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Located in Chornobayivka, 15 km away from Kherson city centre is the Kherson International Airport (KHE). It is the main international gateway into Kherson Oblast, Ukraine. Transit to and from the airport is by buses, minibuses, trolleybuses, car rental or taxi.
The city features an important sea port on the Black Sea, and the biggest river port in Ukraine, on the Dnieper River. A large industrial and cultural centre, Kherson was built by Gregory Potemkin under the orders of Catherine the Great, the Russian Empress. A city of exceptional treasures located on its outskirts, including the Azov and the Black Sea, reserves, islands, fantastic beaches and healing springs. Potemkin called it the city of his dreams.
A favourite holiday destination for both Ukraine locals and foreigners alike, Kherson is known for its attractive resorts, the sea and its beaches. It also has a historical centre, which retains the look of a 19th century city. There are also historical landmarks like the Moscow Gate, the Ochakiv Arch, remains of the Kherson Fortress and the Cathedral of St. Catherine. The city is a perfect example for the diversity and hospitality which can be found in south Ukraine.
One of the first wildlife reserves in Europe, Askania-Nova dates back to a time in the 19th century when a local baron decided to begin importing exotic animals to his home the Tavrian steppes. This location is now a 520 acre park, which is home to wild horses, zebras, South Asian and African antelopes, and a huge variety of birds.
Ukrainian dishes have origins from different countries, however, they have evolved to be uniquely ukrainian, each in their own way. Some dishes you would come across include, golubtsi, stuffed cabbage rolls of meat and rice filling, usually served with sour cream. There is also holodets, a jelly-like dish of meat broth made from pork leg. Holodets has a strong aroma and delicious taste. Another one is nalisniki, a sweet dish, which is similar to pancakes, but much thinner and usually wrapped around a filling of raisins and cottage cheese.