vinogradnaya St., Sochi, Russia, 354008


    RODINA Grand Hotel & SPA is a luxury boutique hotel located on the Black Sea Riviera in the heart of Sochi and surrounded with a large subtropical park. It has been awarded with international and Russian hospitality awards multiple times.
    RODINA Grand Hotel & SPA is an unforgettable place for a family holiday, a romantic journey or just a business meeting. The rooms and suites are only decorated using natural materials: precious wood, leather and marble. Each room has a spacious terrace with a magnificent view of the azure sea or subtropical park.The furniture was designed by Susanne Loggier and Patrick Brugmann, court decorators of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
    Villa by Rodina is a separate building located on the territory of the evergreen park 200 meters from the main building RODINA Grand Hotel & SPA, on the Black Sea shore. The hotel’s amenities include five restaurants and two bars, its own cinema with a capacity of up to 100 people, a SPA, a gym, VIP concierge services to help you arrange all possible kinds of activities, from heli-ski to yachting to fishing.


    Number of rooms: 400
    Distance to the city centre: 2 km
    Distance to the airport: 26 km
    Address: 2 Morskoy lane, Sochi, Russia, 354000


    MARINS PARK HOTEL is a modern and cozy four-star hotel, located in the very heart of Olympic Sochi, 200 m from the beach. It is a timeless, world-class, residential style hotel, designed for discerning travelers. All rooms are furnished in warm earthy tones, creating a subtle sense of luxury with stunning views of the Black Sea through floor-to-ceiling windows. There are smoking floors available upon request.
    The hotel has a business centre, a restaurant offering different national cuisines, a 24h café with a summer veranda, a coffee shop, a wellness centre with SPA, a sauna and a hammam, a swimming pool, a beauty salon, private parking.


    Number of rooms: 887
    Distance to the city centre: 1 km
    Distance to the airport: 29 km
    Address: 3 Chernomorskaya street, Sochi, Russia, 354002


    Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina is situated downtown, right by the seashore. It is a modern 17-storied hotel providing magnificent views of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black sea. The overall area of the hotel takes up 70 000 sq.m., and its private beach has a capacity of 2000 people . The following facilities are available in the rooms: showers, sun loungers, deckchairs, parasols, restrooms and dressing rooms.
    The beach area is covered with authentic ocean sand for your ultimate relaxation. Amenities include a stage for performances and night disco, a first-aid post, sports equipment rental. The hotel has eight restaurants, fourteen bars, two swimming pools with heated sea water, a gym, saunas, a massage room, a gym and tennis courts, as well as a Thai SPA and a beauty salon. It has multiple opportunities for holding business meetings and events: over 400 exhibitions, forums, congresses, festivals, seminars and conferences per year are held in the hotel’s up-to-date conference and exhibition halls.


    Number of rooms: 31
    Distance to the city centre: 2 km
    Distance to the airport: 28 km
    Address: 72/7 Kurortny avenue, Sochi, Russia, 354002


    Villa Anna Hotel’s was inspired by Scottish Medieval castles. The hotel is located in the very centre of Sochi, in close proximity to Frunze Park, the Sochi Circus and the Arboretum.
    Travellers are offered to pick from various accommodations options. The hotel’s rooms are fitted with TV, air conditioning, a fridge, a safe box, a bathroom with a shower, a hair-dryer and a set of toiletries. Cottages have four bedrooms, a study, a nursery, a drawing room and a kitchen. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and free parking area. Good Merlin Restaurant serves European and Caucasian cuisine in a chateau-style atmosphere. During the summer, Chateau Courtyard Café offers drinks and refreshments. Guests can relax with a massage treatment after a Russian bath, and enjoy a game of table tennis and bowling. Villa Anna’s front desk is open 24 hours. Guests have access to a private beach at a nearby hotel, which is a 10 minutes’ walk away


    Number of rooms: 4688
    Distance to the city center: Sochi – 30 km
    Distance to the airport: 7 km
    Address: Figurnaya street 29, Adler, Russia, 354349


    BARKHATNY SEZON is a modern hotel with a developed urban infrastructure, located within a 30-minute walk from the Olympic Park. It consists of three blocks on the first and second coastlines of the Black Sea, “Ekaterininsky quarter”, “Russian house family quarter” and “Russian house sports quarter”, and allows for a pleasant stay of up to ten thousand people. The hotel accommodated guests during Russia’s most spectacular events: the 2014 Olympics, Formula 1 GRAND-PRIX, the World Choir Games, and the World Cup.
    The hotel’s services and amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a private blue flag beach with a full range of beach facilities, six conference halls and a banquet hall seating up to 500 people, a wellness and SPA centre, a medical centre, several gyms, a shopping centre, a tour desk and ticket booking services, sports fields, sports equipment rental, multiple entertainment opportunities.



    Sochi is a resort town that attracts people who want to have some festive time at least for the holiday period. This impacts the range offered by local shops and boutiques. Generally, even famous brands’ chain stores mainly have bright summer garments (sometimes with glitters). Local souvenirs are rather funny trinkets than works of applied arts: sea shells, painted stones or “Olympic” T-shirts, caps and toys. However, you can enjoy shopping here too. It should be noted that Sochi has no luxury boutiques, and a mix of variously priced goods in one shop is common place.



    Sochi offers a wide range of restaurants that will satisfy the most refined taste. Three of the most popular Halal restaurants are Chaihona Torne, Visota 2320 and East Quarter. They are scattered along the entire length of Sochi, so the city’s visitors can enjoy fine Halal food or local cuisine in any part of the resort.


    This teahouse is located in the central district of Sochi on Moskovskaya Street, in the shopping center “Alexandria”. The interior of the restaurant is made with an Asian flavor and has a pleasant rest. A bright multicolored dome, columns decorated with patterns help to plunge into the oriental atmosphere. Traditional dishes of Eastern and Caucasian cuisine will appeal even to capricious gourmets. For the most active — three karaoke halls and show programs from Wednesday to Sunday. Guests are sincerely welcome here and are greeted with special cordiality and warmth.

  • VISOTA 2320

    Have you ever dined among the blossoming rosebays and the snowy summits on the altitude of 2320 meters? No! Then you should visit restaurant “Vysota 2320”! You will get the splendid with of the Caucasian range, mountain Aibga and Black Sea through the panoramic windows. Sitting on the wooden terrace and breathing in fresh mountain air you will definitely feel the real taste of life! The restaurant is unique because of its place (the peak of Rosa Khutor), and as we all know, the altitude strengthens the appetite! Here you will definitely please it and will get to the highest point of delight!


    EAST QAURTER – is one of the best restaurants in Sochi, and can also be called a full-fledged cafe in the “Pub and Bar”category. In the menu of the Eastern Quarter, the most popular dish is “pasta mimoletto”. Visitors also noted well among the assortment – “fettuccine with salmon”. And true connoisseurs of taste will not remain without an opinion in front of the branded Eastern Quarter: “Borscht in Moscow”.

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