Zakarpattia is a historical region in the southwest of Ukraine located in the Carpathians' foothills and slopes and within the Tysa river basin. It borders Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Its multiculturalism and multiethnicity (Vlachs, Romanians, Slovaks, Germans, Roma and Hungarians live here) are reflected in various traditions and holidays. In Zakarpattia, ancient castles, green tourism guest houses, horse farms, cheese dairies, and vineyards can be found. Ukraine's largest mountain lake, Synevyr, is located here. The administrative centre of the region is the city of Uzhhorod.
Synevyr is the biggest mountain lake in Ukraine, located high in the mountains in Zakarpattia. It is called the Sea Eye. It really looks like that from the bird’s eye view. Every year it charms more and more people. Watch our video about Synevyr!
The Saint Miklós is the first castle that got rented out in Ukraine. It was used as a depot and a trash disposal. It was discovered by enthusiasts who cleared it out and began researching its cultural heritage. The castle started its transformation back into a historical monument. In over 10 years it has been visited by thousands of tourists as a venue of international plein-airs and festivals
The Saint Miklós Castle
Borzhava narrow-gauge railway is one of few 750 millimeters track railways still operating in Ukraine. Its route goes through Vynohradiv-Khmilnyk-Irshava and covers 123 km. The line goes along the river Borzhava that gives its name to the railway. The two-carriage train goes across Vynohradiv farmers' market and takes the passengers around Zakarpattia. The maximum speed is 15 km/hr, which allows you to enjoy the landscapes.