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Ochakiv is a city in Southern Ukraine.

Get in[edit]

Ochakiv can be reached by bus from either Odessa or Mykolayiv

Get around[edit]

Local buses run along the coast to remote hotels and sanatoriums.

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Ochakiv is a typical summer resort place where tourists (mostly from Ukraine and Russia) go on vacation. There is a lot of sun, fresh vegetables and fresh water of the Dnieper pouring into salty water of the Black Sea.

The old Russian border fence along the coast is cool to see, no passport needed to cross onto the beach anymore.

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Cross the Dnieper estuary by daily boat from the port of Ochakiv to Kinburn strip to enjoy what is called now eco-turism.

Beach, Beach, Beach - they are plentiful and wonderful.

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Restaurants are hard to find, as the inner city is pretty much dead. Grocery stores are around though. Bring your own food or be prepared to eat at an "OK" beach bar-type place.

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Ukrainian beer is very cheap at the beach-bars. There is not much nightlife (one club?) so hang out at the beach at night or go to bed so you can spend the next day at the beach.

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Renting a house is pretty much the only way to go. Look for people with signs at the auto station ("autovakzal"). Rent is very inexpensive for American visitors... provided that you speak Russian. Prices will surely go up if they think you are a foreigner.

Hotel "Fort Gelios" price list (in UAH)

Get out[edit]

Catch a cab or a van to the auto station ("Autovakzal"). You can catch a ride to anywhere in the region for a few dollars.

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