EVENTS

Spring brings to Kyiv some major musicians and live performances totally worth visiting. From world famous jazz stars to new wave electric music wonder-bands «Destinations» rounds up a list of major Spring Concerts in Kyiv.

Fine dining

Oliva was Kyiv’s popular chain of restaurants offering affordable Italian cuisine and authentic atmosphere. However, recently Oliva has changed its name to Fayna Familiya and undergone a major re-branding.

Travel

St. Sophia Cathedral is Kiev's oldest standing church. It was built in 1037 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, whose remains were buried inside the church. The church aimed at commemorating the site of a victory of Kyivan Rus over the Pechenigs (Asian nomadic tribes) and to glorify Christianity.

Art

Lviv National Art Gallery hosts a unique exhibition showcasing the captures and items of the lost interiors of the Pidhoretsky Castle, located in Lviv Region. The castle was famous for its lavish interior design and the collection of art it used to house. Sadly, the castle was stripped to bare walls during WW2, with many items shipped to nazi Germany and later to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Shopping

The shopping spots in Kyiv now boast something for every budget from classy and pricey shops selling designer clothes to more affordable shopping malls selling mass-market popular brands. With Soviet-era austerity now a thing of the past, you can buy absolutely anything you desire in Kyiv. «Destinations» brings you capital’s hotspots where you can fresh up your wardrobe for spring.

Wellness

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Traditional Thai massage is a therapeutic massage and treatment for relieving stress and tension, and for the treatment of back pain, stiff neck, and shoulder pain as well as muscle and tendon strain. Now numerous massage salons offer this traditional treatment in Kiev. «Destinations» is narrowing down top 5 best massage salons in Kiev downtown.

Real estate

The rental market in Ukraine is relatively new and hasn't established all the necessary rules yet. Soviet heritage, with its foreigner- incomprehensible laws, still has influence on rental rules in the form of renter frightening registration. And a touchy fear for their property forces landlords to check on their property personally instead of simply having the insurance clause in the contract.

Cars & Boats

For more independent travel in Ukraine, renting a car may be a good idea. Many of the world's leading car rental companies have offices throughout Ukraine. It should be easy to hire a car but all the different insurances and conditions of hire can make it hard to make the right choice.

Faces

Famous Ukrainians about Lviv

It is a city of Galician princes, Polish kings, and Austrian emperors. It is a city of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Stanislaw Lem, Ivan Franko and Roman Viktyuk, Solomiia Krushelnytska and Volodymyr  Ivasiuk. Who can tell about the city better than those who were born in it, who grew up or studied there? Ukrainian celebrities talk about “their city" for whom Lviv is not just a tiny dot on the map.

Eurovision 2017

Tickets for Eurovision 2017: Where to Buy, Prices

Ticket sales for Eurovision 2017 started on February 14, 2017 with a one week delay. The first batch of the tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 went on sale on Tuesday February 14 at 7.15 p.m. at the local ticket agency's homepage: concert.ua.

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