Speaking of the sights of Sochi, I have inthe sight is not just detached monumental objects, but also places where you just like to be, and more importantly - where you want to return again. All the attractions of the resort can be divided into man-made and natural, within the city and beyond.
As you know, Big Sochi is not only itself.Sochi city, but all its surroundings. There are a lot of interesting things in them. But the main division between the sights of Sochi I see is that you must see some first and foremost, and others as far as possible and with free time.
The content of the article
- 1 Unusual excursions in Sochi
- 2 TOP 35 sights of Sochi and Adler
- 2.1 Sochi Arboretum
- 2.2 Stalin's dacha
- 2.3 Historical Boulevard of Sochi
- 2.4 Park "Riviera
- 2.5 Adler Aquarium
- 2.6 Sochi Park
- 2.7 Akhun Mountain and Tower
- 2.8 Orekhovsky waterfall
- 2.9 Zmeykovsky waterfalls
- 2.10 Ahshtyr Cave
- 2.11 Yew-tree grove
- 2.12 Navaginskaya street
- 2.13 Maritime Station
- 2.14 Gorky Gorod and Rosa Khutor
- 2.15 Sky park
- 2.16 Sochi Art Museum
- 2.17 Abandoned Ordzhonikidze Sanatorium
- 2.18 Sochi Singing Fountains
- 2.19 Park Southern Cultures
- 2.20 33 waterfalls
- 2.21 Agur waterfalls
- 2.22 Sochi Circus
- 2.23 Species tower wind rose
- 2.24 Central Quay of Sochi
- 2.25 Adler Dolphinarium
- 2.26 Navalischenskoe gorge
- 2.27 Olympic Park
- 2.28 Cooperative Square
- 2.29 Imereti Embankment
- 2.30 Aquarium in Matsesta
- 2.31 Svirskoe gorge
- 2.32 "Berendeyev kingdom" and Mamedovo gorge
- 2.33 Quest Imaginarium
- 2.34 Waterpark Amphibius
- 2.35 Ostrich Farm Three Sofia
- 3 On the map
Unusual excursions in Sochi
For those who want to save preparation timefor the trip and to dive more fully into the atmosphere of the place, I would recommend using author's excursions. Look below the prices for such excursions, something will definitely suit you - Sochi, Abkhazia, Krasnaya Polyana, etc.
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In my opinion, individual tours are muchmore interesting organized tours with their large number of people and a hackneyed program. Especially with a private guide you can always agree on a convenient time and day for you, as well as adjust the program.
TOP 35 sights of Sochi and Adler
In this post I tried to collect moreattractions for those who have come for a long time or have already been several times in Sochi. Most of them I traveled myself, took a small part of the reviews. Now you have a large selection of things to do. All sights with name, description and photo. Those who need the most basic sights, see TOP 15 attractions.
One of the most famous sights,the history of which was begun in 1889 by the publisher of the Petersburg newspaper, S. N. Khudekov, who bought a plot on the slope of Lysaya Gora. The park is divided into two halves by the Resort Avenue, but under it there is an underground passage, through which you get to another part of the Arboretum.
The territory inside is divided into thematic zones, there is a small poultry house, a funicular to the highest point of the park and buildings across the Arboretum come across buildings of various sizes, but equally beautiful. Read more about Sochi Arboretum.
Ticket price: entrance to the park - 250 rubles, cable car - 200 rubles
Historic landmark firstthe queue is interesting for those who still understand the meaning of the words “Soviet”, “Stalin”, “communism”. The generation that grew up with GDP no longer knows another time and will not be interested in a homely house with a strange architecture, creaky floors and a wax statue of a Georgian in a cold office.
Older people will be interested to touch the history, to learn some details from the life of the leader of the USSR, to recall the forgotten past. More about Stalin's cottage - Stalin's dacha in Sochi is a story, not an attraction.
Ticket price: 300 rubles
Historical Boulevard of Sochi
Pedestrian area, route along the topembankment in Sochi, which runs on several dozen historical and cultural attractions of the city. The beginning of the pedestrian walkway is opposite the Maritime Station, and it ends opposite the Winter Theater. According to many (and mine, including) - the Historical Boulevard will be better and more interesting than the central embankment of Sochi.
He wins due to the lack of people, lack ofretail outlets and many interesting places on the way, including several cool viewing platforms with sunset views. More details and pictures about the boulevard - Historical Boulevard in Sochi - a secret walking area.
Huge in size and the most famous old parkSochi. Although it is completely different from Adler’s Sochi Park, you absolutely spend a lot of time and money in the Riviera. Several entrances to the protected area lead you into lush greenery with avenues, along which there are attractions. There are bigger ones, like an aquarium, a dolphinarium or a hippodrome.
