Sochi is often called the unofficial 'Summer Capital' of Russia, or the Black Sea Pearl. This is the country's biggest and busiest summer sea resort, attracting more than four million visitors annually with its amazing mountainous coastline, endless shingle beaches, warm sunny days, and bustling nightlife. From May to September Sochi's population at least doubles with tourists, including celebrities and the political elite of the country.


Located in the Krasnodar Krai of Russia on the Black Sea coast.

Also knows as

“The Black Sea Pearl”, “Summer Capital of Russia”.

Famous for

Home of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, its summer resorts and winter skiing resorts, as well as its Rail station - UNESCO's World Heritage.


From 30 °C (86 °F) to little below 10 °C (50 °F).


The fort of Alexandria, the ancestor of Sochi, was founded in 1838 at the mouth of the Sochi river.

Main cultural attractions

Olympic park, The Ahun's mountain Watchtower, The summer cottage of Stalin.


More than 400 thousands inhabitants.


Sochi International Airport.