Krasnaya Polyana was the center of the Alpine cluster of venues for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, and includes venues for skiing, biathlon, luge, ski-jumping and snowboarding.
Plants in surroundings vary from sub-tropical to alpine.
Bus route 105 goes to Krasnaya Polyana from Sochi central bus terminal via Sochi International Airport. Another option is to catch bus 135 from the center of Adler. Both routes have stops in Krasnaya Polyana settlement and Esto-Sadok, finishing at Alpika-Service. A one-way ride from Central Sochi will cost you 65 RUR, as of 2011.
Marshrutkas, or minibuses, of the same routes have more frequent service, the fare can be a bit more expensive.
In preparation for the Games this new rail line was constructed and opened in November 2013. There will be 2 train stations in the area of Krasnaya Polyana: Esto-Sadok and Roza Khutor. The trains depart both ways 7 times a day and cost and take 40 minutes (as of September 2015).
Taxi is quite expensive, but still the most convenient way to reach Krasnaya Polyana.
Expect to pay in average 1,500 RUR for a ride from Central Sochi or 1,200 from Adler / Sochi International Airport. Most hotels can arrange transfers as well; the price for that can be slightly more expensive.
It is 40 km from Adler. The road will take 30 minutes to get from Adler/airport, or 1 hour from Central Sochi.
If you want to rent a car, get it at Sochi International Airport, as there are no rental agencies in Krasnaya Polyana.
Anton Tammsaare museumaddress: Tammsaare str., 86Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878-1940) is an Estonia famous writer. He spent 7 years living in Krasnaya Polyana for medical treatment reasons. The exposition inside his former house includes personal belongings, books, photos, homeware, traditional crafts, folk instruments, and documents, illustrating also the history of Estonian settlers in Krasnaya Polyana.
Krasnaya Polyana Beegarden
Wild Animal Nursery of Caucasian Biosphere Reserve
Mountain garden apiaryphone: +7 8622 43-01-27, +7 8622 43-01-28You can learn a lot about Caucasian bees and products such as honey, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, taste and buy the local organic products from the producers.
address: Olympiyskaya, 35The biggest ski-resort in Russia was in the epicenter of Olympic Games in mountain cluster Almost 100 km of ski slopes with maximum of 2320 meters of altitude. One elevation only is , ski-pass for a day is on the weekdays and on weekends (winter 2015) and 10-15% cheaper if bought in advance through internet.
phone: +7 8622 90-29-02The northern ski resort and located on Psekhako mountain slopes. 11 cables, and 18 ski slopes and 5 of them are available to ski in the nighttime. Skipass is (winter 2015)
Mountain Carouselphone: +7 8622 41-44-44address: Estonskaya, 7Cable cars work 09:00 to 18:30. Ski-pass for a day is . There is an observation desk during summer on the
phone: +7 928 44 55 33 9The office is in the hall of Golden Tulip hotel. The company has 2 helicopters for groups up to 4. Price is for 2 days.
Bowlingphone: +7 8622 43-9000address: Esto-Sadok, 156Professional 2-lines bowling, a 12-feet table for Russian billiard and American pool.
Perevalny Tea (Перевальный чай)
Freerideaddress: Michurina 1/1
Rossignol Alpindustriaaddress: Berezovaya 132, Esto-Sadok
Achishkhophone: +7 918 104 63 24address: Achishkhovskaya street, 1Caucasian and Russian cuisine. Dishes are prepared at charcoal grill, tandoor, and Russian stove. There is an indoor hunter-style decorated dining area and few riverside pavilions outdoor.
Atmospherephone: +7 8622 93 03 13address: Michurina street, 2Cosy and stylish restaurant of French, Russian and Caucasian cuisine, with live music and nice decor. The place is famous for its chief cook, who is from Chamonix, France.
Polyanaphone: +7 918 406 16 60address: Berezovaya street, 134Good restaurant of Mediterranean and Russian cuisine. Has its own trout pool. There is a cheaper canteen with this restaurant, open before 18:00.
Trikoniphone: +7 918 001 19 74address: Krasnaya Polyana, Michurina street, 1A bustling bar, which acts as an Alpine proriders' and instructors' headquarter.
Greenwood night clubphone: +7 8622 33-85-46address: Esto-Sadok, 11Krasnaya Ployana's most odious bar and disco-club. Has a large dancefloor, has guest DJs from Moscow and St. Petersburg, regular show programs. Has a restaurant and one can play snooker. Usually crowded in the winter season.
Dikankaphone: +7 928 33-444-11address: Olympiyskaya, 35Works as a cafe in daytime and turns into a night club after evening. Has a free transfer to Esto-Sadok and Krasnaya Polyana
Krasnaya Polyana differs from the rest of Sochi, as it has the hot season in winter (skiing and snowboarding time) and the off-season in summer (too far away from the Black Sea coast). The hotel prices react accordingly.
Mountain Skit Hosteladdress: Achishhovskaya str. 8A hostel offering the most budget accommodation in Krasnaya Polyana.
phone: +7 916 696-4025, +7 918 407-1306address: Turchinskogo str. 13, 1/2Inexpensive lodge, consisting of two houses.
phone: +7 8622 66-20-02address: Esto-Sadok, 146This 3-star hotel offers 22 rooms, swimming pool (in summer only), cafe and bar, sauna. Transfer arrangements and car rental are possible.
Gala Plazaaddress: Olympiyskaya street 2249 rooms hotel, conveniently located right near Krasnaya Polyana's highest chairlift, few steps from future Alpika Service train station and in the heart of Olympic mountain cluster. The other side of this coin is much of construction works around.
Rai Ski Domikaddress: Pereulok Zaschitnokov Kavkaza 45An Alpine-style guesthouse having 10 comfortable rooms, with a Caucasian restaurant, karaoke and free wi-fi.
phone: +7 8622 439-000address: Esto-SadokLocated at the foot of Aigba ridge, close to Mountain Carousel cable-car. 26 rooms, Finnish sauna, comfortable bar, Russian cuisine restaurant, and the only professional bowling facility in the area.
Verticalphone: +7 8622 43-9192address: Esto-Sadok, 141A 3-star 6-floor hotel with a roofed swimming pool, restaurant and other facilities. Offers various sport and leisure programs, including heli-ski.
Peak Hoteladdress: Zaschitnikov Kavkaza street 7797 comfortable rooms and villas, one of the first Krasnaya Polyana hotels, shuttle transportation is needed for getting to any chairlift. Away from construction works, what is a real advantage during the preparation of 2014 Olympics.
Polyana Grand Hoteladdress: Achipsinskaya street 16This luxury resort hotel occupies a large and scenic territory between Achipse river and Psekhako ridge, 1 km away of Esto-Sadok residential area. 5-star facilities include rooms and villas. Restaurants, spa-center and conference facilities are excellent for organizing official events here, or just for deluxe leisure. Russian President's residence in Krasnaya Polyana is located next to Polyana Grand Hotel's fence.
phone: +7 8622 419 222address: Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort, Urochische Rzanaya Polyana St 1Located in the heart of the Alpine Ski Resort Development, serves as the perfect base for exploring Russia's most popular skiing destination. Services include a fitness centre, restaurant and bar, ski storage area and lobby lounge and bar.
Post Office of Krasnaya Polyanaphone: +7 8622 43-7431address: Trudovoy Slavy str. 3
Nature Cafeaddress: GES street, 30
- Kardyvach lake - Mzymta river starts here, beautiful landscape.
- On the way to Krasnaya Polyana next to kilometre 17 is a prehistoric human site.