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Golden domes and shimmering spires peek out from the wooded hills rising above the wide Dnipro River. Leafy-green Kyiv, with its traffic-packed boulevards, shopping malls, countless churches, brilliant music and lively nightlife, has embraced capitalism, yet held firmly to its heritage. The Caves Monastery is the spiritual heart of Ukraine, and nearby, a gigantic Brezhnev-era Motherland statue bearing sword and shield casts her all-encompassing eye over the city, the river, and its island beaches.

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Golden Gate of Kyiv

Restoration of the Golden Gate Monument was initiated on the occasion of Kyiv's 1500-year anniversary in 1982. This was met with some criticism, since this decision implied the structure's original ruins had to be removed to erect the new monument. The has now been rebuilt in a combination of brick and wood.
Adresse: Volodymyrska St 40A, Kyiv

Independence Square

Seat of the Orange Revolution, Kyiv’s big social heart hosts many concerts, performances and festivals, and it is thus known for its vibrant and lively atmosphere. Surrounded and embellished with fountains, monuments and an underground shopping mall, this is where real life happens.
Adresse: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Khreschatyk Street, Kyiv


This tree-lined boulevard, the main street of Kyiv, is dominated by Stalin Empire architecture and upmarket shops. It stretches over one kilometer through a valley, that is thronged at weekends when it’s closed to traffic
Adresse: Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

This monastery is a historic pilgrimage place and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing amazing churches, museums and eerie monastery caves. In 2007, it was also elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.
Adresse: Lavrska Street 15, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 255 123 7
Åpningstider: Apr-Sep 9am-7pm. Oct-Mar 9am-6pm

Andriyivsky Uzviz

The picturesque and steep cobblestone hill Andriyivsky Uzviz, meaning "Andrew’s Descent", is lined with souvenir sellers and artists. Historic landmarks, for example the Castle of Richard Lionheart, are spread out along the descent and they all a great sight.
Adresse: Andriyivsky Uzviz, Kyiv

Saint Sophia's Cathedral

This 11th-century cathedral, now being a museum, is adorned by stunning mosaics and impressive frescoes. Together with the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, this one is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Adresse: Vladimirskaya Street 24, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 278 262 0
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-6pm

The National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War

The National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War is a great place for getting a profound understanding of Kyiv´s history and the impact it has made on the country today. This museum has both an indoor section and a big outdoor section with monuments and statues.
Adresse: Lavrska Street 24, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 285 945 7
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat-Sun 10am-7pm

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery lies on the Dnipro river bank and it boasts soaring domes, mosaics and memories. It was built in 1713 and it has been complemented as well as rebuilt and reconstructed several times since.
Adresse: Triokhsviatytelska Street 8, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 97 777 743 4
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-7pm

National Opera House of Ukraine

As one of the oldest building of the Ukraine, this historic Opera House invites you to an evening of classic opera or ballet, and the fabled mastery of its performing artists along with the stately ambiance of the building itself will make for a decidedly unique night out in Kyiv. Prices are reasonable and the seating is good. but make sure to book in advance, as popular shows tend to get sold out early.
Adresse: Volodymyrska Street 50, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 235 260 6

St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral

St Volodymyr’s Cathedral is a busy, boldly frescoed 19th-century church in the city center and a memorable landmark. It is the most important cathedral for the Ukrainian Orthodox church.
Adresse: Tarasa Shevchenko Boulevard 20, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 235 538 5
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-6pm

Kyiv Funicular

The funicular, connecting the district Podol with the upper part of the city, is an authentic and functional monument to Kyiv's historic past and just another means of public transport for locals. Get in on the lower station (Poschtova Ploscha) and up to Andrew's descent and the upper station (Mykhailivska Ploscha) to save yourself a tiring climb uphill while taking in the spirit of the ages and also a great view.
Adresse: Sahaidachnogo Street 3, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 417 616 2
Åpningstider: Daily 6am-11pm