And there are small, standard for this kindplaces, entertainment: shooting range, stalls, games for accuracy and agility, restaurants, children's playgrounds, carousels, wheels and swings. All this happiness is divided into a corner for very young visitors, and all other attractions for all ages. Read more about Riviera Park.
Ticket price: entrance to the park is free of charge, but for the rides you have to pay separately from 20 to 350 rubles. Or buy a subscription: children - 900 rubles, adult - 1200 rubles, family - 1500 rubles and they still have discounts, it is better to check on the park website.
Sochi Discovery World is considered the biggestOceanarium in the Russian Federation. There are entrances directly to the building, but through a barrier system, so you will have to go round in your own vehicle in search of parking. The Aquarium itself is a beautiful modern building, inside of which delight and admiration await you and your children.
Not that everything is done epically there, but itselfThe concept of underwater glass tunnels is advantageous by default. This is one of those places that you leave without regret for the money spent. More about the aquarium - Adler Aquarium - surprisingly, delight and shock.
Ticket price: 700 rubles, photo and video - 100 rubles
A separate attraction in the OlympicThe park is considered to be the Singing Fountain, as well as the neighboring entertainment paradise - Sochi Park. The huge territory, stuffed with attractions for people of all ages and interests. It is necessary to come here purposefully for the whole day, and even this time may not be enough to completely bypass the entire park. More about the Olympic Park.
Ticket price: 1200 rubles for children and 1550 rubles for adults.
Akhun Mountain and Tower
Not the highest mountain in the vicinity of Sochi, but bythe legend - it was she who was personally chosen by Stalin, who carefully looked at her from his dacha and ordered to build an observation tower there. For little money, you will quickly and easily get to a beautiful viewing platform with a 360-degree view: Adler, the sea, Sochi and the silhouettes of the Caucasus Mountains. The Akhun Tower is perhaps the most accessible viewing platform at such a height.
As I understand it - this is the closest to the citywaterfall, next to which is organized a platform for cultural recreation in the open. The road to it is good almost to the end, but here is the last couple of kilometers - for drivers with strong nerves and cars with a strong suspension. At the end of the route there is parking for a dozen cars and after it the pedestrian zone begins: covered gazebos for picnic under the trees and downstairs by the river.
To look at the waterfall, you have togo down the steep stairs with railings, but it's worth it. Carefully choose the season to visit - in the hot season the waterfall dries up a lot. More about the waterfall - Orekhovsky Waterfall in Sochi - a picnic in nature.
One of the closest waterfalls to Sochi, or rather- a cascade of waterfalls, which can be reached very quickly, even by public transport. Almost the entire road to the very end is normal asphalt, which ends with a couple of kilometers of primer and ample parking.
A total of Zmeikovskiy waterfalls can be observedFour main locations where the water falls or flows from a decent height and the top and bottom waterfalls are considered the best. More details and pictures about Zmeykovsky waterfalls, see here - Zmeikovskiye waterfalls in Sochi - 4 pieces.
Ticket price: 100 rubles per person
One of the simple sights as interms of the road to it, and in terms of attendance. You will calmly reach the ticket office, park, and in five minutes you will find yourself in the center of the cave. It is small, cold and smacks of bats. On the way to the cave, you will see two excellent viewing platforms overlooking the Mzymta River and the Skypark Suspension Bridge - it is on the same road as the Ahshtyr Cave.
Not far from the cave there is another attraction, although of a religious nature - a grotto with an icon. As for me, it is not worth a visit, but for some it may be significant. More about the cave - Ahshtyr cave in Sochi - not extreme extreme.
Ticket price: 150 rubles
Ecotourism trail, consisting of two routesdifferent length (large and small circles). The whole path of a large circle goes through beautiful natural places where relict plants, canyon, stone grottoes, creepers, boxwood trees meet - fabulous landscapes that definitely deserve a separate hike if you like this kind of recreation.
A small circle is asphalt paths and benches, it can be completed in just an hour. More about Tysosamshitovoy grove.
Ticket price: 300 rubles
Excellent walking distance from the railway station toMaritime Station, well, or just a walk in the city center along the avenue, thickly overgrown with tropical plants. A place of amazing beauty and photogenicity, with rows of restaurants, shops, benches and various sculptures. A very popular place that looks equally good both day and night with backlighting.
The only drawback is the problem with parking in the center, but still you can find paid parkings nearby. Read more about Navaginskaya Street - Navaginskaya street in Sochi - the natural local Arbat.
