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Things To Do On Holiday In Ukraine

Apr 19, 2008
Ukraine is a fun filled and exciting country that is situated in Eastern Europe. Many families now go on holiday to the Ukraine and stay in holiday villas and self catering apartments. It shares borders with Russia to the east Poland to the west, Romania and Moldova to the south west, Belarus to the north and the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea to the north. It is the ideal place to spend a relaxing and exciting vacation with your family in a holiday home rental.

The capital Kiev has become has a famous tourist attraction and offers you with the most informative journey back into time. Many people come to Kiev on short breaks or long weekend breaks and stay in one of the many self catering apartments that are available to rent from their owners. While staying in a holiday apartment rental in Kiev, they are able to experience the true culture of a self catering holiday in the Ukraine.

You can visit the Kiev fortress which was built as a part of a fortification to protect the people from invaders. The countryside is a great place to escape from the bustling city life with its panoramic views, nature, wildlife and pleasant weather. Shopping here is always rewarding as you get a cross cultural experience with a mix of east and west. There are several shopping malls, but the main attraction for the tourists is the array of flea markets that are popular in this vibrant city. One such example is the black bazaar where you get everything from bread to the famous Kiev chocolate. You can even shop for clothes, shoes, jewellery books and furniture. Many holiday makers like to stay in self catering apartments in Kiev and use them as a base to explore this bustling city.

When you are tired of walking you can take a boat ride and go sightseeing. You would be able to see a number of sights while enjoying a couple of drinks and absorb extravagant views of the city. Ukraine is famous for theatre which is better known as opera. Watch their performances in Lviv where there are a number of opera companies that perform. The opera house of Ivan Franko is a fine example of the superb local architecture with the building being a source of pride to the locals.

You can also taste wine in Crimea where the vineyards produce very high quality wine and can it can be bought quite cheaply. Another famous activity that is enjoyed by the tourist as well the locals is ski or snowboarding in the Carpathian Mountains which situated in the west. There are some great Ski chalets in this region to rent as holiday homes. It is also very popular with walkers and hikers in the spring.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday home rentals in Ukraine
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