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Kiev is the heart of Ukraine

Kiev is the heart of Ukraine   by Ann Marion
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If you are going to visit Ukraine, you must see the capital of it, Kiev. Its history spans more than a millennium and regarded as one of the beautiful cities across the globe. 
The luxuriant green of its parks and tree-lined streets live in harmony with wonderful architecture. In the 12 century, the son of Prince Volodymyr built his own fortress placed on St. Sofia Cathedral. It was surrounded by the Golden Gate which today is restored and you can observe this ancient monument. Andriyivsky Uzviz is a Ukrainian baroque church that was built by famous architect Rastrelli. 

Not far from this place you will find the building named the Castle of Richard the Lionhearted that is now rebuilt into an inn by a Ukrainian-American joint venture which overview the Dnipro River and Podil. The last one is also called Lower town and is one of the oldest part on Kiev. 

Pechersk is ancient upper town that is named after the Kiev Pecherska Lavra that played a pivotal role in the religious and cultural development of ancient Kievan-Rus and modern-day Ukraine. Khreshchatic is the main boulevard in the city, running from Podil to Pechersk. There are other interesting places and you are sure to find after arriving here.

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine
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Good reasons to visit Odessa in Ukraine   by Helen

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1. Odessa is a very beautiful and jolly city. When you come here you shall not believe your eyes: sunny streets, fresh sea breeze, branchy chestnuts, monuments, parks, museums and magnificent architecture. 
 
Crimean War Memorial with Eternal Flame, Sevastopol, Ukraine
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2. People of Odessa are very friendly, funny, communicative and open. There is a lot of beautiful women and men here. It is a great place to find a new friend and have fun.

3. Odessa is always celebrating something. The most popular holidays are New Year, Orthodox Christmas (the 7th of January), Humor Day (the 1st of April), May Day (the 1st - the 2nd of May), Victory day (the 9th of May), Easter, the Birthday of the city (the 2nd of September) and there are many other holidays and fiestas.

4. The climate of Odessa is moderately continental and comparatively dry with more than 290 sunny days in the year in the South Ukraine (Black Sea coast, Crimea). Winter is short and mild with an average temperature of around freezing point. Falling snow and temperatures below minus 5 Celsius are rare. Summer is long and hot with an average temperature of 25 Celsius. Temperatures above 35 Celsius are quite often. A mild climate, plenty of beaches, and the Black Sea attract thousands of tourists to Odessa throughout the year, earning it the title of "Southern Palmyra."

5. Odessa is an eating and drinking place. There are so many different cuisines, small and big restaurants, bars, national Ukrainian and even local dishes.
 
6. Odessa is looking after itself and always in shape. You can find here pools, professional beauty saloons, fitness centers, ice-skating, rollers stadiums, Aqua Park and so on.

7. Good reason to see a performance at the world famous Opera House. The Opera House is interesting not only by its architecture, but by its rich creative history. The great merit in the development of musical culture in the south of Ukraine belongs to this theatre. P. Tchaikovsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, S. Rachmaninoff, Ezhen Izai, Pablo Sarasate and others performed their works at the famous Opera House.

8. You can spend your time on the Black Sea and to enjoy many beautiful Odessa beaches. 

Traditional Folk Dance Performance, Ukraine, Odessa
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Odessa's beach, which actually is made up of several beaches running some 40 km or more, possesses a sea wall and small-scale eating and drinking establishments. 
 
Cliff-Top Castle, Swallow's Nest (Lastochkino Gnizdo), Yalta, Ukraine
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During the summer, particularly the Lanzheron, Otrada, Delfin, Luzanovka, Fountain, Arkadia beaches are wall-to-wall people, but solitude seekers can find quiet by walking farther. The sandy beaches are ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. You can have a very good boat or yacht journey to the open Sea.

9. Odessa is famous for its nightlife. There are many nightclubs, disco clubs, casinos and entertainment places here. Especially in the summer, you can visit Arcadia or Luzanovka beaches where more than 20 different types of night clubs are located.

10. It is very interesting city and easy to reach. 320,000 passengers flew to Odessa International Airport in 2007. 17 Ukrainian and foreign airlines originate regular flights to 30 countries of the world. You can fly here directly from Vienna, Warsaw, Moscow, Budapest, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and many other cities. In addition, the Odessa Sea Port is a busy hub for commercial and tourists activities.

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KIEV FEATURED HOTELS - UKRAINE

