Posted on March 29, 2013 in Traveling
According to the World Tourism Organization, in 2011 Ukraine was holding the 9th spot among the most visited countries in Europe. This is quite an achievement considering the fact that our country is unable to brag about sights as famous as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the coastline in Spain. The Euro 2012 football tournament exposed Ukraine even further. Because of its proximity to the European Union, thousands of people decided to visit Ukraine by car. Unfortunately, not everyone found this task easy to accomplish.
This article is designed to provide you with enough information so that your car journey from Europe to Ukraine goes as smoothly as possible.
Posted on March 15, 2013 in Site News
In continuation of our revealing Ukraine for you, we have placed new information about Ukrainian cities and towns on our site.
We welcome you to take a walk by the narrow streets of Chernovtsy, to feel the cosmopolitic spirit of the town and to see a unique architectural ensemble of the former residence of Bukovina metropolitans, which is Fedkovych National University at present.
Make a journey in time and go back for a thousand years, having visited the famous fortresses in Kamenets-Podolsky and Khotyn.
Feel the spirit of Ukraine in the legendary Poltava and in the mystical Dikanka praised by great Gogol.
Discover Crimea, the Black Sea jewel, a peninsula with a thousands years history, invested with an air of myths and legends.
Crimea is famous for its mild climate with a large range of climatic zones, endless steppes and green vineyards, remnant woods and deep canyons, sandy beaches and a warm gentle sea.
Posted on February 25, 2013 in Events
This is a family holiday which shows the millennial tradition of celebrating the brightest holiday in the Christian world which is Easter.
The main idea of this festival is to popularize Ukrainian Easter traditions by creating those essential symbols of Easter, Easter eggs (pysanka), and to decorate the city with them.
During this time, the whole city turns into an Easter Eggs Museum where the symbols of Easter will be made from different materials.
Posted on February 18, 2013 in Site News
We are glad to inform that from now on section of our site “Travel in Ukraine” can work as a web application for iPad.
More and more people around the world prefer tablet computers. It is needless to say about the total penetration of iPad and similar gadgets into our life; it grows at an incredible rate and becomes an integral part of it. It follows that the need for a special version for tablets is dictated by the life itself. In order to retain a significant part of our audience we are in line with the most well-known portals and respecting our advanced users we offer getting the best viewing experiences.
Posted on November 6, 2012 in Cities
For years Lviv has been the home for people of different nationalities and religions. Cultures of different peoples, enriching one another, got harmoniously combined in the city. The brightest manifestation of this fact is the city’s architecture. And Lviv’s traditional patois — “balak” — is a combination of German, Jewish and Hungarian words, and it’s considered native by both Ukrainians and Poles.
The Latin Cathedral. of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was constructed in 1344 by King Kazimir the Great. Its constructors were Mykolaj Nychko, Mykolaj Hanseke, Joahim Grom, Ambrozy Rubish and Hans Belcher. In 1361, on the king’s request, pope Urban allowed the foundation of a Latin Archeparchy in Lviv.
Posted on September 11, 2012 in Site News
We are glad to share good news with you: our site is developing and expanding its target audience. A new version has been added today. Now it is available for thousands of German-speaking people.
The main purpose of the website is to show our beautiful Ukraine throughout the world, i. e. its places of interest, rich cultural heritage, unique nature, sociability and hospitality of the people, namely, all the things we can be proud of.
Today Ukraine has enormous tourism potential and all the necessary resources for recreation and health improvement, which are underused.
Posted on September 6, 2012 in Cities
Kharkiv is one of the largest centers of learning in Ukraine and Eastern Europe in terms of the number of post-secondary institutions of education and the sheer number of students. For that reason it is also called the Student Capital.
The city’s first educational institution, opened in 1805, was the Imperial University, known today as Karazin National University of Kharkiv. It has given the world three Nobel Prize winners: Illya Mechnikov, for medicine in 1908, Lev Landau for physics in 1962, and Simon Kuznets for economics in 1971.
Posted on August 31, 2012 in Site News
We are pleased to announce that our website has a new section — Tours and Excursions.
If you want to know more about Ukraine, have interesting ways to spend your time and get a lot of new information, just enter out website and choose a tour or excursion to your liking.
Tours and Excursions Section will be constantly updated with interesting tour programs held by the companies that have gained confidence of customers. Moreover, they have extensive experience in leisure organization and offer services of qualified guides-interpreters.
One of the best ways of rest are multi-day tours throughout Ukraine, which allow immediate touching the heroic history and magnificent culture of our country, better understanding of the people soul, tasting the amazing Ukrainian cuisine and evaluating transparency and hospitality of the native.
Posted on August 30, 2012 in Cities
Kharkiv is the kind of city that has always wanted to be different from others — and it has succeeded remarkably well. This is a city that constantly reinvents itself — rebuilding, revising, renewing — and the enormity of the changes is particularly noticeable when you compare the past with the present.
In 1919, the capital of Ukraine was moved from Kyiv to Kharkiv by the new soviet government and remained so until 1934. To reflect its status as the New Capital of the New Man, it became the center of constructivism in urban planning and the country’s platform for innovative projects, turning Kharkiv itself from a mere trading hub into the industrial and intellectual capital of Ukraine.
Kharkiv’s calling card and one of its most interesting buildings is the Derzhprom Building or state industry building. When it was originally erected, it was the first skyscraper in the Soviet Union and is located on Ploshcha Svobody or Freedom Square, one of the largest urban squares in the world, at nearly 12 hectares or 30 acres. In shape, the “square” looks like a bulb that ends in a straight cut where it meets vulytsia Sumska. The rounded upper part ends in front of a monument to Lenin while the central part is a forested park.
Vul. Sumska is the city’s cultural heart. Here you fill find two main theaters: the Shevchenko State Academic Drama Theater and the Lysenko Opera and Ballet Theater.
Posted on August 22, 2012 in Cities
The best observation point in Lviv is Vysokiy Zamok, the High Castle. Old trees line its paths, providing shade from the hot summer sun or a view to snow-covered hills in winter. At the end of this park is the legendary Znesinnia Park. The two parks are separated by a mound in honor of the Union of Lublin that offers a perfect panorama of the entire city. At the foot of this artificial mound proudly stands the oldest Lorentsovych lion. The sculpture is nearly a ruin, with only the outline of an animal evident, but it is under restoration.
A little further from the City center is one of the most unique museums in Ukraine, the Lychakiv Cemetery. Dating from the 18th century, this marvelous necropolis is a huge park with enormous trees, chimeras and angels — and the tombs of prominent Ukrainians like composer Stanyslav Liudkevych, poet and prose writer Ivan Franko, opera singer Solomiya Krushelnytska, singer and songwriter Volodymyr Ivasiuk. The graves of prominent Poles, Armenians, Germans and Austrians are also here. There are even nighttime excursions to Lychakiv Cemetery, offering a very romantic, if a touch spooky, walk along winding paths among ivy-covered mausoleums, tilted but elegant gravestones, some of which are over 200 years old!