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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 excellent English.