Travel guide to Kiev

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Facts

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Local name
Kyiv
Inhabitants
2.635.000
Timezone
When it is 12.00 in England, it is 13.00 in Kiev.

Best time to visit

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The best time to visit Kiev is from the beginning of spring to the end of fall. The winter can be very cold and snowy.

Culture and entertainment

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A great event in the entire country is the orthodox Christmas, celebrated on the 7th of January. In Kiev, spring is celebrated during the Kiev Days in the last weekend of May.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Kiev has quite a lot of hotels in different price ranges, but the quality varies, so it might be a good idea to look around, before deciding which hotel to choose. There is also private accommodation, which you can find by asking around and looking for signs. Book your hotel in Kiev here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are a lot of taxis in Kiev, but it can be difficult to get the driver agree on the planned route as taxis often only drive on certain designated routes. They don't have taxi metres, so you should agree on the price before going off.

Other transport

There are city buses as well as a metro, covering a good deal of the city.
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