This southeastern region of Ukraine is located on the shores of the Sea of Azov, between Russia and the Crimean Peninsula. Mariupol is the region's largest city and its industrial and cultural heart. A unique Greek community (the so-called Mariupol Greeks) lives in Pryazovia. In addition to industry, there are resort towns here. The sand spit of the Arabat Spit has a long beach, healing mud, and thermal springs. Table salt has been mined in Henichesk Lake for a long time. The oldest steppe reserve in the world, Askania-Nova, is in Pryazovia. The region has a developed port infrastructure, and ancient lighthouses still operated here before the full-scale Russian invasion. Part of this region is temporarily occupied by the Russian forces.
Askaniya Nova is a miracle both of Pryazovya and the whole Ukraine. You can research the behavior of zebras, bisons, and antelopes in close-to-real natural conditions. Read our story: http://ukrainer.net/askaniya-nova
Did you know there is a pink lake on Arabat spit, its shores are covered with crispy pink salt? Take a look at it!