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  • Ukrainian Crafts: Petrykivka Painting

    Originating in the village of Petrykivka in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the Petrykivka style of painting is one of Ukraine's unique and treasured forms of ornamental folk art which is still practiced ...

  • Ukrainian Rock Band Okean Elzy

    Formed in the city of Lviv in 1994, the band Okean Elzy has gathered a following of fans throughout Ukraine and beyond its borders with music and lyrics that resonate with the band's audience. ...

  • Historical Reminders of the Scythians in Ukraine

    Thousands of burial mounds across the southern steppes of Ukraine remain as a reminder of the historical presence of the Scythians, a semi-nomadic equestrian tribe who occupied the area between ...

  • Visiting Villages in the Heart of Ukraine

    On the road between Kiev and Poltava, through an area affectionately referred to as the 'Heart of Ukraine', travelers will come across a number of villages overflowing with history and ...

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What to See

  • National Parks and Reserves

    Yovorivskyi

    In most countries it is often only the biggest national parks which receive proper attention from travel agencies and tour guides. Visitors are not even told about the smaller parks and their many wonders and most do not even know that they exist. Unfortunately this can turn into a somewhat vicious cycle whereby the national parks turn in less revenue and so less money is spent on their ...

  • Zhytomyr Oblast

    Berdychiv

    The city of Berdychiv is a quaint city in the Zhytomyr Oblast that has an extremely interesting past. The exact date as to when the city was founded is mere speculation, and how its name came about can only be guessed. In all honesty, Berdychiv's establishment is shrouded in mystery, and scientists and historians have been able to piece some of this fascinating puzzle together.

  • Train Stations

    Lviv Rail Terminal

    The Lviv Rail Terminal is where you can make use of the trains that travel across borders to destinations including Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Byelorussia and Slovenia. Lviv used to be known as Lemberg and it was during this time that the need for a larger and more modern railway station became clear. The old railway station that had been used was constructed between the years 1861 ...

  • Crimea Region

    Bakhchisaray

    Come discover Bakhchisaray, an amazing destination in Ukraine. The city of Bakhchisaray was founded at the end of the 15th century and today it has a population of more than 30,000. Bakhchisaray is ideally situated in the large agricultural region of Crimea. There are many charming attractions and places to see in this lovely Crimean town. One of the main tourist attractions in Bakhchisaray ...

  • National Parks and Reserves

    Steppe Reserve

    Ukraine is a beautiful country providing visitors with an assortment of wildlife and an array of landscapes to visit. Like so many other countries Ukraine has taken steps to ensure that this natural heritage lasts for generations to come by creating protected areas like National Parks and nature reserves. These will ensure that large pieces of natural, untouched land is preserved in its ...

  • Castles

    Mariyinsky Palace

    Completed in 1752, the majestic Mariyinsky Palace stands on a hilly bank alongside the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. This superb example of Baroque architecture serves as the official ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine and is located alongside the Verkhovna Rada parliament neo-classical style building.

  • Culture

    Events

    Any visitor to Ukraine will be able to see that the inhabitants of this beautiful country have a strong sense of culture. Their national identity is reflected in their language, dress, customs, architecture and celebrations. Often the best time to discover Ukrainian culture is during the many festive events that are held in this country throughout the year.

  • Art Galleries

    Ridna Khata

    The Ridna Khata Gallery in Kiev is not so much a gallery as it is a museum. Really, the building is an exquisite mixture of the two institutions, as here history, culture and art are combined in an effortless mixture of color and texture. What exactly does the Ridna Khata Gallery in Ukraine display? This is probably one of the few places in the world where you will be able to examine ...

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