Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until the early nineties, but it is now looking west and attaches a great deal of importance to tourism. Ukraine is flat with a pleasantly temperate continental climate and a sub-tropical southern fringe, in the Crimea. The winters are severe but the summers are warm and are therefore the best time to visit Ukraine.
Kiev has a fascinating history and a high level of cultural life. For the past few years, it has also offered an exciting nightlife, with numerous theatres, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs.