The Big Sochi
stretches for150 km between Caucasian foothills to Black Sea coast: from the river Shepsi on the North-West to the river Psou on the South-East. The coastal territory leans to the Sea.
Sochi consists of Adlerskiy, Hostinskiy, Central and Lazarevskiy regions that exist as independent resort zones with a variety of resort settlements from Magry on the North-West to Adler on the South-East.
Adlerskiy region of Sochi (Adler) is situated between two rivers – Psou and Kudepsta. It borders Abkhazia on the South-East. Adler consists of micro districts. These are Veseoloye, Blinovo, the center of Adler, Golubye Dali, Chkalovo. Airport “ Sochi ” is situated in Adler. The region includes mountain resort and settlement Krasnaya Polyana (Red Glade), which is located 550-600 meters high over the Sea near the South slope of the Great Caucasian Ridge.
Mountains seem receded from the coast in Adler. They form almost plain surface that slantingly goes down to the Sea. Imeretinskaya Dolina is situated here. This area is the broadest on the Black Sea coast.
Hostinskiy region of Sochi (Hosta) stretches for 20 km along the coast from the river Kudepsta to the river Vereshyaginka. The region includes Hosta, Kudepsta and Matsesta(it is famous for its curative hydrosulphuric springs).
Central region of Sochi ( Sochi ) takes place from the river Vereshyaginka on the South to micro district Mamajka (“Stavropolje” Resort). It is the territory between Hostinskiy and Lazarevskiy regions. The area is the historical center of Sochi . A park “ Riviera ”, the Railway station and the Seaport are in the very center of the region. The majority of sanatoriums are in the central Sochi .
Lazarevskiy region of Sochi (Lazarevskoye) is the most spreading district of the resort. It stretches for 109 km along the Black Sea coast from the micro district Mamajka to the river Shepsi. Resort settlements such as Dagomys, Uch-Dere, Loo, Golovinka, Chemitokvadgie, Lazarevskoye, Ashe, Makopse, Magry are situated on its territory. Mountain relief of the region with its rocky gorges, a great variety of rivers and brooks open the picturesque view.
There are essential climatic differences between and inside the regions of Sochi . Every region has its own climatic peculiarities.