Adler (Russian: Áдлер, Ah-dler) is the center of Adler district and is part of Greater Sochi.
By trainAlmost every train going to Sochi from other Russian cities has a last stop in Adler. The railroad station is located a bit aside from the center.
A commuter line is running every half an hour from Sochi station and the trip takes about 30 minutes.
By busThere are buses running from about 07 AM to about 10 PM.
Buses 125 and 124 run from Sochi railroad station to Adler center. The trip usually takes about 40 minutes but due to traffic it can be as long as 2 hours. The bus costs 48-50 RUR.
By planeSochi airport is located in Adler. You can take several buses to get from there:
- 51 - from the airport to central market;
- 105, 124 - from the airport to the railroad station (can take also to kurortny gorodok).
Also you could take a taxi, but it is necessary to have it booked beforehand as the prices in the airport will be inadequately high.
Adler lighthouseStill working as a lighthouse one of the oldest on the Black sea coast. Was built in 1898
Bestuzhev-Marlinsky monumentaddress: Бестужевский скверStone obelisk and on the one side Каменный обелиск-пирамида, с одной стороны — бронзовый bas-relief made of bronze of a friend of Pushkin who was a Decembrist downsized to soldiers and who died in the fight for Adler in 1837. The body was never found. The park was established in 1913.
Olympic RingsHuge rings that has every continent with its own color. Beautifully lighted during the nighttime.
Overview platformaddress: Lenin street and Golubye Dali streetOverview platform with a view to the city and the sea.
Adler district history museumphone: +7 862 240-54-28address: Karl Marx St, 8Shows history of the district from ancient to modern times.
Adler Park of Leisurephone: +7 8622 40-41-65address: Romashek, 1More like an amusement park
Sochi Discovery World Aquariumphone: +7 862 246-33-56address: Lenin St. 219The biggest Aquarium in Russia and one of the biggest in Europe.
Dolphinariumphone: +7 862 246-33-03address: Lenin 219Dolphins' show. 45 min.
Novyi Vekaddress: Demokraticheskaya, 52A mid-sized mall
Plaza Cityaddress: Kirova 58A mid-sized mall with a movie multiplex.
Verandaaddress: Kirova 44A nice place to eat.
Zhily Byly Teremokaddress: Demokraticheskaya 50/7Local cuisine with a cosy atmosphere.
address: Bestuzheva 1/1
address: Kirova 58On the third floor of City Plaza mall.
Forward Baraddress: in the basement of Forward TowerA small bar with international crowd and upbeat music.
Treugolnikaddress: Kirova 56Rock-an-roll club with wide music collection.
Wild Westaddress: Kirova 52
Kurortny Gorodok resort townKurort in Russian is Resort, hence the town is named after the resort complex located in the area. It is located midway between Sochi center and Adler center. Distance to the airport is 3 km, Adler railroad station - 1 km, to Sochi center is 20 km.
The heart of the Kurortny gorodok is a resort complex which consists of several resorts - Delfin, Koral, Fregat, Neptun and Smena. There are some renovated hotels like Oasis and Golden Dolphin, and some other small private mini-hotels.
The coast side has a lot of cafes, restaurants, shops and other venues for entertainment, such as the dolphinarium, aquarium, aquapark, some night clubs, bowling etc.
Cost of stay can be considerably higher than in other areas in Adler.
Auroraphone: +7 988 134-98-68address: Bestuzheva 22Private mini-hotel in the heart of Adler with scenic views with a walking distance to the sea.
phone: +7 988 238-92-86, +7 988 237-68-25address: Prosvesheniya 113AA little hotel with several categories of rooms. Works all year round.
phone: +7 918 206-95-54, +7 918 203-58-14address: Medovaya 72A small hotel a bit far from the sea. Works from May to October.
phone: +7 918 309-05-70, +7 862 240-23-30address: Ulyanova 10A guesthouse in the center of Adler. Works all year round.
phone: +7 8622 46-34-55-57address: Lenina, 219
«СССР»phone: +7 8622 46-05-17-29-81address: Lenina, 217-а
phone: +7 8622 69-15-40address: Kalinina, 1
Adler has the traditional set of Russian mobile operators:
phone: +7 861 945-95-95
phone: +7 800 333 0500
phone: +7 800 333 0890
Tele2A multinational European provider, operating in 22 countries including Russia. Tele 2 has its network in many regions of the country, excluding Moscow. Comparing to others, it is the cheapest operator, but having the smallest coverage area.
SkylinkThe all-Russian CDMA operator, having less subscribers, than GSM operators, but popular for faster and cheaper mobile Internet service.
Check roaming prices before using non-Russian sim-card, especially those for mobile Internet. Some standards of mobile connection are not supported in Russia, e.g. those for Japan and United States.
Staying in Russia for a week or more, it's definetely worth to buy a local sim-card, but be aware, that a passport is needed for that. The easiest way refill a local mobile account is to use an ATM for that. Most ATMs have bilingual interfaces, allowing numerous kinds of payments, including those for mobile services by local operators.
- Wi-fi connection can be found at part of Adler hotels and restaurants. Below is the list of major free wi-fi spots in the city (see also Krasnaya Polyana):
Sochi International AirportService provided by MegaFon.
McDonaldsaddress: Bestuzheva 1inside the restaurant and around it.
Yuzhnoe Vzmorye Resort Hoteladdress: Kalinina street, 1 - Adler