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Top Choice Ukrainian in Yaremche

Hutsulshchyna

Quite understandably the backdrop to many souvenir photos, this large, ornate log cabin built in the 1950s serves pretty decent food. The menu includes river fish, forest mushrooms, polenta, pancakes and all sorts o…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Rakhiv

Tsypa

Astoundingly out of character with the rest of Rakhiv, this excellent, colourful, egg-themed cellar pub has some of best food in Rakhiv and incredibly good, award-winning Carpathian craft beers including light Hover…
Top Choice Museum in Kolomyya

Museum of Hutsul Folk Art

This well-curated exhibition of Hutsul artefacts is probably the best of its kind in Ukraine. Decorated stove tiles and other ceramics, musical instruments, carved wooden tools, boxes, furniture, traditional and emb…
Top Choice Museum in Kolomyya

Pysanky Museum

Kolomyya's most eye-catching attraction is a monster concrete Easter egg, which sits rather self-consciously on the town's main square. Inside in an adjoining building you'll discover a museum dedicated to the tradi…
Museum in Carpathian National Nature Park & Around

Oleska Dovbush Museum

Few would brave the potholes to the sprawling Carpathian village of Kosmach, 35km to the southwest of Kolomyya, were it not for the privately run Oleksa Dovbush Museum. Run by the inimitable Mykhailo Didyshyn, this …
International in Kosiv

Garden

A much-needed addition to Kosiv's calamitous dining scene, the funky, almost hipster Garden feels completely out of place on Kosiv's scruffy streets. The urbane, faux-cosmo design, all lime greens, grey fabrics and …
Museum in Kosiv

Museum of Hutsul Folk Art and Life

For those not seeking craft bargains, the main reason to vist Kosiv is to visit the Museum of Hutsul Folk Art and Life. It's worth visiting for a wide overview of the Hutsuls' artistic skills. It maintains a well-pr…
Museum in Rakhiv

Museum of Mountain Ecology

This old-school museum stands on the hill behind the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve headquarters building. The exhibition is surprisingly informative, rich and colourful as well as slightly kitsch, so in between snigg…
Market in Yaremche

Souvenir Market

You haven't seen a Ukrainian souvenir market until you've visited Yaremche's, surely western Ukraine's largest. Now reaching absurd dimensions, it's centred around a beauty spot where a footbridge crosses the tumbli…
Ukrainian in Yaremche

Kolyba Krasna Sadyba

Krasna Sadyba's kolyba (wooden hut) is one of the best eating spots in Yaremche, serving sumptuous spit-roasted pork, beef shashlyk (shish kebab), chicken wings or salmon on a terrace overlooking the river or in the…