Ukraine is brimming with history, culture, architecture and incredible natural landscapes. It is the quintessential place for the most discerning traveller eager to discover its hidden treasures.
Kiev is the eclectic capital city – a platform of deep-rooted history and varied architecture. Visit the Museum of Folk Architecture and Ethnography in Pyrohiv, an impressive open-air museum, along with gargoyle-style churches, including the UNESCO-acclaimed St. Sophia Cathedral.
Lviv is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the UNESCO-protected Old Town and absorb the vibrant nightlife, cool restaurants and local pubs (knaipas) serving up traditional fare.
Sofiyivsky Park is a must-see attraction as a prime example of 19th-century European garden design with picturesque waterfalls, statues and antique caves.
Chernihiv is the heart of medieval architecture and landmarks. Make sure you try varenyky – delicious, traditional filled-dumplings.
The budget-friendly student town of Kharkiv has a thriving nightlife and arts scene. Have a drink at Starik Hem – a cool, Hemingway-inspired bar.
Discover the Austro-Hungarian architecture in Mukacheve, home to the famous Palanok Castle. This is a great starting point to explore the Carpathian Mountains, known as the “Green Pearl” of Ukraine. Hiking, cycling and horse riding are popular ways to traverse the alpine meadows, rivers, lakes and monuments.
Nature-lovers will appreciate the cosy, old town charm of Kamianets-Podilskyi – home to majestic fortresses surrounded by a canyon and the Smotrych River. Catch the romantic festival of hot-air balloons in spring!
Ukraine’s summer hotspot are its Crimean resorts, boasting sprawling beaches, mineral spas and trendy restaurants. The seaport city of Odessa is a historic district and its Black Sea beaches are sublime. Anton Chekhov’s hometown seaside resort of Yalta invites visitors to its iconic Swallows Nest Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the sparkling sea.
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