Khotyn is one of the oldest Ukrainian cities. It is believed that the history of Khotyn started around 7th century, when the city was not large. Khotyn today remains a small and cozy town, which remains the place of great interest for tourists from all over Ukraine.
Area of Khotyn, which is located in the heart of Bukovina, is picturesque and amazing. The main place of interest here is Khotyn fortress, which was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Fortress, overlooking the mighty river Dniester, was built in the 10th century, and has seen a lot of all in its time. Until the 18th century fortification carried out a lot of attacks, moreover, it has repeatedly rebuilt. Special resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, adopted in 2000, and according to this document the Khotyn Fortress and surrounding area became a historical and architectural reserve. Old fortress has been restored, and today it has almost the 17th century appearance. It should also be noted that Khotyn Fortress is a striking example of fortification in Ukraine of13-14 centuries.
Tourism in Khotyn concentrated mainly around the fortress, but the overall holiday here can be a real adventure. Excursion to Khotyn fortress will be a wonderful trip into the history, which will show you many new and interesting things. On the platforms and the high walls of the fortress, which may be reached, you can see wonderful panoramas. You will be able to appreciate the local beauty and take a deep breath of the fresh air.
Kamenniy Yar is an amazing nature reserve where you can see endangered species of birds and more. You can easily rest with picking mushrooms or berries, bouquets of fragrant wild flowers youre welcome, and also you may go for a picnic with barbecue here. Its not a problem, as there are special places for bonfires and even tables.
Tourism in Khotyn could be unforgettable. You are tired of hustle and bustle of the city, so enjoy the fresh air and the unique local nature. Walk outdoors and picking berries or fishing - all this can bring a lot of fun. So dont deny yourself these simple little pleasures.