Top things to do

Top Choice Restaurant in Zaporizhzhya


This lovely restaurant with a wood-filled interior and many multicoloured fish-shaped objects adorning the walks could have easily become our favourite in a more sophisticated city than Zaporizhzhya. The main specia…
Museum in Zaporizhzhya

Historical Museum of Zaporizhsky Cossacks

The informative Historical Museum of Zaporizhsky Cossacks includes painted dioramas and various Cossack weaponry and bric-a-brac excavated from the island and nearby Baida Island.
Fort in Zaporizhzhya

Sich Reconstruction

Hydropower Station in Zaporizhzhya

Dniproges Dam

At 760m – two and a half times longer than the famous Hoover Dam – the wall of the USSR's first dam certainly represented a monumental engineering feat when constructed under US supervision in 1927–32. It's still im…
Historic Site in Zaporizhzhya

Khortytsya Island

The Zaporizhska Sich on Khortytsya Island was the most important cradle of Ukrainian Cossackdom, where hetman (leader) Dmytro Baida united disparate groups of Cossacks in the construction of a sich (fort) in 1553–54…
Turkish in Zaporizhzhya


Turkish expats run this pleasant eatery just off pr Lenina. The convenient picture menu features lots of shashlyks and appetising Turkish snacks. Patrons smoke shisha on an open-air terrace.
Circus in Zaporizhzhya

Khortitsa Equestrian Theatre

Standing on top of a horse, attached to the side of a horse, hanging upside down on a horse – Cossacks defy fear and forces of gravitation in this captivating (and humorous) show. The venue resembles a Ukrainian vil…