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Odessa’s Catacombs – a must-see during an Odessa visit

The 1500-miles labyrinth of underground tunnels. The largest in Europe. Home to smugglers, criminals and WW 2 partisans.

Odessa literally stands on a gigantic labyrinth of underground tunnels. How did the tunnels appear? In the nineteenth century, a newly founded booming town needed stone for construction. The tunnels are the mines created to get limestone to build the houses.

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Top 7 Tours and Things to Do in Odessa Off Season

If you are considering a trip to Odessa in the winter or you are already in our beautiful coastline town, here are some tips on what to expect and how to make the most of your time in Odessa off season.

When is the off season in Odessa?
End of October to mid-April. Including Christmas and News Year’s.

What weather to expect?
Temperature-wise, it can be anything from +10C (50F) to -5C (23F), but what really makes a huge difference is the wind. Northern winds make any walk around the city a highly unpleasant endeavor. As for the snow, there’s usually none up until the very end of December. Last year we saw the first snowflakes on the New Year’s night and then in two days the city looked like this

odessa in winter
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