Odessa (or Odesa - Оде́са), Ukraine’s third most populated city, is an important seaport on the southern part of the country, being often called the ‘pearl of the Black Sea’ or the ‘South Capital’. Known for its beaches, therapeutic resorts and 19th-century buildings, it is a popular destination among tourists, being one of the most visited cities in Ukraine.

Population: 1 million inhabitants

Main attractions: Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre, City Garden, Odessa Archaeological Museum, Shevchenko Park, Avenue of Stars, Transfiguration Cathedral, Potemkin Stairs or Steps, Hretska Square, Odessa Catacombs, Dumskaya Square, Vorontsov Lighthouse, Primorsky Boulevard, Independence Square, Humorina parade (on the first of April) along Deribasovskaya Street

Nearest Airports: Odessa International Airport (ODS), 7 km southwest from the city centre

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the live streaming webcams to have a glimpse of the city action.

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