By Summer Brons
Kiev
Ukraine
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Looking for a one of a kind travel destination rich in historical attractions? If so, you should consider traveling to Ukraine's capital city of Kiev. Located along the Dnieper River, Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and remains as a progressive hub of the region. EscapeWizard.com is here to help you plan your travels to this fascinating and important city!    

Two airports service those who will be arriving in Kiev by air: the Boryspil Airport (KBP), which serves many international flights, and the Zhulyany Airport (IEV), which is largely used for domestic flights. Book your own flight through EscapeWizard.com by clicking on this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our low airfare rates! We can help with hotels too, just click on this like (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and select your preferred lodging accommodations on our hotel finder.    

Upon arrival in Kiev, it won't take long to notice that this is a rather green city. During the summer months, it is said that you could walk from one end of the city to the other without ever leaving the shade of its abundant horse-chestnut trees. On top of this, Kiev features two botanical gardens, numerous parks, and undeveloped green hills along the bank of the river. Thus, EscapeWizard.com believes that Kiev is equally satisfying for both the nature lover and the traveler seeking big-city life, thanks to the city's integration of green space amongst development.    

Kiev has a number of notably popular venues, perfect for visiting during your vacation to get a feel for the city's best offerings. The center of Kiev is landmarked by Independence Square and Khreschatyk Street, which are populated with restaurants, outdoor cafes, and nightclubs. During the warmer months, this bustling location often becomes something of an outdoor party, especially when central streets are closed to automotive traffic during weekends and on holidays. EscapeWizard.com also urges you not to miss a stop at the Besarabsky Market, also located in the center of the city. This farmer's market offers everything from fresh produce to unique products and clothing.    

To explore some of Kiev's history, head to the major historic district of Andriyivskyy Descent. On this hill, you'll find the Castle of Richard the Lionheart, the Baroque-inspired St. Andrew's Church, and numerous monuments. Kiev also has plenty of museums for your learning enjoyment, and some of EscapeWizard.com's recommendations include the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the Kiev Fortress, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum. The city's historical architecture earns itself notability, too, and you'll want to be sure to appreciate the St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, or Monastery of the Caves. These are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization as a World Heritage Site.    

For a truly unique vacation experience, a visit to Kiev may be just what you're looking for. Ukraine's capital effectively blends modern-day significance with historical importance, and the result is an exciting travel destination sure to create lasting memories. Book your Kiev vacation with EscapeWizard.com today!