Within an hour and a half drive in 90 km from Kyiv along the Zhytomyr highway there is the medieval Radomysl castle with unique museum of Ukrainian home icon and the only old paper mill in the country.

Nowadays, you will hardly find any of these beautiful and at the same time sacral headgears of Ukrainian women. Unfortunately, most of Podolian hoods passed away together with their owners long time ago. The very few authentic items are kept only in museum expositions and in private collections. Recently, “Kolo” Vinnytsia-based ethnic workshop decided to explore mysterious story of this unique headwear, which served as a prototype and a predecessor of traditional Ukrainian headcloth.

Autumn brings amazing news and best winds in the sails of travelers: Ukraine once more broadens its list of traveling means, offering quicker and more comfortable solutions. New ways to reach popular European cities will be available for both train lovers, and those who prefer to watch the sky from the porthole. Check out the new destinations.

Carpathian Mountains are clipping the country's southwest corner endowing Ukraine with a crinkled region of forested hills, spectacular mountain lakes, fast-flowing rivers and picturesque  waterfalls.  Carpathian region in western Ukraine contrasts hugely with the flatness of the steppes in the South East and of the country as well as urbanized territories of central and eastern Ukraine. Here rises mountain Hoverla – Ukraine's highest peak (2061m).

Have you ever wanted to have an ability to time travel and witness one of your favorite history periods? If you experienced one of those moments, you know it often ends in sighing over non-existent time machine. However, to see a live history piece of Austro-Hungarian period in Ukraine you don’t need any sci-fi devices - just a suitcase and tickets to Uzhhorod. Here a hotel with unique history is located. It’s Mala Shtatsia.

Moving to another country is always an adventure and a stress at the same time. If for any reason you consider moving to Ukraine – whether you met love of your life, established a business or just felt like at home here and decided to get a permanent residence in this beautiful country – you have to be ready to face and solve particular issues. Let`s see what you need to know before moving to Ukraine.

Whenever you think about Ukraine, what comes to mind first? Like any other country, Ukraine isn’t just stereotypes and is so much more than just vyshyvanka, salo and Eurovision. It is also artists that contributed to the development of world art tendencies, pioneers of science, record-breaking sportsmen and sportswomen, revolutionaries and immigrants that shook the world of music. Find out what is there to discover.

If you are planning to visit Ukraine, you may find yourself at a loss about the local phone service. Find out about the most convenient tariff plans and where to purchase a prepaid sim card in Ukraine.

Kolochava is a small picturesque mountain village located in the very heart of Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. This is a very popular recreational destination, which offers fresh mountain air, breathtaking views, mineral water springs and impressively well-preserved culture and traditions of the region. Kolochava is often referred to as a museum-village. Here travelers can discover the genuine lifestyle of Carpathian ethnical groups.

Religions in Ukraine are a very important part of people`s life. Most of Ukrainians believe in God and keep to Orthodox Church traditions and rituals, so foreigners might think that Orthodox Christianity is the only one religion in Ukraine. Nevertheless, in very deed, religious life of the country is quite diversified. Besides Orthodoxy, many people in Ukraine belong to such confessions as Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Buddhism and others. 

Kiev Questrooms


If you ever wanted to play detective, solve the mystery of Egyptian pharaoh or simply imagined yourself as one of the characters of «The Cube» movie, it is high time for you to try it out in real life in Kiev questrooms. Luckily, some of them do not require any knowledge of Cyrillic and any specifics of local traditions, making the game comfortable for each player. We picked top-5 of the best scenarios. Check them out!

Besarabsky market, which is also called “Besarabka” by Kyiv dwellers, is one of the largest and oldest markets of Ukrainian capital. Nowadays, it is a roofed space, located in the very heart of Kyiv on the west part of famous Khreschatyk street. Besarabsky market is known for the high prices as well as for the highest quality of products. Let us consider some interesting facts about the history of Besarabka.

Welcome to autumn – the time of dreaminess, inspiration and magic. In this charming season, Kyiv becomes unbelievably beautiful. Many people walking in the city streets covered with golden and red leaves feel the need to eternize this beauty. To do so, they take exceptionally lovely pictures, which you can find on Instagram afterwards. Let`s please our eyes with the best Instagram photos of autumn Kyiv.

Undoubtedly, knowledge of English is one of the basic requirements for living in dynamic modern world. Along with great perspectives for business, a strong command of English language provides you with great opportunities of expanding horizons by visiting foreign countries and finding new friends. Check out the best English schools in Kyiv, where you can develop your language skills in the shortest terms.

Education in Ukraine is a tad different from those you might be familiar with from the US or the UK, but nevertheless, it proves effective. Present-day, Ukraine is a country of complete literacy - more than half of the population has a University degree and secondary education.

Andriyivsky (Andrew’s) Uzviz («uzviz» in Ukrainian means steep street or descent) is a very popular tourist destination in Kyiv. This street is also known as the Montmartre of Kyiv; it is one of the most ancient streets in the Ukrainian capital. It charms with its legendary history, inimitable colors, and unique architectural ensemble.

A multiple winner of a prestigious international World Travel Awards, Senator Victory Square has won the nomination of the best apartment hotel of 2017. What’s so special about the system and does it truly deserve the status? Find out for yourself!

If you found yourself wondering how to meet the end of October, consider visiting a good ol’ costume party, or taking part in a huge festival - Halloween in Lviv and Odessa 2017 will send chills down your spine.

Loving couples, which are going to get married, always look for a truly special and charming location for the important day. If they search for a perfect place in Odesa, they are lucky: this magnificent city offers plenty of amazing locations for celebration. Gorgeous banquet halls, luxury restaurants, picturesque sea coasts… The best wedding locations in Odesa will make any wedding ceremony exciting and memorable.

Travelling always includes booking a place to stay overnight. To find good value for money can sometimes turn into quite a challenging task. With it in mind, Destinations offers 5 hotels that are aimed at travellers reliant on Wi-Fi and accustomed to comfort.

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