Coast Kherson

Kherson region - is the only region of Ukraine, which is washed by several seas - the Black and Azov, and man-madeKakhovka’s sea and salt lake Siwash. In the region are 19 large and small rivers, and the most extensive irrigation system in Europe, an area of which is more than 400 hectares.


Tourist route begins from the visit of green tourism base «Chaika», it is located on the Chaika riverside (sleeve of Dnepr), 35 km from Kherson. Except an excursion along the territory of farmstead, it is suggested also to see a museum of old things and Ukrainian way of life, where it is possible by own hands to make attempt the Ukrainian handicrafts and to feel a taste of ancient labor. One of raisins of museum is wooden age-old washtubs which according to the legend belong to Orina Rodionovna family - O.S.Pushkin's nurse.

Next stop of the trip - «Bobrove iake», located on the banks of Chaika channel of river-delta area of the Dnepr river near Goal Pristan' city. This territory includes the typical areas of Dnepr delta:

-part of aquatorium of river-bed of channel of the Chaika river;

-area of near river-bed ridge between the Chaika river-bed and Bobrove lake in streamside part of delta;

-Bobrove lake.

Walk along the Primitive island is an acquaintance with the surprising world of nature of rare types of plants and animals, primordial beauty of which takes and inspires on creation.

Route ends on the base of green tourism «Chaika», where guests are waited by delicious dinner of the traditional Ukrainian kitchen, and also there is possibility of fishing, rest, to row on boats among quiet waters of Dnepr, to play in mobile games.



Kinburnska spit is one of seven large sandy arrays, which appeared in place of ancient Dnepr delta. Invaluable natural riches of this corner of Prichernomor'ya is bulk of lakes. Part of them is placed higher of the sea level and feeds mainly on atmospheric fallouts.

Tourist route begins in Kherson (excursion of the city and museums). Chart: Kherson - Gola Pristan' - Stara Zbur'evka - Ribal'che - Heroiske - Pokrovske - Ochakiv. In Gola Prisran' - visit of the black Sea biosphere preserve «Salted lake»: In Zbur'evka - visit of Zbur'evka earthen fortress; excursion of sights of times of II russian-turkish war, Uspenska church in village Nova Zburiivka. In Ribal'che village there are variants of pedestrian excursions: to Ivanivka village to visit burial mound group in Pamiatne village, Adzhigol' lakes, sites of Yagorlickogo ancient settlement; «Berezovi Kolky» and the Black Sea biosphere preserve; fishing, fish soup. In Heroiske there is visit of Kazanskoy Divine Mother church, monument to the Zaporozhian cossacks of Prognoyskoy palanki, old cemeteries with the Zaporozhia crosses, districts of the Black Sea preserve and Heroic saitproductions. In Pokrovske there are variants of excursions: along Kinburnsk region landscape park with the visit of site of Kinburng ancient settlement strengthening; to the Tendrivska spit to the Akhill's temple; the special excursion to the old lighthouses of Dnipro-Buz'kogo estuary. A trip can be declared the followings formats: natural scientific green tourism with the visit of monuments of nature; extreme variant with long pedestrian (equestrian) excursions and rest on the seacoast with spending the night in tents on unfurnished stands; with ethnographic inclination - along the places of traditional fishing; with historic and archeological inclination - to the ancient objects of Kinburnsk peninsula, with the visit of Yagorlick settlement; with historic and local history inclination - along places of II Russian-Turkish war and excursion to Ochakiv.



The bus or pedestrian route with rest at the seacoast of Arabatskaia spit. Chart of route is Kherson-Genichesk- Gengirka or Schaslivceve. Start in Kherson, excursion of city and museums. In Genichesk there is visit a museum; an excursion of city; visit of farmstead of Shpak potter; excursions to an island of the Sivash gulf; an acquaintance with an unique landscape; an excursion to the Genichesk saltproductions; an excursion to Biryuchiy island spit - rest at the seacoast; pedestrian excursion along island; fishing at the Sea of Azov, hunting. In Gengirka or Schaslivceve there is rest at the seacoast in one of the resort hotels. Returning to Kherson.

