Sunday, March 22, 2015
Odessa - A pearl on the coast of the Black Sea.
Odessa is a very beautiful and jolly city. When you come here you shall not believe your eyes: sunny streets, fresh sea breeze, branchy chestnuts, monuments, parks, museums and magnificent architecture. People of Odessa are very friendly, funny, communicative and open. There is a lot of beautiful women and men here. It is a great place to find a new friend and have fun. Odessa is always celebrating something. The most popular holidays are New Year, Orthodox Christmas (the 7th of January), Humor Day (the 1st of April), May Day (the 1st - the 2nd of May), Easter, the Birthday of the city (the 2nd of September) and there are many other holidays and fiestas.
The climate of Odessa is moderately continental and comparatively dry with more than 290 sunny days in the year in the South Ukraine (Black Sea coast, Crimea). Winter is short and mild with an average temperature of around freezing point. Falling snow and temperatures below minus 5 Celsius are rare. Summer is long and hot with an average temperature of 25 Celsius. Temperatures above 35 Celsius are quite often. A mild climate, plenty of beaches, and the Black Sea attract thousands of tourists to Odessa throughout the year, earning it the title of "Southern Palmyra." Odessa is an eating and drinking place. There are so many different cuisines, small and big restaurants, bars, national Ukrainian and even local dishes. Odessa is looking after itself and always in shape. You can find here pools, professional beauty saloons, fitness centers, ice-skating, rollers stadiums, Aqua Park and so on.
Good reason to see a performance at the world famous Opera House. The Opera House is interesting not only by its architecture, but by its rich creative history. The great merit in the development of musical culture in the south of Ukraine belongs to this theatre. P. Tchaikovsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, S. Rachmaninoff, Ezhen Izai, Pablo Sarasate and others performed their works at the famous Opera House. You can spend your time on the Black Sea and to enjoy many beautiful Odessa beaches. Odessa's beach, which actually is made up of several beaches running some 40 km or more, possesses a sea wall and small-scale eating and drinking establishments. During the summer, particularly the Lanzheron, Otrada, Delfin, Luzanovka, Fountain, Arkadia beaches are wall-to-wall people, but solitude seekers can find quiet by walking farther. The sandy beaches are ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. You can have a very good boat or yacht journey to the open Sea.
Odessa is famous for its nightlife. There are many nightclubs, disco clubs, casinos and entertainment places here. Especially in the summer, you can visit Arcadia or Luzanovka beaches where more than 20 different types of night clubs are located.