Travel to Odessa, the elegant port of the Black Sea
Many describe it as the pearl of the Black Sea, thanks to the countless hidden treasures it keeps for its visitors. Treasures of invaluable architecture, cultural, natural and gastronomic beauty that are waiting for you to discover them one by one.
Start a walk among the picturesque cobblestones and follow the streets of the old town which will lead you to its famous sights and monuments. Admire the colorful buildings of the city, let their neoclassical architecture fascinate you and notice how the small baroque elements complete their unique identity.
Head to the main square Soborka where you will meet the imposing orthodox cathedral of St. Alexander with its special domes.
Pass the bustling Catherine the Great Square and take the stairs to Potemkin, one of Odessa's most popular attractions. Follow the stairs and you will reach the great port where your gaze will meet the endless blue of the Black Sea.
Enjoy a thrilling cultural journey through the private buildings, museums and galleries of the Ukrainian city. Visit the iconic Opera House which urges you to admire it from afar and plan to watch one of its popular ballets. Visit the Museum of Friendly Society and the Archaeological Museum which will tell you unforgettable stories about the past of the place. Wander around the wonderful parks of the city, such as the Greek Park or the Sculpture Park and immortalize this great natural beauty of Odessa.
Food and local cuisine
Ukrainian cuisine is full of traditional flavors and aromas that you will love. Get to know the local cuisine through the wide variety of restaurants you will find in Odessa and try the various traditional dishes they will suggest. You will love the stuffed varenyky pasta which you will find in various versions, the borscht soup with cabbage and beetroot but also the juicy galushki reminiscent of the classic dumplings. Browse the restaurant menus and you will be surprised by their special and creative flavors.
Best time to visit Odessa
You can visit the city of Odessa all months of the year. However, the ideal period is from May to October when the temperatures are higher and the weather is more favorable.
How to use transportation in Odessa
Transfer from/to Odessa
In Odessa you can travel by air from Athens and Thessaloniki directly or through intermediate stations as it has its own airport which is located just 7 km outside the city. You can get to the city center by taxi or by airport minibus.
The city of Odessa has an organized network of means of transport that will serve your easy movement in all parts of the city. Specifically, it has trams, trolleybuses, buses and minibuses, which is a popular mode of transportation in Ukraine.