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Last year Boryspil airport received European recognition, having been ranked third by Airport Council International (ACI) Europe. The commercial director of Boryspil International Airport, Georgiy Zubko, told Destinations.Ukraine about the company's achievements and plans for the future.

In Lviv, exciting stories and fairytales are in the air. This atmospheric city has so many legends that it seems that even not every local would be able to tell them all. Lviv has legends of different genres: funny, sad, romantic, historical… And, of course, scary and mysterious stories hold a special place in this list. Beautiful buildings and narrow streets of Lviv are well-known not only for great architecture and unusual spirit, but also for old stories about witches, ghosts and black magic.

This spring is eventful for all spheres of our life, and air travels are not an exception. In April 2018, Ukrainian mass media delights with announcements about the new flights of the famous companies such as WizzAir and Ryanair, building of a new big airport in Ukraine and negotiations with international lowcosters. Let`s consider these exciting news in more detail.

Depositphotos photobank named top 10 Ukranian locations photos of which were downloaded most often during last year. These are most popular Ukrainian destinations with urban vistas, breathtaking views of the mountains and architectural landmarks.

As snow is finally melting, weekends don’t seem dreadful anymore — at last, there’s no need to spend the whole day lying on the couch, wrapped in a blanket like a human burrito. This April is a cue to discover and rediscover sightseeing spots near Kyiv — we picked the best famous and secret ones for a good weekend.

A trip from Lviv to Bukovel` is already a pleasure in itself. It is so enjoyable to ride a car passing the beautiful landscapes of Western Ukraine, to go through big cities, small town and villages, observing their regular life. However, a journey can get even more exciting when you know which worthy landmarks you can visit on the way. Let`s learn about the most interesting places on the route from Lviv to Bukovel`.

One of the most-visited landmarks in Ukraine, Sofiyivsky Park isn't merely just a beautiful and peaceful place, which boasts of abundant greens and incredible architecture. History of the park is just as intriguing – after all, the park appeared due to a passionate romance between Сount Potocki and Sofia Potocka. Let's find out more about its past and what you can see there nowadays.

Most printed Ukraine travel guides are usually focused on the largest cities: Kyiv as the necessary capital, Lviv as the heart of Western Ukraine, Odesa as city by the Black Sea. Often, tourists simply visit everything located just near those three, omitting the wonders that wait to be discovered. Destinations gathered top-10 unique Ukrainian villages to visit for best impressions.

Snow has almost left the territory of Ukraine, and many brave souls warm themselves with dreams of Bounty-like paradise: beaches with crystal clear water, serenity, and well-deserved rest. Luckily, a popular travel service TripAdvisor is right on cue with their annual beach rating. Let’s check out their best picks.

The highest point in Ukraine, heart of the Carpathians, and simply a dream of many hikers, Hoverla Mountain has been standing proud for centuries. Its history is full of legends, and nowadays the nearby lying Vorokhta is one of the most popular resorts in Ukraine. What else is there to explore? Let’s find out.

Spring is slowly but surely creeping around the corner. While winter blues might have snatched away any motivation to move from the couch, it is better to think beforehand what you're going to do when the weather brightens up and nature bursts with colors. If all usual city attractions have been visited already, Odessa or Lviv are no more cities to discover, we offer this guide which helps to decide what to see in Ukraine in spring 2018.

This cemetery is a kind of Père Lachaise of Eastern Europe with the same sort of overgrown grounds and Gothic aura as the famous Parisian necropolis. Established in the late 18th century, it's the place of eternal rest for West Ukraine's prominent figures. Pride of place goes to the grave of the famous nationalist poet Ivan Franko, the patriotic singer-songwriter Volodymyr Ivasyuk and the most recent addition is the memorial to those who died during the Revolution of Dignity in 2013.

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.

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.

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!

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. 

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