Babi Yar

The Babi Yar ravine is a sobering memorial to the people massacred during the Nazi occupation. It is estimated that – at this very place – more than 100.000 people lost their lives.
Adresse: Oranzhereina Street, Kyiv

The House with Chimaeras

The House with Chimaeras – also called the Gorodetsky house, after its creator – is mainly used by the government but even though it is closed to visitors, the facade alone makes it worth the trip: its exterior is generously decorated with sculptures of various animals and even sea monsters, and it gives the place a very eerie, yet enticing vibe.
Adresse: Bankova Street10, Kyiv

Mystetskyi Arsenal

One of the most ambitious projects on the Ukrainian art scene, Mystetski Arsenal, is a former military factory turned into National Art and Culture Museum Complex. Although contemporary art is in focus here, past exhibitions have already featured works of great masters such as Chagall or Picasso as well.
Adresse: Lavrska Street 10-12, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 288 522 5
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun11am-8pm

Mariinsky Park

This fabled park bears traces of its imperial heritage, and it is most certainly worth a visit: apart from a leisurely stroll, you can enjoy one of the best views over the Dnipro river and also take a look at the Mariinsky Palace, the baroque ceremonial residence of the Ukrainian president.
Adresse: Mikhaila Grushevskoho Street, Kyiv

National Museum of Ukrainian Architecture and Culture

The National Museum of Ukrainian Architecture and Culture is Europe's biggest open air museum. Here you will get an insight in Ukraine's culture, history and all of its historical ethnographic regions in a fun and interactive way.
Adresse: Vulitsa Akademika Tron'ka, Kyiv
Telefon: +38 44 989 138 007
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-5pm

Museum of Russian Art

This museum is located in the heart of Kyiv and it boasts an impressive collection of up to 12.000 paintings: ancient icons and famous Russian artists'pieces that come from the former home of art-collecting aristocrats.
Adresse: Tereschenkovskaya Street 9, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 287 732 4
Åpningstider: Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum

Also known as the "Museum of Corruption", this former president's home gives visitors a good idea of the obscene opulence of Ukraine's former leader. This is a slightly alternative day trip but a must-see, for an insight into Ukraine's turbulent political past and present.
Adresse: Ivana Franka Street 19, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 97 287 887 4

Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

The mystical air, that surrounded both Bulgakov and his oeuvre, is omnipresent in the museum, as this is where the great author himself lived while working on "The White Guard". Joining a guided tour is highly recommended, but call ahead, as the museum may be overcrowded.
Adresse: Andriivskiy Descent 13, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 425 318 8
Åpningstider: Thu-Tue 10am-6pm

Landscape Alley

The Landscape Alley is a area located in the historical centre of Kyiv, boasting a great playground and a 30 meter long mosaic as well as sculptures of cats, rabbits and other figures. While children will love to play around, art lovers will also enjoy this beautifully arranged quarter, as this is a real gem in the city.
Adresse: Vladimirskaya Street 2 - Zhitomirskaya Street36, Kyiv

One Street Museum

This institution is one of the most popular museums in Kyiv, as it gives a fascinating insight into the history of the old Andrew's Descent. One name, which is explored through historical documents and photos, is the famous writer Mikhail Bulgakov who used to live in building number 13.
Adresse: Andreyevsky Spusk 2B, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 425 039 8
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-6pm

Le Cosmopolite

Le Cosmopolite, as part of the Pees Boy Club, is a authentic brasserie specializing in Belgian beer and cuisine, and in a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. This venue is great for a friendly get together – especially, if you enjoy live jazz music.
Adresse: Volodymyrska Street 47, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 278 727 8
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10am-11pm. Fri 10am-2am. Sat 11am-2am. Sun 11am-11pm

