Ukraine, sometimes known as the “Heart of Europe,” is quickly becoming a must-see tourist destination. Ukraine is Europe’s second-largest country after Russia. Despite the fact that the country has only been independent for 30 years, it boasts a rich history and numerous natural wonders. The history of Ukraine predates its statehood. Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt met in Yalta in 1945 to decide how Europe would move forward after WWII.
The Chernobyl accident is perhaps the most well-known event in Ukrainian history. Only daring tourists and those participating in the lengthy and difficult clean-up efforts visit the northern town, which is now a ghost town.
Ukraine is a great country that has a limited budget, and many travelers choose to visit Kiev for a city break. However, there are many more towns, cities, and natural areas to visit, making a weekend getaway insufficient to fully appreciate the country’s beauty and tradition. There are great natural and historical sites in Ukraine, including mountain ranges, 12 national parks and nature reserves, ski resorts that match the Alps, and lovely and soothing bodies of water. So, add the Heart of Europe to your trip wish list, and check off these Ukrainian landmarks.