Navaginskaya Street End Point, Deep WaterSochi seaport, marina for yachts, the beginning of the central promenade of Sochi - all this is the Marine Station. Beautiful building with a high spire, which now plays the role of an expensive shopping center.
It's interesting both inside and outside, so itsshould be considered as a "landmark for half an hour", no less. You will have time to shoot yourself against the background of yachts, take a walk on the square opposite the Marine Station and wander inside. More about the Maritime Station - Marine Station in Sochi - yachts, boutiques and Semen Seeds.
Gorky Gorod and Rosa Khutor
I would have written earlier - Krasnaya Polyana, but sinceSince I figured out the geography of the resort, I write correctly - Gorki Town and Rosa Khutor, these two resort towns can be considered a real attraction near the village of Krasnaya Polyana.
And in Rosa Khutor, and in Gorky Gorod the lower part(under the mountain) is an interesting architecture, a pedestrian zone with entertainment and beautiful photos. And up the slope - a ski resort with cable cars and sports infrastructure. Read more about the resort area - Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi - 4 in 1, the whole truth about the resort.
Adrenaline paradise for extreme lovers. One of the most killer rides in the Sochi area: a suspension bridge over the Mzymta River, which reaches 400 meters in length, and from which crazy people like me jump upside down from a height of 69 and 207 meters.
Immediately waiting for you the highest swing in Europe, andtrolls, which can be worn at a speed of 150 km / h. Add here the rope park "Mowgli" and the climbing route Via Ferrata, and get the best extreme amusement park with no less extreme prices.
Ticket price: from 1000 rubles, includes only viewing platforms and the bridge, all other attractions are paid separately
Sochi Art Museum
Sochi Art Museum, which stands inThe center of Ordzhonikidze Street was founded in 1971. The collection of the Art Museum presents works of art from ancient times to modern painting. There is an option to visit the museum, both with a regular tour, and personally, using a portable audio guide. There are even rooms with interactive exhibits that children absolutely love.
Ticket price: Adult - 200 rubles, children’s or preferential - 100 rubles, video and photography - 50 rubles, audio guide - 50 rubles.
Abandoned Ordzhonikidze Sanatorium
One of the unofficial sightscities where tourists are not brought by buses and do not offer to buy a private tour. In fact, this is not a zabroshka in the full sense of the word, but a sanatorium that is closed for an indefinite period, under protection and with a fence.
I have a separate post with a history of this.surprisingly beautiful place, which used to be a people's health resort, where ordinary workers improved their health, and now it is empty and collapses due to incompatibility with the standards of seismic resistance and neighboring illiterate construction projects. More details about the sanatorium.
Sochi Singing Fountains
I would say that it is a fountain, not fountains. He is one, just very big. The attraction is located in the center of Sochi, not far from the Naval Station and near the Platanova Alley. The fountain is quite old - it has been working since 1970, and if earlier people could sit quietly next to it and talk to each other, now in the summer time a musical and light show begins, attracting attention and eyes.
The shining of the shower, which is one on one under sunsetsky and the murmur of the water exchanged personal and intimate, turned into rhythmic pinging LEDs for the entertainment of the crowd. That is why I do not believe that the Musical Fountain in Sochi is a place of top priority.
Ticket price: View the waterfall - for free, but it is located on the territory of the Olympic Park, and there is an entrance fee. Adult ticket - 700 rubles, children - 350. Children under 5 years old - for free.
Park Southern Cultures
Dendrology Park "Southern Cultures" is locatednot far from the Olympic Park in Adler, on the left bank of the Mzymta River. Air, ponds with swans and ducks, bamboo, eucalyptus trees, rare species of pines, in general - one of the regular attractions around the world, which is usually called "Botanical Garden".
Quiet, secluded and quiet place in the middle of the resort town, where you can walk under the shade of tall trees, hiding from the southern sun. Read more about Southern Cultures.
Ticket price: 120 rubles
You can reach them with a guided tour or on yourcar, independently to the village Kichmay. Any car will be able to drive along the road there, so it is not necessary to rent a jeep. True, the parking will not be at the waterfalls themselves, but it will remain very close. A walking path with stalls selling souvenirs is leading to the checkout.
The biggest waterfall is the very firstreaches a height of almost 12 meters. The rest are located below, but there is something to see. On both sides of the river there are wooden walkways and stairs with railings. Read more about 33 waterfalls.
Ticket price: 370 rubles
Usually this landmark is visited inset with Mount Akhun and observation tower on Mount Akhun. In the summer season at Agursky waterfalls there is just darkness to the people, everyone is invited to buy something, there is an incredible noise and people wait in line to make a photo against the background of the waterfall.
