you will always find something to do. No matter what your lifestyle is, where you come from, what your beliefs are and how much money you have. Because Odessa has it all. It’s just you may not know this yet.
Ukraine has many wonderful places to see and it breaks my heart when people think of my country only as the place where there are economic difficulties, revolution and war. Come here and believe me – you’ll be surprised.
But my hometown is a marvel itself. It’s like a separate country within a country. You go there and you get lost. In a small , relaxed, optimistic and mouthwatering paradise.
Let’s start this journey together. Grab my hand. We’ll go places.
If you’re searching for architectural treasures, we’ll go on foot all over the city centre to:
admire the beauty of the famous Opera and Ballet Theatre and splash in the fountain nearby
watch the couples kissing on the benches at Primorskii Boulevard
stroll Deribasovskaia street without any haste and stop at the Kompot to grab some tasty bakery and homemade hot chocolate
enter what was used to be the most beautiful city hotel – the Passage still has its European chic and style
If you’re a huge sea-lover, we’ll:
see the sunrise at the Lanzheron beach
have a breakfast with a view at P1 Prosecco Bar
sunbathe and swim at one of the numerous beaches of the Big Fountain district
visit Odessa Port and take a tour on yacht (yes, we can afford it)
and if you’re also a bit of a party-maker, we’ll end up in Arkadia:
dancing all night at Ibiza Night Club
and then, watching the sun going down as we stand by the shore of the Black Sea
If you can’t live without tasty food (like your humble narrator), we’ll go crazy in:
Tavernetta trying Italian cuisine with a Jewish Odessa after-taste
MakeMyCake having hard times choosing between the variety of the best macaroons you’ve ever tasted
Bernardazzi sitting in a breathtaking patio and looking over an amazing wine list and an exquisite menu
Cannoli getting #sorrynotsorry vibes while eating our third dessert
If you want to feel what’s so special about this city, if you want to feel the vibes, we’ll:
get lost in the numerous courtyards with old balconies, chubby stray cats, linen getting dry on the clothes-line and smell of mama-made pie
bargain to enter traditional Odessa Tzimes Market(in Iddish – traditional dessert of Jewish people) so we can listen to local music, try local food and hear local speech
try free samples of fresh local food at the legendary Privoz Market
get our hands a little burnt when holding a hot salted (it’s almost mandatory!) corn head at the beach
If you are a healthy lifestyle adept, we’ll:
go jogging in the morning in Park Pobedy
do morning yoga at Lanzheron
rent bikes and go all along Trassa Zdorovia (“Healthy Track”)
make a stop at MomInCube to try their almond cappuccino and vegan raw desserts
get fierce doing crossfit in Arkadia
If you are an obsessive Instagram blogger, we’ll:
go to White Whale to listen to their lectures about coffee culture (and put what we learned into practice 😏)
dress up hipster-like and go to Silence.espresso bar
switch our French mood on and sit on the terrace at Frebule watching Frantsuzskiy Boulevard (French Boulevard) living its own life without worries, haste and turmoil
watch an old movie while…
drinking latte at The Lodge
drinking cold brew at Atelier.Design&Coffee
If you just like taking pictures, we’ll:
do any of the things below because, frankly speaking, Odessa is beautiful wherever you go
Or we can do it all. Yes, we will do it all.
Odessa is waiting for you.
See ya in Odessa my curious friends 👋🏽