Castles of the Western Ukraine are one of the major tourist attractions. Their beautiful architecture, mystical history and scenic landscape setting attract many visitors. 

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… this selection of Lviv-based 5 unusual things to do will get you off the beaten track offering some of the hidden delights of this beautiful city.

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Ukraine occupies the biggest territory in Europe and is the place where the geographic center of Europe lays. However, it differs a lot from most of the Western world countries and is a real magnet for plenty of travelers.

The longest network of catacombs in the world, which is also the only one that has not been fully mapped, courses under the city of Odessa. The dark tangle of corridors and rooms beneath Odessa reveals the long forgotten hidden treasures.

Odessa is the Southern capital of Ukraine with Black Sea coastline, relaxed nightlife, festive mood and amazing beaches. Take a look at the best beaches in Odessa to sunbathe, swim and spend a joyful time.

Shatsky Lakes


Picturesque landscapes, mild curative climate, rich flora and fauna make Shatsky Lakes, located in Volyn region in Western Ukraine, an ideal place for varied recreation and health improvement.

Khortytsia islands, located in the heart of Zaporizhzhia city on Dnipro River, are attracting the most people to the region with its reputation of being the homeland and residency of famous Ukrainian Cossacks.

Thanks to Trinity Sunday, Monday of June 20 is going to be official day off in Ukraine. So, what is going on in Kiev during this long weekend?

According to the results of laboratory tests, there are seven clean and safe beaches in Kiev, which are the best options for those, who want to have a beach day without leaving the city.

Take a look at main cool Kiev initiatives that were realized in recent years thanks to the joint work of the administration, independent non-governmental organizations and, most importantly, people.

Recently, in Kiev running sightseeing tours have appeared and are very popular among tourists. It is a new but very interesting way to know Kiev better.

Today Podil district is the main cultural center of Kiev that attracts residents and tourists with beautiful architecture, historical monuments and bohemian atmosphere. It has retained its original charm and has become more comfortable and attractive for life in recent years.

Photo: ‘Ostrich Valley’ Official Webpage
‘Ostrich Valley’ is a unique countryside complex near Kiev that hosts an ostrich farm on its territory and offers various entertainment programs and a wide range of services.

Photo: Alexandria Dendropark Official Webpage
Alexandria Park is situated in Bila Tserkva near Kiev and is no less romantic than the famous Soviyivka Park in Uman. What is more, it has been preserved much better than other parks in Ukraine and the closest one to the capital, which makes a perfect destination for a day outside the city.

If we talk about castles we imagine old European ruins with a lot of touristic groups for excursions. But if you want to get into Middle Ages and to have rest in the comfortable hotel, you should visit one of the cozy castle hotels in Ukraine.

Photo: Park Residence Official Facebook page
Park Residence Complex in Odessa is, by far, one of the most popular places in the city, where you can eat, spend family day-off, enjoy a romantic dinner or spend the night dancing to popular clubbing rhythms and singing karaoke.

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