Khortytsia island in Ukraine is the largest island on Dnipro River and the largest river island in the whole Europe. Modern Khortytsia, officially listed as one of the seven miracles of Ukraine, is a national natural reserve and a very interesting historical complex. Today guests of this legendary place in Zaporizhzhya city can visit the Museum of History of Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack Army, reconstructed capital of Cossacks, stone sanctuaries of Scythians and other ancient tribes. Сultural landmarks surrounded by beautiful nature attract hundreds of tourists who want to feel the breath of history.

A city that has kept the spirit of the Middle Ages, Kamianets-Podilskyi lures in travelers with its fusion of the picturesque landscape and historical sites — mainly, the Kamianets-Podilskyi castle, unique in its construction which has no analogues in Europe. Let's check out what else is so special about the place.

In Ukraine, trains are an incredibly popular means of transport — sometimes so popular, you blink once and tickets are sold out in an hour, especially during holidays. Luckily, Ukrzailznytsia regularly upgrades their services and adds more train destinations. Destinations gathered a digest of railway news as of March 2018.

4-star hotels are high-class hotels, offering increased level of comfort and services to their customers. Usually 4-star hotels are located in the city center and provide apartments subdivided into different categories (single, double, family, lux and so on). Such hotels often offer guests additional services like SPA, restaurants, bars, conference halls and fitness clubs. Personnel in any 4-star hotel is supposed to speak several languages. Let`s check out the best 4-star hotels in Kyiv – a perfect combination of moderate luxury and reasonable prices.

Ukrainian traditional music is mostly known for folk songs lyrics and strong voices. Often many peculiar instruments are left in shade, even the ones you can’t imagine in Ukrainian culture. One of them is bandura, which charmed millions throughout history with its rich sound; it has a strong influence on music, not only in traditions, but also on contemporary musicians. Let’s find out more about this Ukrainian traditional music instrument.

The origins of Ukrainian education and science date back to Х–ХІІ centuries, when the first schools have been opened in Kyiv Rus. The process of establishing educational institutions in Ukraine reflects the complicated history of development of the whole country. The universities, founded several centuries ago, have been evolving both as education centers and as architectural masterpieces. Let's learn some interesting facts about the oldest and the most famous universities in Ukraine.

Kids are always full of energy, and the task of their parents is to channel this energy in the right direction. Where to go and what to do with kids in Ukraine to have fun and to learn new things in Odesa, Kyiv or Lviv? Fortunately, the cities of Ukraine offer plenty of exciting entertainment options for families with children of any age. All useful hints in our article below!

Living in a big city with a dog is fun, but it is also a challenge. Responsible dog owners who live in Kyiv always look for the best ways to take care of their pets, so they are concerned about numerous questions. Where do I go for a walk with my dog? Which restaurants and cafes allow visiting with a dog? Which vet clinics are the best? Where can my dog get proper grooming? And finally, where can I meet other dog owners to have fun together with our fluffy friends? Find all the answers below.

Each month the capital of Ukraine hears of dozens of fine dining spots openings, a bunch of concert announcements and new directions of low-cost airlines. There are, however, important things that often stay in the shadows — new identic, metro stations renaming and Kyiv navigation projects. That's why Destinations have gathered a digest of urban life news in Kyiv.

Higher education in Ukraine has been highly valued since the times of the Soviet Union: best professors with years of experience in their area passed knowledge to a younger generation of students. Nowadays, Ukraine is promptly catching up with the world standards of education and involves new technologies, as well as modern information basis, into the studies at educational institutions. International students among others are encouraged to study in Ukraine — let's find out more about it.

Well-known sightseeing attractions in Kyiv and Lviv gather attention of millions tourists every year. However, not many dig deep enough to find out about a place that draws the curtain of the Space Race era in Ukraine. Serhiy Pavlovych Korolyov Museum of Cosmonautics located in Zhytomyr welcomes all space enthusiasts to explore its numerous artefacts, some of which have been to space and back again. Mission control, we're a GO!

2018 has only just begun, yet regularly graces travelers with wonderful news: Ryanair finally comes to Ukraine (this time for real), regular and low-cost airlines add flights from various Ukrainian cities, and Boryspil now will be accessible with a train. Destinations gathered a digest of March news for avid travelers.

Often called a real Tony Stark of the 21-st century, Elon Musk started his way with a popular PayPal service and nowadays regularly astonishes people with popularizing electrocars and even launching them into space. One of his latest highly-advanced transportation projects, Hyperloop, may appear in Ukraine.

Latest years full of various reforms, startup ideas and public initiatives made Kyiv change in various aspects. Luckily, all this has started a snowball process of changing the capital for better: appearance of new public spaces, redesign of theaters, approval of the new transport ticket system, as well as numerous murals and art-objects certainly makes city more convenient and beautiful. Let's check out new startup services that may appear along with the existing ones.

Placed on pedestals, bas-reliefs, balconies, front and back entrances, door handles and even weathervane, countless lions are gazing on the passers-by of Lviv. It is no wonder that Lviv is often called the City of Lions — it is safe to say that no matter where you go, silent and graceful guards will find a way to catch your eye. So, where exactly do you need to go? Destinations picked the most famous and lesser known locations for those who search for the Lviv lions.

The 1986 catastrophe in Ukrainian town Chernobyl, when the 4th energy block of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station exploded, shocked the whole world. After this tragic event had taken place, the radiation-induced area in Pripyat` became a closed zone for many years. In the course of time, radiation level around the reactor significantly decreased, and it was decided to open the Exclusion Zone for guided excursions. 

Since the implementation of visa-free regime with the countries of the European Union, Ukraine has promptly become a new business dot on the map for low-cost airlines. Those living in Ukraine joyfully read about new flights from different cities being added nearly every months. However, one controversial situation stayed still — what about Ryanair? Well, this fall the situation will finally see its justice.

It often happens so that our wishes seem so close, but we are simply lazy to work towards the goal — instead we abandon it altogether. Trips is one of those situations: researching, planning out, calculating the budget might spoil the sweetness of the word 'travel'. Nevertheless, it's a needed part to be done for the best experience possible. To make it a bit easier, Destinations gathered a guide on how to travel to Ukraine.

The Soviet era has come to an end almost 30 years ago, but memories about it are still alive in the mind of many people. Nowadays, our life differs from Soviet time in thousands ways, and today we can have many things which were completely unattainable for the dwellers of Soviet Union. Personal cars and apartments, American jeans and trips abroad… Let`s look into the past and find out which regular things from modern everyday life Soviet people could only dream about.

A trip from Australia to Ukraine is a real adventure – actually, it means crossing the whole globe! Travelers may feel both excited and nervous before such a long journey, but in any case they wonder: “What do I need to travel to Ukraine from Australia and how do I find all the necessary information?” We decided to ease the task for Australian travelers, giving all the answers to these questions in our article below.

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