A Big Country with a Big Heart

Ukraine is Europe’s largest country (excluding Russia), and it’s not just huge by landmass. Big landscapes await visitors, from the Carpathian Mountains in the south east, to the Black Sea in the south west. From bucolic villages to ultra-modern cities, and a diverse and hospitable population, Ukraine doesn’t do anything by halves. For centuries it has been influenced from east and west, and is neighboured by Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Moldova.

How to get there?

Visitors can get to Ukraine by car, bus, train or plane. There are several international airports in the country including those in Kiev, Odessa, Lviv, Dnipro and Ivano-Frankivsk. Within Ukraine, train travel is very popular, and there is a good rail network, both domestic and international. While cycle infrastructure isn’t plentiful, the roads are well-maintained and suitable to biking, especially outside of the big cities. EuroVelo route 4 passes through the country.

  • Time Zone
    GMT +2
  • Population
    44.8 million
  • Capital
  • Official language
  • Currency
    ₴ or UAH (1 EUR = 30.45 UAH)

EU citizens do not need a visa to visit Ukraine.

Within this guide we are focusing on the southern portion of Ukraine, which is covered by the Danube EU macro-regional strategy. While there are currently no cultural routes passing through this macro-regional part of Ukraine, the country isn’t short on cultural appeal. From the castles of the Zakarpattia region to the neoclassical architecture of Odessa, visitors will discover a history both ancient and modern come to life in a fascinating corner of the country.

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