Chernomorka on V. Vasylkivska

Housed in a building that looks like a lighthouse, Chernomorka serves seafood and dishes of the Black sea region. The outdoor terrace and wide selection of wines are particularly inviting on balmy summers, so head here for enjoying the night .
Adresse: Velyka Vasylkivska St, 49А, Kyiv

Whisky Corner

For the widest whisky selection and a taste of Scottish haggis, head to this authentic restaurant downtown, where food and drinks come along with an excellent service. Order a sampling set of whisky to familiarize yourself with its large variety at once.
Adresse: Sofievskaya Street 16/16, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 279 021 5
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am

Pizzeria Napule

Enjoy a delicious pizza at Pizzeria Napule, where proper Neapolitan pizza without any oil or fat is served. Choose among 20 different pizzas, all of them prepared in a wood oven built with Neapolitan materials.
Adresse: Mechnikova Street 9, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 495 92 63
Åpningstider: 12pm-11pm


This Georgian restaurant awaits you with mouthwatering dishes and complementary drinks. Along with the unique traditional décor, this authentic location will easily become a favorite that will suit any taste. The restaurant's name is a portmanteau of chacha (a strong Georgian liquor) and khachapuri (a bread and cheese dish).
Adresse: Shevchenko Boulevard 36A, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 98 454 911 6
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-11pm. Sat-Sun 10am-11pm

The Burger Mexico

For delicious tacos and burritos, head straight to this location, where Mexican food is served around the clock. Complimentary snacks, additionally, will make your experience all the more exciting.
Adresse: Nizhny Val 17/8, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 331 22 32
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 9am-12am. Fri 9am-3am. Sat 10am-3am. Sun 10am-12am

GOODMAN Steak House

This restaurant's name has become synonymous with quality steak. Rightfully so, as the selection of meat cuts and wines leaves little to desire. Prices are above average but so is both food and service.
Adresse: Zhylianska Street 75, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 592 314 5
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-12am
Transport: Vokzalna/University metro station

Puzata Hata

This local chain is a true find for everyone who is travelling on low budget, as they offer a buffet with mostly Ukrainian but also international) food. Their restaurants are scattered all around the city, so check the website to find one closest to you and go there for having decent quality meals at very affordable prices.
Adresse: Kheshchyatik Street 15/4, Kyiv
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-11pm


This authentic local restaurant is fully committed to its folk theme: the staff wears traditional Ukrainian clothing and the decor will turn your visit into somewhat of a trip to the museum. Make sure to try one of the traditional liquors ("nastoika") to get the full Ukrainian dining experience.
Adresse: Rohnidynska Street 2, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 235 095 2
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 11am-12am. Fri-Sat 11am-2am

Yoshi Fujiwara

Owned and run by a Japanese chef, this trendy restaurant's menu ranges far beyond sushi, to include unique and lesser known dishes. The attention to detail in both the food and the interior is stunning, and it makes the slight detour away from the old town worth it.
Adresse: Solomyanska Street 15A, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 360 02 09
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-11pm


As a true find for vegetarians and vegans, this unique cafe's food is based on traditional Vedic cooking with minimal to none animal products. However, everyone will most definitely enjoy Imbyr's fragrant dishes and its cosy atmosphere.
Adresse: Zhylianska Street 7, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 287 618 0
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-11pm

U Hromogo Pola

U Hromogo Pola is a family owned restaurant with a menu containing traditional Czech food that you can, in summer, enjoy on an outdoor terrace. Take your pick from the beer menu and, if you're up for the challenge, go for the special 3 liter beer tube.
Adresse: Suvorova Street 4, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 99 923 810 7
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-12am

Under Wonder

The restaurant's interior has been described as a mix of American steampunk, noble English gothic and Italian romanticism, which – along with the excellent French and Italian cuisine served here – make for a very special dining experience.
Adresse: Velyka Vasylkivska Street 21, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 234 21 81
Åpningstider: 24/7


