From Odessa: Cossack Village Weekend Experience
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Visit the Cossack village of Marinovka, only 30km from Odessa. Experience the beautiful landscape of endless fields. Enjoy a warm welcome from your hosts, as they present you with traditional appetizers from the region. Learn about the everyday life and culture of the Cossacks of the Black Sea. Discover religious traditions and rituals and even dress in the traditional clothes of the region, to take photos with your new friends. Dine with an authentic homemade lunch, prepared with fresh, organic ingredients. Take the chance to make your own amulet or a doll, in the style of their culture. Express yourself, as they ask you to sing in their chorus. Walk to the firth and even try honey, freshly made in their own apiary.
Stop first at Firtina valley, given its name because water runs out from under the bridges in a wonderful scene that captures minds. Enjoy the sights and charming green nature in one of the most beautiful areas of the Black Sea, also filled with adventure activities. Explore the most famous waterfall in the town, and later have a Turkish tea in one of the recommended cafes nearby the Old Ottoman Stone Bridge on the Storm Stream set amidst the Storm Valley. Head to the most beautiful waterfalls situated at the summit of the Ayer highland. Eat delicious Turkish lunch, then move on to discover the Ayder highland, lead by the tour guide to a number of special spots.
Meet your professional guide at the lobby of the hotel, and travel either on foot, by public transport or in a taxi to the center of Krasnodar, where your personal walking tour will begin. The first point of the tour will be the millennial giant oaks and the majestic monument to Catherine the Second. Near the stone at the place where Ekaterinodarskaya fortress was located, hear a story about the first Cossack immigrants and their life at the southern outpost of Russia. Next, start your walk through the central street of the city, Krasnaya Street. See ancient and modern buildings, many of which are architectural monuments. See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, go around the house of the Cossack ataman, find out where the house of the Cossack Kuban choir is located. Pass by the beautiful building of the Art Museum. F.A. Kovalenko, and the monument to the Cossacks. Enjoy the beautiful Cather...
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