Welcome to Sochi, Russia
Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 May 2014
Sochi, the pearl of the ‘Russian Riviera’, boasts urban attitude within a seaside retreat and is located approximately 1,500 miles due south of Moscow.
Great Sochi stretches for 145 km along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains and its size makes it Russia's largest resort city.
As well as welcoming international Tall Ships in 2014, it will host the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games and the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix in the same year.
Sochi is often called the unofficial 'Summer Capital' of Russia. It’s the country's biggest and busiest summer sea resort, attracting more than four million visitors annually with its 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 political elite of the country.
The city is famous for its favourable climate, landscapes, beaches, parks, health resorts, spas and hotels, as well as mineral springs. Tourism is the leading industry of the city and provides growth for other sectors, such as health care, hotel services, construction, restaurants and food processing.
For further information visit Sochi's website and Facebook profile.