Odessa history

  • Odessa or Odesa is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic cultural center. Odessa is sometimes called the "pearl of the Black Sea, the "South Capital" (under the Russian Empire and Soviet Union), and "Southern Palmyra".

  • In 1794, the city of Odessa was founded by a decree of the Empress Catherine the Great. From 1819 to 1858, Odessa was a free port. During the Soviet period it was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union and a Soviet naval base. On 1 January 2000, the Quarantine Pier at Odessa Commercial Sea Port was declared a free port and free economic zone for a period of 25 years.

  • During the 19th century, it was the fourth largest city of Imperial Russia, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Warsaw. Its historical architecture has a style more Mediterranean than Russian, having been heavily influenced by French and Italian styles. Some buildings are built in a mixture of different styles, including Art Nouveau, Renaissance and Classicist.

Gem - something prized especially for great beauty or perfection.

  • That certainly is a fitting description of lovely Odessa, Ukraine. We would like to welcome you to our beautiful city. We are here to assist you and welcome foreign visitors in Odessa.

  • The company is owned by an English speaking husband and wife team who can provide expert services such as written and oral translations from/to Russian and English; assisting with planning a day of fun filled excursions; providing best prices on local accommodations; and many more services designed to make your stay in Odessa a truly wonderful experience.

  • The key words that we describe ourselves are: Trust- Co-owned by an American citizen and her husband Service- Both owners of the company have lived and worked in America so we know what great customer service is all about!

  • Entertainment - We know Odessa and we will offer you many more fun entertainment ideas and options then you will find anywhere else on the Internet.

  • Comfort - Visiting a foreign country can be both exciting and a bit scary at the same time. We will insure that you have everything that you need to make your stay in Odessa a fun filled and comfortable vacation.

List of services:

Organizing your holiday (7 days) - all services below are included 499$

Interpreter for your business and personal meetings - 20$ per hour

Reserving a hotel or apartment - 29$

Assisting with finding the best travel tickets for your trip 49$

Become your personal on call assistance to provide you with (75$ a day)

Reserving best Restaurants

Recommendation on the best Pubs, Bars, Clubs

Organizing best entertainment like bowling, pool, carting, amusement park etc.

Organizing a schedule to visit sport centers, Spa, best Massage

Providing with multiple options for beach and swimming pools

Organizing sight seeing excursions in the city and surrounding regions

Reserving tickets to local theaters, comedy clubs, ballet, and even an English cinema

Best advices on shopping malls, special places to visit like "Banya", Laser Club etc.

Matchmaking - not included in any of services above(discussed separately)