Odessa is Ukraine’s fifth largest city and often referred to as the “Pearl of the Black Sea”. On the Gulf of Odessa, the Northwestern shore of the Black Sea, this port city is alive with spa culture, high end hotels, and nightlife. We recommend staying in one of our affordable luxury apartments while enjoying all that Odessa offers. Need more convincing? Check out our top three reasons to fall in love with Odessa’s spa culture.
1. Weather: Odessa boasts of a semi-arid climate with mild and dry winters considered ideal conditions for healing the body. The temperatures stay relatively warm even in the winter, with the local rivers remaining open instead of freezing. During the tsarist era (1547-1700), a spa culture was built in the city to support the healing of wealthy individuals.
The average annual temperate of the Black Sea is 13-14 degrees Celsius (55-57 degrees Fahrenheit) with a low of 6 degrees Celsius (43 degrees Fahrenheit) and high of 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit).
2. Therapeutic Resorts: The Ukraine is still recovering from economic hardship so many services are priced lower to attract tourism. Affordable services and ideal climate make Odessa a hotspot for spa culture. Don’t be fooled by Odessa’s older facilities. You will find traditional, natural spa services and modern treatments. Enjoy mud baths, massage, specialized diets, natural springs among other therapies and medical treatments. The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases & Tissue Therapy is one of the world’s leading ophthalmology clinics and is located in Odessa.
3. Daytime Gardens and Beach plus Night Life: The center of Odessa is absolutely stunning with gardens and a variety of architectural designs. Couple this scene with a beach and spa atmosphere and it’s easy to see why Odessa is a favorite Summer hotspot. Add to the mix Arcadia, and you have a tourist’s party dream. Arcadia is the ‘Las Vegas’ of the Ukraine with clubs and dancing until the early morning hours.
Odessa has so much to offer it’s hard not to fall in love with the spa culture. Want to see for yourself? Book one of our luxury apartments close to the center of Odessa or near Arcadia for a vacation to remember.
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