Over the years, Odessa has developed into a prominent resort city of Ukraine and the world. The establishment of the resort city dates back to the reign of Imperator Alexander I. Since then the popularity of Odessa as a resort city grew each year. Once you land in the city, you will find the same wide streets covered with the acacias, golden beaches and the friendly people that provide a...More
Monthly Archives: June 2013
The salt lake Kuyalnik located in a suburb of Odessa is quite unique; the only other place where one can find similar kind of mud is in the Dead Sea of Israel. Kuyalnik contains mud in the bottom which is a truly unique product as though similar to the soil found at the bottom of the Dead Sea, there are many components that are different from it. Unlike the Dead...More
GeographyUkraine is situated in eastern Europe at 49°N and 32°E, and shares borders with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. The Black Sea forms an arched coastline in the south, interrupted by the Crimean Peninusla, which juts out as the country's southernmost point. The Sea of Azov is off the southeastern coast. The greatest distance inside Ukraine (from east to west) is about 1,350km (850 miles), and the...
Visitors fall in love with Odessa in about five minutes. All it takes is a warm sea breeze and one glance at the eager crowds moving up and down the shady, tree-lined boulevards. Never mind the elegant palaces with their peeling facades and the hint of squalor on every corner - like all southern cities, Odessa is beloved for its sunshine, colour and soul, and not its sense of order....More
Odessa's incredible range of restaurants reflects a southern appreciation for good eating and good conversation. Creative new dining opportunities keep popping up, and there is no better place for outdoor sidewalk cafes and street food. Authentic "Odessit" cuisine offers an eclectic blend of French and Italian traditions applied to locally caught seafood and staple Jewish favourites. Nowadays, the sky's the limit food-wise, and for some reason this port city features...More
Alpina. 35, Troitskaya St. A sleek-looking, yet odd Swiss-Ukrainian hybrid cafe managed by teenagers who blare techno music from the organic juice bar. The food is good though, especially the chicken curry and homemade varenyki. Mains from $4. Cash only. Open 10.00-22.00. Bar Bochka. 76, Pushkinskaya St. Dark underground bar with lots of character and a silent but sturdy bartender. Serves a variety of beer on tap and very good...More
Odessa plays harder and longer than any other city in Ukraine, with lots of flashy clubs and a whole culture surrounding underground basement pubs, glitzy disco and all-night cafes. If you spend any time here, you'll quickly tune into the effervescent scene. All night clubs divided in two groups - summer venues and winter venues. Almost all main summer night clubs are concentrated in Arcadia - the main beach of...More