- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Odessa, Ukraine
Ukraine is a relatively new travel destination and sometimes it is overlooked by mainstream travelers. However, if you are looking for a place with beautiful nature, rich culture and lots of tourist attractions, Ukraine is a right choice for you. Here are our top ten reasons why you should start planning your trip to Ukraine right away:
Odessa is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic cultural center. Odessa is sometimes called the "pearl of the Black Sea," the "South Capital" (under the Russian Empire and Soviet Union), and "Southern Palmyra".
We would like to share some few reasons why Odessa is worth to visit.
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.
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.
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."
Odessa is an eating and drinking place. There are so many different cuisines, small and big restaurants, bars, national Ukrainian and even local dishes.
Odesa is a city of smiles. There is a good reason for calling our city the capital of humour! Its special atmosphere of friendliness, fun and openness wins the hearts of guests and makes each day a holiday. Moreover, the city knows how to celebrate with fervour and excess. This is demonstrated each year at the ‘Humorina’ festival (April 1), on the city’s birthday (2nd September) or at our annual autumn Jazz-festival!
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.
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 theater. P. Tchaikovsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, S. Rachmaninoff, Ezhen Izai, Pablo Sarasate and others performed their works at the famous Opera House.