Ukraine has become a trendy destination for tourists from all over the world. And this is not surprisingly: traveling to Ukraine is cheap, interesting and quite unusual for many people from Europe, US and many other countries. There are many attractive places for a foreign tourist in Ukraine, but this article presents five little-known Ukrainian towns for a tourist to enjoy.
Vylkove is a town located on Danube Delta near the Romanian border. The main part of the town is located on islands washed by small water channels. These channels are used as streets in Venice: you move your boat down the street standing on the stern of the boat with a big rod. Vylkove has a very rich and unique fauna. There are many kinds of birds, water animals and fish. The town is also famous by its drinks – unique herbal tea and homemade wine.
Nizhyn is the most atmospheric and picturesque town in Central Ukraine. Nizhyn was untouched during World War II, so many old wooden houses have preserved there. The architecture is very unique. If you want to see how Ukrainian province looked like in XIX – the beginning of the XX Century – go to Nizhyn. It will take you a couple of hours by train or bus from Kyiv!
From the first sight Baturyn seems to be a small and unnoticed Ukrainian village. But it’s definitely not. Baturyn is a place where Ukrainian history has made a big turn. Ukrainian Presidents had invested a lot in restoring the historical places of Baturyn. You can see Baturyn Fortress there, Hetman Castle, park, many houses churches of those times. Since 1993 there is a State Historical and Cultural Reserve “The Hetmans Capital”. Apart from historical values Baturyn has many beautiful country-side hilly landscapes.
When you stare at the fabulous views of Korsun, you may think: “Oh, I would be happy to live here!”. Nowadays Korsun is a perfect place for walking, sightseeing and green tourism. You should visit the Korsun State Historical and Cultural Reserve with palace complex, landscape park, museum of the history of the Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi Offensive, and the Lopukhins Castle. If you visit Korsun you’ll resuly enjoy great picturesque views of Ros river and beautiful sights of Central Ukraine.
Balaklava is a secret Soviet city hidden behind the rocks and washed by the sea. It has an outstanding history. Built by British intruders during the Crimean war, it was later closed and used as a military town with the top secrecy level. The mountains around the city are useful for coastal fortification and the deep and small bay is a great place for submarines. Nuclear weapons of USSR have been stored here. Also Balaklava is a lovely place to stay because of its mild weather and great seaside views. You can enjoy sightseeing here any season of the year.