The Black Sea biosphere reserve
The Black Sea reserve is the largest in Ukraine. It was created in the early 20th century on the picturesque coast of the Black Sea, near Kherson. Its huge territory, which is home to beautiful gulfs, peculiar islands, fabulous groves, sand massif, and deserted steppes, demonstrates the surprising variety of Ukrainian Black Sea landscapes. Unique natural conditions have bestowed upon the reserve

Askania-Nova • Kherson
Askania-Nova
Askania-Nova • Kherson
‘Askania-Nova’ is one of the oldest and largest biosphere reserves in Europe, located in a remote part of the Kherson steppe. Nowadays, this unique island of primordial nature, where live many rare animal species and exotic plants, is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine and is a part of the world network of UNESCO’s biosphere reserves. A lover of nature, baron Friedrich Falz-Fein, e

Oleshky Sands • Kherson
Oleshky Sands
Oleshky Sands • Kherson
The huge desert that spreads over several districts of the Khersons’ka Oblast’ is one of the most striking places in southern Ukraine. Oleshky Sands is the biggest sand area in Ukraine, and some even call it the only desert in Europe. The sands, located near the lower reaches of the Dnieper River, have existed for many centuries, but the desert – in form that we know it today – appeared relativel

City Garden • Odesa (146 km.)
City Garden
City Garden • Odesa (146 km.)
Adjacent to the well-known Deribasovskaya Street, the City Garden is the most famous park in Odesa. Founded along with the city itself, it is the oldest green zone in the Southern Palmira. As of today, the 200-years-old park, located in the very center of the city, continues being one of the most popular attractions among tourists and locals, which name it the heart of their city. The garden was f

Park Granite-steppe Lands of Buh • Mykolaiv (192 km.)
Park Granite-steppe Lands of Buh
Park Granite-steppe Lands of Buh • Mykolaiv (192 km.)
The regional landscape park Granite-steppe Lands of Buh, spread over the north-west of Mykolaiv Oblast, is one of South Ukraine’s most beautiful corners, which vividly illustrates its unbelievable natural wonders. Stretching out for 70 kilometers, it includes the most picturesque part of Southern Buh’s river valley and deep canyon-like hollows. They were cut in the old crystalline rocks millions o

The National Natural Park ‘Bugski Guard’
The national park ‘Bugski Guard’ lies in the picturesque valley of the Southern Bug in the Mykolaiv region. It was created quite recently, in 2009, in order to preserve the unique nature and historic-cultural landmarks of southern Ukraine. Soon after it was built, the park gained the status of one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. The territory of the ‘Bugski Guard’ is one of the oldest dry land s

The Kinburns'ka Kosa • Mykolaiv (60 km.)
The Kinburns'ka Kosa
The Kinburns'ka Kosa • Mykolaiv (60 km.)
This truly unique spit is one of the numerous natural treasures of southern Ukraine. The Kinburns'ka Kosa is the combination of a long sand belt and the peninsula adjoined to it. The Kinburns'ka Kosa is surrounded by the Dnieper-Bug bay on one side, the Black Sea on another, and with the Yagorlytskiy Gulf on the third. This amazing peninsula has been a familiar place over the course of history. O

Kamennaya Mogila • Zaporizhzhia (216 km.)
Kamennaya Mogila
Kamennaya Mogila • Zaporizhzhia (216 km.)
Kamennaya Mogila (‘Stone Tomb’) is one of the most unusual geological formations in the world and an astonishing natural monument. It is a sand hill, located in the middle of the steppe, covered with large stones of peculiar forms. This ‘stone island’ is around 14 million years old, which makes it the oldest archeological and cultural monument in Ukraine! Today, because of its originality, Kamenna

Berezan • Mykolaiv (93 km.)
Berezan
Berezan • Mykolaiv (93 km.)
This small, uninhibited island in the Black Sea near Ochakiv is one of the most mysterious and enigmatic places around Mykolaiv. It is a part of the historical-archeological reserve ‘Olbia.’ In ancient times, Berezan was a peninsula. On it stood an Ancient Greek settlement called Borysthenes, which is the only settlement of the early period of Greek colonization that has remained in the northern
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