Odessa is the 5th largest city in Ukraine and the most important trade city. Actually Odessa is the Ukraine's crossroad of cultures, languages and trade. It is the largest city along the entire Black Sea. Today Odessa counts over 2.5 million people.
Odessa was built as the southern gateway to the Russian Empire many years ago and once became the 3rd leading city in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. Be sure to visit Opera and Ballet theatre, designed by Viennese architects, Primorskiy boulevard, Potiomkinskaya Stairs, You will enjoy the view of Sea Port Terminal from the upside of Potiommkinskaya Stairs, see the Monument to Duke De Richelieu - the founder of Odessa. Do not miss the chance to learn more history and legends.
Enjoy the stroll along Deribasovskaya Street that is the heart of Odessa with it's many cafes, shops, and restaurants.
Arkadia is the most popular beach and that is packed with night clubs, live music, boat rides, restaurants and other entertainment on offer. Other good beaches are Lanzheron, Delfin, Chaika and Zolotoi Bereg which is at 16th station Bolshoi Fontan.
Do not forget to visit such famous places as Sea Port Terminal, Potiomkinskaya Stairs, Primorskiy Boulevard, The theater of Opera and Ballet , second best theater in Europe after one in Vienna , Deribasovskaya Street and other masterpieces of architecture.The Archeological Museum of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences,The History and Local Lore Museum, The Marine Museum, The Art Museum, The Museum of Western and Oriental Art.