Cheapest car hire in Sochi
Van / minivan
*daily rates in Sochi based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Sochi
- Sochi is now known as the sporting capital of Russia, hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Russian Grand Prix and hosting matches of the 2018 World Cup
- Bizarrely, although the city is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, it’s a seaside resort with a sub-tropical climate
- It’s the southernmost city in Russia, lying near the border with Georgia
- The famous Russian tennis player, Yevgeny Kafelnikov hails from Sochi
- The beach resort also has a ski resort under an hour away in Krasnaya Polyana where building work continues apace to be ready in time for the event
Sochi Mini Guide
Why is Sochi so Popular?
There’s a saying that Sochi is the luckiest place in Russia and with all it’s got and all it’s going to have taking place there, there’s a good chance they’re right. In the summer months it’s a popular place for the Russian people to holiday as it has excellent weather, beautiful coastline and the mountains behind the city.
How do I get to Sochi?
It’s not easy as many of the flights there are simply domestic ones from within Russia as currently only 2% of tourists there are from Western Europe. International flights again tend to come from former eastern bloc countries. Travellers from the UK
should consider using Moscow
as a hub for onward flights although St Petersburg
is also an option.
What Should I see or do in Sochi?
Very soon you’ll be able to watch the Russian Grand Prix, the Winter Olympics or catch a group match at the football World Cup. For now though there’s the excellent ski resort at Krasnaya Polyana if you’re travelling there in winter although parts of it are currently a building site. In the summer, the beach is the place to be for the weather is humid and temperatures soar into the thirties. Elsewhere a lot remains from Soviet days including Stalin’s Summer Palace and many monuments to the anti-fascist campaign in the Second World War and the people who died in the struggle.
Latest Update from Sochi:
- Many new routes begin operating to Domodedovo this summer from around Europe continuing to increase passenger numbers at the airport. Concourse extensions are being prepared to cope with the increased footfall and should come online later this year and in 2013.