WHY VISIT UKRAINE
Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, is a must-stop for any visitor: the guardian of rich history, dotted by invasions and marked by Orthodox traditions, the 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.
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.
WHAT TO SEE IN UKRAINE
Top destinations in Ukraine are:
WHEN TO GO TO UKRAINE
Weather in Ukraine
The 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. Crimea has, however, milder winters.
Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Ukraine
HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH UKRAINE
by plane, the main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON UKRAINE
health tips & vaccination: vaccination against tuberculosis is also recommended.
local currency: Ukrainian hryvnia
local time zone: GMT+2 (+3)
electricity: type C and type F (220 V – 50 Hz)
mobile phone operators:
WHAT TO DO IN UKRAINE
typical food in Ukraine
- borshch, traditional soup, made out of beetroot 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
- Woolen blankets
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)