Bordered by countries like Belarus, Poland, Romania, and Moldova, Ukraine is home to contrasting landscapes and splendid natural attractions. After its independence from Russia, Ukraine quickly evolved into an open, favorable tourist destination, attracting guest with its charming ambiance, culture and tourists spots.Considered as a bridge between Europe and Asia due to its strategic position, Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe with an area of 603,700 sq km.
With more than 500 cities that date back more than 900 years, history of Ukraine in itself is an attraction. Explore the old fashioned streets and markets and witness the old cultures and traditions for unique and exciting vacations.
With a large part covered by mountains, Ukraine offers brilliant opportunities for sightseeing and adventure sports. The famous Carpathian Mountains are situated in the west where as the Crimean Mountains border the southern side of the country. The highest peak in the country is only 2061 meters and proves to be excellent spot for mountaineering. The beaches on the Crimean peninsula too deserve your time and admiration.
Kiev, which is the capital city of Ukraine, is also the most important tourist destination of the country. The once administrative capital of Old Russia, Kiev is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in entire Europe. The rich historical presence in the form of brilliant heritage monuments and marvelous churches which are well complimented by picturesque surroundings. The most famous attractions of Kiev is the St. Sophia's Cathedral which is known for its 11the century mosaic work and the paintings and the Cave Monastery. Sevastopol and Lviv are the other important city of Ukraine.