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Welcome to Odessa region

What is wanted by each tourist?

The most important thing is to choose the place where to leave on holidays.

Odessa region is an excellent choice!!!

Then, you should decide on the kind of tourism that you like.

The most popular one is a cultural-cognitive kind of tourism. Each region has its own history.

Is there any region like Odessa to be qualified as the region having variety of historical events and so fine architecture?  

Of course, you may be attracted not by the architecture of masters of Vienna as well as the greatness of the Ackerman fortress, but by the primordial beauty of our region. In this case, ecological kind of tourism is your priority. Our Danube biosphere reserve doesn’t not only give place to the international reserves but also has many advantages over them.

What? You don’t like to watch the scarce birds and to admire the plants that have been recorded in the Red data Book? You’d like to touch the nature by hand, as if you have felt deeply all the beauty of country life. No problem - countryside tourism is just what you need.  You can be accommodated in the real farmhouse, go fishing, and it may be the hostess will let you to milk a cow.

Although, there is one more way to reunite yourself with the nature. Art-tourism is the way to see the most pictorial places of the region and to leave the memory about them on the pictures.

Still not for your enjoy? You want to the seaside, to go out yachting, to take a sunbath, to lie on the warm sand. Thus, you are welcome, all this will be done in the best possible way!!!

Well, you have determined the travel tour you’d like to go to. Now it remains to choose your accommodation within your holidays.

You may stay at a recreation center and have a good time on the beach for days together.  Sea, sun and warm sand…what else is needed after your hard everyday work?

May be you’d like to stay not at the recreation center, but at the sanatorium. In this case you will have a chance not only to go to the beach but also to improve your health.

No? You have been tired of all this urban fuss, you live near the seaside and you can’t relax because of the crowds of tourists? And how it was good when you had been visited your grandmother in the country on vacation, wasn’t it? Specially for you, the countrymen living in Odessa suburb are ready to provide you with their cosiness and hospitality.  So, all that you need are country farmsteads and guesthouses.

And if you have come to know better the history and the prominent monuments, to visit museums, you will stay, of course, at a hotel.

Please don’t forget to use the services of travel operators and travel agents when choosing your tour’s program. They will offer you the most convenient route and will provide you with an experienced guide.

That’s all… Your leave is coming to end. Please don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your family and friends.

And then, after coming back home and having a cup of hot tea, switch on your computer and share your pleasant memories as well as your good advices with others, that are only about to visit our unforgettable region.


The “ART TOURISM” Project Developer Galina V. Lekareva-Nikitina suggests to continue and perform the existing and acting since 1999 tourist program, connected with direct participation of painters in it.

This project purpose is to explore and praise in art the natural reserves of Ukraine, which are standing apart from the tourist itineraries.  Thus appears an opportunity to create an Art chronicles of Odessa Region and city of Odessa, and generally of the present day life, since the items of Art belong to history.

“ART TOURISM” is an acting project, which is being performed parallel to the ecological tourism. There were some actions made within the frames of the project: in 1999 a group of painters - members of Odessa Organization of  National Painters’ Union of Ukraine and members of ODESSA MARITIME ART ASSOCIATION participated in ecological and ethnographic expedition  on the Dniester Liman to the village of Krasnaya Kosa (Odessa region), having the purpose of learning of the ancient trade of making boats by hands, a trade which came to us from the past. Works of painting Art, which were made during the above expedition, were exhibited in Palace of Ukraine  within the frames of All-Ukrainian Show of Peoples’ Art in 2000 and were quite a success among the Kievans, who expressed the wish to enjoy the paintings in future and to have the project continued.

Gallery of the project

Author: Victor Poteriayko Author: Galina Lekareva-Nikitina Author: S. Ushanov

In 1999 – this project initiator Galina V. Lekareva-Nikitina has made a trip in the Danube delta in the nature reservation and has painted a number of paintings praising the beauty of this land.

In 2000 Victor C. Poteryajko, Member of Odessa Organization of  National Painters’ Union of Ukraine, Vice Chairman of ODESSA MARITIME ART ASSOCIATION participated in ecological expedition in Batiliman ravine, the Crimea, a number of  drawings and paintings were made.

But the above actions take place only due to the personal enthusiasm of the painters, connected with looking for places of residence and other difficulties. This project offers an opportunity to develop the basis, premises for this tourism variety development in the places, mostly interesting for the ecological and painters’ expeditions, and to develop the Art-tourism as an international project, inviting painters from the whole of the world to participate in, having the international tourism, as it is, strengthened.

The project initiators offer to develop the Children’s Art Tourism within the frames of the project, since many talented children, students of art schools, participants of creative junior’s competitions as well as winners of the above competitions can be motivated (awarded) by the trips, nature reserves of Ukraine. The project founders believe that it will be useful, cognitive and educational moment, a basis for creation   of the international Museum of Juniors’ Creativity.

Further on one more tourist variety on the basis of  Kid’s tourism -  Family Tourism shall be developed.

Thus: “ART TOURISM” Project came true to life since 1999, realizes the human being potential by means of Fine Art, when the professional painters, having explored the historical and ethnographic materials, make trips to the most interesting places of Odessa region and Ukraine as regards history and nature,  work there on “plain air”, organize the on spot exhibitions and master-class training centers on the basis of local schools, take the junior painters to the  “plain air” trips. International Fine Art exhibitions are organized. The project is meant as an international one including participation of painters from different countries.

“ART TOURISM” works as per the ecological education strategy.

The project boosts the interest of the local residents to their own history, nature, changes the ecological and cultural life of the people (exhibitions, which were exhibited in the villages of Shabo, Vypasnoe, Krasnaya Kosa, Bazar’yanka, Sergeevka, Koktebel, Karolino-Bugaz, Zatoka; towns of Vilkovo, Belgorod Dnestrovsky, cities of Odessa, Kyiv, Ovideopol, Batiliman canyon (Crimea). 

Author of the project: Galina V. Lekareva-Nikitina   
Tel.:  (048) 7261343;   (066) 7482801
E-mail:  ; 

Co-author: Victor Poteriayko, vice president of the Marine painters’ Union
Tel.:  (0482) 372051;  (096) 5846371   

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