• Hidden gems in and around Kiev

But first you should enjoy the UNESCO-listed St. Sophia Cathedral with its beautiful frescoes… take a walk at St. Andrew’s Descent, a street of writers and artists. Visit the National Chernobyl Museum so you can learn more about the environmental challenges due to the catastrophe back in the 80´s. Stroll along the main street Khreshchatyk, sip delicious tea at Independence Square, known for the Orange Revolution.

Travel as a local with the metro to visit one of the city’s artisans and make your own souvenir during a master class of traditional egg-painting or other handicraft!

Kiev has also many parks, and why not spend a day in one or two. On foot or by cycle. Relax amongst the trees; enjoy a view over the River Dneiper.

Travel out of Kiev, to an idyllic small family-run organic farm ‘Villa Rose’, an example of small-scale sustainable agriculture. Meet the owner and hear their stories about the challenges and perspectives of organic farming in Ukraine.

Continue onwards to the village of Kovalyn where you will join a local family to learn more about their daily life. Start with delicious homemade lunch, such as a steaming bowl of borsch soup. Or try to make your own traditional dumplings! After the food, relax amongst the greenery of the house's yard, take part in the farm work or go fishing at the Dnieper River. End your day with a traditional steam bath!

 

Location: Kiev, outskirt of Kiev. Ukraine.
Best time to travel: All year around.
Recommended stay: 3 – 5 days. We recommend combining with another experience, f ex visiting the Carpathians.
Suitable for how many people: From two to eight people
Where you will stay: Guesthouse, hotel, apartment. Style and standard based on your requirement.
Activities you can do: sightseeing, visits, handicraft.

Ukraine is the largest country in Europe.


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