You will be fascinated by chalk mountains which are considered to be a natural wonder of Ukraine. The white rocks even remember the ancient monks who founded a monastery in the caves. Nowadays, the shrine domes of Sviatohirsk Lavra of the Holy Dormition rise there.
On the white cliffs, there are rare plants preserved including Pinus cretacea which is listed in the Red Book of rare species of Ukraine. Relict pine has created a real highlight of the park – chalk pine woods. In total, there are 48 species of rare plants in the park. Tulipa quercetorum and Anacamptis palustris will also please your eyes.
The river’s floodplain and ravine forests are inhabited by Mustela erminea (the stoat), an extremely rare species for Eastern Ukraine. Also, it is possible to see Bubo bubo (the eagle-owl), a rare species in Europe, in the rocks of chalk mountains. The park has become a sweet home for 63 rare species of animals including Vipera nikolskii, Haliaeetus albicilla (the white-tailed eagle) and Lutra lutra.
length of the routes
rare species of plants
of coniferous forests
rare species of animals
A part of the park territory is a conservation area. Visiting and any kind of tourist activities are prohibited.
You can get to Sviatohirsk by train Lviv-Bakhmut, Ivano-Frankivsk-Kostiantynivka. The nearest station
There is bus service from Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv and Dnipro
From Kyiv – 643 km (9,2 hours)
From Kharkiv – 170 km (2,4 hours)
From Dnipro – 264 km (5 hours)
The nearest airports: Kharkiv city, Zaporizhzhia city