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Akkerman Fortress

Ushakova St., 1, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi 65045, Ukraine
+380 4849 69780
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“rich history” (3 reviews)
“the river” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Ushakova St., 1, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi 65045, Ukraine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A day's trip from Odessa, the Akkerman Fortress is filled with a sense of history from the 13th to 15th centuries. Also, it is Ukraine's largest and best preserved. We were fortunate to have an English speaking guide (who was instrumental in translating the small...More

Thank Joelyn O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit from Odessa included a a tour of the fortress was combined with a tour of the nearby Shabo Cultural Center, a wine and liquor manufacturer. This is said to be the largest fortress in Ukraine. Having visited the walled city of Dubrovnik just...More

Thank NikoliGogol
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

2.5 to 3 hours from Odessa by train to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (there are 3 round-trips daily, with a very cheap ticket). The route is quite interesting. The town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, is an ordinary provincial city of Ukraine. Βut what's special is the Akkerman Fortress (about 15...More

Thank PavlosSatolias
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Situated on the vast estuary of the River Dniester, this massive fortress is impressive because of its sheer extent. It has a rich history stretching back many centuries with remains from each period. From the ramparts you can see the estuary. Worth a visit just...More

Thank gyanfernando
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

It is a great historical monument, which is rather well preserved. Local guide is telling a great stories and guiding through the various inner yards. There is a nice scenery from the watch towers. But there is only one BUT - one of inner yards...More

1  Thank Aigars S
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The Akkerman fortress is perhaps one of the largest fortresses still existing in Europe. We hired a car and drove from Odesa centre to here. About 2 hours drive. The fortress itself is very large but simple. One exterior defense wall with towers and a...More

1  Thank Victor S
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, formerly known as Akkerman, is a city and port situated on the right bank of the Dniester Liman in Odessa Oblast of southwestern Ukraine, in the historical region of Bessarabia.

1  Thank endura66
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Behind the ruined donjon there is a wonderful panorama of the courtyard overgrown with grass, on which the centaur did not wallow. And between the battlements of the fortress walls beyond the river - a wonderful view of Scythia, which stretched, as Herodotus wrote "from...More

1  Thank Viktor K
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The fortress is the big thing in this southern ucrainian city. You need a ticket to enter the fortress but than you are free to roam the huge area inside. From some ramparts you get very good views of the river/sea.

Thank JOSE G
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

The beautiful city of Odessa offers a lot to the visitor, but when it comes to side trips out of town the choice is rather limited. For people with some historical interest the best excursion is probably to the Akkerman fortress on the west side...More

1  Thank saronic
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Elfie S
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Response from batmanrr | Reviewed this property |
I was there last October and my Ukrainian host was able to secure an English speaking guide at the ticket office. I think the cost was 200 uah for about a 30 minute tour. She was very good with her presentation and spoke... More
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