The reserve is the largest in Ukraine and consists of various landscapes of the coastal south – forest-steppe, sandy deserts and salt marshes. The area unites mainland areas, more than 20 islands and two sea bays – Yahorlytska and Tendrivska spit, known as the Achilles’ heel. In ancient times, this place was the temple of this Greek hero, who was considered a native of this place. It is also the only place in Ukraine where the population of wild horses lives.
The Black Sea Biosphere Reserve is home to more than 3,000 species of invertebrates, about 80 species of fish and more than 60 species of animals. The reserve plays a special role in the conservation of birds – there are 306 species.
In the reserve you can visit the ecological center, which has 403 exhibits, or plow a tour of ecological trails.
Environmental and educational center
Ancient Greek settlement
Valley of mounds
species of rare plants
species of birds
More than 3 thousand species of animals
Visiting the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve is permitted only in case of conducting scientific research. For non-scientists, there is a museum exhibit on the basis of the environmental education center.
The nearest railway station is in Kherson
From the bus station of Kherson by buses that run in the direction of Skadovsk
The nearest airport is in Kherson
You can get to the reserve from the villages of Geroyske, Zaliznyi Port and Ivanivka in the Kherson region.