Odessa is not a capital and never was, still it declares itself a world capital of humor and joy of life.
1. Odessa had used to be the 4th city of the Russian Empire after Moscow, St. Petersburg and Warsaw, now it is a part of Ukraine. From the very beginning in 1794 Odessa was multinational and now there are more than 168 nationalities, all of them call the city Odessa-Mama. With more than 200 multicultural festivals a year Odessa makes every tourist feel at home.
2. Odessa is a popular warm sea resort with more than 290 sunny days a year. The beach line stretches for over 30 km across Odessa’s Black Sea shore and provides every opportunity for watersports activities: swimming, diving, aquabiking, kiting, yachting, раrasailing etc.
3. Odessa is a birthplace of many famous musicians, artists, poets, actors, which greatly contributed to the world’s cultural heritage. There are many architecture jewels, Odessa Opera Theater is one of the most beautiful in Europe and Odessa Phylharmonic Orchestra – one of the best.
4. Odessa offers one of the most delicious local cuisine in Europe combining old Jewish, Ukrainian, Russian, Greek, Italian, Armenian, Georgian, etc. dishes. The tourists enjoy very affordable prices in Odessa res-taurants and can try everything at once: gefilte fish, forshmak, borsch, salo, brynza, bychki, vareniki, raki, bitochki, tsimes, tyulechka, vertuta, etc.