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Trip to Hoverla
Zhovkva and Krehiv monastery
During the trip, you will visit the cozy Baroque town of Zhovkva, one of the pearls of which is the Holy Trinity wooden church (listed as UNESCO heritage), and also visit the Zhovkva castle, the old synagogue and the city's magnificent temples.

Next, we will travel to the Krekhiv Monastery, next to which there are caves in the middle of the forest that was once used by monks as cells. From there a forest trail leads us to the spring of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Approximate duration of the trip : 5 hours.

Tour fee:
by car (up to 3 persons) - 2200 UAH
by minibus (up to 7 persons) - 2700 UAH

Price includes a car (minibus) with a driver.
You can take an English-speaking guide with you at an extra fee of 3500 UAH.

Zhovkva, Ukraine Zhovkva, Ukraine Zhovkva, Ukraine

The city has very rich and interesting history, related to life and activity of famous historical persons. There were private residences of the crown hetman Stanislaw Zolkiewski and King Jan the third Sobieski, the military headquarter of Russian Tsar Peter the first, place of born and childhood of the Ukrainian Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyy - establisher of Ukrainian State in XVII century.
Zhovkva is the only remaint in Ukraine example of Renaissance "ideal" city-citadel, the real pearl of national architecture heritage.
Today on the small territory of the town, there are 55 architectural monuments on world, national and religion level, two heritage places of landscape architecture, 15 historical museums.

Krehiv Monastery, Ukraine Krehiv Monastery, Ukraine Krehiv Monastery, Ukraine

This small village is located in 12 km Zhovkva. You should examine a wooden church (built in 1724) with an interesting iconostasis, and a wooden bell tower near it which saved the lines of defensive architecture.
In 2 km to the south-east from the village there is the Vasylian Monastery first founded in 1618 near a mountain with a cave and later moved to its present location. There is the Mykolaiv church (1721-1737) and monastic cells (1755-1902), and also a defensive bell tower. After extensive works of renovation the monastery now shines again and radiates its splendour

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