Odessa Travel Guide

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Odessa Things to Do

  • Jewish Museum 0f 0dessa...

    Migdal-Shorashim - 0pened by the Jewish community centre, 0dessa (Migdal) - 20020dessa's museum dedictaed to the history of the Jewish culture in the city & elsewhere in Ukraine, is located in a small apartment, yet still manages to display 15 000+ items of interest...The history of Jewish 0dessa & Ukraine is told through photo's; postcards;...

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  • Al-Salam Mosque

    Odessa Muslims have a long tradition. The city of Odessa was built on the site of an ancient Tatar settlement called Hadzhibey.

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  • 1 big building site?

    0n all my visits to 0dessa, there has been a conspicuous amount of redevelopment going on, with giant cranes, dominating the skyline...When I was renting an apartment on Mala Arnautskaya, I remember that in order to find my way home, I must head towards the tall blue crane, erected on a building site nearby...Most of these construction projects are...

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Odessa Hotels

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Odessa Restaurants

  • Nice Georgian restaurant next to Odessa...

    Great Georgian restaurant with a very beautiful interior, average for Odessa prices, good cuisine and service located right next to the parking of the airport of Odessa. It is a part of a chain of 3 restaurants - all of them in the city of Odessa. The focus is put on meals with different type of meat, but there is everything for everyone. For a...

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  • romantic dining.

    central located in a beautiful old restored building, with cosy terrace and romantic seats and tables.It is one of the most romantic and cosiest paces in Odessa.There are regular perfomances and wine and music evenings, because it is also a stage theatre for music, plays, exhibitions and so on.The quality of the dishes is amongst the best in...

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  • Want The Best Food? Goto Bar B Que

    I have traveled to Odessa a few times now and found a wonderful restaurant "Bar B Que".Over the years I have traveled to many countries and of course try many dishes to only find out this restaurant has the best food I have ever tasted, Just amazing dishes they have to offer!My first time there I found all staff very friendly and I felt very...

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Odessa Nightlife

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  • Irish Pub

    This pub is very popular among foreigners. It has two floors and a large bar. The pub has a special design and the bar is decorated with a lot of bills from different countries with autographs of people who presented them. The bills hang from the ceiling and we, my foreign friends and I, decided to take a picture taken there. They also serve...

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  • Students' Club

    This nightclub is located between French Boulevard and Shevchenko Avenue, opposite the stonewall of the champagne factory.You can order some hot dishes cooked in the open, but the most attracting thing there is the disco. There are Free Microphone musical parties. The disco party usually starts at 11 p.m. The entrance to the disco is free. There...

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  • Nighttime Relaxation

    This nightclub located in Italian Boulevard is a specious place with many tables, good music and many visitors, although it is an upmarket place.The entrance fee is 35 UAH.We went there with my British friends, sailors of an oil tanker who had a short leave in Odessa. We met them at Mick O’Neills Irish pub in De Ribas Street. Since I was “a local”...

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Odessa Transportation

  • Take the train

    I have been two times in Odessa and in both of them I caught the train. One coming from Tiraspol, and left to Lvcov, and the first time coming from Sevastopol and leaving to Chisinau. They are comfortable and cheap, especially if you take the overnight train, thus saving the hotel expenses.

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  • NO need for a car!

    0dessa, like many former Soviet-era cities, has a comprehensive public transport system, & though the trams & trolleybuses might be regarded as museum pieces in other countries, they are still efficiant & reliable, so why complain?0n travel forums, I often see requests from Americans, asking if it is a wise idea to put their car in a crate & have...

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  • Tauria Arlines

    Tauria Ailines is another flight company in Odessa.The office is in Cathedral Square.They also have their own web site: www.tavrey.com/eng/index.htm

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Odessa Shopping

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  • Alternative to Privoz...

    Privoz might be the famous open-air market in 0dessa, but a city with a million+ residents can support more than 1 such venue where food & beverages are in supply, en masse...All sorts of food is available, including home-produce, ranging from cakes, to jars of purified tomatoes, to bottles of homemade wines...0ther vendors are on site to cook all...

