Holidays in May holidays – where to go?
The May holidays are close, and many of us have already wondered where to go on May Day in Ukraine, especially since the weather pleases us with the gentle spring sun, promising even more warmth for the long-awaited weekend.
Fascinating excursions to the ancient cities of Ukraine, picturesque nature, majestic mountains and a serene sea – in our country there are many places that are worth visiting this spring to relax from working days and to fully experience the onset of spring.
We have prepared a list of ideas for relaxing on the May holidays, which will help you choose exactly the trip that will make you a little happier and give you a great mood.
So, for starters, it’s worth clarifying the weekend for the May holidays of 2017 in Ukraine. Officially, we rest for three additional days – May 1 and 2 (Monday and Tuesday), as well as May 9 (Tuesday).
It is also recommended that employers make May 8, Monday, an additional day off, which is then expected to work on Saturday, May 13. This order of weekends and holidays will allow you to organize both a short weekend tour and a full-fledged week-long trip to the far corners of the country, adding a few days to the official weekend for vacation.
And on the Online Tickets website you can not only buy train and bus tickets in Ukraine, but also book tickets for festivals, excursions and even tours in the Events section.
Cultural: May holidays in Lviv
Lviv is the most favorite city for tourists (not only from Ukraine). Here you can organize an excellent vacation for travelers with a wide variety of tastes and interests – ancient architecture, quaintly curving streets paved with stone many centuries ago, magnificent cathedrals and flowering parks, various museums and, of course, famous coffee houses in which even the air is full of notes coffee, spices and chocolate, looks like a special treat. The magical atmosphere of the most beautiful city in Ukraine will not leave anyone indifferent.
During the spring holidays, the already incredible city is being transformed – in early May, Lviv traditionally celebrates City Day. In 2017, City Day in Lviv will be held on May 6 and 7. Also on May 1 and 2 an original festival will open here – Batyar Day.
Many concerts, festivals, fairs and exhibitions paint the city in all the colors of the holiday, guaranteeing guests of Lviv many unforgettable impressions and good mood.
Coffee: May in Kamenetz-Podolsky
Everyone knows that the Kamenetz-Podolsk bastion is one of the most beautiful ancient fortresses in Ukraine. People come here for fabulous surroundings for weddings, historical festivals are held here and films are made. But few people know that in 2017, on May holidays, Kamenetz-Podolsky will become the most attractive place in the country for real coffee lovers, because it is here from May 6 to 9 that an unusual festival, the Kamenetsk Turk, will be held.
The coffee festival in Kamenetz-Podolsky will introduce guests to the most varied types of coffee and the recipe for its preparation, master classes on creating delicious coffee masterpieces, tastings and fairs will be held here. And during the festival, musicians and actors will perform, interesting contests and even fortune-telling on coffee grounds will be held.
Beautiful: Carpathians in May
Crystal clear air filled with the aromas of flowers and waking up forests, emerald mountainsides and colorful Carpathian villages, wrapped in lush cherry blossoms of gardens – if you think that you should go to the Carpathians only for a winter vacation, you should definitely see them in spring. You can feel the fantastic serenity and tranquility, touch the pristine nature and relax from the routine of office everyday life.
And here you will find many interesting ideas for outdoor activities – horseback riding, hiking, kayaking on mountain rivers, mountain climbing, excursions to the sights of the Carpathians and much more. Everyone will find something special here that will become a life-giving panacea for the modern man, weary of anthill-megalopolises.
Tasty: May Day in Odessa
The end of April and the beginning of May in Odessa is really delicious, because several large-scale gastronomic festivals are held here. Warm sunny weather, beautiful endless sea, famous Odessa flavor, cheerful friendly atmosphere and all kinds of goodies will make spring holidays in Odessa pleasant and interesting.
Take a walk along Primorsky Boulevard, visit a couple of performances at the Odessa Opera House, relax in the original Odessa courtyards and enjoy local delicacies in cozy cafes and restaurants. We also recommend going to the Shabo winery – here you will find not only interesting excursions to the wine and brandy production, but also quite pleasant tastings of local products and, of course, good alcohol shopping.
And connoisseurs of ancient castles and fortresses must visit the Akkerman fortress – the largest and best-preserved bastion in Ukraine, the construction of which dates back to the thirteenth century.