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Lviv holds the status of tourist mecca in Ukraine for many years. The narrow winding streets, famous chocolate and coffee, spirit of the old times and city's undeniable charm lure in thousands each year. What if you've seen it all? There are some unexpected places that Lviv has up its sleeve.

If you dearly miss the usual abundance of snow in Ukraine, worry not: you can always count on the Carpathians. Fluffy mountains and breathtaking views are ready to embrace you at any time of the year, but winter is truly their time to shine. Pick a destination with our top ten for winter 2018.

«Under the Black Eagle» is the oldest operating pharmacy in Ukraine. It is located in the heart of the city, on the corner of Drukarska street and Rynok Square. This is now a pharmaceutical museum as well as full-functioning pharmacy.

Winter in Kyiv can be entertaining or draining, which depends much on the weather outside and the way the days are spent. While not always blessed with snow, winter surely brings magic – discoveries, sometimes unexpected, and, of course, travel. See what you can explore on a weekend around the capital!

The Telegraph, influential British editorial, gathered together 12 most exciting new routes where travelers are highly recommended to fly in 2018. The world gets smaller and smaller every year as friendly pan-global airlines stretch their reach further and further across the planet. And 2018 will be no different with a host of carriers serving the UK announcing new flight routes to woo British travelers.

The FOLK UKRAINE team became the official organizer of the New Year 2018 at Sofia Square in Kyiv. This year natural Christmas Tree located in the historical heart of the capital can be considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Few places have the dramatic potential and the magic of train stations: people meet and separate, tragic farewells next to happy reunions. No surprise then, that writers of all eras and cultures have discovered stations as dramatic stages of literary fiction. The Nuremberg photographer Christian Hoehn has taken on a journey to document the locations of these emotionally-literary artistic moments.

Back in the days cathedrals, churches and other kinds of sacral architecture determined the face and the 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. The glorious outline of Latin Cathedral dominates the skyline of modern Lviv.

At the beginning of the 20th century, kerosene lamp was a very common item in each and every household. Nowadays this fuel is still used in jet engines. But did you know that kerosene was actually invented in Lviv?

Ukrainians like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family. And in spite of freezing temperatures, they often toast the New Year outdoors, when the sky lights up by fireworks. We gathered together top 5 most popular destinations in Ukraine to celebrate New Year 2018.

Lviv has its unique charm and atmosphere that attracts numerous travelers. Local coffee, pastries and beer became legendary among Ukrainian foodies. Lviv’s architecture, deprived of the Soviet features, which is the architectural core of other big Ukrainian cities, makes an amazing set for lovely photos and magical city views. Lviv has much to offer even to the most spoiled travelers.  «Destinations» rounded up 5 reasons to visit Lviv, Ukraine.

Those who have already been to this charming seacoast city in the south of Ukraine, will easily explain what makes them come back many times! But if you still have not visited sunny Odessa, you may wonder what amusing attractions are waiting for you there. Check out our list of 5 reasons to visit Odessa – it will motivate you to pack a suitcase and buy a ticket to Odessa right away.

Fascinating Ukrainian Carpathians attract numerous tourists with their magical aura and exceptional sublimity of natural landscapes. Deep lakes, meandering rivers, green forests and high mountains – Carpathians are the best place to spend time with Mother Nature, healing your body and soul by fresh air, calmness and breathtaking views. Let`s check out some places in Carpathian mountains definitely worth visiting.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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