One of the most romantic, beautiful and affordable European cities is waiting for you and your Valentine. Kyiv welcomes you not only with iconic and stylish hotels, delicious cuisine, and beautiful sights. From quiet streets and cozy cafés to loud parties and exciting city tours, Kiev is the perfect destination for you to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Fall in love with Kyiv's landmarks
Kyiv's landmarks are ideal for hopeless romantics. When you are in Kyiv, it's impossible to just sit around in your hotel room..even if you did come for Valentine’s Dayweekend. With just one day, you'll fall in love with the cultural richness of the Ukrainian capital. City tours will help you to discover the beauty of the city with a combination of ancient sights from the 11-17th century, modern architecture and beautiful nature. The route of the excursions pass through the central streets and squares, including the main historical districts of Kyiv: Old Town and Podil. The most famous landmark in Kyiv is St. Sophia Cathedral, included to the UNESCO World Heritage List for fascinating 11th century mosaics and frescoes.
Then we've got the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, the largest monastery complex in the history of Kyiv Rus, founded in the 11th century, also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List; the Red building of the University, which is the main educational institution of Ukraine, built in the 19th cent; Andrew’s Church, the only church without bells. According to folklore, they say once you hear the sound of bells, water will wake up in the hill where the church stays and flood the city!
Also check out the Golden Gate, the main entrance to the city and a part of the fortification system of the 11th century. Finally, go to the Michael Golden Domed Cathedral, one of the most picturesque, hospitable Christian monasteries of Kyiv. There's no shortage of beautiful places in Kyiv, and if you're interested in photography, you'll want to visit each and every one of these monuments. They're quite Instagrammable indeed, but don't forget to live the moment and give your smartphone a break. Is is Valentine's Day after all!
Kyiv's most romantic restaurants
The best way to anyone's heart is through delicious food! Book a table in advance for a romantic meal and experience the local cuisine. Check out our suggestions below:
Très Branché - a restaurant à la mode will surprise love-struck couples with such culinary delights as vegetable terrine with fresh asparagus coulis and tuna tartare with roasted eggplant.
Kyiv restaurant Kanapa at Andriyivskyy Descent serves traditional dishes such as borshch with pampushky, varenyky, homemade kovbasa, kruchenyky, famous Kyiv chicken, and also experiments with new ingredients to give Ukrainian cuisine a modern twist.
Mille Miglia restaurant will treat you with an aphrodisiac menu from Chef Fabrizio Righetti. A glass of sparkling wine with oysters as a welcome drink will create a truly romantic mood for you and your Valentine.
A Day for Couples that Love Exploring
Take a romantic walk through Kyiv's streets and you'll find some delightful spots along the way. For example, a wall where you can write whatever you want (but most likely it will be those three magic words, right?) This wall is on Yaroslaviv Val Street, in a very center of the city, where the first of Kyiv's Radisson Blu Hotels is located (the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre). The second one, Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil City Centre, is situated in a historical part of the city, not far from the banks of the biggest and the most beautiful Ukrainian river - Dnipro. These central hotels offer beautiful rooms, transfer between the hotel and Kyiv airport, Super Breakfast for two, a 2.5 hour city car tour and, most importantly a romantic atmosphere in beautiful Kyiv.