Attractions in Odessa
Odessa is a city which is situated in the southern part of Ukraine, by the Black Sea. It has a leading seaport (the biggest transport seaport in Ukraine) in this area. In 19th century, the country was a part of Imperial Russian and even still, the tourists can see strong Russian influence in this city. On the other hand, Odessa can be a great destination for summer holidays because it offers sunny days and warm sea. Odessa is also a place where tourists can find numerous interesting tourist attractions to visit – Potemkin Steps, Pushkin museum, Catacombs to name only a few. If you do not know where to go on your dream holidays, it is worth considering purchasing plane tickets to Ukraine and discover the city.
The stairs in Odessa
The most famous landmark of the city is the Potemkin's stairs. They used to symbolized the entrance to the city centre from the sea and today, it is a tourist attraction and a place where many inhabitants of the city as well as tourists sit and enjoy this landmark.
The stairs were constructed in the 19th century and there are 192 steps. The stairway is 142 metres long but it is constructed to look even longer, but it is only an optical illusion. It is also worth pointing out that at the top of the stairs is placed a monument of the first major of the town, Duke de Richelieu.
A museum of the poet
The Russian Federation and Ukraine are both enthusiasts of remarkable Russian poet – Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin who stayed in the city for only 13 months in 1823 and 1824. As a result, in Odessa is located the Pushkin museum which is placed in a former hotel where the author stayed during his visit in Odessa. The collection which can be see by the visitors includes works of art of the poet, for example original, handwriting manuscripts. The museum is situated at 13 Pushkin street, near Deribasovskaya street which is the main street of the city. What is more, all the visitors should also notice that Pushkin is present in the city every day. There is a street named after the poet, a museum and in the main pedestrian zone area of the city is located the Pushkin monument. The museum is available for the visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.
The underground city
Beneath Odessa is located a network of more than 2000 kilometres tunnels – the catacombs. It is a labyrinth where inexperienced, amateurs visitors can easily get lost. The deepest tunnels are located 60 metres below sea level.
The catacombs were creating by mining activities during the 19th century. In this time, the city has been developed and grown rapidly and as a result, more and more houses were constructed from limestone which was found under the city. During the Second World War, the catacombs were used by Soviet Partisans as a hiding place.
Today, the travellers are able to visit only a small extract of the labyrinth. The entrance is located in the Museum of Partisan Glory in Nerubayskoye, a city located near Odessa.
Flight from Warsaw to Odessa
Odessa is a city which is located in the southern part of Ukraine by the Black Sea. The city is perfect destinations for the holidays, especially if you prefer lots of sunny days and warm sea where you can swim or dive. What is more, Odessa is also a city which offer something more for the tourists than warm sea. There are located numerous tourist attractions which cannot be missed by any travelers during their stay in the city.
The huge advantage of the city is the airport which serves domestic as well as international flights. What is more, there are also available direct flights from Warsaw to Odessa in reasonable prices. Nowadays, everyone can enjoy staying in the city without spending fortune.
All the essential information on the flight from Warsaw to Odessa
The flight to Odessa, Ukraine starts at Warsaw Frederic Chopin International Airport in Poland. The flight is served under the wings of the best Polish carrier – LOT Polish Airlines. The flight duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes and it is operated on Embraer 175. The passengers who are keen on traveling with LOT should have a valid passport to be accepted on the board of LOT's fleet. What is more, the passengers will receive a special document at the destination airport which confirms their entrance to the country – it is a visa which is valid for 90 days.
On the board of LOT's aircraft
The flight is operated on Embraer 175 which is a Brazilian aircraft which is used by LOT to serve domestic as well as long distance routes.
This model of Embraer is designed to take up to 82 passengers on the board and the travelers can choose the seats in one of three classes: business class, economy plus class and economy.
The huge advantages of the aircraft is definitely the large hand luggage compartments and spacious cabin. What is more, there is also unusual seat configuration which is used only in this kind of aircraft. It is two+two seat configuration – there are not any middle seats provided. There is also seat improvements – the comfortable seats are equipped with adjustable headrests.
All the passengers who make a decision to fly with LOT will not regret and will not be boring during the flight because the employees will provide a lot of entertainment on the board. The passengers can make a use of in-flight magazine called Kaleidoscope where are published useful information on Poland, countries and cities which can be visited with LOT, business opportunities in Poland as well as scheduled and planned flight destinations provided by LOT Polish Airlines. What is more, there are also available latest and well-known films and TV series to watch and music of many kinds to listen to.
At the destination airport
The flight from Warsaw to Odessa ends after 1 hour and 45 minutes at Odessa International Airport. The airport is located only 7 kilometres from Odessa city centre and there are available few ways to get to the city centre easily. The passengers are able to choose buses, trolleybuses and taxis.
Transfer from Odessa airport
Odessa is a country which is located in Ukraine by Black Sea. The city is a great tourist destination for travellers who want to find out about city which used to belong to Imperial Russia. What is more, nowadays travelling from one city to another is not very difficult, time consuming or extremely expensive. Everyone is able to purchase inexpensive plane tickets to Ukraine and discover the amazing sights of the city.
The majority of visitors who come to Odessa by plane can get to the city centre in less than an hour because the airport is located only 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) from Odessa city centre. Moreover, there are provided few means of transport for the travellers such as buses, trolleybuses, taxis and private transfers.
The journey to Odessa city centre by bus
Travellers with limited budget can make a use of public transport which is available also at Odessa airport. The bus number 117 goes directly to Odessa city centre and the journey to the heart of the city lasts about one hour. The bus stop is located opposite the terminal and the buses leave the airport every 10 to 30 minutes. The passengers who are interested in using the municipal transport are able to purchase tickets for the ride from the driver on the bus.
The journey to the city centre by trolleybus
In Odessa, like in many other Ukrainian cities are available trolleybuses. The trolleybus stop is located outside the terminal and the trolleybus number which serves the airport is 14 which goes from airport to Odessa Railway Station. The journey to train station lasts about 36 minutes.
The trolleybuses serve the airport differently during the weekdays and at the weekends. During the weekdays, the trolleybuses leave the airport from 6:47am to 7:07pm every 15 minutes during the peak hours and every 40 minutes during off-peak hours. When it comes to Saturdays and Sundays, the trolleybuses leave the airport from 7:02am to 7:23pm and they run more frequently than from Monday to Friday. The tickets can be also purchased from the driver.
The most comfortable way of travelling from Odessa Airport to Odessa city centre
Tourists who want to spend a little bit more for safe and comfortable airport transfer should make a use of services provided by qualified drivers. The transfer companies usually take care of providing high quality door-to-door services for airport's passengers, including those international who do not speak Ukrainian or Russian. The huge advantage of the services is the possibility to make a reservation of the transfer online and pay for ride in advance. What is more, if you provide the flight number and the date of your arrival, your flight status can be monitored by the company and the driver can be dispatched at the airport on time even when your flight is delayed or when you land at Odessa airport sooner than it was expected. The passengers can be taken to every place they want to in Odessa. The journey to Odessa city centre usually lasts 20 minutes.
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