In summer, of course it’s great in the sense that you can swim, but still the most peaceful time for a waterfall is the off-season. A lot of water and few people - all that we love so much in the waterfalls.
Classic Soviet version, building withrecognizable profile and full face, burgundy folding chairs and the smell of animals. Unlike many Russian circuses, there is no permanent team here, and the circus hosts various groups from all over the country. Therefore, the performances are both magnificent and mediocre, here as you are lucky.
Ticket price: from 800 rubles
Species tower wind rose
One of the brightest and not to say that verypopular viewing platforms, which deserves a separate visit. Moreover, it is located not in the mountains next to the city, but in the middle of Sochi. The road here is a bit intricate, you can even get lost, but in the end you get a good parking lot near the tower itself.
Entrance for cafe visitors (and this is exactly a cafe) will be free, and if you come to just take a look at the panoramic view - up to 100 rubles from the nose. And the view is really chic, 360 degrees.More about Rose of the Winds
Ticket price: 100 rubles
Central Quay of Sochi
In fact, this is a pedestrian Primorskaya street, whichstretches along the coast from the Sea Port to the Winter Theater. The length of the embankment barely crosses over one kilometer, and all of it entirely consists of commercial buildings. Which, in fact, makes it a secondary attraction of the city.
Crowds of people, narrow embankment, forcedtables of restaurants, souvenir shops, entertainment for children, very noisy and no romance in the evenings in season. The historic boulevard wins here in all respects. But then, this is Sochi, as it is. Have a drink of beer, sit in a restaurant, feel the atmosphere of the most popular resort in Russia. Read more about the central promenade.
The show with the participation of dolphins is held 3 times aDay, at 12, 15 and 18 hours, lasts about 40 minutes and much of this time is taken by banal trade - the auction for the sale of paintings painted by dolphins. It would be possible to remove this place from the TOP of the best, but oddly enough - the children like it. Adults will most likely be boring, but they are adults. More about dolphinariums - Dolphinarium in Adler (formerly Aquatorium) - for the inexperienced
Ticket price: 600 rubles
One of the brightest natural attractionsSochi environs. The gorge is located on Mount Akhun and can only be reached on foot along the tourist routes. Rocks, grottoes, caves, creeks and fonts, a mountain lake and a surprisingly calm atmosphere of a century ago. In the autumn it is rather sad here and I would recommend a visit only for the summer months, when nature is riotting with colors and fragrances, and the earth does not limp under your feet.
Olympic facilities of the marine cluster, whichlocated between the old Adler and the border with Abkhazia, on the shore of the Imereti Bay. The main buildings are the Formula 1 track, arenas for sports and competitions, between which there are miles of excellent bike paths. The Olympic Park is a new landmark in Sochi, which appeared in the framework of the 2014 Winter Olympics. More about the Olympic Park.
Never a historical value, but from a pointThe view of resting eyes and hearts is very beautiful here. That is very beautiful. Gorgeous place for a photo shoot on the background of tropical plants, a great option for a walk with your baby or a city picnic for the whole family.
There are serious parking problems, so hereit is better to come on foot so as not to hurt your head about where to leave the car. In the spring, cherries bloom here, which for some reason are proudly called sakura. More information about blossoming sakura in the Cooperative Square of Sochi.
Relatively recent construction that createdin the framework of the improvement of the maritime cluster of Olympic facilities. A few kilometers of the coast of the Imeretinskaya Bay were filled with concrete, a high parapet and a wide walking path combined with a bicycle were paved. This is the only place in Adler where cyclists feel like a fish in water and are not afraid to knock someone down or be shot down.
Cafes and restaurants are built along the entire promenade.there are bicycle and electric scooter rentals, but in general it is a magnificent pedestrian zone between the port and the border with Abkhazia. See more details and photos here -Imereti Embankment in Adler - the road to the sky.
Aquarium in Matsesta
The aquarium is most suitable for childrenIt will be interesting to look at fish and animals, especially if you get in the hours of their feeding. With some animals, circus shows are held and you can be photographed with them. In addition to the many varieties of fish, corals and algae in the aquarium, you can see iguanas, crocodiles, sharks, turtles and rays.
There is a python and a seal with its own names,hippopotamus and fur seal, alligator. This is not a very big and spectacular aquarium, of “local importance”, so you should not go here from afar, but it’s quite possible to go in between, no matter what, especially not counting.
Ticket price: adult - 500 rubles, children (from 6 to 11 years) - 300 rubles.
The gorge is interesting primarily waterfallSvirsky. This is the highest and most beautiful waterfall, which, moreover, is located close to the beginning of the route. If you walk along Svirskaya Street in Lazarevskoye, going up the creek, at the beginning of the hiking route along the gorge you can see a clearing. To her right will be the waterfall Svirsky. After you have to go back to the clearing and go in the other direction about three kilometers.
