Top 10 MUST SEE PLACES IN UKRAINE


Annunciation Cathedral in Kharkov

This cathedral is one of the most beautiful sites in Kharkov. Completed in 1901 in a Byzantine architectural style, the Annunciation Cathedral has 80-metre-tall bell tower. The original design of the exteriors stun tourists, while the interior decorations of the cathedral are second to none: white marble iconostasis and paintings by Russian artists.

Askania-Nova

The reserve Askania-Nova is located in the south of Ukraine. It includes a zoo, a steppe and a dendrological park. The reserve is under the protection of UNESCO. In addition to its native steppe species of wild fauna, many rare animals from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America have been brought to the Askania-Nova reserve.

Drahobrat

The Drahobrat ski resort is a gem of the Ukrainian Carpathians and with plenty of wild slopes, is a favorite among free-riders. With peaks heights ranging from roughly 1,300−1,800 meters, Drahobrat is one of the highest mountainous resorts in the whole of Ukraine.

Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra

The Dormition Pochayiv Lavra was founded on a mountain near the town of Novy Pochaev in the year 1240. This is the largest Orthodox church complex and monastery in Western Ukraine. The cathedral rises 56 meters above the ground and is decorated with icons and images associated with the history of the Dormition Pochayiv Lavra.

Lubart's Castle in Lutsk

Lubart's Castle was built in the 14th century and is one of the greatest monuments of Ukraine. An architectural masterpiece with towers, bridges and ancient cobblestones, today the castle attracts tourists all year round for a variety of festivals dedicated to history, ethnography and music. Locals are very proud of Lubart's Castle − so much so that they printed it on the 200 UAH ($7.6) banknotes.

Multimedia Fountain Roshen in Vinnytsia

This show was a gift to the city of Vinnytsia from the Ukrainian confectionery corporation Roshen. Every year from April to October, a daily show takes place at the fountain: water shoots approximately 70 meters upwards, accompanied by music and a laser installation. This is the largest multimedia fountain in Europe.

Potemkin Stairs in Odessa

It is not only a symbol of Odessa but also one of the most famous sites in all of Ukraine. This unique architectural construction serves as the main entrance to the port of Odessa and has 192 steps. The staircase began to be called Potemkin after the release of the legendary film The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein.

Probiy Waterfall

The Probiy Waterfall on Prut River is one of the most picturesques in the Carpathians. It is one of the few accessible Carpathian waterfalls due to its close proximity to the city of Yaremche.

Pysanka Museum in Kolomyia

Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg. Typically a chicken or goose egg, it is painted with wax and colored with natural or aniline dyes. The collection of eggs in Kolomyia museum includes over 6,000 pysankas, some of which were made in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Shatsky National Natural Park

This unique place in Ukraine is home to majestic forests, sandy beaches and beautiful lakes. Svitiaz, located in this national park, is the deepest lake in Ukraine. It is called Blue Lake or Blue eyes of Volhynia for its clear waters.