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Summer in Ukraine: TOP-7 Lakes To Refresh Your Mind And Body

Summer in Ukraine: TOP-7 Lakes To Refresh Your Mind And Body

Ukraine is notable for its glorious landscapes and gorgeous lakes in particular. There are over 20 thousand lakes in Ukraine widely scattered to the floodplains, sea gulfs and deep in the mountains. Here are 7 most beautiful genuine pearls of Ukrainian nature.

1. Synevir Lake

Where: Synevirskaya Polyana, Transcarpathian Region

Synevir is widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in Ukraine. The largest lake in the Carpathian mountains located at the altitude of 989 m, and its area is 4-5 hectares. Maximum depth of the lake is 24 m. The water is very cold, even in the summer the temperature does not exceed 11 degrees.


Synevir lake attracts tourists with its crystal clear waters and unique landscapes.

2. Svityaz Lake

Where: Hayivka, Volyn Region

Shatsky lakes – the largest group of lakes in Ukraine includes more than 30 lakes. Svityaz is the best known one among them. Svityaz is considered to be the deepest Ukrainian lake – its depth reaches over 60 meters.

The lake is rich in fish, therapeutic mud, has clean, extremely clear water and sandy shores.

3. Syvash Lake

Where: Hryhoryivka, Kherson Region

Gee-whizz other planet landscape tinged pink! Syvash Lake is the Gulf of the Azov Sea, the water comes here only through one narrow strait, which frequently dries up in Summer.

The water in the lake is very salty and has a pink color. Scientists have confirmed that a large number of minerals in Sivash water make it therapeutic. It improves the functioning of the joints and strengthens the body as a whole.

4. White Lake

Where: Rudka, Rivne Region

The White lake is well for both family vacation and for tourists. The White lake is known as the lake of youth. The water is famous for its skin softening properties because it contains a lot of glycerin. Lake water is so clean that you can see the sandy bottom through the depth of several meters. The lake has sandy shore and is embosomed with pine forest.

There is a couple of piers where you can jump into water or fish for a while.

5. Molochnyi (Milk) Estuary

Where: Zaporizhzhya Region

Milk Estuary is located on the coast of the Azov Sea. It is separated from the Azov Sea by a split, and at the same time, is joined with it with an artificial channel. The mud of the estuary has therapeutic properties.

6. Yalpuh Lake

Where: Bolgrad, Odessa Region

Yalpukh is the largest lake in Ukraine and the second in Europe freshwater lake of natural origin, which is spilled for as much as 25 kilometers. The lake was formed in the basin of the Danube River.

Yalpuh is gracing the city of Bolgrad, which is surrounded with gardens and vineyards.

7. Shelekhiv Lake

Where: Mezhyrich, Sumy Region

Shelekhivske is the most ancient lake in Ukaine. This lake preserved its pristine beauty from the ice age period. The water in Shelehiv Lake is always cold. This is a very picturesque place.

Due to its remote location, the lake is not popular among travelers. It is very calm and silent area surrounded by pine, maple and alder forests. The lake has a horse-shoe form that envelopes a tiny island in the middle.

10 Interesting Facts About Ukraine

10 Interesting Facts About Ukraine

1. It is the largest country in Europe

Ukraine is the continent’s largest county at 603,628 square kilometers. France is next at 551,695 square kilometers.

2. It lies at the heart of Europe

Within Ukraine there is the geographical center of Europe. Ok, a number of locations claim to the title and it depends on how you measure Europe, but the small town of Rakhiv in western Ukraine is one such place. The country has a second claimant in Transcarpathia, where an obelisk marks the spot.

3. It is not The Ukraine

The English-speaking world commonly referred to the country as The Ukraine. That is, until independence in 1991 when the West gradually dropped the definite article. In 1993 the Ukrainian government requested that the country be called just Ukraine. US ambassador William Taylor, who knew that addition of the “the” was considered insulting by some Ukrainians, said it implied a disregard for the country’s sovereignty.

4. It boasts seven wonders

Within its large borders, Ukraine has 7 World Heritage Sites, including but not limited by 11th century Saint-Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, the ancient city of Khersoneses in Crimea, and many others.

5. It hosted plenty of history

Ukraine has played the stage for much destruction during its history. But it was also the host of the Yalta Conference in 1945, where Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt met to discuss the organization of post-war Europe. Livadia Palace, which hosted the meeting, is open today as a museum. Today, Yalta is part of history once again as it lies on the disputed Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014. The Crimea is one of 3 regions advised against travel to (Donetsk and Lugansk are the others). The rest of the country is safe and highly recommended to visit!

6. It is tasteful

Ukrainian cuisine is extremely yummy, and many of its regions compete to be its kitchen capitals. The city of Lviv is surely Ukraine’s cafe capital – it claims to have the most cafes in the world per capita. The other must visit places for those who are especially interested in tasty food and drinks are surely Kyiv and Odessa.

7. It is very romantic

Recognize this? This is just one of the many examples of romantic places to be found in Ukraine. The Tunnel of Love is located in the forests near the town of Klevan. The rail road is for a private train that provides wood for a local factory. Do you want to find more places like this? Welcome to Ukraine!

8. The world’s biggest plane is built here

Kyiv was the birthplace of the world’s largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya. It has the longest wingspan of any aircraft, at 88.4 meters and weighs 640,000 kg. A brainwave of the Soviet Union, only one was ever made.

9. It is home to ghost towns and a mighty Soviet relic

Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster, is situated in northern Ukraine. Within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, established by the USSR soon after the accident in 1986, there is a number of abandoned towns, most notably Pripyat, that draw interest from all over the world. Tours of the area, including the power plant, are available, at the risk of the traveler. The safer option is to explore Soviet relics still found in many towns of the country. The biggest one is very prominent in Kyiv: 62 meters tall Mother Motherland monuments standing high on the right coast of Dnipro river. While Communist symbols and street names were outlawed from Ukraine in 2015, Second World War monuments – like this titanium statue – were allowed to remain.

10. You can ski there

It’s no French Alps, but Ukraine has about ten ski resorts to shout about, including Bukovel in the Carpathian mountains, with 55 km of slopes and 15 lifts.

 

 

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