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Let?s fly over Kharkiv city

124 weeks ago
Kharkiv is the largest city in the north-east of Ukraine, the second most populous city in the country. It was the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad. In the second half of the 20th century, it became the main transport hub of South-Eastern Europe. Video by: […]

Khotyn Fortress ? one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine

125 weeks ago
Khotyn fortress stands on the bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi region), about 20 km from Kamenets Podolskiy. Khotyn is one of the oldest Ukrainian towns emerged at the turn of the 10th-11th centuries. In the second half of the 13th century, by order of King Daniel Galitsky, a new stone fortress […]

The marsh in national costumes in the center of Odessa

125 weeks ago
May 23, Odessa held ?The Marsh in Vyshyvankas? (Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts). About 500 people dressed in national costumes marched through the central streets of the city. This event is held in the city for the sixth time. Let?s look at some of the participants. Photos by: Alexander Gimanov, from dumskaya.net. Marsh in […]
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Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Kryvorivnia

126 weeks ago
This beautiful wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin is located in the village of Kryvorivnia, in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the heart of the Ukrainian Carpathians. The church, an architectural monument of national importance, was first mentioned in 1719. The peculiarity of the church lies in the fact that during […]

Flower-show ?European Ukraine? in Kyiv

126 weeks ago
May 16, an exhibition of flowers ?European Ukraine? was opened on the Singing Field in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kyiv. The exhibition is dedicated to the first countries of the European Union on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the EU. Landscape designers tried to convey features and colors of each of the […]

Hiking in the Hutsul Alps in Zakarpattia region

127 weeks ago
Ukrainian part of the Hutsul Alps, a mountain group also called the Rakhiv Mountains and Marmarosi, is located in the southern part of Rakhiv district in Zakarpattia region. The Hutsul Alps is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), deep valleys (up to 1500 m), […]

Fairy-tale forest in Baydar Valley in Crimea

127 weeks ago
Baydar Valley is an intermountain hollow (16 km long and 8 km wide) located in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula. The valley is located at an altitude of 300-400 meters, surrounded by 600-800 meters mountains. Sometimes, when the fog descends on the valley, it becomes a truly fantastic place. Photos by: Denis Belitsky. […]

Dnepropetrovsk ? on the roof of the tallest building

127 weeks ago
Dnepropetrovsk is a beautiful green city located in the south-eastern part of Ukraine, standing on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the regional center of Dnepropetrovsk region, the fourth city in terms of population (978,000) after Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa. This city is one of the largest industrial, economic and transportation centers, metallurgy […]

Vudubickiy Monastery in Kyiv

128 weeks ago
St. Michael?s Vudubickiy Monastery was founded in the second half of the 11th century by Vsevolod, the son of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The architectural ensemble of the present monastery was built in the 17th-18th centuries. The monastery is located in the Botanical Garden named after Grishko in Kyiv. It belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox [...]

Walking through the streets of Poltava in spring

128 weeks ago
Poltava is a city with a population of about 296 thousand people, the administrative center of Poltava region, located in the northeastern part of Ukraine, on the Vorskla River. It is a very pleasant bright city, quite clean and well maintained. In May, an abundance of greenery and flowers makes the city even more beautiful. [...]

The old fortress in Kamenets Podolskiy

129 weeks ago
Kamenets Podolskiy is a city located in Khmelnitsky region. It is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The main attraction of Kamenets Podolskiy is its old fortress. The first constructions were built in the 11th-12th centuries, the main fortifications ? in the 16th-17th centuries. This fortress is one of the best medieval fortifications in [...]

Chernobyl zone 29 years later

129 weeks ago
April 26, 2015, the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked. After these years, Pripyat, the once flourishing city, disappeared beneath dense thickets, the nuclear station ceased its operation. Amusement Park. Grand opening was scheduled for Labor Day ? May 1. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant foiled these plans. Chernobyl disaster [...]

Blooming lilacs in the botanical garden in Kyiv

130 weeks ago
National Botanic Garden of Nikolai Grishko is a research institution engaged in the design and creation of new botanical gardens and parks, as well as many other branches of theoretical and applied botany. This botanical garden is part of the natural reserve fund of Ukraine protected as a national heritage of the state. It is [...]

St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania

130 weeks ago
St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania is a nunnery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located in ?Feofania? natural park, on the southern outskirts of Kyiv (Academician Lebedev Street, 19). Feofania is a monument of landscape art of national importance. The park harmoniously combines miraculous masterpieces of untouched nature, landscape design and spiritual greatness of St. Panteleimon [...]

The former residence of Viktor Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria

130 weeks ago
Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power. Let?s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. [...]

The construction of the New Shelter over Chernobyl NPP

131 weeks ago
The New Safe Confinement (also known as the New Shelter, Shelter-2) is an insulating arched structure over the destroyed fourth power unit of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat. The construction began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2017. The main reason of the construction is that the existing object ?Shelter? is [...]

Bukovel ski resort in spring

131 weeks ago
Bukovel is the largest ski resort in Ukraine. It is located near Polianytsia village in Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 100 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, near the foot of Bukovel Mountain, at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level. The highest point of the resort is Dovga Mountain (1372 meters). The season runs from late November [...]

