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Ghouls, Goddesses & Secrets of Ukraine

history walk

Ghouls, Goddesses & Secrets of Ukraine

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English
history walk

Ghouls, Goddesses & Secrets of Ukraine

history walk

Ghouls, Goddesses & Secrets of Ukraine

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Kyiv is a city that tells secrets, fascinating tales from Ukraine's long and tumultuous history ingrained within the walls of it's unique and striking architecture. A bold and inspiring chronicle of the past bequeathed to future generations by a movement of artists and architects that bravely defied an empire to create it. Join me for a journey through the streets that reveals an alternative and forbidden version of the country's past that survived a century of often brutal suppresion by communist censors, outliving thier regime to narrate the past for all who care to listen. You'll uncover Ukraine's rich history and cultural diversity as we decipher the symbols and imagery masterfully encoded into sculptured facades and structural forms. Each building is the starting point for a journey across the nation and through it's history, every sculpture a character from the furthest corner of Ukraine, every picture a remarkable yet untold story. Discover the ancient neolithic godess worshippers of Eastern Ukraine, superstitions and medieval witchcraft rituals practised for millenia in the Carpathian mountains, and terrifying creatures from the deepest realms of the Black Sea in our trip through the strange and wonderful land that is Ukraine...... I'll also take to one of the city's tastiest restaurants for traditional lunch and some great local beer!

Your host

Learn more about Jason

Jason

I'm an experienced photographer and cultural researcher dedicated to documenting and sharing the rich culture and history of Ukraine. I've spent the last 5 years visiting places & meeting people from every region of the country to build an extensive visual narrative of Ukraine's complex cultural mix and my work has been exhibited in the presidential gallery 'Mystetski Arsenal'. Kyiv has been my home for many years and an important focus for my work, especially it's striking & unique architecture, through which I tell the fascinating and often unwritten stories of Ukraine's history in my 'Ghouls, Goddeses & The Secret History of Ukraine' experience.

What's included

Transportation

Where you'll be

The trip takes you across the inner city to witness the most breathtaking examples of Kyivs unique architectural ecclecticism, an endemic and audacious phenomenon found nowhere else in the world that reflects the tenacity of the cities inhabitants and thier culture.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Jason
Ghouls, Goddesses & Secrets of Ukraine
New experience
$34/person
New experience
$34/person