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Lviv offers what seems like an endless list of options for spending time in a fun and exciting way. This city has a well established reputation as Ukraine’s festival & gastronomical capital (no offenses, Kyiv). Lviv also boasts a superb geographical position which in turn provides many beautiful places for rest outside the busy city margins. «Detinations» rounds up some of the best country resorts around Lviv to enjoy this summer.

This city is famous not only for its glorious history filled with breathtaking legends, but also for its natural beauty and a myriad of picturesque beaches, which attract both natives and tourists. This popular resort city is called Odessa and we propose you to find out the new beaches 2017. This beautiful and romantic city (situated on the south coast of Ukraine) can really be called a pearl of the Black Sea.

Kyiv city council intends to turn Poshtova Square into an ultimate summer festival location. The summer fair is called «Blues on Dnipro River» and will offer a diverse program of events and entertainments until September 30th, 2017.

The biking infrastructure in Odesa still has a long way to go in order to reach the standards that have been already established in Lviv or Kyiv, for example. However, renting a bike in Odesa in summer can still be a good idea if you want to discover city’s more remote attractions.

The capital of Ukraine can hardly be named the city of fountains, however Kyiv still can boast some beautiful water pouring pieces of architecture. Recently the city has obtained new modern fountains in its downtown and so far locals and Kyiv’s guests love them.

Caring parents always look for the best entertaining and educational options for their kids. Of course, this task becomes harder while staying or living in a foreign country. How to find the best places for children, where they can have a good time and learn something new? “Destinations” answers this question, presenting the list of the best kids-oriented studios in Kyiv.

Even though Kyiv isn’t located on the sea coast, it still has much to offer for all the beach enthusiasts. The capital of Ukraine boasts 75 kilometers of sandy beaches. With the new summer season upon us, Kyiv is getting busy preparing all the recreational areas by the water for numerous visitors to spend the time with comfort and pleasure.

There are simply some places, some kinds of adventures, that make us want to fall in love. And even more so when traveling with someone who’s precious to your heart. Discover the best romantic places to visit in Ukraine with the arrival of the summer season.

When the spring comes, it brings with it a lot of outdoor events, such as concerts, festivals and theatrical performances. This May Kyiv locals and its guests will be able to take part in an exciting musical event called Street Music Day, which will be held in Kyiv on May 20 for the fourth time.

One of the most influential TV channels in the world named 11 best places to visit in Ukraine. On its official web page CNN described Ukraine as home to a host of beautiful places with a great range of tourist activities. And while some regions are advised as off-limits due to separatist clashes, most of this vast country is open for business.

Ukraine can boast a wide variety of camping sites scattered all over its territory: in its thick pine forests, golden sandy beaches or at its crystal-clear mountain lakes. Such places are especially popular in summertime when a lot of Ukrainian families go on a journey across Ukraine. There are several camping sites located near Kyiv, where locals and tourists will be able to enjoy beautiful nature, swim, sunbathe, breathe fresh air, and rest from the city bustle.

A unique forest with mighty ancient oaks that date back to the 16th century has been recently discovered near Kyiv. Scientists say that forests of this age have been known to be located only in Polissya area and Carpathian Mountains so far. The discovery of the Cossack Oak Forest (the name which was given to the area) was a real surprise.

American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said that the fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter ... it is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. However, campfires are also the source of as serious danger. To avoid fires, Kyiv City Department for Parks and Forests launched an on-line interactive map of campfires permitted location.

A hotel for me means traveling, adventure and new discoveries. I like to stay in different hotels, expensive and standard ones, because each of them has its own story, which is worth knowing and experiencing. This is the story of my impressions about Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil and our conversation with its GM Nadine Fernbacher.

The biking infrastructure in Lviv still has a long way to go in order to reach the European standards, however, the cycling movement, meaning people’s desire to bike with comfort, is extremely recognizable. For cycling enthusiasts who are visiting Lviv region and would like to discover it on a bike, we round up some most popular bicycle routes near Lviv. These routes are of low to medium difficulty level and will be great options for cyclists who are able to ride 60-100 km a day without much effort.

Lviv has recently developed its own vibrant cycle scene. The biking infrastructure still has a long way to go in order to reach European standards. However, the cycling movement, meaning people’s desire to bike in style and with comfort is extremely recognizable. For those who are visiting Lviv for a couple of days and would like to discover it on a bike, we round up some useful information about renting a Bike in Lviv.

Odessa Aquaparks

09.05.17

Odessa has become the Mecca for tourists from all over the world, thanks to its beautiful nature, and numerous golden beaches located along the Black Sea coast. However, these are not the only tourist attractions that make this place so popular. Several amazing aquaparks can also be added to numerous treasures of this resort city.

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Ukraine is a beautiful country that boasts a supreme geographical position, rich culture and authentic interesting traditions. The country can offer numerous places to visit for the most experienced travelers. There are ski resorts in the West and sandy beaches in the South, modern cities and traditional villages, well preserved historical relics and nature landmarks all over this vast country.

Back in the days cathedrals, churches and other kinds of sacral architecture determined the face and soul of the city. Lviv, being a multicultural city with over 700-year history, boasts a great number of religious buildings which are considered the masterpieces of the architectural craft. Sadly, during long and gruesome years of Soviet oppression many of the churches and cathedrals have been intentionally destroyed or suffered greatly. These days Lviv tries its best at restoration numerous temples to their former glory.

May is a perfect month for numerous outdoor activities, such as hiking, canoeing, hunting, rafting, yachting, playing water sports, horseback riding, and picnics. But if you have only several days for a family recreation, there are a lot of interesting places, where you can have a picnic with your family and friends. We offer you the most popular places for a picnic in Kyiv, where you will be able to spend some time in the open air and even cook shish-kebabs and other mouthwatering dishes on the charcoal grill.

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