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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. 

If you have already explored Lviv with its amazing architecture and authentic spirit, it is the right time to expand the horizons! There are plenty of interesting places located not far from Lviv that are totally worth paying a visit. Impressive old Renaissance castles, a perfectly-shaped town and even a sheep farm – vicinage of Lviv offers something attractive and exciting for everyone`s taste.

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?

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