Reprisa is a slightly upscale patisserie chain that serves tasty soups and salads apart from regular coffee and tea. Here you can always count on friendly and attentive service.
Adresse: Velyka Vasylkivska Street 26, Kyiv
Åpningstider: Mon 8am-8pm. Tue-Fri 8am-9pm. Sat-Sun 9am-8pm


Shooters is located next to the Impressa Hotel, and it is open 24/7. Their menu is a fusion of Ukrainian, French, Turkish, Japanese and Thai cuisine, and as tasteful as it is diverse.
Adresse: Moskovskaya Street 22, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 254 202 4
Åpningstider: 24/7

Aroma Espresso Bar

Aroma Espresso Bar is not exclusive to Kyiv, as it is a worldwide chain that has been building up its reputation ever since the first little café in Israel was opened. However, take a break at one of their locations in town and enjoy both hot meals an as cold snacks, coming along with coffee and other drinks.
Adresse: Zhylianska Street 75, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 596 002 0
Åpningstider: 24/7

Druzi Cafe&Bar

Druzi Cafe&Bar hip new place with table games, delicious food and a very chill atmosphere. This location is perfect for hanging out and catching up with friends while savouring both food and drinks.
Adresse: Prorizna Street 3, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 98 100 585 6
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-12am

Squat 17b

This cafe offers you a great place for an relaxing summer evening, providing both awesome food and great drinks. Take a seat outside at their terrace and enjoy a cider while taking in the location's rustic atmosphere.
Adresse: Tereshchenkovskaya Street 17B, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 89 678 235 9
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-11pm

Caribbean Club

Caribbean Club is a heated Latin disco where you can be inspired by professional salsa dancers that will set the dance floor on fire. Find out if there are any performances while you are in town, and then do not miss it.
Adresse: Symona Petlyury Street 4, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 67 224 411 1
Åpningstider: Daily 6pm-6am

Arena City

Arena is a stylish venue housing multiple nightclubs, restaurants, high-end stores and a Casino, and many of those are open all night. Time will fly as you explore the upscale establishments the Arena Entertainment Center has to offer, so start enjoying the night while it is still young.
Adresse: Basseynaya Street №1 3/2A, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 494 447 5

Wood You Like

Wood you like is a cosy bar quickly that made its way into the evening itineraries of tourists and locals alike. Known for its incredible designer cocktails, the place also attracts visitors with its friendly (and fancy) atmosphere.
Adresse: Mezhyhirska Street 24, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 225 220 2
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 9am-1am. Fri 9am-3am. Sat 1pm-3am. Sun 1pm-1am

Olmeca Beach

Although Olmeca Beach is not exactly on the French Riviera, its ambiance resembles the one of a luxury resort. With an open-air pool, sunbeds and access to the Dnipro river beach, this is a round the clock party place during summer months.
Adresse: Island Dolobetskiy, Gidropark, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 67 445 635 2
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-closing


As one of the top upscale establishments in Kyiv, Skybar is a high-end club and restaurant with regular karaoke parties. Here you can rock the dance floor (and stage) as well as savour some amazing cocktails.
Adresse: Velyka Vasylkivska Street 5, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 223 8888
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12pm-6am. Sun 8pm-12am


As a trendy mix of nightclub and art center, this hip place occupies the building of a former factory, and it houses dance floors along with exhibition spaces. Quality music is played by guest DJs and jazz musicians perform live, so make sure to check for upcoming events.
Adresse: Nizhneyurkovskaya 31, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 67 250 030 8
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri4pm-10pm. Sat 4pm-8am

The Bar

Located inside the Arena City entertainment center, this bar is at arm's length from some of the trendiest upscale nightclubs in town. Thus, it is the perfect pre-party location, and it is also known for its relaxing atmosphere.
Adresse: Velyka Vasylkivska Street 5, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 331 312 1
Åpningstider: Sun-Mon 6pm-6am. Tue-Sat 4pm-6am