Light show at Sophia Square in Kyiv

132 weeks ago
April 4, 2015, on the facade of St. Sophia?s Cathedral in Kyiv, you could see a unique show ? light performance ?I ? Dream? commemorating the opening of the 12th ?French Spring in Ukraine.? ?French Spring in Ukraine? includes an extensive cultural program on the whole territory of Ukraine, strengthening Franco-Ukrainian relations and cooperation. ?French [...]

The remains of the palace of the vanished Chervonograd town

132 weeks ago
Chervonograd is a ghost town located in Ternopil region, near the village of Nyrkiv, in Zalischyky district. Today, the only preserved buildings are the remains of the palace of the 17th century and the Catholic church of the 18th century. In the early 1940s, the township population was about 500 people. After the Second World [...]

Kamenets Podolskiy ? the town museum

133 weeks ago
Kamenets Podolskiy is an ancient town located in Khmelnitsky region. The first documentary mention of Kamenets dates back to 1060-1062. Significant part of the historical and architectural heritage of Kamenets Podolskiy can be found in the Old Town. In 1977, the historical and architectural reserve was established in the area. The photos were taken by [...]

Painted bus stops in Poltava region

133 weeks ago
Take a look at these scenic bus stops located in Novosanzharsky district of Poltava region. Very colorful and lovely, it is not so boring to wait for a bus at such stops. Also, you can make nice memorable pictures. Painted bus Source: ukraine travel blog  
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Kiev from a bird?s flight

134 weeks ago
Great views of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, taken in the period from July to December 2014. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi

134 weeks ago
The fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city, known as Akkerman fortress until 1944, is a monument of history and urban planning of the 13th-15th centuries; one of the best preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine. It is the largest fortress in the country with the total area of about 9 hectares. The fortress stands on the [...]

Disneyland near Kyiv

135 weeks ago
Imagine this situation: Kyiv region, you are driving on an empty night road in the direction of Kyiv, and about 30 km from the city, all of a sudden, about 500 meters from the highway, you can see such a sight. It is not an entertainment or tourist center, but one of the largest film [...]

St. Nicholas Cathedral ? The House of Organ Music in Kiev

135 weeks ago
St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kiev is a Roman Catholic Church used, since 1980, as the House of Organ and Chamber Music (Bolshaya Vasylkivska Street, 77). The construction of the church began in 1899. In 1909, the cathedral, built in stylized Gothic forms, was consecrated. It was closed and looted around 1933. Later, the building housed [...]

Uzhhorod city ? a unique mix of architectural styles

136 weeks ago
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, the administrative center of Zakarpattia region. It is the Ukrainian ?window to Europe?. The city is considered one of the most important Ukrainian and European historical centers. Throughout its more than a thousand year history, Uzhhorod repeatedly passed from hand to hand, changing its rulers and ?owners?. [...]

Let?s fly over beautiful Lviv city

136 weeks ago
Lviv is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine. The historic center of the city is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Lviv has the largest number of architectural monuments in the country. Let?s take a look at Lviv sights from above. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Dragobrat ? the highest ski resort in Ukraine

136 weeks ago
The highest ski resort in Ukraine is Dragobrat, at an altitude of 1300-1700m. It has guaranteed snow conditions almost till May, as the climate here is quite special. Dragobrat gives you the numerous options to ski either on pistes or adventurous off-piste and forest terrain. It is an ideal place to feel the untouched nature [...]

Let?s walk along the streets of ancient Chernihiv

136 weeks ago
Chernihiv is a city located in northern Ukraine, the administrative center of Chernihiv region (the northernmost regional center of the country). It is one of the oldest cities in Europe (first mentioned in chronicles in 907). Chernihiv is the historic center of the Left-Bank Ukraine. It was one of the largest towns in the ancient [...]

The Ukrainian Carpathians ? a heaven on earth

137 weeks ago
What an amazingly beautiful landscape! As you have probably noticed, Ukraine is rich in stunning natural views and the area of the Ukrainian Carpathians is probably one of the most picturesque places. The photo was taken by Anton Petrus. Source: ukraine travel blog  

How would Ukrainian products do in the EU?

137 weeks ago
There was an old saying back in the USSR days. Build the best for your family but do just an “OK” job for others. That was the mentality of the people in the USSR including Ukrainian’s since Ukraine was part of the once big red bloc. Today, the same lingers on. The mentality in people [...]

May morning on the banks of the Southern Bug River

137 weeks ago
Spring has come to Ukraine and very soon it will be possible to admire such beautiful scenery like this one. May morning on the stone banks of the Southern Bug River in Nikolaev region. The photo was taken by Sergey Stepanenko. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Russian invasion

137 weeks ago
As Russia prepares to take the next city from Ukraine they will of course deny any involvement in the invasion. There are Russian tanks,troops and heavy equipment in Ukraine but for some unknown reason they are not from Russia. As the world continues to turn a blind eye at the Russian actions in Ukraine more [...]

The Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth in Lviv

138 weeks ago
This beautiful church built in the neo-Gothic style is located in Lviv, on Kropivnitsky Square. According to legend, originally, it was named in honor of the Empress Elizabeth Habsburg, the wife of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary Franz Joseph I. Since 1991, the church is owned by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and is called the [...]

Mysterious views of Odessa in winter time

138 weeks ago
Less than one week remains before the end of the calendar winter. Let?s look at winter views of one of the most famous Ukrainian cities ? Odessa. In winter time, the city is often shrouded in thick fog creating mystical scenery. Snow falls rarely, this winter it happened only once, just before the New Year. [...]

Last summer in Kyiv ? the aerial view

139 weeks ago
This excellent video was shot in Kyiv last summer. You can get a bird?s eye view of the main local sights. Source: ukraine travel blog  

St. Nicholas Church in Sasiv

139 weeks ago
The wooden church of St. Nicholas in Sasiv village (Zolochevsky district of Lviv region) was built in 1731. Although, according to some sources, it was founded in the 15th century. The church interior is decorated with a beautiful seven-tier iconostasis of the 17th century. The domes of the church, placed close to each other, are [...]

Mysterious foggy forest on the island of Khortytsia

139 weeks ago
Khortytsia is the largest island on the Dnieper River, located in Zaporozhye city. It is a unique natural and historical complex. The island stretches from northwest to southeast, the length is 12.5 km, the width ? 2.5 km on the average. In 2007, Khortytsia was named one of the ?Seven Wonders of Ukraine?. Khortytsia is [...]

Booking Hotel in Ukraine. Find the best deal, compare prices.

140 weeks ago
To book hotel in Ukraine with the best rate possible, one should know about the features of the Ukrainian tourist market. Find out what other travelers have to say.

Medieval castle in Kamenets-Podolskiy

140 weeks ago
One of the main attractions of Kamenets-Podolskiy city, located in Khmelnitsky region, is its ancient castle. Some fortifications on this place probably existed even in the times of Kievan Rus?. But the stone castle was built by Lithuanian princes Koriatovichi. The photos were taken by Alexandr Shvab. From 1362 to 1434, the fortress along with [...]

The church of St. Michael the Archangel in Komarno

140 weeks ago
Komarno is a small district town located in the southwestern part of Lviv region. The distance to Lviv is about 45 km. The town is known for its old wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel, built in 1754. It is one of the finest examples of Galician folk architecture school. The photos were taken [...]

Moonrise over Mount Ai-Petri in Crimea

140 weeks ago
Ai-Petri is a mountain of 1,234 meters height located in the Yalta region of Crimea. The name “Ai-Petri” is of Greek origin and means “Saint Peter”. It is the place with the maximum number of foggy days in Crimea (215 days in 1970). The photo was taken by Denis Belitsky. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Dairy morning and caramel sunset in the Carpathians

140 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Carpathians never cease to amaze us with a variety of landscapes. Just look at this beauty – a frosty morning in dairy colors and a beautiful sunset in the colors of caramel. These photos were taken by Aleksandr Naumenko in the area of Mount Dzembronya located within the Carpathian National Nature Park, on [...]

The Assumption Cathedral in Bila Krynytsya village

140 weeks ago
Bila Krynytsya is a small village (170 people) located in Chernivtsi region, 12 km south of Chernivtsi city, near the border with Romania. This village was the center of the Old Believers in Bukovina. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Old Believers, built in 1900-1908 by the means of Moscow merchant Gleb Ovsyannikov in [...]

Ice age in Crimea ? ice-bound Chersonese

140 weeks ago
Tauric Chersonese or simply Chersonese is a city founded by the ancient Greeks located in the south-west coast of Crimea. For two thousand years, it was a major political, economic and cultural center of the northern Black Sea area. Today, you can see the remains of Chersonese in the Gagarin district of Sevastopol, it is [...]

Mystical winter landscapes of the Ukrainian Carpathians

143 weeks ago
A few posts ago, we have seen the Ukrainian Carpathians in summer and now let’s go back in cold and snowy winter. In general, winters in the Ukrainian Carpathians are not severe, the sun shines often and the weather is clear. Average winter temperatures in the mountains are 10-15 degrees Celsius below zero, sometimes it [...]

Zalishchyky ? a very picturesque resort town

144 weeks ago
Zalishchyky is a small resort town with a population of less than 10 thousand people located in a picturesque valley on the left bank of the Dniester River. It looks like that the Dniester River dances around this unique town situated in the south of Ternopil region. It may even seem that just a little [...]

Old wooden church in Pirogovo museum

145 weeks ago
The Museum of Ukrainian Folk Architecture and Life is an architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. It is located on the southern outskirts of Kiev, near the village of Pirogovo. You can see many beautiful old buildings, for example, this wonderful wooden church. The photo was taken by Alex Shvab [...]

Summer evenings in the Ukrainian Carpathians

145 weeks ago
Let’s for a moment run away from the cold and often overcast winter weather that prevails in Ukraine these days, and return to a warm and bright summer. These beautiful photos were taken in the Ukrainian Carpathians by Anton Petrus. Summer evenings in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 6