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  • Flower Passage

    Gallery is the name of this flower passage.It offers you fresh flowers round the clock, service of experienced florists and designers. You can find over 150 kinds of room plants and accessories, as well as souvenirs. from 50 to 200 UAH.

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  • Ukrainian supermarkets...

    2 Ukrainian supermarket chains are represented in 0dessa - Tavria-V, & 0bzhora (literally = glutton...)Both are laid out like typical supermarkets, but it can be quite confusing to find what you want, because Ukraine has so many foods that are unfamiliar here, & those that are familiar are often packaged completely differently to in the...

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Odessa Local Customs

  • Guest Performances

    Guiest performances and concerts of Russian actors are not rare in Odessa and are attended by lots of people, both Odessans and the visitors of the city.This is the program of the performance I saw in November 2004:Intimate Life after Noel Coward presented by Mikhail Boyarsky and his theater in St.Petersburg. It was a great performance. The...

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  • Theater Going Opportunities

    Theater going is very popular among the Odessans and the visitors of the city.There are several different theaters here:Ukrainian Musical and Drama Theater55 L.Paster StreetTel.: +38 048 223 55 66The performances usually start at 6 p.m.Mikhail Vodianoy Musical Comedy Theater3 Panteleimon StreetTel.: +38 048 225 09 24There are morning performances...

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  • Girls 0n The Street...

    0dessa is a city that has developed something of a reputation as a place you only go to, in order to pick up girls - an unfortunate image, as this always multi-cultural metropolis, deserves better than to be regarded as a location on the sex-tourist map...0dessa has a reputation for its beautiful young women, but to pretend they are all available &...

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Odessa Warnings and Dangers

  • Catacomb city...

    0dessa is a city built upon limestone, within which are an estimated 2,500km of passageways...(Just to put this into context, this distance is roughly equivalent to that which I need to cover, to reach the resort from UK!)Although some of these catacombs are natural fissures in the bedrock, most of them were carved out by hand, because 0dessa...

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  • 0dessa-X (?)

    Ukraine is notorious (to some) as 'the Thailand of Europe'...In other words - a short haul alternative for the sex tourist - & the capitol of this traderoute is Port 0dessa...This port city is also the pivot of the white slave trade in Europe, where up to 10 000 girls per year are estimated to be exported on the ferry to Turkey, then sold on to...

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  • Days void of course...

    Ukraine is a 24/7 culture, with trams, trolleybuses, & minibuses ('marshroutki') running from the early hours until midnight, most days of the week, & if you're prepared to pay, then there is no time when a taxi service is not available...However, there are days when the country's public transport is pushed to the limits of capacity, & coach &...

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Odessa Tourist Traps

  • Buying Soviet Souvenirs

    There are numerous vendors at The Duke in Maritime Boulevard (Primorsky Boulevard) offering you lots of souvenirs including those dating back to the Soviet times.I would describe it as a trap because lots of foreigners are attracted by the good-looking Soviet orders are made of silver, others are gilded ones and date back to the times of the World...

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  • Potyomkin City Limits...

    The Potyomkin Steps are in every top10 things to see in 0dessa, & if you go there, you must take them in, but they're probably best seen after dark, when local folk are just enjoying an evening stroll, as in the day, this is such a busy, bustling area, the architecture is lost for people...This key feature of the city has traded names over the...

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  • The Waxworks Museum...

    0dessa's waxworks museum is easily the worst pay-to-view public place in the city - the interior is cramped, amateurishly arranged, & eerily lit, like a ghost train ride on an English pier!For your entrance fee, there's not much to see, & nobody that most would consider to be famous, apart from Arnold Schwarzenegger, (though why this waxwork, which...

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Odessa What to Pack

  • Easy to get lost, so take a map...

