Winter Olympics - Sochi 2014

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Far from Poland, in Krasnodar Krai, there is a resort where in a few weeks there will be thousands of ski lovers. Russia's Sochi is the proud host of the 22nd Winter Olympics .

For many it is simple - if skiing, then probably the Alps or other mountain ranges rising up towards the sky from the European continent. Not on another one, because it is too far, and besides, too expensive. However, when someone who is not afraid of hundreds of kilometers decides to go on a winter trip, and can afford a fairly large expense, the boundaries may shift significantly. As a result, it can focus on resorts that a skier with a thinner wallet is unlikely to think of. For example, about the famous Russian resort of Sochi, located on the Black Sea.

Expensive, more expensive, Sochi

For years, the resort has been known as the most popular resort in all of Russia, and in 2014 it will host the 22nd Winter Olympics . The preparations have been going full steam ahead for many months, and as the works progress, the prices in restaurants and hotels are rising. On the other hand, it is expensive even without pay rises.

According to the Skyscanner website, Sochi ranks first among the 21 most expensive European winter sports resorts. The portal has prepared a special list of resorts, taking into account the amounts for the flight and a 7-day stay of 2 people, ski passes and ski equipment rental. In Sochi, according to the authors of the report, you have to pay about 9 thousand. zlotys.

Skiing to Sochi

Not surprisingly, anyone who is at least a bit familiar with the history and culture of the giant country, the construction of sports facilities and other infrastructure consumed over $ 50 billion - much more than all the Winter Games combined. For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the Olympic Park was built, which will simultaneously accommodate approx. 75 thousand. people. Well, the Russian momentum is seen.

In Sochi itself, the so-called The "ice" part of the Games. The second, "snow", will be organized on the slopes of Krasnaya Polyana, in the Roza Chutor resort, located about 40 km from the resort, to which a newly built railway line connects. On February 9-22, all alpine skiing competitions will be held here, and today skiers can enjoy beautifully prepared routes and even more beautiful views that can be admired from them.

Advantages of the Russian Riviera

There is no doubt that the organization of the Olympic Games will attract crowds of tourists from all over the world to Sochi. However, even without it, the resort has been very popular - and has been for many years. In summer, it tempts with the beauty of its beaches, and in winter, it is visited by winter sports fans, for whom it is a great starting point to the nearest ski stations.

Sochi is beautiful and exceptionally green. One of the many attractions here is the only tea plantation in Russia , which is the most northerly tea plantation in the world. We can see the unusual taste and aroma of a hot drink, served in an atmospheric tea house in the villa district of Dagomys .

In the heart of Sochi there are Matsesta sulfur springs . Tourists come to them from different countries, wanting to get rid of skin ailments and get a characteristic "tan", the sources of which owe their colloquial name - "fiery river".

In addition to the springs, the resort's assets include the Caucasian National Biosphere Reserve and numerous caves, where you can admire the traces left by the people living in them 35 thousand. years ago. The Orechowski and Agura waterfalls delight with their beauty, while the water theater, the aquarium and the trout farm tempt with the wealth of attractions.

Long to list the reasons why it is worth going to the far north and visiting Sochi. If not in February, during the Olympics, then in summer.

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A writer by profession, a passion of a cat. One day he will see what is behind the Urals - good to Vladivostok. So far, when he can, he enjoys the sun of the countries of southern Europe. And it's also fun;)

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