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The Northern Prychornomoria, literally meaning “territory along the Black Sea coast”, is a historical and geographical region located in southern Ukraine.

This is a steppe and forest-steppe zone enveloping the Black and Azov Seas in the north, from the Black Sea coast of Romania to the western part of the North Caucasus. The largest ports of Ukraine, the mouths of the main Ukrainian rivers, the remains of ancient Greek settlements are located here.

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The medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi looks especially picturesque from a bird’s eye view, when you can see the entire complex.

The thickness of the walls varies from 1.5 to 5 meters, the height of the walls and towers – 5-15 meters. The basis of the fortress complex is the Citadel – the most fortified part of it. Akkerman Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Akkerman Fortress from above, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the fortress

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Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (until 1918 – Akkerman) is a town with a population of about 57 thousand people located on the north-west coast of the Black Sea in the Odessa region, about 85 km south of Odessa.

The main attraction of this town is its old fortress – the largest fortress in the territory of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Akkerman Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent fortress

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The village of Isaevo, located in the Nikolaevsky district of the Odessa region, has several interesting architectural monuments. One of them is a quite well-preserved mansion, once belonged to the landlords Kuris from Odessa.

The mansion stands on the banks of the Tiligul River. Near this place the river is dammed and forms a picturesque pond – a popular vacation spot among local residents.

Kuris mansion, Isaevo, Odessa region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the place

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Abandoned Moorish palace near Odessa

Petrovka village is located about 60 kilometers from Odessa. Middle of an ordinary village, you can suddenly see a beautiful abandoned palace built in the Moorish style.

Recently, the manor ruins were sold at a price of two-bedroom apartment in Odessa (about 80,000 USD). Let’s walk around this beautiful and very unusual place. Photos by Vitaliy Milevich

Abandoned Moorish palace near Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque ruins

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Akkerman fortress located in Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy city (Odessa oblast) is a historic and architectural monument of the 13th-15th centuries. It is one of the most preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine. Also Akkerman fortress is the largest fortification in the country.

All the buildings of the fortress are surrounded by fortress walls, the length of which reaches 2.5 km. The initial number of towers was 34, 12 of which were hollow, battle towers. The rest towers were bastions and half bastions. They were later turned into artillery platforms. Photos by Alexander Lipilin.

Akkerman fortress, Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy, Ukraine view 1

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