The Cultural Revolution that began in 2004 has given Kiev a rejuvenated lift and transformed it into one of the most captivating cities in Eastern Europe. Walk along the leafy banks of the Dnipro River and admire the majestic architecture of monumental gold dome-topped buildings and the enchanting blend of turn of the century glass skyscrapers. Kiev is full of surprises and whilst visitors are reminded of its tortured past in the cold Soviet built suburbs of communist Russia, you can also lay out your towel on the sun-drenched city beach in the ultra-modern Hydropark. As you might expect from a capital with a long history of subjugation, the double decade of newly found freedom has spawned a frenzy of artistic renaissance resulting in a wealth of edgy art galleries, awe-inspiring street murals and an underground music scene to rival London and New York. Dine in inviting and affordable restaurants or experience the lively atmosphere in local meat and produce markets by taking advantage of the opportunity to rent cheap Kiev apartments and use the fully-furnished accommodation as a base from which you can explore the city and embrace an authentic Ukrainian lifestyle.
When to go to Kiev
The best time to visit Kiev is between April and June when the cold begins to thaw and the perfumed aroma of chestnut trees and colourful flowers begin to bloom. Summers are warm and the city is arguably at its most beautiful, but public transport is hectic as locals head off to the Crimea and Black Sea coast for their summer holidays. Autumn is also a nice to visit as the crowds begin to thin and the bitter cold weather of winter has not quite set in.
Getting to and around Kiev
Flights arriving in Kiev land in the city´s international airport and bus transfers to the city centre are readily available from outside the terminal building. Low-cost flights to neighbouring countries also mean visitors to Kiev are taking the budget travel option of arriving by train and with good line connections throughout Eastern Europe it’s easy and scenic.
Where to stay in Kiev
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