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Sochi is a Black Sea port city in Krasnodar Krai (Russia), located close to the Russian border with Georgia. The city covers a total area of approx 177 km2 (68 ml2) and has population around 350,000, ranking it Russia's biggest resort city.
- Greater Sochi (metro area including subordinated localities and territories) covers a total area of 3526 km2 (1361 ml2), sprawling 145 km (90 ml) along the Black Sea coast near Caucasus Mountains. Part of the Caucasian Riviera, Sochi is one of the few places in Russia with subtropical climate, mild winters and warm to hot summers.
- With the alpine and Nordic events held at nearby ski resort of Roza Khutor, Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi hosted XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014, as well as the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2014-2020. It will also be one of the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- Sochi is unique among other bigger Russian cities as a subtropical resort. Apart from the picturesque Caucasus Mountains and sand beaches, the city appeals to vacation-tourists with its numerous parks, monuments, vegetation, and the extravagant Stalin-era architecture. Around 2 million people each summer visit Greater Sochi, when in the city is held the annual "Kinotavr" film festival - one of the getaways for Russia's elite.
- A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve (2957 km2 / 731000 acres) is located north from the city.
Sochi cruise terminal
Port Sochi terminal building was constructed in 1955 in Stalinist-style architecture design. The building is topped with a 71 m (233 ft) high steepled tower.
Sculptures embodying cardinal points and seasons are set above the tower's 3 tiers.
Port Sochi cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sochi, Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|2 May, 2020|