Interesting locations and a hotel by the water in Khmelnytskyi
Khmelnytskyi is a tourist region of Ukraine, which has a huge number of “magnets”: palaces, manors and estates. In total, there are more than 3,000 monuments of cultural and historical heritage.
Nature is also impressive – the Podil “sea” of Bakota, a waterfall with a lagoon, rocks and the picturesque banks of the Dniester. Travelers call this place “God’s beauty” and “heaven on earth”, and sea lovers have already appreciated the beach vacation among the rocks.
TRAVEL RBC-Ukraine name several locations where you can have an interesting and comfortable rest.
“The Dniester in Khmelnytskyi region is replacing the sea this year, because it is safe here”
There are tourists in Khmelnytskyi region this year – although there have been fewer organized tours, and more and more Ukrainians are buying their own cars in the region. This is due to the fact that people are afraid to make reservations and plan vacations in advance, because they do not know what the situation will be in the country, RBC-Ukraine explains in a comment Sergey Tolstikhinexpert on tourism development in communities.
“I can confirm 100% that there is tourism in Khmelnytskyi, although it is mostly concentrated near the Dniester. The demand is skyrocketing, there are a lot of people. part of tourists,” the expert notes.
Photo: Swimming in the Dniester (unsplash.com/andriyko-podilnyk)
He explains: recreation on the Dniester has always been more active than on the last Khmelnytskyi, but this year is especially so.
“The Black Sea is now inaccessible, the Dnipro is now in the zone of increased danger. Previously, let’s say, residents of Khmelnytskyi who wanted water could go to Zatoka, Zaliznyi Port, Pivdenne. But now they have “cut off” the alternative, but they want water. And here on “The Dniester is close, accessible, and safe for children. Many people are now swimming and relaxing on the shore, and ships and boats are also sailing,” he describes recreation in the region this year.
According to an expert, it is comfortable to swim on the Dniester in Khmelnytskyi region:
“The current in Khmelnytskyi region is much weaker than in Ternopil region, so we have less rafting in kayaks – because you don’t have to row there, but here you do. At Bakota, the Dniester is generally wide and the current is very weak, which creates bad conditions for calm bathing,” says Serhii Tolstikhin.
He warns: it is necessary to realize that rest on the Dniester and the beaches there are not the same as vacationers on the Black Sea are used to. The stone coast prevails, which is compensated by very beautiful views.
“Due to the lack of precipitation and great heat, the Dniester sometimes begins to “bloom”, the water becomes a little green and algae appears, but there are no jellyfish at all,” he calls the “minuses” of the location.
Photo: Landscapes on Bakota (facebook.com/Maria Hornyak-Lukyanova)
What to see and what locations to visit in Khmelnytskyi
Tourists choose the region due to its greater safety and this number of interesting locations.
“Podillia is one of the tourist pearls of Ukraine. Now, in the conditions of the military aggression of the Russian Federation, many tourist destinations have been cut off. In fact, the entire coast of the Black Sea, the entire East. Therefore, it is very important to visit Podillia this year – we have a very safe region, there are very few military, infrastructural, and large industrial facilities,” Serhiy Tolstikhin says about the safety of travel.
According to him, the second “magnet” is that there are more than 3,000 objects of cultural and historical heritage, many objects of sacred architecture, and landscapes in the Khmelnytsky region.
