Travel

In most European cities, a road from the airport to the center of the city can be quite taxing: navigating through multiple terminals, finding the perfect route, deciphering the ticket sale machine...Luckily, when it comes to Ukraine's capital, things are way easier. Boryspil airport located near Kiev offers various types of transport to get to the city with comfort.

Moving places can be an anxiety-inducing ordeal as it is, but what about moving to a different city or a country? It’s a whole other level, especially when the local language is nothing like your own. Worry not – we prepared a guide of 10 essential things to know for expats who are planning on living in Kiev, featuring how to get a Ukrainian visa, where to rent an apartment, and, of course, where to taste delicious Ukrainian cuisine.

It often happens that tourists and locals have visited the Black Sea more than once, but still have got no there’s much more to it than just beaches and city landmarks. The region hides multiple deserted islands with incredible nature and even more fascinating history — described in works of Greek historians, these spots carried great importance thousands of years ago. Can it still be revived today?

Official opening of the modern hotel Aloft Kiev took place on May, 18th. Hotel had been in a soft opening since the end of February 2018, and now the first hotel managed by Marriott International in Ukraine begins to actively conquer the capital, break stereotypes and surprise with new concepts.

Monastery Island in Dnipro (former Dnipropetrovsk) is a legendary and mysterious place, located in the very heart of the city near the right bank of the picturesque Dnipro River. This romantic island with rich history and many modern amusements attracts many dwellers and guests of the city who like to spend their free time close to nature, enjoying fresh air and beautiful views. Let`s learn some historical facts about Monastery Island in Ukraine and find out what it has to offer nowadays.

Travelling to Kiev? You are lucky: Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is a wonderful city with numerous historical landmarks, picturesque parks and other interesting sights. If you arrive to this beautiful city for the first time, you may get lost in the variety of must-visit attractions. We make the task easier for you, offering sightseeing map of Kiev with the most worthy places to visit in the downtown.

Ukrainians keep pushing great initiatives into the public eye — at the beginning of May, a group of local activists launched Veterano Cab that works similar to Uber and helps ATO vets with employment. One more intriguing project has been recently presented by TravelPost company — an app that lets travelers become a delivery service. Here’s how it works.

If climbing mountains is already checked off your to-do list, it might be the time to consider the new highs, or, rather, the new lows. Not everyone knows that Ukraine is abundant with caves and dungeons, some of which are the record-breakers in Europe. Wrapped in legends, they attract hundreds of researchers and tourists each year. While the caves are mostly located in the central and Western Ukraine, dungeons can be found in all regions from south to far west.

We often find ourselves in a too-familiar situation: vacation time is approaching, all the local and neighboring sightseeing spots are visited several times, and multiple Instagram photos of winding European streets don’t stir any emotions. If you feel like seeing it all, it might be the time to switch the gears or, rather, shake the compass. This time we’ll explore the East — Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE and the largest emirate with cutting-edge technologies and ancient traditions.

When travelling to a new country, we are always concerned about the issue of accommodation. Where to find a good hotel, hostel or apartment in a nice place of a city and how to avoid overpaying for it? We will tell you about the average prices and the best locations to stay in the key destinations of Ukraine.

The heat slowly but surely comes back to Ukraine, and in no time many dwellers of the capital will find themselves planning an escape route from the warmth they wanted so badly in winter. Luckily, apart from numerous pools and resorts, in 2018 Kiev will have more beaches to relax at compared to previous years. Upon the beginning of the hot season, Destinations gathered a guide of the best beaches in Kiev to visit in 2018.

When summer is almost around the corner, more and more people find themselves dreaming about the long-awaited vacation. Luckily, major airlines and low-cost companies easily get the idea and open more and more flights to and from Ukraine. Moreover, some have already announced special offers for popular destinations — for instance, flight Kyiv-Larnaca for 85€, and much more.

While the capital of Ukraine is wrapped up in at least three celebrations from the VE Day to EUFA Champion Language Final, this month is even more eventful than it might seem. Urban changes and new projects are approved almost daily, and many of them will affect daily life in Kyiv. Let’s have a look.

On May 26, Kyiv will host UEFA Champions League final game between Liverpool (UK) and Real (Spain) football teams. The event will attract around 100 000 fans to the city. Of course, all of them need a place to stay, and Kyiv hotels decided to take advantage of it, raising prices up to unbelievable numbers such as USD 12 000 for a night. Luckily, many Kyiv dwellers still want to keep the good image of Ukrainian capital, offering accommodation to UEFA fans for reasonable prices or even for free.

Astonishing mountain views, healing fresh air, unity with nature and authentic culture of the Western Ukraine… This is how Zakarpattya can be briefly described. In fact, this region hides so many wonders and amazing places, that it would be hard to fit them all into one article. However, we did our best, and chose the top 7 places of Zakarpattya worth paying a visit.

The international brand with Turkish roots Beko Ukraine LLC is a subsidiary of Arçelik, one of the largest household appliance producers in Europe. New country manager of Beko Ukraine Mr. Alp Arbatli tells about Beko and his own success story.

Cycling tourism undoubtedly is worth its advantages. Bike is a very convenient means of transport, which gives an opportunity to travel over long distances at a fairly high speed. Besides, you can to get acquainted with the region on a short trip. Let's have a look at the best places for mountain biking in Ukraine.

On the 12th year of the operation on Kyiv market the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv located near The Golden gate presented extensively renovated rooms on two floors. This is the first stage of planned renovation of the entire Hotel.

The bicycle issue has always been a hot topic for Ukraine’s capital, but in the latest years it truly came out on the higher level. In 2018, Kyiv City Administration approved a plan for developing the city’s bicycle infrastructure with an impressive budget of UAH 50 million. While the authorities do their thing, Destinations made a guide for those who want to put their bikes to good use in Kyiv: best bike rental, cycling tracks, workshops and much more.

Finally, warm days are in Kiev, and all dwellers and guests of the city impatiently wait for the weekends and holidays to have some fun outdoors. Fortunately, Ukrainian capital offers numerous interesting activities for the spring and summer season: festivals, concerts, parties, museums, galleries and so on. Moreover, some of the interesting places in Kiev are available for visiting completely free of charge!  Let`s check out where we can get the brightest impressions in Kiev for free.

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