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Most flights to Kharkiv land at Kharkiv International Airport (HRK), an airport located in the Slobidskyi district, south-east of Kharkiv downtown. The main airfield serving Ukraine's second largest city, the airport consists of a new terminal which was opened in 2010 to serve both domestic and international flight passengers, as well as a hangar, VIP terminal and cargo terminal.

Transit from the airport to the city centre is by bus, taxi or car hire.

Quick facts about Kharkiv

Car rent

from $ 37 per day

Hotel booking

from $ 12 per night

Currency

UAH
Hryvnia
Reference average prices in Tel Aviv

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$ 2.67

🍕Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

$ 13.35

🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

$ 1.34

🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

$ 0.11

🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)

$ 153

Best time to visit Kharkiv

Prices
Hotels from 12$ per night
Temperature
Kharkiv is coldest in January with average temperatures of -4.6°C and warmest in July with temperatures up to 21.3°C.
Precipitation
Annual rainfall for Kharkiv is up to 519 mm with 43.3 mm per month. The driest month is March when there is an average of 27 mm, and July is the wettest with up to 60 mm of rain.

The weather

The best time to visit Kharkiv is when the weather is warm, usually in July, August, and then June.

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The second most populous city in Ukraine, Kharkiv is located in the North-Eastern part of the country in a region that is called “Sloboda Ukraine”.

Nestled in the confluence of the rivers, Lopan, Udy and Kharkiv, the city is the largest centre for science in Ukraine, and also the administrative centre of the region of Kharkiv.

 

Southwest is the huge Annunciation Cathedral, with 5 domes and a bell tower.

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Things to do in Kharkiv

Kharkiv is home to a number of landmarks and attractions which are mostly within walking distance from each other, branching off from Sumska Street, the main street in the centre of the city. Visitors can stroll to the lovely Nemo Dolphinarium, to the Maxim Gorky Park and other Soviet-era squares in the city.

 

There is also the Kharkiv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, as well as the Shevchenko Park which offers a zoo and sprawling botanical gardens. There is much to see and do in Ukraine’s big and beautiful former capital.

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Shevchenko Park 50th Parallel

A great place to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, Shevchenko Park is a lovely green spot with a local zoo, botanical garden and walk-friendly alleys. It’s also a good idea to check out the Monument to 50th parallel which states that Kharkiv is the largest of all cities along this parallel, worldwide. The 50th parallel passes through twelve countries, which include, Canada, Belgium, Great Britain, Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, China, Russia, to mention a few.

You could try stepping on this bronze globe, which according to the locals, brings the good luck of happiness. Certainly, worth a try, no?

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Annunciation Cathedral

With a capacity for up to 4,000 worshippers, this ginormous cathedral situated by the Lopan River was one of the largest churches of the Russian Empire, and was constructed in the 19th century.

 

With an exterior of red brick Byzantine rings and white stone, this location holds the iconostasis made from white Carrara marble, as well as the image of Athanasius of Alexandria among other attractions. It also has a bell tower, which is its tallest structure, at 80 metres tall.

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The Unesco-Protected Mirror Stream

One of the main attractions of the city, the mirror water fountain is a most romantic spot, with water that flows in an almost even, wide stream. It is illuminated with rainbow-like colours at night and is a great place to sit and relax on warm summer evenings.

The fountain was built in 1947 to commemorate the victory of the Soviets in WW II, and is located right across from the Kharkiv Philharmonic.

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Taras Shevchenko Gardens

With monuments like that of Taras Shevchenko lining its edge, this huge park is home to lovely parks and alleys, as well as towering oaks and pretty fountains.

The impressive Taras Shevchenko monument of this park dates back to 1935 and is said to be the finest of the hundreds that exist of the 19th-century poet.

Kharkiv Cuisine​

In Kharkiv’s many attractive and sometimes unusual restaurants, visitors can find Asian dishes like Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese dishes, also a lot of European cuisine and of course Ukrainian dishes around the clock.

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