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One of three airfields in the city, Zaporizhia International Airport (OZH) is the main international gateway into Zaporizhia and serving the eastern and south-eastern regions of the country. It is also a base for Motor Sich, the aircraft engine factory. 

Transport to and from the airport is by bus, taxi and car hire. 

Quick facts about Zaporizhya

Car rent

from $ 25 per day

Hotel booking

from $ 18 per night

Currency

UAH
Ukrainian Hryvnia
Reference average prices in Zaporizhya

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$ 3.69

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

$ 18.84

🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

$ 0.75

🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

$ 0.24

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

$ 128

Best time to visit Zaporizhya

The best time to explore the city
arly May to mid-July, or mid-August to mid-October
Prices
Hotels from $18
Temperature
Zaporizhya is coldest in January when the average temperature is about -3.4 °C, and hottest in July when temperatures average 23.0 °C. The average temperature in a year is 9.7 °C.
Precipitation
The average rainfall for Zaporizhya is 482 mm, with October being the driest month, receiving 27 mm of rain, and June the wettest month with up to 56 mm of rainfall.

The weather

The best times to visit Zaporozhye is early May to mid-July, or mid-August to mid-October for the best temperatures. 

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Situated along the Dnieper River in south eastern Ukraine, Zaporizhia, also known as Zaporozhye or Zaporizhzhia, was called Aleksandrovsk up until 1921.

 It is one of the largest centres for culture, administration, and industry in southern Ukraine. Zaporizhya also has an important railway junction and river port, and is home to the former Cossack stronghold, Khortytsia Island. The largest island on the Dnieper River, Khortytsia Island features important landmarks like the open-air Museum of Zaporizhian Cossacks and the Khortytsia National Reserve. 

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Things to do in Zaporizhya

A city with a lot of history, Zaporizhia was an administrative centre for the famous Zaporizhian Cossacks from the 16th to 18th century. The city has numerous landmarks and attractions which include places like the Regional Lore Museum, Riverside Dubovy Gai park, which is great for kids, the Boguslayev Museum of Technology among others. 

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Zaporizhian Sich Historical and Cultural Complex

Completed in 1983, this wooden village has exhibits of halls and wooden huts with themes of the story of the Zaporizhian Cossacks, Zaporizhia at the advent of socialism and Khortytsia in the Stone Age. There are also cute dioramas to see, one on the construction of the Dnieper River Hydroelectric Station and another on the battles fought by the Zaporizhian Cossacks. 

Reconstructed after a Zaporizhian sich from the 1500s, the complex is a huge attraction for tourists and visitors to Khortystia Island. 

In the summer guests also get to watch battle re-enactments by actors donning 16th century clothing.

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Zaporizhia Square

Used to be Lenin Square, until 2016 when the statue of Lenin, largest in the Ukrainian territory, was dismantled and removed from the centre of the square. In place of it now sits the image of a Zaporizhian Cossack.

The square is situated at one end of Sobornyj Prospekt, opposite the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station, and is monumental to the significant changes that have taken place in Ukraine. 

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Phaeton Antique Retro Car Museum

Anyone interested in vintage automobiles and the history of the automotive industry, would thoroughly enjoy their time at the Phaeton Antique Retro Car Museum which holds a huge collection of vintage vehicles.

Situated to the northeast of the city, the museum is home to both Soviet and Ukrainian automotive history. The main hall of the building holds about 60 vintage cars of Soviet brands like ZIL limousine, Volga and Lada, and outside guests will find military tanks, personal carriers, oilers and artillery that date back to WW II. Each of the vehicles is maintained and kept in good working condition by the museum. 

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Central Beach

Fancy a swim? Visit Central Beach just across from Khortytsia island and enjoy the waters of the Dnieper River. In the heat of the summer you will enjoy the light breeze, sand between your toes, and different attractions the surprisingly large beach offers. 

Bask in the sun, cruise the river or enjoy the shade of silver birches and willows alongside the eateries and bars around. 

Zaporizhya Cuisine​

Ukrainian dishes are delicious and diverse, influenced by the country’s climate conditions, neighbouring countries, and rich pliable soil. Lots of Ukrianian recipes contain quite a number of ingredients, the most constant being garlic. For instance, borscht, a national favourite, is made of meat broth, vegetables, beetroot that gives it an unmistakably red colour, and served usually with garlic fritters. 

There is also the world-famous chicken Kiev, which is served in many restaurants outside of Ukraine. It is a simple but tasty dish of chicken filet combined with butter, eggs and bread crumbs, then baked or fried. Another dish you can find in Ukraine is syrniki, a light and airy breakfast dish made from flour, eggs, sugar and cottage cheese. 

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