Independence Day of Ukraine, 24 channel produced a special about the most picturesque corners of each region of our country. Your attention – seven of the most interesting places in the Region that are worth a visit.
The Odessa region is not only a luxurious stay by the sea, but also a colorful entertainment that will amaze the most demanding tourist. In this area you can taste the fragrant baklava on the beach, visit the “Ukrainian Venice”, to bargain in the famous “Privoz”, to see the city from a bird’s eye view and walk through the ancient castle.
Odessa region: what places are worth a visit
“I will not tell for all Odessa, all Odessa is very high” – sung in a popular song. And indeed it is. To describe the city, its beauty and flavor is impossible, because every building and monument is special. Even regular trail boardwalk, or public beach can fall in love with a tourist.
What to see in Odessa: the beach
Odessa is rightly called the pearl of Ukraine. The city impresses from the first minutes of stay. The crowds of tourists guides and taxi drivers who offer their special services. This dialect, as in Odessa, not found anywhere else, and the ability to persuade is an art.
And once in the heart of the city, if you are transported into another world: the famous Deribasovskaya travel of the carriage with the tourists on the streets smells of Goodies, and time seems to stand still. This street is to walk slowly, because every house here is special. Its inhabitants love to walk along Deribasovskaya street, calling it the soul of the city.
On this street is worth to see the monument to the 12th chair from the novel by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov. According to legend, you need to sit down and make a wish. Odessans claim that it is necessarily true. Truth or legend and see for yourself.
What to visit in Odessa: memorable places
Also on Deribasovskaya street is worth visiting the picturesque Passage. From this room, without exaggeration, will capture the spirit of even Nickatina tourist. The walls of the Passage is decorated with sumptuous stucco and sculptures, and the roof is made of glass, which creates an incredible atmosphere.
Decoration think Odessa Opera house. This building is a kind of visit card of the city. Grand architecture and elegance of style are staggering tourists. Odessans always offer bright and interesting performances, so the Opera house is worth a look not only outside but inside.
According to the story, the structure was erected in 1887 by the architects Ferdinand Fellner and Herman Helmer. The style of Viennese Baroque even then attracted great attention, and still delights vacationers dumbfounded.
What to see in Odessa: Opera house
Near the Opera house there is a cosy public garden where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the architecture. There are often street musicians play, which picked up the modern and classical repertoire.
Another calling card of Odessa is the Potemkin stairs. As soon as call them and the Boulevard staircase, and the Richelieu, and even a Giant. They attract great attention of tourists, because to visit the city and not to come here – it means not to see the real Odessa.
According to history, was built by Prince Vorontsov as a gift to his wife Elizabeth. Then instead of large stairs was a simple footpath, which was quite difficult to get to the port. So in 1825 by architects Francesco Boffo, Avraam’kov and pottier designed a large staircase, which cost the Duke of 800 thousand rubles.
What to see in Odessa: list of places for tourists
Potemkin staircase connects the city centre with the sea port. There are 192 steps, but fear not, the path to overcome quite easily. For the lazy tourists built a funicular that takes people from the bottom to the top.
Right near Potemkin stairs is located the Naval station. Here sail big ships that fascinate beauty. At the top of the stairs is a picturesque seaside Boulevard. Here is first city monument – sculpture of Duke de Richelieu Abraham, or as it is called by the inhabitants of Odessa – monument to Duke. Though the Frenchman was the conqueror and participated in the storming of Izmail, he is considered the founder of the city. The Duke has established a major trading port that brought the glory and development of Odessa.
In addition, on the promenade you can see the gun of frigate “Tiger”, the majestic construction of the city Council, the monument to Alexander Pushkin and the famous Vorontsov Palace. This is one of the most romantic places of the city because of the Boulevard, overlooking the sea that will be remembered by the couples.
And to feel real, not a tourist, the sights of Odessa, you must visit the famous market “Privoz”. There, as the locals say, is everything, and what is not – find. You should not yawn, because the market is crowded with people, so camping out experience can result in the devastation of the purse.
A colorful market “Privoz” in Odessa
Odessa – is not just a special city. Here you can find entertainment for the soul. Do not miss the opportunity and visit the local Dolphinarium, located on the waterfront. For fussy tourists on the outskirts of the city there is a large water Park, a trip to which can be remembered for a lifetime. And yet – Luna Park, which strikes the beauty and variety of attractions. Here for 100 hryvnias, you can ride the Ferris wheel and see Odessa from bird’s eye view.
For all fashionistas who want to make luxurious pictures at the pool and on the beach, 24 channel advises to visit the beaches of Odessa. There are luxury Langeron and Otrada budget, and gamerlive Ibiza, and “marshmallow” Bright on Odessa Beach. Ordinary urban beaches can also be a great backdrop for spectacular photos.
Odessa region held one of the unique places – the luxurious village Lebedevka.. It is a real Paradise in Ukraine. Though the village is difficult to reach, but the impressions from this trip are of time on the road.
Arriving in Lebedevka, tourists seem to fall on Paradise island in South America. Incredible blue-turquoise color of the sea blends harmoniously with the sand and sand slides. Nature here is just breathtaking, and the pictures are really Hollywood.
Paradise vacation in Lebedevka
Near Lebedevka is located Vilkovo, which is also called “Ukrainian Venice”. It is a small town turned in the Danube Delta, where the great river empties into the Black sea.
The peculiarity of Vilkovo is that the old part of the city is completely flooded with water. Instead of streets and roads here and picturesque channels, which can be moved on local “gondolas” and motor boats.
What to see in Odessa region: Vilkovo
On both sides of the canal you can see the magic of Ukrainian nature, which is mixed with houses. Each building has masonry, which can move people. When in Vylkove, you need to have a bulky load, the masonry will be sliding bridges, which can easily be picked up and later returned to their place.
For tourists here to offer its fun – to visit the so-called “zero kilometer” – the place where the Danube flows into the Black sea. Also here you can taste special fish dishes, because most of the locals are engaged in fishing.
One of the most popular cities of Odessa oblast is Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. There are a couple of reasons. First of all, there is the famous Akkerman fortress. The building was built in the XIII – XV century on the remains of the Greek city of tyre.
The citadel of the fortress amazes with its grandeur and history. It consists of four towers, which have their own names: Prison, Treasure, Pridwin and Komandorska. The majestic building is really striking with its beauty and amazing views of the sea.
Akkerman fortress in Bilhorod-dnistrovs’kyy
And not only these famous Belgorod-Dniester. Here began his career of Ukrainian Muhammad Ali – Vasyl Lomachenko. All the locals know where the family estate of boxer. Summer athlete loves spending time in his town, so tourists can not only get an impression of the architectural features of Belgorod-Dniester, but also from communication with talented boxer.
Near the city of Bolgrad is Ukraine’s largest natural lake Yalpug. Pond estuary type amazes tourists with value and beauty. The total length of the lake is 39 km and a width of 15. So, having been on the lake Ialpug, one gets the impression that it is endless.
Near the pond in the village of Novaya Nekrasovka are small rocks, where they often like to sit tourists. There is beautiful scenery, which will surely be remembered by the vacationers.
Lake Yalpug Odessa Region
Odessa region is a special region. This is a place for meetings and a weekend with a loved one, a place of adventures and incredible discoveries, an area that combines not only the beauty of the seascapes and solar comfort, and a rich history that can be felt in every street of Odessa.
All photo – journalists 24 channels Alenka cook and Helen bulan, odessa.travel.