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Odessa Cruises

About Odessa

Odessa, Ukraine

A historically important Black Sea port, “The Pearl of the Black Sea” was built on the site of an ancient Greek colony, Odessos. It draws its rich history from the many different cultures that settled here including the Crimean Tatars, Turks, Russians and Germans. Odessa is particularly known for its beautiful architecture and popular beach resorts. A walk through the city reveals panoramic views and graceful historic buildings, including the Italian baroque Opera House. Another interesting attraction is the ornate Pasazh, a late-19th-century shopping mall with rows of baroque structures. Browse through one of the city’s many museums such as the Archaeology Museum or the Museum of Maritime History.