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Small-Group Walking Tour of Odessa Highlights
"The glorious building of the world popular Opera and Ballet Theater will be a starting point of an existing 2.5-hour walking excursion of the most fascinating places of gorgeous Odessa. This centuries-old city located on the banks of the Black Sea i you will get a chance to see one of the most popular city’s monuments - the Monument to the 12th Chair. Moreover at the same Deribasovskaya Street you will discover another unique local monument - the Monument to L. Utesov. Then you will pass through an outstanding Primorsky Boulevard and reach famous Potemkin Steps that lead to the Marina Passenger Station of Odessa. Your guide will s on the top of the stairs.A stylish building of the House with Atlantes and an impressive Vorontsov Palace with Belvedere will demonstrate a wonderful architecture of Odessa. A fabulous City Garden with a wonderful fountain will surprise you as well as hear about famous people who used to live there. This tour will not only show you the best monuments of culture and architecture but also allow you to get fantastic impressions of city’s breathtaking panoramas and unique traditions."
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Private Odessa Jewish Heritage Tour
"Do you have Jewish roots? If yes then this tour is the most important one for you in Odessa. After all it was the Jewish capital of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Are you not a Jew and don’t not you know anything about their traditions? Then this tour is obligatory for you. After all without it you will not understand this city. So Shalom and welcome.It is considered that Jews appeared in Odessa even before its foundation. It is also known that at the first census of population at the end of 18th century there were 106 Russians 213 Ukrainians 224 Greeks and 240 Jews in a new town. Therefore
From EUR70.00
 
Panoramic Odessa Private City Tour
"The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel. Ideal for the first time visitors this tour gives you an excellent introduction to Odessa’s attractions and you will appreciate the personalized attention of your local guide. First you will visit a famous resort district of the city – Arcadia. Nice beaches with white sand luxury boutiques and fancy restaurants are situated there. All year round this place is full with both tourists and locals who want to enjoy the joyful atmosphere of this area.Moreover you will see Privoz Market – one of the biggest markets in Europe. This is a place where you can not only buy some food but also hear the colorful Odessa language. Your guide will tell you many anecdotes related to Privoz. Then you will drive to Odessa P the Sailor’s Wife Monument
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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...
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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...
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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...
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'de-ribas-ovskaya'...

Josif de Ribas-i-Boyons was born in Naples, 6th June 1749He was the son of the Spanish consul in Naples, who had an Irish wife, so it is only fitting that he should become the chief administrator of...
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It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World...

In 0dessa there are many sculptures & the significance of many of them will only be clear to a local..But 1 of the most significant to the city itself, but perhaps most easily overlooked & neglected,...
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0dessa Street Art...

0dessa is a city known for its art scene - there are sculptures all over the place, art galleries, & pictures for sale at craft markets on the street...However, there is increasingly more art,...
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Eduard Gurvits...

If you spend any sort of time in 0dessa & watch the local news channel, or pay attention to the street posters, or even grafitti, the name of Eduard Gurvits is sure to make an impression upon...
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'Karabas'...

If you stray off the beaten path, down Astrakina 0olitsa, & head for the steam room #4, you will find the unlikely scene of a memorial, because this was where a legend of the city was assasinated...A...
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Coffee Drinking Pleasure

Coffee drinking is becoming more and more popular in Odessa.There are a lot of coffeehouses here, among them Cuba Café in Tiraspol Street (formerly Year 1905 Street) near Staroportofrankovskaya Street...
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Odessa Humor Carnival

Odessa Humor Carnival has been held there since 1973. Unlike all other cities of Ukraine, April Fool's Day is a day off in Odessa. Traditionally the Mayor of Odessa proclaims April 1 a day off. And,...
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What You Can Hear Only in Odessa

Here are some anecdotes that I found in Passage magazine of Odessa. I have translated them for you!“Ivan,- a neighbor asks a neighbor,- you have such a big moustache, doesn’t it interfere with eating...
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Theater Going

The Odessans and the visitors of the city have always loved going to the theaters of Odessa.The Opera and Ballet Theater is known all over the former Soviet Union countries.The Philharmonic Society...
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Babooshka!

'Babooshka' is 1 of the Russian words that most westerners know, maybe because Kate Bush once had a hit song of that title...(I know this is in Ukraine, but 0dessa remains a Russian-speaking city, &...
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PROTEST! (0r Publicity Stunt?)

0dessa is a city where a visitor might witness a political demonstration at any time of year, & this has been true of my visits, (before the troubles of 2013/14)Ukraine is a volatile place, & people...
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15 Pushkinskaya Street, Odessa, 65026, Ukraine
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95 Uspenskaya Street, Odessa, 65026, Ukraine
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59 Rishelievskaya Street, Odessa, 270023, Ukraine
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13 Lanjeronovskaya Street, Odessa, 65026, Ukraine
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40 Preobrazhenskaya Street, Odessa, 65045, Ukraine
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Top Things to Do in Odessa

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Office Men's Club

I went to Odessa as it was my friend’s birthday and we wanted to celebrate with a bit of a bash before he gets married later this year, a pre-stag night you might say! We hit a few bars which weren’t...
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"The Capital of Humor"
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arturowan

"0dessa - a visionary metropolis..."
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om_212

" The Southern Capital of Ukraine"
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Klod5

"La plus méditerranéenne des villes d'Europe"
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"The pearl of the Black Sea"
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