Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, Zaporizhzhya

4.6
#1 of 109 in Nature in Ukraine
Nature and history blend together at Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, filled with birds, rich flora, and historical sights like the extensive museum of Cossack culture. Measuring some 3,000 hectares (7,500 acres), the site contains archeological evidence of life dating back 35,000 years. Stroll along the paths and be sure to visit the 30 m (100 ft) cliff at the north end of the island. A large portion of the site holds exhibits on Zaporizhian Cossacks; you can see over 30,000 items dedicated to their history and culture. Make Khortitsa National Nature Reserve a centerpiece of your Zaporizhzhya vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Zaporizhzhya trip planner .
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  • Here you can: 1) enjoy nature and beautiful views, while making a million great photos; 2) see the presentation of the Cossacks (100 UAH per person, min.30-40), who will tell and demonstrate their fighting skills, and from which received a sea of emotions and adults and children; 3) Visit the recreated image of the Sechi, get acquainted with the customs and life of the Cossacks; 4) Eat deliciously in the tavern and buy souvenirs. So, if you come to the city, you will definitely devote half a day, and maybe more to this wonderful place.
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  • We went in early October, on Thursday, with two classes of students of 3rd grade on a tour of the city of Hortitsa. Very much liked the performance of the artists of the Cossack theater, the children were delighted, thanks to the accompanying group, she prompted not to occupy the front rows, because horses and weapons are very close to the audience. Then we walked through the complex, accompanied by a tour guide, we included lunch in the cafe, located on the territory, everything is tasty, served quickly. In general, the experience is excellent, the children are happy, especially remembered buying souvenirs in the shops. But 4 points put for "bio" toilets, located in front of the entrance to the historical complex, in the area of a large parking lot. It's just a disgrace of the island, it is necessary to invite the city authorities there, to admire the indescribable "beauty" of the historical place... I recommend to endure to the toilets in the complex, to them civilization still reached.
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