Sochi is a unique Russian city where subtropical vegetation and warm sea neighbor snow-capped mountains. Sochi and its surroundings offer a variety of attractions: nature, history, culture, sport, beaches, shopping, etc. Those who are fond of modern history will surely choose the tour about the city with a visit to Joseph Stalin's Dacha – summer residence of the former Soviet leader. Do you know where the world’s northernmost tea grows? It grows in the vicinity of Sochi. Russian Tea tasting tour is arranged so that guests can see tea plantations and have a tea party in a specially designed chalet. Sochi’s mountains with their pristine rivers and stunning waterfalls provide an ideal venue for shaded relaxation on hot summer days. On the top of Akhun Mountain (663 m above the sea level) there is a unique landmark — an observation tower constructed in 1936, from the top of which one can observe a magnificent panorama of the city, the Black Sea and the Caucasus.
Sochi is the host of Winter Olympics 2014. This big sports event with 50bn $ budget is held from 7 to 23 February.