The specialized route with the elements of extreme tourism: 100 km length crossing along Arabatska spit to Crimea with stops atfarms in the central part of spit, and acquaintance with the traditional way of life of fishermen.

Variant of return: start at the railway station Semisota inCrimea (train Kherson- Kerch), crossing Semisotka-Arabat- Schaslivceve. Formats of route: standard- with rest at the Sea of Azov seaside; with natural inclination; with ethnographic inclination; with the elements of extreme pedestrian tourism.



This water trip is possible on motor ship, tourist kayaks or other facilities with organization of fishing, fish soup and rest on Dnepr river.

A route begins in Nova Kakhovka city from seeing a regional museum, Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, excursion of a city. During a route it is possible to visit such historical and natural objects: geological monument of nature in the L'vovo village, sites of ancient Tyaginskogo settlement strengthening and memorial of 500- richchya of the Zaporoz'kogo cossacks in Tyaginka village, huts of Ostap Vishnia and «Krinkivske settlement of beavers» in Krinki village, places of Oleshkivska Sich and Polina Rayko house in Cyurupinsk, to the museum of the Black Sea biosphere preserve, Gola Pristan' therapeutic mud baths and «Salted lake» in Gola Pristan'. The route is finished in Kherson. It is possible to organize a short route (Nova Kakhovka-Kherson), middle (Nova Kakhovka-Gola Pristan'-Kherson and long (Nova Kakhovka-Ribal'che- Kherson). Trip is possible in following formats: historic and nostalgic tourism «Along the places of Cossack glory», natural scientific green tourism with visiting of monuments of nature, experimental variant-on tourist kayaks with spending the night in tents, sport and fishing «Kherson blesna». Return route: Kherson-Nova Kakhovka. Possible continuation of route along the down stream to the village Heroiske, Ochakiv, Parutino village (historic and archeological preserve «OI'viya»), Mykolaiv.



Pedestrian route with spending a night in campsites or resort hotels, possibly with the elements of diving.

Short chart: Kherson-Skadovsk- Dzhiralgach-Lazurne. Start in Kherson, excursion of a cityand museums; moving to Skadovsk. In Skadovsk thereis is an excursion of a city, seeing a museum; moving by launch to the Dzharilgach island. At Dzharilgach - rest at the seaside (spending the night in tents); an excursion to the state botanical wildlife preserve «Dzhariigach»; equestrian excursions. In Lazumoe - crossing from Dzharilgach island to Lazumoe along the marine spit; rest at the seacoast (spending the night in resort hotel); return to Kherson. It is possible to continue a route by foot or on horse, crossing from Lazumoe to Zheleznii Port; an excursion to the Black Sea biosphere preserve; return to Kherson from Zheleznii Port.

Another variant of route with elements of extreme tourism: 120 km pedestrian crossing «Akhilliv big» along the route of ancient Akhill dromos from lighthouse on east part of Dzharilgach island to the Akhill's temple on western part of Tendrivskoy spit. Formats of route: standard - with rest at the Black seaside; with natural inclination; with the elements of diving; with elements of extreme pedestrian tourism.



Bus route to «Askaniya-Nova» with an excursion of fai'c-feyn places outside Askaniya-Nova (Chervonii Chaban, Perekop and Khorly villages) and rest at the seaside in Khorly or Skadovsk. After Askaniya-Nova route can be continued in direction of Genicheskand Arabatska spit. In this case, rest on the Black Sea coast changes to rest at the Sea of Azov seaside.

