Winter Olympics are planned to be held in Sochi, Russia in 2014. Winter Olympics have a charm of their own. Not only do they make your winters more cheerful but also they bring in more activity into this relatively dull season. When you think about Russia, you mind is filled with snow and dry weather marked by a severe chill. But Sochi is a destination in Russia which has warm waters during the summer season and has snowcapped peaks in winters.
Sochi is located around 1000 miles away from Moscow city. This amazing little town is at the footsteps of Caucasus Mountains on the Black Sea. Sochi received its official status in 1917 and now this is a very popular city of Russia which receives many tourists all year round. Now with being the official destination for Winter Olympics, Sochi is being rebuilt to welcome tourists and sportsmen from around the world. As you fly to Sochi to be part of the Olympics, here is a list of other amazing things that you can try when there.
Ski the Slopes:
If you are a skiing fan then this place is a heaven for you. You will love skiing on the Caucasus Mountains slopes which offer varied trails. Some are smooth for the beginners while some are steep and for professional. The ski resort provides equipment and guides along with wonderful stay facilities. You will love the skiing experience there and you will also love the quality of the slopes and the facilities of the ski resort.
Swim in the Black Sea:
In peak winters the water is very cold and sometimes frozen but in the end of winter season and beginning of spring which is referred to as Velvet season in Russian the water gets warms and is ideal for swimming. There are public bathing areas which may get crowded in the peak season but the experience is worth a try. You will love bragging about swimming in the black sea as most of the people think that black sea is frozen all year round.
Visit the Botanical Gardens:
Sochi is very proud of its spectacular botanical garden facility called the Dendrarium. Dendrarium was created in 1889 and the park now has more than 120 acres of land which is flourished with more than 1500 species of plants and trees. The place is stunning and is very beautifully kept. You will love the place and its astounding locales. It is exceptional for evening walks and picnics. There are souvenir shops inside the garden from where you can buy some amazing stuff.
Sochi has a great nightlie facility with wonderful bars and club where you can go in the evening to enjoy the Russian bear. You will love the crowd as most of the crowd during the Olympics will be of tourists and so clubs and bars are a wonderful place to socialize and make new friends as you stay in Sochi for the wonderful Winter Olympics 2014.
Fly to Russia for Winter Olympics now and enjoy this astounding city and wonderful games. You will love the Russian style Olympics and the amazing city.