Ukraine is an eastern European country with Slavic roots and a well-preserved cities, as well as national customs. The capital city and historical urban center Kiev is in the central region of the area. The Black Sea coastline is home to popular beach and resort towns like Crimea, Sevastopol, and Odesa. Visitors from near and far come to Odesa especially for its magnificent sites, culture, and architecture. Western Ukraine has been a part of various European countries at one point or another so its cuisine, language, and religious elements reflect this historical diversity.
Most visitors come for Ukraine's UNESCO heritage sites like the Lviv centre, the residence of Bukovinian and Dalmation Metropolitans in Chernivtsi, the Saint Sophia Cathedral, and the Pechersk Lavra in Kiev. For those looking for more of an outdoor adventure, hike the Carpathian Mountains around Rakhiv or kayak down the Dniester!