There are different locations where you can buy traditional food from here:
- Embankment Promenade on the left bank opposite the monastery;
- Souvenirs Market;
- the Central Market in Shevchenko Street.
What to buy: - dried fish (a great snack for beer);
- forest mushrooms;
- pine-tree cones jam.
What to pay: UAH 50-100
The central market is in Shevchenko Street.
It's a small one, but big enough for such a small town as Svyatogorsk.
You can buy both food and clothes there.
Also, there are several stores in the market area.
There is also a snack bar at the market.
What to buy: food and drink
What to pay: 50-100 UAH
There is a large souvenirs market to the left of the bridge across the river.
It is frequented by the holiday-makers who stay in Svyatogorsk at its sanatoriums and holiday homes.
What to buy: You can buy lots of different souvenirs;
fir-tree cones jam
and other traditional goods from this area.
What to pay: 100 UAH and up
After you leave the caves you will pass the war memorial and then you will see a couple of kiosks of road vendors on the road leading to the cave exit from the outskirts of the town.
What to buy: soft drinks, beer, local craft souvenirs, etc.
What to pay: 10-100 UAH
The shop is under the belfry of the Cathedral of the Protecting Veil of the Most Holy Mother of God.
It is quite large for an icons store and offers a lot of Orthodox icons, crosses, books and booklets, CDs, etc. - everything concerning the everyday Orthodox life.
This store is a traditional place of visit for many pilgrims, too.
What to buy: icons, books, CDs, video films, crosses and other everyday religious things and souvenirs.
What to pay: $10-$100