Sherlock Pub

Named in honor of the legendary fictional detective, this pub is all about Victorian Britain and, of course, beer. While stouts and ales, and food and snacks await you in a welcoming setting, this bar is also known for its great service.
Adresse: Borshchahivska Street 144A, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 456 442 2
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-11pm

Parovoz Speak Easy

This speakeasy-style bar is known for the craftsmanship of its bartenders, and if you're lucky, you might even get to watch them work their magic while fixing your cocktail. Try the best-selling "Old-fashioned" or ask for a recommendation or today's special.
Adresse: Velyka Vasylkivska Street 19, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 235 241 3
Åpningstider: Sun-Tue 12pm-1am. Wed-Thu 12pm-2am. Fri-Sat 12pm-3am

D.Fleur Night Club

At this upscale nightclub, you can dance the night away, as long as you follow the dress code as the face control may be rather strict. While there is a restaurant and bar on the first floor, another flight of stairs takes you to the dance floor, where the party vibe will catch you at the latest.
Adresse: Mykhaila Hrushevskoho Street 3, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 200 900 9
Åpningstider: Thu-Sat 5pm-6am

Buddha Bar

The Kyiv installment of this world-renowned chic chain holds up the oriental theme, and it has all you need for a fabulous night out: wonderful music, fantastic food (mainly Asian) and great drink.
Adresse: Khreshchatyk Street 14, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 270 7676
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 12pm-3am. Fri 12pm-5am. Sat 1pm-5am. Sun 2pm-3am

Coyote Ugly

In this legendary establishment, everything is possible: from dancing on the bar over taking body shots served by the fiery "coyotes" to even removing a bit of clothing. Things tend to get wild as the night progresses, and any free spirit is welcome to join.
Adresse: Mechnykova Street 9, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 280 067 8
Åpningstider: Daily 8pm-6am

Vinsanto Wine Bar

While Vinsanto Wine Bar always offers an extensive wine list, they also serve a special wine tasting on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy a glass or two here, in a very casual and laid-back atmosphere.
Adresse: Pushkinska Street 20, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 67 977 977 6
Åpningstider: Daily 3pm-2am

Palata No.6

Best prepare for the full Chekhov-style madhouse experience, as drinks and food are served by staff in nurses' disguise. The solutions inside the offered tubes and syringes are not exactly medicine but their effects may turn out to be comparable.
Adresse: Bulvarno-Kudriavska 31A, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 486 515 2
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-2am

Bessarabsky Rynok

The boisterous Bessarabsky market with its fresh produce and incredible variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers is an essential stop for anyone looking for catching up the spirit of a lively marketplace. This authentic shopping experience should not be missed when in Kyiv.
Adresse: Bessarabs'ka Square, Kyiv
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-10pm


As home to many high-end shops, the TsUM department store is an attraction as much as it is a shopping mall. The historic building has a very Soviet air about it, and as nicknamed "Kyiv's Harrods", this giant has anything your heart desires.
Adresse: Khreshchatyk Street 38, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 507 14 19
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm


Little-known outside the former USSR countries, this major confectionery manufacturer produces an incredible variety of quality sweets, and its outlet stores are scattered all over Kyiv and easy to find. Roshen chocolates make great gifts, too.
Adresse: Khreshchatyk Street 29/1, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 235 125 2
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-10pm


Shopping doesn't get more central than this, as the Globus mall is located directly in the heart of Independence Square. As Kyiv's favorite clothes-shopping destination, its hosts global brand-name stores such as Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger as well as many others.
Adresse: Maidan Nezalezhnosti 1, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 371 113 7
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm


Slightly off the beaten track, this book shop is one of the few places in Kyiv where English-language literature can be found. The store specializes in textbooks but some fiction is also on offer, so do have a look.
Adresse: Anri Barbyusa Street 16, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 569 88 40
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 10 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm

