Shores of the Black Sea, one of the favorite resorts in Russia. In Summer the beaches around the cities and towns are packed, but the season is short and in October the water gets too cold for swimming. While tourists are leaving, the sea rests and rare flocks of migrating birds settle in for the winter. The Black Sea is rarely calm now, the southern winds in winter bring rain clouds and storms, raging sea here looks very dark, almost black, legend has it that this is the reason ancient Greeks called it The Black Sea.