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.