Wine & Food

As wine-lovers' mecca, this place houses an immense variety of high quality wines which can be sampled prior to purchase as well as consumed right there, accompanied by finest meats and cheeses.
Adresse: Naberezhno-Khreshachatyts'ka 3A, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 417 001 3
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 10am-9pm. Fri-Sat 10am-10pm


Located on the left river bank in the new part of town, this enormous mall houses a variety of local and international brands as well as a food court occupying an entire floor. There is also an affordable supermarket, Auchan, that offers both traditional Ukrainian food and international specialties.
Adresse: Henerala Vatutina Ave 2т, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 371 413 0
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm

Khreshchatyk Street

Kyiv's main artery, Khreshchatyk, is closed for traffic on weekends and holidays, and this makes shopping experience even more convenient. With its Globus Mall as well as numerous separate stores – both high-end and affordable –Khreshchatyk attracts hundreds of tourists and shoppers every day.
Adresse: Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv

Mandarin Plaza

This multi-story shopping center features global high-end brand stores such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Ralph Lauren – for just to name a few – and also other shops that will enrich your shopping experience when being in Kyiv.
Adresse: Baseina Street 6, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 230 961 1
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm


Occupying several stories inside a centrally located skyscraper, this mall has all you need and even more, as to a panoramic rooftop swimming pool inside a luxury fitness center. A variety of entertainment options, including a bowling alley. are at visitors' disposal.
Adresse: 1A Sportyvna, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 98 555 550 9
Åpningstider: Shoppping gallery: daily 10am-10pm. Entertainment zone: daily 10am-2am

Ocean Plaza

With its variety of shops and entertainment options, this shopping centre, located only slightly outside of town, is easy to reach, and it will easily keep you occupied for a full day.
Adresse: Antonovich Street 176, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 591 390 9
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm

Petrivka Market

Although known as a book market, Petrivka is more of a flea market where almost anything can be found. However, several stalls specialize in foreign language literature.
Adresse: Petrivka metro station, Kyiv
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-6pm

UA made

Located inside the Globus shopping mall, this store is definitely worth stopping by. Featuring souvenirs and clothes made by young Ukrainian designers, this is a place where you can browse for a good while and be duly rewarded with excellent gift choices.
Adresse: 1 Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 98 483 223 1
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm

Egersund Seafood

This Norwegian and off-the-beaten-path store in fish market-style and its restaurant are a unique experience in Kyiv, as you can not only buy but also try seafood and sushi made with fresh ingredients on the spot. Be careful with the herring sandwiches, as locals warn that they are addictive!
Adresse: Petra Hryhorenka 32, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 67 219 774 7
Åpningstider: Mon 12pm-10pm. Tue-Sun 10am-10pm

Meeting Place OVD

Tucked away in a secluded spot while still right in the city centre, this "concept store" is mostly visited by locals and insiders. Started by two young enthusiasts, the shop offers both a collection of unique items created by Ukrainian designers for shopping as well as coffee and cake for a break.
Adresse: Mykhailivs'kyi Lane 24, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 66 575 0805
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-8pm

Bookstore Ye

This bookstore is frequented by local literature-lovers, as the variety of books is quite impressive – it even includes a foreign-language section, and lectures and recitals are often hosted as well. You can also exchange books, so just feel free to ask the staff about "bookcrossing".
Adresse: Lysenko Street 3, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 235 885 0
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-9pm

Cheese Kingdom

Cheese is not exactly a Ukrainian specialty but this cheese shop chain, however, is worth a visit .Stop by and sample from their impressive variety until you drop before making a purchase.
Adresse: Prospect Obolonsky 1B, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 73 091 947 2
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm

Good Wine

Good Wine is a wonderful store with much more than just an impressive selection of great wines, as they also offer highlights such as fresh oysters, sushi and ice cream, for just naming a few. This is a great place to come for organic grocery shopping (and tasting).
Adresse: Mechnykova Street 9, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 390 796 2
Åpningstider: Sat-Thu 8am-10pm. Fri 8am-12am


