You can find every thing you need to Travel to Ukraine. Odessa
is the chief trade and fishing port of the country, its harbor kept open in
winter by icebreakers. Odessa is full of things to see and do with something
for every one to enjoy. Odessa is probably most known for its beaches and the
world famous opera house. Odessa also has a thriving nightlife full of dancing
and entertainment in the summer months. Odessa has beaches for almost every
taste some with water slides and wave runner rentals. On the links page you
will find links to services you need and places to stay. Odessa is a real deal
with the exchange rate and number of things to do and places to see. If you
stay in the city center you can take a short cab ride or local public transportation
at a reasonable rate to anyplace you want to go. Odessa area is famous for its
mineral water springs and curative mud. The numerous medical facilities provide
natural medical procedures and treat diseases of digestive, nervous, and circulatory
system with a good success rate.
Don't miss the world famous Odessa Opera House!
The building was constructed in slightly over 3 years from local material (Odessa
limestone) on the site of the completely burned out City Theater. Its architectural
style is Viennese baroque and Odessites lovingly call their theater a "Viennese
cake" because of its round form and abundance of décor. The main
entrance is like the Triumphal Arch in Paris, and there are sculptural groups,
symbolic of Comedy and Tragedy, on each side. A bit higher are Orpheus and Terpsichore,
representing opera and ballet. At the very top a chariot harnessed by four tamed
panthers carries Melpomene, the muse, patroness of art. Cupids, "putti",
are dancing along the fronton of the building and there are serious and grand
geniuses of Russian literature and art in niches above the loggias: A. S. Pushkin,
M. I. Glinka, N. V. Gogol and A. S. Griboyedov embody poetry, music, drama and
comedy alongside more sculptures, and patterns - there are a lot of embellishments
on the building, but nothing superfluous!
Beaches of Odessa
Odessa's beach, which actually is made up of several beaches running some 40
km or more.
Arcadia is not central located beach (about a 15 minute ride from the center).
It’s the largest, the most developed and the most expensive beach of Odessa.
The main entrance is clearly labeled by two pillars holding an Arkadia sign.
Behind the sign is a long, shaded boulevard which boasts dozens of entertainment
options. Along this path, you will also notice dozens of cafes, restaurants
and kiosks. After about a 200 meter walk you’ll see a nightclub “Ibiza” which
sits slights before the entrance to the beach. From here you can choose to either
go downstairs onto the main Arkadia beach or take a left or a right and choose
numerous surrounding stretches of sand that all fall within Arkadia's premises.
Night clubs “Itaka", “Akapulko", “Assol", “Pago" and “Stereo" are located in
Steep walk downhill is required to access most of Odessa beaches. However,
not the case with Otrada Beach which is known by constructed cable cars. You
may take one of these cable cars down to the water. Enjoy the beautiful view
of coast from atop of the ride. Otrada Beach consists of numerous small beaches
- almost all of which are fully equipped with bars, waiter service, changing
rooms, showers, kid play rooms and various other facilities. Some of the more
popular night clubs here are Riviera and Treasure Island. Here you can also
try out Wind Surfing or Jet Skiing.
Lanzheron is central located Odessa beach (about a 15 minute walk from Deribasovskaya
Street) and the most preferred by tourists. Located next to Park Schevchenko,
one can enjoy the greenery of the park and take a dip in the warm Black Sea
at the same time. Lanzheron Beach stretches over many different beaches, each
with its own unique Odessa flavor. Some are fully equipped while others were
left alone in their natural state. There are even numerous water slides available
for your entertainment along the water, just in case you get bored while in
Odessa. If you get bored, you can visit a large newly built Dolphinarium which
will also allow you to either watch a show or swim with the dolphins. Other
popular entertainment options include Jet Ski Rentals, speed boat rides and
various other water related activities.
Dolphin Beach is located just further south of Lanzheron and Otrada beaches.
Few minute walk down the steep stairs brings to all of Dolphin beach. The sand
quality on this beach is one of the better ones in Odessa. Overall clean quality
beach and relatively great service make this a recommended summer visit on a
hot summer day while in Odessa Ukraine.
Luzanovka is not central located beach (about a 15 minute ride from the city
center). Few years ago it was one of the backward beaches of Odessa. Today it
makes competition to Arkadia (or Arcadia) Beach. Night Clubs “Nirvana”, “Vzmorye”,
“Gofstream” and beach club “Malibu” are located here. Here you can try out Wind
Surfing, diving or Jet Skiing.
This Odessa beach, which is located just south of Arkadia is a standard beach
offering various facilities, and small cafes alongside. Most beaches offer surprisingly
good food options along with full bar servings.
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