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Hyatt Regency Kiev
 The Hyatt Regency Kiev hotel is located in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine's political and business capital. Overlooking the breathtaking Old City, which features many of Kiev's main historical sights, the Hyatt Regency Kiev hotel is within walking distance of Saint-Sophia's Cathedral, Saint-Michael's Monastery and the boutiques on Khreshchatyk Street. Ukraine's international airport in Kiev is 40km away.  There is an indoor pool and fitness centre, as well as spa services which include massage.  The Hyatt Regency Kiev main restaurant, Grill Asia, serves Asian and European dishes, while Bar on 8, which opens out onto a terrace, serves European dishes. The Lobby Lounge serves European and Ukrainian specialties with a selection of premium brandies and Cognacs.
Partner Guest House Kiev
Partner Guest House, Kiev, offers 20 air-conditioned apartments located on 18 floors, all of which have modern decor with mirrored wardrobes. Amenities include Internet access, satellite television with premium channels, DVD players, kitchenettes, and living rooms. Bathrooms have hair dryers.  Multilingual staff at Partner Guest Houseís front desk can make arrangements for airport transfers at a discounted price.  Express check-in and check-out services are offered, there is a room service menu, and parking is available nearby. There is an ATM on site.  Luxury location in the very heart of Kiev city centre - within minutes of walking from famous Khreschatyk Street, Baseina Street, such entertainment centres as Arena City Entertainment, Mandarin Plaza etc.
Radisson Blu Hotel Kiev
The 4-star Radisson SAS hotel Kiev - the first international chain hotel in Kiev - is located in the diplomatic area of the picturesque city of Kiev, within walking distance of the government buildings and shops along Khreschatyk Street, the city's main street. Such sights as Golden Gates, St Sophia Cathedral, St Michael Cathedral, St Andrew Church with famous Andrew Slope, St Vladimir's Cathedral, and Kievís main square, Independence Square, are located nearby. Housed in a building from 1903, the Radisson SAS Hotel in Kiev is a monument of architecture. Free Broadband including high-speed and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Riviera On Podol Kiev
Riviera hotel is located in the historical part of Kiev ó in Podol. Such successful location makes it easy to reach main business regions and sightseeing of the city such as Andriyvskyy Spusk, Mikhaylovskaya Square where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is located, Sofiyskaya Square, Khreshchatik street, Grushevskiy street where you can see the Building of Verhovnaya Rada, Cabinet of Ministers and House of President Administration. Through the windows of the room you can enjoy the view of the Dnepr River and historical Podol. Hotel disposes of 80 rooms.
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Chernoye More Hotel, Odessa
Located in the centre of Odessa, the modern 4 star Hotel Chernoye More is only a 10 minute walk from the rail station, and near to one of the city beaches. Please note that we grade it as 3 star plus in international standards.  The Hotel Chernoye More offers 205 comfortable single and double rooms equipped with a bath or shower, TV, minibar and telephone. Dine in the fish restaurant Dab on a variety of dishes, or grab a quick bite and drink in one of the two express-bars. The hotel has recently completely renovated the bar and restaurant areas. The new restaurants offer good food in a stylish setting..
Chernoye More Privoz Odessa
The brand new Chernoye More Hotel is located in the city centre of Odessa. It occupies the 7th,8th and 9th floors of a new business building near Privoz market just 10 minutes walk from the central train station. Located in the city centre, it offers sea views from some of the rooms (south side of the building). Accommodation There are around 100 rooms at the hotel. All rooms are air conditioned, newly furnished, all have minibars and hair dryers. There is one room with disabled facilities with a shower. All other rooms have bathroom. Many rooms have balconies. Restaurant and Bars There is a restaurant at the hotel for about 100 -150 people. Buffet breakfast is served there from 07.00 - 10:00. In the evenings you are welcome to enjoy dishes of Ukranian Cuisine there during your stay at this new hotel.
Hotel Otrada Odessa
Hotel Otrada is a magnficent new deluxe hotel, located in Uyutnaya street, one of the most prestigious locations of Odessa, within walking distance of Frantsuzsky Boulevard and near to Otrada beach, one of the resort areas of Odessa city centre. The building was constructed at the end of the 19th century, designed by the famous architect Rossi.  Sculptures and paintings decorate the hotel interior, adding an inimate charm to the atmosphere of the hotel.  There is antique and classic Italian furniture in the rooms, restaurants and halls. The marble gala staircase with columns and banisters, picturesque artistic canvases, bronze articles, carpets and gorgeous crystal chandeliers create an atmosphere of triumphant solemnity.
Kapri Hotel Odessa
This hotel is located in Odessa. Arcadia Beach is a local point of interest. Another local attraction is Lanzheron Beach. Dining options at Kapri Hotel include a restaurant. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include beauty services and a hair salon. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a swim-up bar, multilingual staff, and coffee in the lobby. There are 25 guestrooms at Kapri Hotel. Guestrooms have sea, pool, or garden views. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. 
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YALTA FEATURED HOTELS, UKRAINE

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Oreanda Premier Hotel Yalta
The  "Oreanda" hotel was built in 1906-1907 and underwent a major reconstruction and refurbishment faze in 2000-2001, transforming it into a luxury four star Hotel meeting the best in world class standards. "Oreanda" is situated in the centre of Yalta, 50 metres from the Black Sea coast.  Hotel "Oreanda" has all conditions for good rest and sports: own Black Sea beach, water attractions, paint-ball, cutters, hydro-cycles, open air swimming pool with fresh water, aqua-park, indoor swimming pool with heated sea water, saunas, fitness centre, gyms, solarium, phyto-bar, massage and beauty parlour, hair-dresser's. Sport and SCUBA equipment, yachts and cutters rental. 
Levant Hotel Yalta
Located in Yalta, this beachfront hotel is near Livadia Beach. Another nearby attraction is Livadia Palace. Recreational amenities include a private beach. This 4.0-star property offers a meeting/conference room, a technology helpdesk, and audio-visual equipment. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. This Yalta property has event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Room service is available during limited hours. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). 
Yalta Intourist Hotel
The 3 star Yalta Hotel is situated high above the town of Yalta, facing the sea and located in the beautiful Massandra park. The hotel is approximately 20 minutes walk from the centre of Yalta and just 2 hours car ride from the International airport, situated in Simferopol. The hotel has it's own beach, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and children playground. The hotel and the majority of its bedrooms retain a distinctive 'Soviet' and it is considered an economy class hotel
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