Kiev, relaxation garanted

If you feel like a change of scenery, Ukraine offers some nice surprises. Among the major destinations of the country's capital Kiev is famous for its churches and monasteries with golden domes.

Kiev is both the capital and the largest city of Ukraine. Since the fall of the USSR in 1991, the city became the capital of independent Ukraine. It is the economic, financial and cultural heart of the country.

The city has nearly 3 million inhabitants was founded in the fifth century on the right bank of the Dnieper. It now covers both banks of the river.