What to see in Sochi

Sochi Attractions

Sochi offers travellers a varied sightseeing buffet. The beaches, ski resorts, health spas and scenic wilderness areas ensure that a holiday in Sochi can be a very healthy one, and also that most tourists travel well beyond the city centre to explore the offerings of the wider region.

Sightseeing in Sochi is less about iconic cultural and historical attractions and more about recreational fun, with spas, malls, parks and sporting facilities often taking central stage. Popular attractions within the city include the Arboretum Botanical Garden (Dendrarium), which allows for beautiful views over the city; Riviera Park, where recreational facilities are plentiful and open-air concerts are held; the Zovokzalny War Memorial, dedicated to local soldiers killed in World War II; the Loo Temple, including ruins dating back to the 12th century; and the Discovery World Aquarium, a world-class marine facility.

Beyond city limits the Sochi National Park beckons visitors with striking natural features like the Agura Waterfalls, the seaside resort towns of Dagomys and Gelendzhik draw beach bums, and ski resorts like Krasnaya Polyana and Dombai lure snow bunnies.

Agura Waterfalls

Also known as Agursky, the Agura Waterfalls (the term 'Agura' means river or stream in Ubykhian) are one of the most…

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Located just outside of Sochi, the small village of Dagomys is a popular holiday resort on the Black Sea. The former…

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One of the more popular ski resorts in the Caucasus region, Dombai is a scenic mountain valley located at the confluence…

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The laidback seaside resort of Gelendzhik has been around for several millennia, having been founded as a Greek outpost…

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Krasnaya Polyana

Set 1,968 feet (600m) above sea level, Krasnaya Polyana, ('red meadow') is fast becoming the most popular ski resort…

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Matsesta Spa

Matsesta is a micro-district in Sochi, on the Black Sea coast, primarily renowned as a health resort. Matsesta, meaning…

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