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Zhovkva, founded in 1369, is a picturesque town with a population of about 13 thousand people located in the north of Lviv Oblast in western Ukraine. The distance to Lviv is 25 kilometers, to the Ukrainian-Polish border – 35 kilometers.

In 1994, the central part of Zhovkva received the status of a historical and architectural reserve. In total, there are more than 50 monuments of world, national and regional significance in this town. Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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fly over the center of Zhovkva




What to Do in Kyiv

As the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv needs no introduction. However, the assumptions about this rich and diverse city that have sprung up across the West since the mid-twentieth century do need revising. Kyiv is a surprisingly multi-faceted city; new developments rub shoulders with historical sites and, amongst them all, you’ll find the coolest of the cool hangouts in 2021’s hippest places.

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explore Kyiv


Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress (Akkerman Fortress until 1944) is a monument of history and urban planning of the 13th-15th centuries located in the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in Odesa Oblast, about 80 km south-west of Odesa. It is one of the best preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

By its size, this fortress standing on the rocky bank of the Dniester estuary surpasses all similar fortifications in the country. The total area of the fortress is about 9 hectares. Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

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magnificent medieval fortress

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Interesting work, love, hobbies such as reading books and playing live online baccarat, and the opportunity to travel make us happy. It’s hard to disagree with that. Traveling brings bright emotions and unforgettable memories into our lives. And if with the choice of the country you can somehow decide, then in the abundance of natural and architectural attractions, it is difficult for an ordinary tourist to choose what is really worth visiting, seeing and trying. Let’s go to a wonderful country and visit the most beautiful places of Ukraine.

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explore beautiful Ukraine

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Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. Well, apart from Russia, but that country is not entirely in Europe. It seems there are few places left in the world to explore, but Ukraine provides travelers with a genuine last frontier that is full of warm-hearted locals and off-the-map sights that you will never forget.

The country has plenty to offer, from the beautiful Carpathian Mountains to the bustling city center of Kyiv and the beach parties of Odesa. However, if you are planning to travel widely across Ukraine, you will want to find ways of saving money on your trip. Thankfully, Ukraine has a host of affordable accommodations to choose from.

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Mid April in the center of Chernihiv

Chernihiv is a city located about 140 km from Kyiv in the north of Ukraine, the administrative center of Chernihiv Oblast, the northernmost regional center of Ukraine.

The history of this city is more than 1,300 years old. In the past, it was the center of the Chernigov Principality – one of the largest and most powerful state formations in Rus in the 11th-13th centuries. Today, Chernihiv is a popular tourist destination rich in preserved architectural monuments of different eras. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Catherine’s Church (1715) – an architectural monument of national importance, a great example of Ukrainian baroque.

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spring in Chernihiv

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Sadhora Synagogue in Chernivtsi

The Sadhora synagogue, the main Jewish prayer house, served as a place of public worship and the center of the religious life of the Jewish community in the town of Sadhora. Today, it is part of the city of Chernivtsi (Yaroslava Mudroho Street, 192).

In 1842, Israel Friedman, a Hasidic rebbe known as the Ruzhyn Tzadik, arrived in Sadhora. Since then, it has become a place of pilgrimage for the Hasidim. Sadhora Synagogue on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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picturesque synagogue


The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1661) is a picturesque wooden church located in the city of Drohobych, an architectural monument of national importance and one of the best examples of Galician wooden architecture.

The church was restored in 1970-1971 and turned into a museum object of the Drohobych Museum of Local Lore. It has unique preserved paintings in the altar part. The interior of this church is also striking in its austere simplicity and grandeur. Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Drohobych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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picturesque wooden church

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Hoverla (in Romanian “Howarla” means “difficult to pass elevation”) is the highest mountain and the highest point in the territory of Ukraine (2,061 m above sea level). It is located on the border of the Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, about 17 km from the border with Romania.

It is a popular summer and winter tourism destination. The first tourist route with climbing the mountain was opened in 1880. In the north, you can see the cities of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast: Ivano-Frankivsk, Kolomyia, and Snyatin. Mount Hoverla on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Medvedev.

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winter on Hoverla

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St. George’s Church in Drohobych

St. George’s Church located in the city of Drohobych, in the south of Lviv Oblast is a unique monument of Galician wooden architecture of the late 15th – early 16th centuries. It is one of the best preserved monuments of old Ukrainian sacral architecture.

In 2013, it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the object “The wooden churches of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.” St. George’s Church in Drohobych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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amazing wooden church

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