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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.
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reasons to visit Odessa in Ukraine by Helen
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.
|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
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
8. You can spend your time
on the Black Sea and to enjoy many beautiful Odessa beaches.
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.
|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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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
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.
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.
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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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..
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 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.
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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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.
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).
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
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