Sochi is an unusual place: some love it just as much as others dislike it, but hardly anyone is indifferent to Russia’s main resort. There are several reasons to explore the city, among which are its Black Sea beaches, its lush southern vegetation, and its proximity to the mountains.
During the hot season, Sochi offers tourists miles of beaches as well as diving and all sorts of rides to suit any taste — from outdoor water parks to merry-go-rounds and roller coasters. In the winter, everyone goes skiing or snowboarding at one of the Krasnaya Polyana resorts — Rosa Khutor, Gorki Gorod, or Gazprom.
The easiest way to get to Sochi is by flying. Currently, Aeroflot operates ten daily direct flights from Moscow to Sochi (average duration: 2.5 hours) that land at Sochi International Airport, located 25 km away from the city center.