When you hear word "Ukraine", what associations with it you have?
- 27/03/2016 #13Tetyana StadnykOdesa is a port city and is the capital of Ukrainian humor, the Cossacks in Zaporizhzhia and molfars-wizzards at Transcarpathia (Carpathian Mountains).. You are likely to be surprised by ancient castles in Uzhhorod, Zolochiv, Khotyn, Kam’ianets’-Podil’s’kyi or Mukacheve, mineral water treatment in Truskavets, Morshyn, Svaliava, Myrhorod,Reply
Travel through Carpathian mountains is a must. The Zakarpattya Oblast has numerous brooks, rivers and natural lakes, which provide the region with an excellent source of energy in the form of hydro-energy. Great place for hiking, biking, picnic and relaxation from the city madness :)
Spring-Summer is a time for cultural and musical festive activities, in most region of Ukraine something happens during this time.
- 27/03/2016 #12Tetyana StadnykYou should visit Lviv, L’viv is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine, where you can feel European charm, love to harmony and beauty. The city life goes on with its majestic tranquillity and one may notice romantic, somewhat sentimental mood dominating on the streets of the city. Narrow streets of the city bordered by ancient houses and unforgettable aroma of the best L’viv coffee will bring you to a fairy tale of the city, which aims to stay in your memory and heart forever. L’viv is a great example of an international city with its unique atmosphere combining many different cultures.Unfortunately, tourism of this city is so much ahead from Kyiv, which personally annoys me, but Maidan began here where I am :)Reply
- 27/03/2016 #11Tetyana StadnykAccording to my opinion for 2016, you should see Kyiv 1st, spend here, at least, a week. You should see the place where Euromaidan revolution took place in 2013-2014, hear stories, Kyiv is an ancient city with the 1500-year history. A great number of architectural and historic monuments of the past have been preserved on the territory of the city. Kyiv is often called a “City on seven hills”, “City of churches”, “Cradle of the Russian cities”.When visiting Kyiv it’s well advised to start a sightseeing tour from visiting ancient historical temples, for example, the famous Saint Sophia Cathedral, also known as Sofia Kyivska. It is one of the most outstanding architectural monuments of the Kievan Rus’ age (9-11 century). A real masterpiece of the Ukrainian and world architecture to see is Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. It is a huge cave monastery complex preserved from the times of Kievan Rus’. The monastery was founded under Yaroslav the Wise reigning in 1051. The Lavra occupies a large area. Its territory includes the cave system with the preserved incorruptible relics of the saints. If you are interested in the history of Ukraine, you are well advised to visit the ethnic outdoor museum "Pyrohiv" It takes 30 minutes to reach the museum from downtown. There you will see the Ukrainian constructions of the 17th – 20th centuries: the huts, wooden windmills, churches. There's much more to see.Reply
- 27/03/2016 #10Tetyana StadnykI just wrote here an answer, but it didn't post. I guess too many characters I wrote, wasted 15 minutes writing. :) So, I will repeat myself.Reply
Travel to Ukraine must be planned if you want to see the maximum of it. I will suggest from 3-4 weeks, not less. Because Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. Like that you can see at least something :) In general seeing big towns requires from 3-5 days. May - September is the best time, it's not cold anymore. But if you like winter activities, skiing winter is for you too. If you want to have 1-2 weeks, then it's better to localize your travel to 2-3 big towns or few tours.