Odessa Ukraine

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.

Arkadia Beach

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 Arkadia.

Otrada Beach

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.

Lanzeron Beach.

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

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 Beach.

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.

Fountain Beach

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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Reuters
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