Ukraine

The Comprehensive Guide To Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Ukraine definitely makes it into the list of underrated tourist destinations in Europe. At the same time Chernivtsi makes it into the list of underrated tourist destinations in Ukraine. Chernivtsi is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine with an amazing university, cute Austrian-like streets, and charming squares. At the same time you rarely will see international or even local tourists there. Two main reasons for this are: Chernivtsi is located on the…

How To Visit Dzharylhach, An Uninhabited Island In The South Of Ukraine

I am embarrassed to admit that I just learned of Dzharylhach island this year. But as soon as I had seen some of the photos of this place my goal was to visit it and write an article in English so tourists would know about this uninhabited and beautiful place. Dzharylhach is an island and national park that everyone can visit and camp. The island lays at the bottom of the Kherson region in the…

How To Visit The Kherson Cliffs

Ukraine is a big country with many undiscovered places all over. And the Kherson region (6 things to do in Kherson) is one of the richest of them all with many amazing places. There are so many unique locations that both foreign and Ukrainian tourists don’t know about. With Covid-19 and closed borders more people started to travel around their own country and that is how I learned about many of them. One…

Castle In Stare Selo, Ukraine

The village of Stare Selo, which by the way translates literally as “Old Village” is located 30 km away from Lviv. There, by the railway, sit the ancient remains of a once great castle. Nowadays, the castle in Stare Selo is a forgotten place that is very rarely visited by tourists, perhaps due to the inconvenient location.  The first fortification walls in Stare Selo were built in the 15th century to protect people from Tatar…

Berdychiv Castle

Berdychiv is a small city that is located 181km from Kyiv. The city itself does not have many historical sites to visit, except one, and a very important one. The centerpiece of this city is Berdychiv Castle, which nowadays is a Roman-Catholic church.  The castle walls started to appear back in the 16th century and its owner was the Tyshkevich family. However in the 17th century one of the family members – Ian Tyshkevich…

Fisherman’s House, Staryi Solotvyn, Ukraine

Staryi Solotvyn is a small village located around 170 km west of Kyiv. The village was first mentioned in the middle of the 16th century, and although the village has its own interesting history and a few things worth visiting, including Holy Cross church, very few people have even heard about this place until recently. The recent hype is due to an old fisherman’s house located on a small island in the middle of…

Hotel Review: Atlant (Uzhhorod, Ukraine)

Uzhhorod is one of the small but beautiful cities in Ukraine that is worth visiting. Uzhhorod is not only famous for its cherry blossom festival, but an ancient castle, great cathedrals, a beautiful synagogue and for many other things. Due to some local tourists, the city has quite a few hotels and hostels. During our visit we chose to stay in Hotel Atlant, so here is my honest review of this place.  Location During our…

Uzhhorod Cherry Blossom Festival

In the far west of Ukraine, on the border of Slovakia and just 25 kilometers from Hungary, lies Uzhhorod. Named for the Uzh river which runs through the heart of the old town, the city has quite the storied history. However other than sights for history buffs, the city has a very unique claim to fame…the Uzhhorod cherry blossom festival. If you plan on making the trip, check out my comprehensive guide to…

Where To Eat In Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Uzhhorod is one of the westernmost cities in Ukraine. It shares a border with Slovakia, and is just a 30 km drive to Hungary. In fact, for about 1000 years, this city was called Ungvar and was part of different iterations of Hungary. While not considered a food haven like Lviv, if you are looking for where to eat in Uzhhorod then this guide of some of my favorite places should help with your decision…

The Comprehensive Guide To Uzhhorod

Ukraine is an underrated tourist destination and there are many great locations that very few people know about. One of these locations is Uzhhorod, a city that is located in the west of Ukraine. Uzhhorod is actually an ancient city in Ukraine that has at one point or another been a part of the Kingdom of Hungary, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Ukraine. There is also a very unique tourist attraction…