    Tapwater is not drinkable quality, so if you are staying for any length of time in an apartment, water will need to be fetched from standpipe stations - the folding type of water carrier taken in luggage might come in handy... 0dessa is prone to deep flooding at kerb edges when it rains heavily - waterproof boots would be a benefit, (or even...

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  • Pushkin about Odessa

    Resort It was Alexander Pushkin, a great Russian poet, who said after staying in Odessa in 1823-1824,”The skies are clear for a long time there...” It was the first poetic assessment of Odessa climate. The city is famous for its mild climate. It stands at the crossing of sea breezes and steppe winds. The Odessans enjoy about 250 sunny days a...

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  • Your Cell Phone

    If you have cell phone, you may have to get a SIM card from Kievstar or some other Ukrainian Cellular supplier, or it will not work in Ukraine. Even then it may not, I had trouble with mine even after getting a SIM card from Kievstar. You may have to use a certain access code to be able to call from your phone, check on this when you get the SIM...

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Odessa Off The Beaten Path

  • 0dessa - A winter's tale...

    0dessa might be famed for its packed beaches & sunshine obsessed holidaymakers - each to their own...I do not go there to sunbathe - & I recommend anybody with a serious interest in the city to go out of season when it is actually at its most scenic...The magic of standing at a window, watching snow fall, never ceases to touch me - I have witnessed...

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  • The Black Sea Hollywood

    The Black Sea Hollywood - this is how Odessa Film Studio is often called. It was founded in 1919 and is now one of the three Ukrainian film studios. Lots of famous films have been created by this studio. It's located in French Boulevard. If you want to see the building, take tram #5 from the railway station in the direction of Arcadia sanatorium...

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  • Holy Assumption Cathedral

    I remember visiting Uspensky Cathedral (Holy Assumption Cathedral) located at 70 Preobrazhenskaya (Transfiguration) Street.It is not far from the railway station.The cathedral is quite old. It was dedicated in 1869. The Orthodox people call it "a temple". It has five domes and a high belfry. The main relic of the Assumption Cathedral is the...

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Odessa Sports & Outdoors

  • Odessa Sports Palace

    Different international tournaments as well as various exhibitions of fashion and industry are often held at Odessa Sports Palace such as September Fair,Fashionable Style and others. bowling and billiards

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  • Mexico Sports and Entertainment Center

    If you feel like playing billiards or bowling, this place is for you.You can reserve some time for your game:bowling Tel.: +38 048 746 25 39billiards – Tel.: +38 048 746 28 49restaurant – Tel.: +38 048 746 27 09You can also see a show program and dance at the disco there. bowling & billiards

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  • ODECCA BEACH

    THERE WAS AN IMPORTANT BEACH VOLLEY-BALL GAME AT ONE OF THE ODECCA BEACHES.JUST TAKE THE STREET CAR, FROM THE TRAIN STATION, ALL THE WAY TO THE BEACH, THERE YOU WILL MEET ODESSIAN FAMILIES RELAXING ON A NICE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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Odessa Favorites

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  • Artscene 0dessa...

    0dessa is a city of the arts, & though I have written on this topic specifically elsewhere on here, I make no apologies for mentioning it again, because few cities with such a reputation, also feature in the works of art available when you visit...0dessa does, & as you can see from these examples, the city itself was made to be featured in this...

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  • Gourmet 0dessa...

    0dessa is not a city for food fadists - as is typical of Russian-speaking cities, food is to be enjoyed & is a main part of the daily ritual...Many folk remember times of food shortages, so do not deny themselves in better times of abundant supply...& who knows what the future will bring?Maybe it is sensible to eat today, because it will not be...

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  • Central City Beach

    Visiting the central city beach in Arcadia. There you can sunbathe and enjoy everything the beach has to offer including cafes, restaurants and casino. There are lots of cafes, among them: Tropicano ..... Mexican Village ..... Western ...... Prince .... Itaka ..... Pago ....... "Atlantis" club ....... Assol tavern etc. In the evening there is a...

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