Start of route in Kherson or in Nova Kakhovka. Chart: Kherson-Nova Kakhovka-Kakhovka-Askaniya-Nova- Perekop-Chervonii Chaban-Khorii (Skadovsk) or after Askaniya-nova: Genichesk-Gengirka (Schaslivceve) on Arabatska spit, in Kherson and Nova Kakhovka - start of route, excursion of a city and museums. In Kakhovka - visit of Kakhovka place of arms of times of the civil war and «Legend machine-gun tachanka» monument. In Askaniya- Nova - excursions to botanical park and zoo; spending the night in a hotel or private resort hotel; returning to Kherson or continuation of route in the direction of Perekop or Genichesk. Perekop - moving to Askaniya-Nova through Chaplinka to the Perekopskiy isthmus to Perekop village; visit of Turkish Val, excursions of places of fights in civil and the Great Patriotic Wars. Chervonii Chaban - an excursion of fal'c-feyn places, visit of Sofii Fal'c-feyn grave. Khorii - an excursion of fal'c-feyn places, rest at the seaside. Skadovsk- an excursion of a city, seeing a museum, rest at the seaside, excursion to Dzharilgach island, spending the night in a resort hotel, returning to Kherson.



Pedestrian or equestrian route with spending night in tents or on peasants homestead. Start in Nova Kakhovka or in Kherson with seeing museums and other city acquisitions of history. Crossing along the route Nova Kakhovka- Krinky-Proletka-Sagi-Kostogrizove- Burkuty or Kherson-railway station Cyurupinsk-Sags-Proletrka-Radensk- Kostogrizove-Burkuti. In Krinky - spending the night at tourist base, first crossing on sands to Proletarka village. In Proletrkaand Radensk-an excursion to the territory of former military ground, acquaintance with the unique landscape of dune sands; spending the night; moving by suburban train from RadenskstationtoKostogrizovestation. In Sagi - visiting of landscape wildlife preserve «Sags», excursion to alder and birch grove; moving by suburban train from Cyurupinsk station to Kostogrizove station. In Kostogrizove - an ethnographic excursion to the potter's farmstead, acquaintance with traditional pottery trade; passing to Burkuty village. In Burkuty - visiting of the oak forests, saline lands, meadows, unique bogs on sands; returning by railway to Kherson. Formats of trips: natural green pedestrian or equestrian tourism with the minimum moving by railway and spending the night in tents in forest, ethnographic rural trip with visiting of yards and workshops folk masters. Possible continuation to Gola Pristan', Zburiivka, Ribal'che, Heroiske.



Bus route, possible walking fragments, horse, water tours.

Short scheme: Kherson-Tyagynka- Burgunka-Otradokamenka-Kazats'ke and Vesele-Beryslav-Zmiivka-Chervonyi Mayak-Respublikanets'.

Kherson is the beginning of the route, excursion along the city and museums. Tyagynka - the visiting of memorial to 500-anniversary of Ukrainian Cossacks and site of Tyagynka ancient settlement fortification, picnic on Tyagyn island. Burgunka - a stop near Ekaterininskiy bridge. Otradokamenka - an excursion to winery. Kazats'ke and Vesele - an excursion at prince Trubets'koy's manor. Beryslav - the visiting of museum; excursion along turkish fortification on Dnieper. Zmiivka - a stop near Lutheran building. Chervonyi Mayak - an excursion to the Grigoriy- Biziukov monastery. Respublikanets' - the visiting of Kamens'ka Sich, an excursion to Kostya Gordienko's tomb.

The possible route's continuation: to Khortitsya with visiting Old and New Sich and other objects connected with the history of Cossacks in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhya regions. Route formats: standard, historically - nostalgic «Through the places of Cossack glory».



Bus route begins in Chernyanka village of the Kakhovka district, which became «Mekka» of futurism at the beginning of XX century. Here, in count Mordvinov's house there were famous representatives of futurist direction in literature and art: Davyd Burlyuk, Volodymyr Mayakovskiy, Volodymyr Khlebnikov, Oleksij Kruchenikh. In a burial mound near Novokam'yanka village there was discovered the burial of pecheneg warrior of IX-X century. Chorna Dolyna village, which is located on verge of Kakhovka and Chaplinka districts, is known by its tragic events of the history of Zaporozhia Cossacks: tragic death of Ukrainian captive in order of Ivan Sirko, battle of joint troops at the head of Ivan Mazepa and Vasyl Golicin with the Crimean horde of khan Selim-Gireya I, battle of cossacks during Russian-Turkish war of 1735-1739 years. Further, route lies through Preobrazhenka and Grigorivka villages. Near Chaplinka village a route is divided: first direction - to the biosphere preserve «Askania-Nova», another one - through Pavlivka village to Stroganivka village.



