Ah, Odesa! The pearl of the sea. What a lovely place that really took us by surprise.

Bright. Colorful. Frisky southern capital of Ukraine.

Odesa Mama has all it takes to engage a wandering traveler: stretches of beach, green parks, old busy downtown, local fish market, a dash of glamour, multinational cuisine, a touch of chaos, and just the right amount of rustiness to help it escape the polished up row of Western European medieval cities. And by all means – take a peek into the many hidden courtyards, if you really want a glimpse of real Odesa.

Odesa guide