Sochi is a Russian resort city, often referred to as the Russian Riviera. It is situated in Krasnodar Krai just north of the southern Russian border. It sprawls along the shores of the Black Sea and against the background of the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. The city has been selected to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014.
Sochi is almost alone among larger Russian cities due to its subtropical climate. Apart from the scenic Caucasus Mountains, pebbly and sand beaches, the city attracts vacation-goers with its subtropical vegetation, numerous parks, monuments, and extravagant Stalinist architecture.
Things to See and Do
* Dendrarium Park
* Mineral Springs
* Krasnaya Polyana mountain resort
Cruise Season - March - Nov
Currency - Ruble (RUB)
Language - Russian
Land Area - 3,502 sq km
Population - 400, 000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus two hours to plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 7
Port Location - The port is located on the outskirts of Sochi, closer to Navaginka.
Travel Links - Sochi's primary gateway is Sochi International Airport (IATA: AER ICAO: URSS) is located in the Adler district of Sochi. Several airlines fly to Sochi, including Aeroflot which flies from Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Austrian Airlines (operated by Tyrolean Airways) flies from Vienna, and Aeroflot-Don which flies from Dubai and Istanbul.