Often called “the Marseille of Ukraine”, Odessa is a diverse and cosmopolitan city. It developed a great deal in the second half of the 20th century – its role as a naval base and shipping port turned it into a leading economic and strategic crossroad.
Odessa has direct train connections to the largest cities of Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Moldavia. A tourist destination with a southern atmosphere, Odessa has kilometres of sandy beaches, a multitude of cafés, restaurants and trendy discos. Open-air markets bring life to the streets, while the beautiful buildings remind us of the city’s rich history. The maritime port, accessible from the famous Potemkin Stairs, is a highly appreciated walking place. Add to this museums, theatres, parks and gardens and you're guaranteed a very pleasant stay!