Nikolaev (Mykolaiv) city guide
Nikolaev (Mykolaiv) in the South-East of Ukraine is the city of Ukrainian brides and the centre of Ukrainian internet dating industry. Nowhere you will find so many marriage and matchmaking agencies as here and the city is said to have the most beautiful and sweetest girls of the whole country. Especially during summer season this shipbuilding port, not far from Odessa and situated at the bank of two rivers is a pleasant city to stay.
Nikolaev was founded in 1789 by order of Count Potyomkin of Tavria and was planned to become the major shipbuilding centre of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Nowadays Nikolaev has an advanced transport infrastructure comprising a big sea and river port, two airports, railways and highways attracting many investors and the city makes an important contribution to the country’s economy.
Especially summers in Nikolaev can be very pleasant since the city is influenced by a warm climate made up by the South Ukraine steppe and the warm Black Sea. The archaeological site of Olbia and the Natural Reserve of Gola Prystan are two major attractions close to Nikolaev and attract many Ukrainian as well as foreign tourists. Nikolaev is also home to the biggest zoo of Ukraine.