Know nature the Sochi way

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Sochi has become known from a wider scope ever since it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. Past the hype, Sochi is a place to discover with its vast offering of different sights from impressive architectures to amazing greeneries and proud mountains.

Find the beauty of this place through its flawless façade of nature that’s truly captivating and fascinating.

Location

Most part of Sochi is situated along the Black Sea Coast that’s near the borders of Georgia/ Abkhazia and Russia. A city in Krasnodar Krai, this place approximately covers an area of 3, 502 square kilometers.

This is located in the southernmost part of Russia and is often considered as the unofficial summer capital of the said county.

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Climate

Sochi has a subtropical climate. Warmest months include July and August. Statistically, these are the months that meet higher visits from travelers due to the fact that the weather is ideal for swimming and exploring the said place.

Summer season, approximately lasts for 6 months, from April to November. Cold months on the other hand happen between December to March with an average temperature of 11 degrees Celsius.

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Transportation

By plane, Sochi can be reached via Adler – Sochi International Airport. There are also trains that go to and from Moscow and Sochi.

Going around the city can be aided by buses and taxi as a mode of transportation.

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Attractions

Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster

Tourists from all over the globe come to this popular destination to experience snow and other winter-related activities.

Krasnaya Polyana is also a convenient place for escape because the vicinity hosts hotels, spas and restaurants as well.

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Agura Waterfalls

Also known as Agursky, this is considered as one of the most famous attractions ion Sochi. The scenic view can also be experienced through hiking.

With the height of 30 meters, tourists can enjoy both sightseeing and hiking around stone formations surrounding the falls.

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Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove

This is another spot to visit and experience nature first hand. The place is a cradle for different species of trees and astounding stones.

This natural park is perfect for those who want to go for walks while enjoying the picturesque sceneries of nature.

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Images:
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Sources:
http://www.sochicityguide.com/things-do-and-places-visit-sochi-russia
https://www.stay.com/sochi/attractions/

See More:

Sochi Tourism: Best of Sochi, Russia
http://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Tourism-g298536-Sochi_Greater_Sochi_Krasnodar_Krai_Southern_District-Vacations.html

A Beginner’s Guide To Sochi, The So-Called ‘Russian Riviera’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/sochi-russia-travel_n_4550247.html

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