Synopses & Reviews
Ukraine is something of an enigma for the visitor. The largest country in Europe, it remains one of the least visited, yet it has retained the rustic beauty of old-world eastern Europe, and its place names are heavy with historical significance: Kiev, Crimea, Sevastopol, Odessa, Chernobyl.
This fully updated third edition of Bradts Ukraine guide keeps visitors up to speed with this rapidly evolving country. Covering everything from the best places for borsch to the best walks along the Black Sea alongside an in-depth exploration of Ukraines history, culture and natural beauty this is the most comprehensive and practical guide available to a destination as yet undiscovered by the tourist crowds.
Ukraine is a country of diverse charms whose fanciful churches, imposing fortresses and landscape dotted with fields of sunflowers delight off-the-beaten-track travellers. This third edition of Bradts Ukraine is fully revised and updated, combining practical travel essentials with insights into the countrys history and culture.
About the Author
Andrew Evans has lived in Ukraine and continues to travel there regularly. He has a particular interest in its culture, history and politics.
Table of Contents
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION??
Chapter 1 The Country
Chapter 2 History
Chapter 3 The Ukrainians
Chapter 4 Preparations
Chapter 5 Travelling in Ukraine
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 6 Kiev, History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat, What to do, Other practicalities, What to see, Outside Kiev
Chapter 7 Polissya, Chernihiv, Chernobyl, Zhytomyr
Chapter 8 Podillya, Vinnytsya, Uman, Kamyanets-Podilsky, Khmelnytsky, Outside Khmelnytsky
Chapter 9 Galicia and Volhynia, History, Lviv, Outside Lviv, Ternopil, Pochayiv, Volhynia, Lutsk, Outside Lutsk, Rivne
Chapter 10 The Carpathians, The mountains, Flora and fauna, Practicalities, Ivano-Frankivsk, Yaremche, Carpathian National Nature Park, Tatariv, Vorokhta, The Chornohora range, Yasinya, Rakhiv, Verkhovyna, Kosiv, Kolomiya, The Gorgany range, Bukovina, Chernivtsi, Outside Chernivtsi, Transcarpathia, Uzhgorod, Mukachevo
Chapter 11 The Black Sea, Odessa, Mykolayiv, Kherson, Near Kherson
Chapter 12 Crimea, Crimean history, Crimean practicalities, Simferopol, Outside Simferopol, Yevpatoria, Bakhchisarai, Outside Bakhchisarai, Sevastopol, Outside Sevastopol, Cape Aiya, The south coast, Yalta, Yalta to Foros, Yalta to Alushta, Alushta, Demerdzhi, Feodosiya, Outside Feodosiya, Kerch
Chapter 13 The Dnepr, Cherkassy, Kaniv, Kremenchuk, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya
Chapter 14 Donbas, Donetsk, Luhansk
Chapter 15 Sloboda, Kharkiv, Poltava, Mirgorod, Sumy
Appendix I Language
Appendix 2 Further Reading