Overwhelming Odessa for Beauty and Intrigue on Private Guided Tours
Take a trip to the Black Sea coast and Ukraine's fourth largest city, Odessa, located in the south of the country. On private guided tours you will be treated to beauty, charm and intrigue as well as culture, history and art.
It was in the late 18th-century that Odessa was founded as a naval fortress for Russia. It was a free port for years in the mid 19th-century and as a result, it became a multinational city with many nationalities making this city their home.
There is much history attached to the city of Odessa which anyone can learn through guided tours of places such as the Museums, galleries, Palaces, monuments, churches or cathedrals found here.
There is also the coastal facilities that can be enjoyed as Odessa is a popular tourist attraction for beach holidays and relaxation. There are a number of beaches to choose from and the majority have boulevards, entertainment, cafes, restaurants and not forgetting water sports activities and tours.
Top 10 Things to Do in Odessa
Enter the City on a Guided Tour Which Leads You Up the Potemkin Stairs
One of the best-known landmarks of Odessa is the Potemkin Stairs. On a guided tour or city tour, you are sure to be brought up these steps which are regarded to be the city’s formal entrance.
Some trivial information relating to Odessa is that it is Ukraine's Official Capital of Humor and the place that holds the annual Humor Festival!
The local restaurants have to be sampled as they are known for good food, large quantities and great prices. There is an Odessa Food Tour which is a tasty experience and one not recommended to be missed.
Travel Tips for Odessa
The best time to visit Odessa for sightseeing tours is during the months of March to May or September to November. There are fewer crowds and weather conditions are more comfortable for tours that involve a lot of walking. For a beach holiday, the best times are June to August when temperatures are high but be aware that there are going to be more crowds during these months as most European schools are off.
Odessa is slightly more expensive than others cities in Ukraine such as Kharkiv or Lviv but it is still very cheap for a tourist when compared with other destinations in Europe. The prices vary from season to season but expect the most expensive time to be during June to August. A meal for two at night can cost on average US$28 but this includes wine and a dessert and a lunch can cost as little as US$5.
The top travel tip for Odessa is to have lots of suncream with you when visiting the coastal beaches during the summer months. When going in sightseeing tours bring bottled water with you especially on hot days. Always be aware of your surroundings and stay with your guide when you are on a tour.
June, July, August up to late September are the nicest months with sun and good average temperatures. The hottest month is July when temperatures average 28 degrees Celsius. The coldest month of the year in Odessa is generally January with temperatures of zero degrees Celsius. July is the wettest month even though it is also the hottest month, so suncream and umbrella needed. October is the driest.