Old Kiev Hill
Old Kiev Hill is often called a cradle of Kiev. This is where our history starts from. According to historical documents and researches, first stone buildings appeared there. Remainings of one of the oldest fortresses were found on the hill. Today you may find old fondaments imitations, anthropomorphic stelae of Scythian period, Ukrainian Historical Museum there.
A splendid panorama opens from Old Kiev Hill. Podol, or Down Town, Dnieper River, and other historical hills of Kiev may be seen from there.
Podol, or Down Town, represents a great interest for tourists. With its narrow streets and low-rise houses, it still has an old city flavor.
Podol keeps most of historical monuments in Kiev.
Due to its excellent location - next to Dnieper River - one may join boat tour starting from Podil. You won't regret visiting nice churches or interesting museums of Podol. Saint Andrew Descent, one of the most charming streets of Kiev, leads here from the Upper City.
Another opportunities offered to our tourists by Podol are old Zhytny Market and new Roshen candy shop visits.
Walking tour aroud Podol is an inforgettable experience of your staying in Kiev.
The name Pechersk comes from the word "Pechera", which means "cave" in Ukrainian. The historical area of Petchersk starts its development from a famous monastery based in caves, or catacombs, where monks settled in 11th century.
There is no doubt that Pechersk monastery is the most famous site located there. But it is not the only one of historical value. The area is rich on monuments, parks, mansions of pre-revolution times nobless and museums.
This is where incredible Motherland monument, together with The Great Patriotic War museum located. This is where you may walk on Mariinsky Park or visit Holodomor museum. This is where you may find Arsenalna metro station - the deepest one in the world.
As Pechersk plato is the highest point of Kiev, most beautiful city panoramas are seen from its hills.
Everybody knows Mezhigore only as a location of Yanukovich Mansion. But it is also an amazing site soaked in history. Hundreds of years ago, churches stood on a place of fabulous house, and monastery vineyards grew where the present day golf course is. Secred library was hidden in caves of the monastery. Step by step, this holy place was transformed into a rule of the tyranny.
Did you know that more than 30 islands within Kiev are area conservancies? Some of islands have clean beaches where one may relax during hot summer days. Islands of Kiev offer other distractions too: sports grounds, restaurants and disco bars, esquestrian clubs and boat rentals.