At the request of RBC-Ukraine, an expert advises places and attractions worth visiting during your vacation in Khmelnytskyi:
- “First of all, I would recommend visiting the national park”Podilsk tovtry“, which perfectly combines natural landscapes with historical architecture. There is a well-developed tourist infrastructure – local entrepreneurs offer a variety of tastings, master classes, there is a lot to see”;
- “You can visit yourself Bakota – there are more than 30 manors where you can stay for any taste and budget, order interesting craft food. We have winemakers, a herbal shop, bicycle rental, you can ride on catamarans, boats. You can go on professional bike tours without any training”;
- “I definitely recommend visiting Atlantis cave in the village of Zavalya near Kamianets-Podilskyi. They have a very powerful infrastructure: they immediately rent special clothes, there is a hostel where you can spend the night inexpensively, a guide who will take you through the caves”;
- “Also – Podillia and Khmelnytskyi castles. We have several dozen of them of varying degrees of preservation – starting from such “mastodons” as Kamianets-Podilsk and Medzhibizka fortresses, and ending with ruins”;
- “Malievets Museum – the Orlovsky palace in the village of Maliivtsi, waterfall with grottoes. There are one and a half dozen larger or smaller waterfalls in the Maliyev region – among them, Maliyevetskyi and Bourbon are popular.”
Photo: Malievetsky waterfall (wikipedia.org)
Hotels and recreation complexes on the Dniester
We looked at where you can stay during your vacation on the Dniester in Khmelnytskyi.
Hotel and tourist complex “Ksenia” in the village of Vrublivtsi is located on the bank of the Tarnava River, a left tributary of the Dniester. From Kamianets-Podilskyi to Vrublivtsi – 15 km.
Feedback on the social networks of the recreation complex has been favorable for the first time. For example, one of the guests wrote the following:
“There was complete relaxation, almost like in Montenegro, I didn’t find out that such a place exists in Ukraine. We were warmly welcomed, deliciously fed, and we are talking about an open-air jacuzzi.”
In the comments on the hotel’s Instagram page, you can see a recommendation from Ukrainian fashion designer Andre Tan, who called this place his “second home during the war.”
Photo: Complex in the village of Vrublitsy (screenshot by RBC-Ukraine/xenia.com.ua)
The hotel offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant and gazebos with views of the river, a sauna, hot tubs, 2 swimming pools, a fitness area, a spa center, and a conference hall. In general, the complex is located on the territory of 2 hectares.
“The traveler’s home” – in the village of Gorayvka. This is a homestead for travelers to Bakota – for those who came for silence and bike rides in the picturesque area. Bakota is a flooded village, which is now perceived as a place of strength. The “Bakota Sea” has an area of one and a half thousand hectares, in the depths – 50 m.
Photo: Vacation on Bakota in the “Traveler’s House” (facebook.com/Maria Hornyak-Lukyanova)
The manor has several rooms for families and hostel-type rooms with bunk beds. You can stay both in the house and in the summer kitchen with an oven, outside there is space in tents. You can prepare them yourself in the kitchen or order them in the neighborhood. Communication with nature can be combined with gastrotourism – nearby you can visit a craft cheese factory, apiary “Medova Bakota”, a winery, and a herbal shop.
Photo: Travelers at the estate in Horaivka (facebook.com/dimmandrivnyka)
If you join the 5-day cycling tour of Khmelnytskyi, which starts on August 10, you will be able to see the palace, parks, waterfalls, churches and a rock monastery.
Manor with its own beach “Taras Bulba” in the village of Ustya, 15 km from Kamianets-Podilskyi. The hotel also has an outdoor pool for children and adults, a tub and a sauna, recreation areas, a children’s playground. All this – with a beautiful view of the river.
However, the hotel itself is small – it has 12 rooms. In the reviews, guests note delicious meals, well-kept grounds, a view of the canyon and a large number of water activities.
Photo: Manor house in the village of Ustya (reservation.com)
Recreation base “Cordy” the village of Rudkivtsi is also located on the banks of the Dniester. Rooms are in three-story houses on the territory. The kitchen and bathroom can be shared or in a separate room – depending on its category. The base has a dining room and shared kitchens in the houses, a refrigerator in each room – the choice of food remains large.
Photo: Recreation center in Rudkivtsi (dnister.travel)
The base has a regional volleyball court and a mini-football court, a children’s playground, and a trampoline. Adults can relax in the sauna, play billiards, and visit the bar.
There are gazebos and barbecues in the garden. On the pier you can sunbathe on deck chairs, go fishing.
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