Due to the current political situation between Russia and Ukraine, it is not possible to travel in certain areas of Ukraine at the moment. Also, as flights are not operating between Russia and Ukraine at the moment, we are not currently able to combine these two countries in a trip.

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Odessa, Ukraine

Built as Russia's window on the south, Odessa was founded in the 18th century by Catherine the Great. The city has a grand, if slightly crumbling air to it, with wide boulevards, imposing architecture, and of course the famous Potemkin steps.

With a sunny climate and a cosmopolitan, proud population, Odessa is a great city. It also has some more than passable sandy beaches, which can get quite crowded at the height of the season.

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Map of Odessa

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    Places near Odessa

    Accommodation choices for Odessa

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Odessa. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • View from balcony, Hotel Londonskaya, Odessa

      Hotel Londonskaya


      Located on one of Odessa's most beautiful boulevards, Hotel Londonskaya is a comfortable, elegant hotel offering views out to the sea from some of its rooms.

    Ideas for experiencing Odessa

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Odessa, and which use the best local guides.

    • Opera House, Odessa

      Odessa City Tour


      This introductory tour of Odessa will take in the main sites of the city, including the Potemkin steps, scene of the 1905 mutiny by sailors from the Battleship Potemkin, and setting for one of the most famous set pieces in cinematic history (from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin).