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“Take a taxi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hortitsa Island

Hortitsa Island
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Zaporizhzhya
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Kyiv
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Take a taxi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Thee island has its attractions and the fortress is certainly worth a visit, but getting there, and getting around once you are on the island, isn't easy. There is no tourism infrastructure. No maps, interpretive guides, and no shuttle to take you out and about this beautiful and historic place. We took a bus, which dropped us far from where we were told we were. Luckily, we speak Russian and got reoriented, but walked miles in the hot sun while doing it. It's expensive, but take a taxi on an hourly rate unless you love to bike, hike or have a car.

Visited August 2013
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“perfect place for peace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

i like the place away from the city and atmosphere , need some cleaning but overall good place to relax

Visited January 2013
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Canberra
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice Place to Visit, but......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you're in Zaporozhye, I guess you have to visit the Zaporozhye Cossacks on Hortitsa. Apparently the original Cossacks I'm told. the island itself is a bit of a lazy effort at a tourist destination and could be a lot better with some serious management. The Cossack show itself, while fairly original, is a pretty tired effort by long serving and just as tired performers. Hortitsa is worth a look, but you don't need to spend too much there.

Visited July 2012
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Lviv, Ukraine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cradle of Ukrainian State”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Would agree with one of the reviewers about the ignorance of the government. Sich is a national symbol and should be a must visit for every kid in school. It is a matter of couple million bucks to make this place gorgeous. Instead museums are struggling to survive on their own...

..and they are doing excellent job! The archeological pieces I've seen today are impressive. Everything starting from B.C. era up to XVIII weapons and clothing and vehicles and literature and many many more. The landscapes are stunning. Replica wooden fort is excellent. Every building is furnished and decorated according to medieval times and church is fully functional. I may be a little biased since the roots of my family are from this island. Never the less I highly recommend everyone who visits Zaporizhzhya to attend this sightseeing. Besides, no offense, but there is not much else to see in terms of culture here.

Visited April 2013
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Zaporojhye
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Government should pay more attention to this place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Sad to look at desolate culture places of our motherland...and shame to show it to tourists from all around the world.

Visited October 2012
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