Ukraine Invites

Khortytsia is the largest island on the Dnieper River, located in the center of the city of Zaporizhya. It is famous for its centuries-old history since the island has played an important role in Ukrainian history due to its strategic position.

The history of human settlements on Khortytsia goes back to the Paleolithic period. Remains from the Sarmatian and Scythian period have been found there, in particular, groups of kurgan tombs on Khortytsia’s highest peak. Now the island hosts a memorial and tourist complex called Scythian Camp where visitors can see examples of the nomadic tribes’ cultural achievements.


If an ordinary lifestyle is not for you, our advice is to come to Odesa. This vivacious seaport on the Black Sea coast frolics in the good life around the clock. The extraordinary aura of Odesa is able to reveal talent, return brilliance to ones eyes and a smile to ones lips. During the 200-year plus history of the city, a lot of people have had a chance to make this city their own.


The Lion City became a home for many religions. For centuries, Orthodox believers lived in harmony with Catholics, and Greek-Catholics got along with Jews.
There is hardly any architectural style you can’t study by close examination of Lviv’s temples. In the Middle Ages, there were centers of organ music and organ construction, which Lviv was famous for together with such cities as Krakow, Warsaw and Vilnius. Study the heritage of the Lion City from ancient times to the modern period.



Following the Golden Fleece
If you have your heart set on relaxing at the seaside, you should go to Crimea. This picturesque peninsula in the south of Ukraine is surrounded and cleansed by the waters of the both the Black and Azov Seas. Europeans have known the Crimea since ancient times. You may have heard of the Old Greek myths about the Golden Fleece and Iphigenia. They are connected with the shores of Tavryda, which is what Crimea was called in ancient times.


After crossing the Slovakian-Ukrainian border and on the way from town of Uzhhorod to Rakhiv in Western Ukraine you will probably notice a sign which says the following: “A permanent, precise, eternal place. The Center of Europe, defined with great precision by means of a special device made in Austria and Hungary with a scale of meridians and parallels. Year 1887”. The Carpathian Region is one of the best tourist attractions in Ukraine.



Founded in the 12-th century, Chernivtsi is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. It is a fascinating mix of all the different cultures that have converged on the region: Ukrainian, Jewish, Romanian, German, Polish, and later – Russian. Otto von Hapsburg in his work called “Chernivtsi, or What it Means to be Tolerant” described the picture of an ideal town, a home to multiethnic and multi-religious citizens. “In Chernivtsi, there was a synthesis of national consciousness and of something higher… so to speak, European attitude. Here, it was proved that various peoples… could be united in the framework of common culture…” he wrote.



The first thing that catches the eye when you drive towards Chernihiv along Kyiv Highway is the golden-domed churches perched on high hills. The Boldyni (Bolda’s) Hills are Chernihiv’s main landmark. This city, one of the most famous in Ukraine, is almost 14 centuries old. In the agreement signed in 907 between Prince Oleh and the Byzantine Empire, Chernihiv is mentioned as the state’s second most important city after Kyiv. For quite a while, these two largest cultural centers of Kyiv Rus were rivals.


What is the age of humanity? This question has long been asked by historians and archeologists. And every educated person is being curious about the subject. Archeological findings suggest that the age of Homo Sapiens varies. The historical science, however, while talking about the “conscious” history of mankind use written chronicles left by our ancestors thousands years ago.


The Dnieper hills are dominated by the greatest monument of Kyiv, the Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra, built almost a thousand years ago. A complex of churches, masterpieces of architecture by themselves, has been a holy place of worship, second Jerusalem for most Orthodox Christians.


Kyiv’s Sophia has been called by scientists a perfect example of the synthesis of art, its thirteen gorgeous golden domes nicely blending with the city skyline. The Cathedral was built in XI c. by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in the years of Kyiv Rus prosperity, culture, and innovative growth.