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Destination: Ukraine

WHY TO VISIT UKRAINE

Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, is a must stop for any visitor: the guardian of a rich history, dotted by invasions and marked by Orthodox traditions, religious heritage it houses a very important and exciting, especially churches. But Kiev is a city where the Dnieper flows, surrounded by many parks where there are even beaches in summer, which is dotted with many shops and restaurants, particularly on the main artery, the Khreshchiatik street.

Another avenue where wander on foot, Volodimirska the street leading from the St. Sophia Cathedral at the Golden Gate, then to the opera and Shevchenko Park. Lviv, located just to the east, is undoubtedly the most beautiful city of the country, often touted as the Florence of Central Europe, it has a remarkable historic center, where the styles mix, and you'll discover architectures from baroque to the Gothic, from the Renaissance to Rococo. Many sites to visit, such as: the Assumption Church, Armenian Cathedral, Boim Chapel, the Bernardine Church ...

Odessa, built in the 18th century on the banks of the Black Sea, also houses beautiful buildings, which is not surprising if one knows that Catherine II, who was at the origin of the city, wanted to make a second St. Petersburg. Very sunny, it also offers nice beaches, nice shopping streets and famous sights such as the famous Potemkin stairs, instead of Catherine II, the opera, the Archaeological Museum, City Hall.

Visit also the Crimean peninsula in the south, with its steep cliffs and numerous seaside resorts, but also its historical sites such Sudak and Genoese fortress, Bakhchysarai and palace of the Khans, Yalta and palaces. The region offers travelers stunning landscapes where sea and mountains come together and compete in beauty.

Another very beautiful area not to be missed, the Carpathian: mountain range that is reminiscent of the Vosges, it is particularly suitable for hiking, but can also discover the ancient traditions of the country through a preserved folklore . There are also several ski resorts.

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WHAT TO SEE IN UKRAINE

Top destinations in Ukraine are:

  • Lviv
  • Kiev
  • Odessa
  • Kharkiv
  • Sevastopol
  • Yalta
  • Donetsk
  • Yevpatoria
  • Uman
  • Kamianets-Podilskyi
  • Mukachevo
  • Zaporizhia

WHEN TO GO TO UKRAINE

Weather in Ukraine

Best period to visit Ukraine is from May to September.

The country experiences a temperate continental climate, with significant differences between winter and summer temperatures. Between April and October, the warm season provides pleasant temperatures, with peaks at 30 ° C in July and August, then comes winter, which lasts from November to March, and causes severe cold and snowstorms knows Crimea However, milder winters.

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Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Ukraine

HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH UKRAINE

by plane, main airports are:

by train

by car

GENERAL INFORMATION ON UKRAINE

country entry requirements: for not EU nationals, passport + visa

health tips & vaccination: Being current on its vaccinations against tuberculosis is also recommended.

local currency: Ukrainian hryvnia

local time zone: GMT+2 (+3)

electricity: type C and F (220 V - 50 Hz)

mobile phone operators:

WHAT TO DO IN UKRAINE

typical food in Ukraine

  • borshch, thtraditional soup, made out of beet root and up to 20 other ingredients;
  • varenyky, traditional dumplings with different stuffings from mashed potatoes with mushrooms and fried onions, pickled cabbage, minced meat and even cherries;
  • banosh wiht brynza, tasty additions of brynza – local salty sheep cheese, wild white mushrooms (preferably hand-picked from the nearest forest!) and shkvarky (scrunchy bits of pork fat);
  • uzvar, a traditional refreshing drink consisting of a compote, made out of dried fruits. 

souvenirs from Ukraine

  • Lliv painted eggs
  • Woven belts
  • Embroidered tunics
  • Amber necklaces
  • Carved wooden objects
  • Naive paintings
  • Pottery
  • Woolen blankets

SIMPLE DICTIONARY

Hello: Здравствуйте (Zdravstvuyte)

Goodbye: До побачення (Do pobachennya)

How are you?: Як поживаєте? (Yak pozhyvayete?)

Thank you: Спасибі (Spasibi)

What is your name?: Як вас звати? (Yak vas zvaty?)

How much is it? Скільки це коштує? (Skilʹky tse koshtuye?)

Sorry: Вибачте (Vybachte)

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