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Akkerman Fortress

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Ushakova St., 1, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi 65045, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this as an included tour on the Dnieper Viking cruise and rather wished we had spent the time in Odessa. The port talk quite fairly pointed out it was a long drive-2 hours each way through some quite ordinary scenery. The fort itself...More

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent about three hours here in this large fortress exploring all of its area. A fascinating place to visit. Much recommended.

Thank koteek
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Stephan II of Moldova founded the fortress, one of the Ukraine's largest, on a strategic spur of land overlooking the Dneister estuary. Imposing in size, the perimeter is more than one mile in length. A large gate (Kili) that serves as the main entrance and...More

1  Thank CJW913
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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
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 pabIosa
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
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
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
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.

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Elfie S
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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