The trail rises uphill on the crossterrain, winding from one bank of a stream to another, and leads to the Glory dolmen, the Adam and Eve waterfalls, the Lunar stone (a piece of rock or a boulder of a slightly unusual shape), the wish tree and the Teschina waterfall. The entire route will take several hours to complete. You should be guided by red marks on stones and trees.
Ticket price: 100 rubles for the entrance to the territory of the Sochi National Park.
"Berendeyev kingdom" and Mamedovo gorge
Recreational facility Berendeyev Kingdom next toLazarevsky is a dedicated area of a large natural park and part of the Mamedov Gorge. The name of the gorge is associated with the legend of the Adyge Mamed, who saved his native village from Turkish robbers by sacrificing his life. Following the route on the territory of the Berendeyev Kingdom, one can see the waterfalls of the Bezymyanny creek (a tributary of the Kuapse River).
In addition to natural attractions parkinteresting because they filmed the Soviet fairytale film Snow Maiden. Wooden figures of fairy-tale heroes are installed on the territory of the park, and waterfalls are romantic names: Kupava, Emerald, Beard Berendey. A 450 meter long trail leads along the stream from the ticket offices to the waterfalls.
Then you can go from the observation deck at the verythe distant, 30-meter waterfall Beard Berendey through tea plantations to the ancient megaliths, sanctuary and dolmen. This part of the route has a length of 700 meters. The trail is equipped with bridges with railings, marked and quite simple, you can even walk with children here.
There is a wonderful fairy forest withintertwining roots of trees and lianas hanging from branches and stones. In addition to the purely natural component, on the territory of the Berendeyev Kingdom, you can fish in a small pond where trout are bred, dine in a cafe, take photos with fabulous characters and participate in entertaining animated shows for children and adults.
The route along the Mammadov gorge begins behindboarding house "Yantar", a dirt road from which leads to the restaurant "Kuren". About half an hour walk along the river Kuapse, through a magical green forest, where both beech and chestnut and linden grows and the road goes to the right, and the path leads along the river’s stones to Orekhovaya Polyana.
A narrow corridor between the rocks means the beginningof the most interesting: first you can see a grotto with squat formations and bizarre rocks, and then - the stone gates of the gorge, where the stone walls converging overhead form an arch. Outside the gates, travelers get into the limestone so-called “White Hall”, along one of the walls of which flows a stream of the “Beard Mamed” waterfall.
Behind the waterfall is a small naturala reservoir called the Bath Mamed. Three more waterfall gorges are called Happiness, Youth and Love. They are just over 10 meters high. By tradition, it is necessary to swim in each of them and gain all of the above. Rising even higher, you can walk to the tea plantations and the tea house with a cafe near the village of Bolshaya Mamedka. In the gorge you can also visit the stone blockage, where the waterfall “Head of Mamed” and the dolmen are located.
The cost of a ticket to the park Berendeyevo kingdom: an environmental fee - 100 rubles, children under 7 years old - for free.
Popular entertainment in the form of room quest. The meaning of entertainment is that in 60 minutes you need to find the keys on the prompts and leave the room. The game involves a team of 5-6 people. Children from 8 to 14 years old can only participate with adults.
The atmosphere of a mysterious and fascinating storypuzzles give vivid emotions and thrills to both children and adults. The game takes in an unusual situation and gives you the opportunity to test their intelligence, logic and skill of a team game.
Ticket price: from 1000 to 3000 rubles for a team of 5-6 people.
The water park is located in the resort town (Adler). Suitable for vacationers with children. The rest, perhaps, will be boring. In addition to the standard slides and attractions there is a children's area with a pool and fountains, a lot of cafes where you can eat, shops. The territory is green and well appointed. During the day, you can go out and back from the water park, it works during the season from morning until late evening.
Ticket price: children up to 3 years old are free, from 3 to 7 years old - 700 rubles, adult - 1400 rubles.
Ostrich Farm Three Sofia
The farm is located near the road to Krasnaya Polyanaand the entrance to the Ahshtyrsky canyon. On the territory you can see ostriches emu and nanda, golden pheasants, goose from the banks of the Nile, peacocks and other birds that you can feed.
In addition to the birds, there is a decorative boar on the farm,pony, where you can ride and a kite, with whom you can take pictures. There are guided tours around the farm, you can relax in the gazebo, and before you go buy an ostrich egg as a souvenir.
Ticket price: 100 rubles. As of June 2018, the farm is closed.
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Sights of Sochi
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