Welcome to Ukraine, one of the most mysterious and undiscovered countries in Europe.
Ukraine centres its tourist offerings around religious structures, eclectic architecture, mountaineering and archaeology. Ukraine’s vast plains, forests and the Carpathian Mountains are just some of her natural assets worth discovering.
The capital of Ukraine is Kiev, an old city recognisable by the golden domes of its churches. The Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves) is the Orthodox counterpart of the Catholic Vatican in Rome, Italy. Speaking of counterparts, take a walk by the Dnieper River to discover the Motherland Monument, the Soviet “version” of the Statue of Liberty in New York. Furthermore, examine fascinating Scythian works of art in a related museum and let ballet performances amaze you at the National Opera.
If the adventurous spirit takes you westward toward the Carpathian Mountains, pay a visit to Lviv. The city used to be a part of Eastern-European and Central-European states in the past. A colourful mixture of various architectural styles remains, including Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
For a dip into the Black Sea during summer and rich nightlife, head to the port city of Odessa. This interesting destination boasts a range of outstanding attractions. The Pushkin Museum, devoted to the celebrated poet, the Museum of Western and Eastern Art, and the Odessa Art Museum, representing Ukrainian and Russian artists, can be found here.
The Carpathian Mountains, with the Carpathian Natural Park, offer great hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve is one of the most significant ecosystems in the world, enlisted among the reserves protected by UNESCO. Other national parks, such as Holosiivskyi, Podilski and Shatsky among many others, offer expansive plains, forests and bodies of water. Further extraordinary activities for nature-lovers are available in the flower-covered plains of Central Ukraine.
Ukraine also offers a multitude of winter sports resorts. For especially attractive skiing, head to Drahobrat, a jewel of the Carpathian Mountains.
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