Odesa: The southern capital of Ukraine

Odesa is the third biggest city in Ukraine and a major seaport and transportation hub situated on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea.

The city was named after the ancient Greek city of Odessos, which was believed to have been founded in the area.

The history of Odesa is connected with such names as Duc de Richelieu, Major General José de Ribas, Catherine the Great of Russia, Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Grigory Potemkin and many others.

Odesa is a regional center with an important industrial and commercial network that offers boundless opportunities to combine business, leisure and tourism.

Odesa: A Black Sea Pearl

Odesa is an energetic and cosmopolitan city rich in history, culture and arts. It has been adored by writers, poets, artists and sculptors.

No wonder you may be impressed here by one of the world’s most beautiful opera houses, diverse museums and galleries, peaceful gardens and exquisite architecture.

A lot of buildings in Odesa have been influenced by the Mediterranean style of classical architecture. One of the city’s most well-known architectural monuments is Odesa Opera and Ballet Theater, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest opera houses.

Tourist sites such as Potemkin Stairs, Odesa Philharmonic Theater, Odesa city garden, Arcadia, Odesa Passage, Vorontsov Palace, Primorskiy Boulevard as well as churches, museums, galleries, beaches and colorful markets attracts thousands of visitors every year.

The city of Odesa together with its outskirts is full of history and culture. The visitors are bound to get the best and unforgettable experience.

The city of Odesa is often called the pearl of the Black Sea, Odesa-Mother and the Southern Capital or Southern Palmyra. Odesa welcomes visitors from all over the world all year round and always has something special and memorable to offer.