What is there to see in Ukraine
Ukraine is a very interesting country, it has a vivid and rich history. Today you can visit Ukraine by land or air. It is best to plan your journey to Ukraine after the main season or in April-May and September. The most popular attractions are located in central and western Ukraine. You can easily find a place to stay, there’s a lot of modern private hotels, hostels and apartments to rent for a night or a longer period of time, especially in such popular cities like Lviv, Kiev, Odessa etc. Tourist season here starts approximately in June and lasts till August. If you’re a fan of wild nature than you should definitely spend some time in the Carpathian mountains (a lack of mountain equipment shouldn’t be a problem because there are enough rentals all over the main camping bases like Bukovel). You can find many informational sites about Ukraine on the web describing how to get to certain places, you can also use special online travelling agencies like touristclub.kiev.ua which will take care of your travelling plan, tickets, hotel booking and sightseeing.
The capital will greet you with a wide variety of attractions like St. Sophia’s Cathedral and Monastery, built in the 11th century, The Golden Gate, St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, etc. Nightlife in Kyiv is also very exciting, while it never falls asleep. There’s plenty of luxury night clubs and dancing halls.
Lviv on the other hand is a sort of a cultural centrum of Western Ukraine and is relatively calm. Here you will find astonishing architecture, book markets, Antique Armory, the Opera House of Ivan Franko, Pharmaceutical Museum. The journey to Lviv will take you back in time and fascinate you with all the beauty of the past centuries. Lviv is a lot like Prague and Wien but with its special Ukrainian charm and flavor.
The city of Odessa is very beautiful place by itself, not mentioning the sea breeze and marvelous sandy beaches. Odessa is also known for the Potemkin Stairway with whole 192 steps and a breathtaking sight opening from this point. Other attractions in this city are the Vorontsov Palace and the Archaeological Museum. And of course Odessa’s market place is a great place to try out some the best treats, wines and ethnic food from all over the country.
In conclusion, we can say, that Ukraine is a country rich with breathtaking castles, old churches, awesome squares, amazing landscapes, astonishing architecture. It’s a fine place for someone who’s tired of hyper civilized countries and simple solutions. Ukraine is mostly known for the kindness and simplicity of the people living here, they are warm and welcoming and will be more than glad to help you in any matter any time. Sadly, information about Ukraine is not so easy to find on the web, but it doesn’t diminish the beauty and originality of this unique country. So don’t hesitate, come to Ukraine and have a good time of your life with a cocktail of wild nature, beautiful old architecture, ancient traditions and modern entertainments.