Castles of Lviv region are one of the major tourist attractions as well as the most popular option for holiday getaways from Lviv. Their beautiful architecture, mystical history and scenic landscape setting attract many visitors. The most popular tourist route, the so called "Golden Horseshoe of Lviv region», was created specially to promote the castle legacy of Galicia region. This route consists of five major landmarks: Olesko, Pidhirtsi, and some Zolochiv Castles. The best option is to travel by car or by bus, as all of 5 castles are located by the highway and you can examine all of them within 1 day. You'll have a great chance to see castles as well as try food and wine tastings in the medieval restaurants.
For all the foodies who are planning a holiday getaway from Lviv «Destinations» suggest to check out La Farme d’Elise located 30 km away from the city (Dmytrovychi Village, Lviv Region, 3 km from Sudova Vyshnya town, Lviv Region). The only way to fully appreciate the fascinating, sensory art of real cheese-making and the unique beauty of La Farme d’Elise estate is to drop in for a visit. Goat cheeses from La Farme d’Elise are well known and are of high demand among European gastronomers as well as local foodies. Take a short car ride from busy touristy city center to see a real European-style working farm, watch the milk move from goat to dairy, from curd to cheese. Meet friendly goats, try to milk them, learn how to make goat cheese.
As well as a leisurely two-hour tour your visit may include a chance to taste some of the farm’s magnificent cheeses. Hosts of La Farme d’Elise offer cheese tastings upstairs in rustically chic refurbished hay loft.
There’s no better remedy from everyday work blues than unwind and throw the cares away with a massage, cozy robe, and pair of warm slippers. Plan a weekend getaway to seek out luxury and relaxation at one of these best spa hotels in Ukraine located just a stone throw away from Lviv.
Edem Resort Medical & SPA (Ripyshche Hutir 1, Strelki, 81220, Lviv Region) is a luxury recreation center located near a picturesque lake in green forest surroundings. Beautiful nature, clean air, peace and silence help all the guests to reach harmony of mind, body and soul.
The resort features luxury hotel with 88 rooms, 4 exclusive restaurants and 5 banquet and conference halls. Featuring a private lake with sandy beach and tennis court, this hotel is located 30-minute drive from Lviv. The property features spa center and gym with yoga and Pilates classes.
The state of the art Medical Centre offers detox, body cleansing, metabolism, improvement and bioregulation programs. Luxurious SPA offers wide range of treatments, swimming pool, saunas and salt room. This is a perfect choice for a spa getaway near Lviv.
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During winter season Lviv region has some wonderful skiing opportunities for locals and guests. While many skiers go to popular ski resorts of the Carpathian Mountains, Lviv offers a number of smaller skiing complexes just a short car ride away from the city. Check out the newly opened «Kazkova Polyana» (Magic Valley) skiing complex, Maydan skiing area located on the territory of the «Charivni Ozera» (Magic Lakes) sport complex or Bukovytsia ski area in Boryslav town. In order to feel the skiing thrill and not waste too much time on the road to get to some major ski resorts of the Western Ukraine, check out these cozy skiing areas located near Lviv.
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We've gathered some of the best quick trips around Lviv, whatever your mood— energetic or lazy, self-indulgent or adventurous. This list can be a good start for exploring Lviv region and enjoying some new and interesting travel experiences.
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