The picturesque ponds, where you can make impressive photos
If you like to relax in nature, but are not able to spend the weekend in the mountains or the sea, we still may surprise you.
Offer to go to the granite quarries. We are confident that the beauty of the local landscapes will amaze you, and the rest will be remembered for a long time.
In all of these areas once mined granite, and now this picturesque ponds, where you can relax on the weekends.
The most rich reserves of granite region of Ukraine consider Zhytomyr and Korostyshiv city has a reputation as perhaps the most important centre of the “granite” industry of Ukraine in our days.
Here is the real “pearl” of the region – Korostyshiv quarry. Granite mining here was terminated in the 1990-ies, and the quarry is flooded.
Now this area is very popular not only among locals but also among tourists. They can meet here at any time of the year.
Photo: granite Mining here was terminated in the 1990-ies (Oleg Bojko)
Surprised this place of extraordinary beauty of the career, which is at a height of 10 meters is covered in pine trees. And also — a rich turquoise color of the water that reaches a depth of 20-40 meters.
This mesmerizing landscape and the Ukrainian guru of cinematography. In particular, it was filmed the famous movie “the Guard post”.
Photo: this is where they filmed a lot of Ukrainian films (Oleg Bojko)
To get to Korostyshevsky career, having left Kiev by car via the highway E40. Just before the entrance to the city of Korostyshiv in front of the gas station you should turn on the road ТО602.
You can also get to Korostyshev bus “Kiev-Chernovtsy”.
Photo: the Quarry is close to the capital (Oleg Bojko)
Arkowski granite quarry
A place of incredible landscapes, which had previously been one of the centers of granite production in the region, are now actively turning into the leisure centre. Due to the lack of financing industry, this granite quarry, as the previous one, abandoned.
It starts to absorb water and summer heat makes residents of the Katerynopilsky district, Cherkasy region to yield to the desire to rest near a clean body of water.
Locals say that the water here is very warm and the scenery is not worse than in Switzerland.
Photo: This quarry is located in Cherkasy region (viche.ck.ua)
If you want to visit budget “abroad” for the weekend, you should choose a day when the weather is Sunny. Then the color of the water in the quarry is particularly beautiful. To get here from Kiev, you can go to your car from Kiev on the highway H01 and turning left onto route Р04, follow to town Yerky.
Another way to get here is by bus to katerynopil ‘ and change to bus to the City.
This place is often called “vinnitskii the Maldives” or “cheremushinskaya Hawaii”. If you still don’t believe that these places actually can be compared, you should definitely see it in person.
The lake water is incredibly clear and has a bright blue color.
Photo: “Ukrainian Maldives” – a pond near the village Cherepashyntsi (Oleg Bojko)
The waterfront is a clay and sand cliffs up to 7-8 meters. However, there is also a gently sloping beach, and in some places in the water one can see remnants of the old flooded road. Some bushes and trees growing right out of the water and complement the fantastic atmosphere Ukrainian oasis.
Pit depth is 100 meters and is increasing annually, and the water is so transparent that one can see how the fish swims.
Photo: Picturesque scenery of fresh lake (Oleg Bojko)
In the village Cherepashyntsi can be reached from Kiev, heading to Zhitomir, where to go on the road to M21 zahrebel’nya and turn left to Cherepashyntsi.
Here you can also take the bus or the train “Kiev-Koziatyn and Koziatyn-Cherepashyntsi”.
Photo: Shore of the pond is clay and sand cliffs up to 7-8 meters (moemisto.ua)
Karacharovskii granite quarry
Surprised by the beauty of the granite quarries and the Dnipropetrovsk region. Since 1999, after the cessation of mining in granite quarry on the Karat of the Ingulets river in the basin began to arrive the water.
The altitude of steep cliffs of the quarry is approximately 15 metres, and the reservoir it reaches a depth of up to one kilometer.
Photo: Karacharovsky granite quarry (0564.ua)
To get to this career, from Kiev need to go by car to Kropiwnicki, where Н23 track to follow before turning on route H11.
You can also take a bus to Krivoy Rog and take the bus to Karat.
Photo: From the Ingulets river here began to arrive the water (instagram.com/panina11121)
Quarry is located in Kryvyi Rih near the bypass road.
The quarrying stopped here almost 20 years ago. Gradually the hole began to fill with groundwater, so now quarry with clear water attracts local vacationers. Now water depth reaches 35 meters. But, unfortunately, official the beaches here.
By car to the quarry can be reached from Kiev on the highway H01 to H14 and Kropiwnicki and Н23 the road to microdistrict Zarechny.
Photo: “October” careers (igotoworld.com)
In flooded granite quarries always have the opportunity to make an incredible photo, especially when it is clear weather and the sky is not overcast. But the main thing is the trip to these picturesque places zapomnitsya for a long time.