KAPKAN is a true skaters' paradise, as this alternative store is themed around hardcore/punk music and street wear. Mainly represented by brand names such as Vans, Dickies and Rip N Dip, it offers a huge variety and also some bargains.
Adresse: Reitarska Street 9, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 93 088 752 5
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm. Sun 11am-6pm

Dream Town

A multitude of shops and restaurants as well as a giant food court, a cinema and even a zoo await you at this huge shopping and entertainment centre. Come with time to spare, as wandering around will easily take up a whole day.
Adresse: Obolonsky Avenue, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 428 361 1
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-10pm.

Boryspil International Airport

The largest passenger airport in the Ukraine, Boryspil, is located 35 kilometers away from the city centre. The easiest way to get here is by Sky Bus, which connects the airport with Kyiv's main railway station via the Kharkivska metro station: it runs with 15 minute intervals during day time and 30-45 minutes apart at night, and tickets may be purchased in terminals B and D or straight at the bus; the journey lasts about 50 minutes. There is a free airport shuttle bus circulating along the following route: Terminal D - Hotel - Terminal B (Bus terminal) - Hotel - Terminal D. Several long-distance bus routes directly from the airport are offered by the companies "Gunsel", "Autolux" and "Ukrbus", and all normally run via the central bus station. Taxis are available for hire as well, but make sure to agree on the price before departure.
Adresse: Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 363 450 5

Kyiv Zhulyany International Airport

The main business aviation airport in the Ukraine, Kyiv Zhulyany, is located only 8 kilometers to the South of the city centre. Due to its convenient location, getting here by public transport is easy and quite fast, as minibus routes 169, 565, 368, 302, 482, 496, 499 and trolleybus 22 route regularly.
Adresse: Medova Street 2, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 364 451 4

Passport / Visa

Citiziens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan can enter the Ukraine without a visa for an indefinite stay, whereas holders of passports from all European countries and number of others can enter without a visa for a stay up to 90 days – use the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to check for individual requirements. All visitors who do need a visa can obtain one upon arrival at Kyiv Boryspil Airport, Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) and Odessa International Airport for a stay of up to 15 days, providing documents about either invitation or tourism or investment businesses.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kyiv is the summer season from May until September, as both the average temperature as well as rainfall are at their most visitor-friendly. However, this period is only second most crowded, as the charm of Christmas in Kyiv attracts many visitors – do travel around New Year's/Christmas time (January 7th is when the latter is celebrated) to experience Kyiv among festive locals.

Public Transport

Public transport runs from 05:45am to12am on trolleybuses, buses and the Metro, and mini-buses (shuttle buses) can stop anywhere along the route upon request. The fast, clean and very deep Metro has three lines that are fairly easy to navigate, as metro schemes are available at all stations.


There are many different taxi companies in town to choose from. Agree on the price before the journey begins in order to avoid being overcharged upon arrival. Blues +380 44 529 300 0 Kyiv City +380 44 502 020 2 Alfa +380 44 227 711 1


The Central Post Office is a tourist attraction of its own, so make sure to visit it and possibly send a postcard or two to family and friends back home. Drop your mail off directly at the post office or use one of the yellow or blue post boxes scattered around the city. However, make sure it says "outside Kyiv" if you are sending international mail. Delivery might take a while, so turn to a private delivery service in case you are in a rush.
Adresse: Khreschatyk Street 22, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 279 192
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm. Sun 9am-7pm


Most of the pharmacies are open until late (24/7) and they have a good selection of both locally made and imported medicine. Many prescription drugs are available over the counter in the Ukraine due to regulation differences. One of them is Pharmacy Concept store on the main street.
Adresse: Khreschatyk Street 44, Kyiv
Telefon: +380 44 498 010 8
Åpningstider: 24/7


Country code: +380 Area code: +44


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