Kyiv’s World Heritage Lavra, or Monastery of the Caves or Kiev Pechersk Lavra, is the city’s most extensive and amazing sightseeing attraction. The Lavra contains numerous architectural monuments, ranging from bell-towers and cathedrals to underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls. To get an adequate appreciation of the complex will require at least a half day visit.
From Russian tsar, aristocrats to the ordinary holidaymaker, people flock to Yalta to enjoy its warm, sunny weather in summer. But Yalta is also famous for the 1945 Yalta Conference where Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met to discuss the shape of post-war Europe.
Kiev or Kyiv is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and hence earns itself the title “Mother of Cities”. Set on the right bank of the Dnieper River (travelling down river), Kiev has preserved its charm over the centuries and its art and architecture are world treasures.
Odessa, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Black Sea” is the Ukraine’s third largest city and the largest city along the Black Sea. This was Catherine the Great’s city. She fancied Odessa as the St. Petersburg of the South and wanted Odessa to be a European city…