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Odessa, Ukraine City Guide: General Information

Location And Population
The city lies on the Black Sea coast in the Bay of Odessa. Odessa occupies territory of 160 sq. km. and has population 1 027 000.
The climate is moderately continental and comparatively dry, with a short mild winter and long hot summer. There are more than 290 sunny days in the year. Since Odessa region is drawn out along the meridian, the climate in the narrow 30-40 km. stretch along the coast is practically ideal, with the soft tang of the sea mixing with the scent of the steppes.

The winter average temperature hovers around freezing. Falling snow and minus 20 Celsius is a really rare occurrence, which is usually replaced by a thaw.

In summer average temperature is 25 Celsius, though in summer daytime can get up over 35 Celsius.

Transport Information
Odessa has air connection with Vienna (Austrian Airlines and Air Ukraine International), Warsaw (LOT), Budapest (Malev), Prague (CSA), Istanbul, Moscow, Athens, Aleppo, Dubai, Yerevan, Larnaca, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi, Kyiv.
The summer schedule may include some other domestic and international flights.
Here you can view current air schedule.

Train to Warsaw 3 times a week.
Prague, Bratislava, Berlin weekly.
Moscow, major cities of Ukraine daily.
Saint Petersburg 3 times a week.

Germany weekly.
Thessalonica, Athens - weekly.
Varna - three times a week, during summer.
Major cities in Ukraine - daily.

Istanbul - 2 times a week.
Varna weekly, from June to September.

Domestic rail, bus, sea/river tickets can be booked in Ukraine only. We are glad to make these bookings for you.


Just a quick note to say that all the arrangements you made in Kiev and in the Crimea worked without a hitch. Your two drivers were most helpful and made our arrival in a strange country much easier. Thank you for your help – without it I doubt if we would have made the trip.


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