Odessa is the fourth largest city in Ukraine. The city is a major seaport on the Black Sea, the largest port in Ukraine. It is situated on terraced hills overlooking a small harbor, approximately 31 km north of the estuary of the Dniester river and south of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
From the seafront, it is 192 monumental Potemkin Steps to bustling Primorsky Boulevard, where there are museums, shops, and delightful open-air cafes with views of the Gulf of Odessa. Odessa also boasts excellent city beaches and features a well preserved old town area.
Things to See & Do
* Tolstoy Palace
* Odessa Catacombs
* Seventh - Kilometer Market
* Potemkin Steps
* Old town of Odessa
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Hryvnia (UAH)
Language - Russian, Ukrainian
Land Area - 163 km²
Population - 1,001,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 380
Port Location - The port is located in downtown Odessa, below the Potemkin Steps.
Travel Links - Odessa International Airport is served by major airline carriers, including Aerosvit, Ukraine International, Austrian Airlines, El Al, and Turkey Airlines. These and other airlines provide flights to numerous locations in Europe and Asia.
Passenger trains connect Odessa with Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Berlin, Moscow, St.-Petersburg, the basic cities of Ukraine and many other cities of the former USSR.
Intercity bus services are available from Odessa to many cities in Germany (Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), Greece (Thessaloniki and Athens), Bulgaria (Varna and Sofia) and several cities of Ukraine and Europe.
Passenger ships and ferries connect Odessa with Istanbul, Haifa, and Varna.