Bus route begins in Vinogradove village of the Cyurupinsk district, which history is closely related to one of the last acts of fight of the Ukrainian Cossacks for the class rights - Turbaevsk revolt. In Tarasivka village there is possible to visit the interesting monument of architecture - church of Saint Mykhajlo Arkhistratig, presently sanctified in the name of Icon of KazanskBogorodica.Notfarawayfrom rayon center of Kalanchak, in Pryvillia village the interesting monument of period of migration of Black Sea Cossacks to Kuban was saved. On a burial mound near a vilfage there is rise a stone cross with inscription: «INCI 1794 head of church, fugleman Danylo Vovk». A route is closed in Khorly, village is located on a coast of Karkinitsk gulf. Exactly here it is possible to visit the economy of Fal'c- Feyn - historic and architecture sight of the XX century beginning.



Seaside village of Kalanchak district on a side of Karkinitsk gulf. For lovers of quiet half-savage rest Khorli is an idea! place which hasa lot of intriguing features.The first is geographical: small peninsula resembles Crimean too much for its outlines. It is possible to get there along narrow «Perekopsk» isthmus. The territory of peninsula is 2 km by 3 km and 8 km by perimeter, it can be go round for a day. There is «Kerch peninsula» as the Oyster islands which is stretched out to east for one and a half kilometers. The second feature is architectural buildings - monuments of the economic setting, which were saved to the present time and related to surprising history of this settlement.



Pedestrian route lasts 4 hours, for any season, 6 km length. Start is on the western fence of Ivanivka village, it runs along the north coast of Yagorlick gulf to legendary Grushka. Moving along village streets by the minibus of owners.

8 observation points:

1- Camp of Scyth and nomad (5-4 century B.C.).

2- Phantom lakes are picturesque reservoirs in lowers of seaside steppe, where migratory poultries live - kulik, travnik, coulomb, turukhtan and others.

3- Yagorlick gulf and coral islands in Pacific ocean. Konskii and Velykii islands territory of Yagorlick ornithological wildlife preserve (as a part of the Black

Sea biosphere preserve). It is a place of nesting of 90% world population of dark-haired gull; here we can meet pink martina, wild ducks, eider, swan, pink pelican.

4- Yagorlick ancient settlement (550 year B.C.) is an unique business project of Greek-colonists, monument of archaeology of national value.

5- «Grushka» is panorama of locality from sandy hills. History of the pine and acacia planting.

6- Area of natural origin with endemic plants.

7- Panorama of Ivanivka sandy arena, seaside and salt-marsh steppe: influence of economic activity on an ecosystem.

8- Nest of storks - amulet of Ivanivka village.



Tourist route is 4 hours duration and 8 km length, especially interesting in spring, in summer and in autumn. It can be bicycle or pedestrian for geared- up tourists. It begins from Mariykina farmstead in Ivanivka village of Gola Pristan' district, goes to south-west through seaside and salt-marsh steppe to the phantom lakes near Rozkopanii burial mound.

Contains 5 observation points:

1- Area of seaside steppe: historical information, nature and animal world, influence of man's activity on an ecosystem (in particular sheep breeding and land-reclamations).

2- Valley of burial mounds. The ground burial mound places of epoch of pit culture (3 thousand years B.C.) are unique for concentration on the territory, for hypsometric position, for safety. More than 300 burial mounds are issued passports on the territory of Sadovo village soviet.

3- Rozkopanii burial mound, Lordly bathhouses. Most ancient salt- marsh steppe.

4- Stone well: from the hunters of mezolith epoch to the events of ' 17-18 centuries.

5- Features of housing's buildings of the South of Ukraine (observation along village streets).

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