Plan of excursion: departure from Lviv (08:00) - Rozhirche - the waterfall on Kamyanka river, the Dead lake - Skole (lunch) - Urych - Lviv (return at 21:30).
Description of excursion:
Rozhirche. In this Carpathian village there is a rock monastery (XIII-XIX сent.), which is a unique two-level cave complex. From the monastery opens a great view of the surrounding mountain ranges of Skole Beskids and the river Stryi.
Kamyanetskyi waterfall and the Dead lake. Kamyanetskyi waterfall is a wonder of nature, it is a cascade of waterfalls up to 7 meters high, which is located in the National nature park "Skole Beskids". It is considered that if a girl will bathe in the morning in the waterfall, she will successfully marry during the year. The Dead (Zhuravlyne) lake is located not far away from the waterfall, it is covered with creepy legends, the local witches are said to be using water from the lake for making their poisons.
Skole. A picturesque town surrounded by high mountains, charms with the pearl of Carpathian wooden architecture - The church of the Holy Great Martyr Panteleymon (1597) and the neo-baroque palace of barons Gryodl (XIX cent.) with a park of exotic trees.
Urych-Tustan. State Historical and Cultural Reserve "Tustan" - one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in Ukraine. This ridge of sandstones in the form of cliffs in the middle of the Carpathians, formed 25 million years ago and created a picturesque complex of exotic shapes and creations: the Four giants, the Eagle, the Small rock, the Sharp stone, the Groove and others. Sandstones of Urych - a natural object, which possesses a scirntific, aesthetic, recreational, historical and cultural value. In the third millennium BC there was a sanctuary on the rocks, and in IX-Xii cent. there was an ancient Rus defence complex, the customs and the fortress-city, the central part of fortifications occupied 3 hectares. Tustan was ain important strategic point and was included in the only system of Carpathian defence line of the southwestern Kyiv Rus' borders, and later - of the Galicia-Volyn principality. Not only in Ukraine, but also in the whole Europe there are no preserved until this time wooden fortresses of X-XIII cent., putting Tustan into a line of unique monuments of the ancient Rus architecture of pre-Mongol period.
The PRICE of the excursion is 120 UAH.
The price INCLUDES: comfortable bus transportation, guide accompaniment, excursions to museums and national parks, insurance for the time of the trip. Additional payments: entrance tickets to the museums, national parks, and food.
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