Colchis forests located partially on the territory of Sochi – Caucasian Biosphere Reserve, are the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Protected areas – Caucasian Biosphere Reserve, Sochi republican state natural reserve, Sochi National Park, occupy about 80% of the total area of the Big Sochi (3502 sq. km.). Colchis forests located partially on the territory of Sochi – Caucasian Biosphere Reserve are the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
«Rosa Khutor» – ski resort in Krasnaya Polyana, Krasnaya Polyana – mountain cluster, the Olympic Park in Adlersky district, Imertinskaya Embankment are among the main places of interest. There are more than 30 Orthodox churches and chapels in the city.
Sochi is subtropical resort city located in Krasnodar krai, on the northeast coast of the Black Sea.
Sochi, the urban village of Krasnaya Polyana and a number of settlements located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountain range form a municipal formation resort-city of Sochi, also informally referred to as the Big Sochi.
The length of the city on the Black Sea coastline is about 145 km. The urban area is located mainly along the coast, sometimes expanding into the mountain valleys.
The first people appeared in the vicinity of present Sochi about 400-350 thousand years ago.
Sochi was founded as a fort called Alexandria in April 21, 1838. The purpose of the construction of fortifications was the suppression of the slave trade and smuggling of weapons.
After the Russian Civil War, great attention was paid to the development of Sochi as a resort city. In 1937, Sochi became a part of Krasnodar Krai. In 1993, Sochi acquired the status of a federal resort.
Located about 1620 km of Moscow.
Moscow – Sochi – 2h10m