The host of one of the biggest Russian sea ports, Novorossiysk is an important city on the Black Sea coast with the first signs of settlement dating back to the V century. The balmy, almost Mediterranean weather and picturesque landscapes make it a perfect holiday destination. Visit the Square of Heroes and the Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov Museum for your military history, or go to the observation deck 7 winds for an unforgettable view of the city.
Sochi is a Russian city on the Black Sea coast with a rare in the region subtropical climate – palm trees covered in snow is not a rare sight in there. There are over 100 different ethnicities living in Sochi, making it a perfect mix of cultures and languages. It is a popular tourist destination, with many attractions: parks and gardens, beaches and ski resorts, monumental Stalinist architecture and Byzantine-period ruins. Go out of the city for hikes in one of the national parks.