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.
Late spring, summer and first two months of autumn are typically the best and most touristy time in Odessa. In the beginning of November things slow down a lot (like in every coastal town), the weather gets chilly, sandy beaches turn empty and all Odessans start dreaming of the next summer.
Although, it will be wrong to say that Odessa is completely avoided by tourists in November. There are quite a few people who prefer to travel offseason to enjoy better deals, skip the lines to the sights and avoid the crowds. With the moderate November weather and fairly blue skies, Odessa has its own charm in autumn and is worth a couple of days visit.
Cruising the #BlackSea with @WindstarCruises Black Sea Tapestry cruise in September 2015? We have a super deal for you: 50% off on our private Odessa Catacombs #tour and Constanta Food Tasting and Culture tour. Book before Sept 5! Group size is limited to 12 people.
Inside Odessa’s underground tunnels (aka “catacombs”)
Quick Facts about Odessa’s Catacombs
– The tunnels under Odessa are the longest underground tunnels in Europe, covering the distance of about 1553 miles.
– Unlike the catacombs in Rome and Paris, they’ve never been a place of burial for people
– Acting as a base camp for the partisan groups during the city’s occupation in WWll, the catacombs now feature a museum, which shows how people lived in the tunnels during the war
Constanta Food Tasting and Culture tour is our original tour that follow the series of the Food Tasting tour that we offer in the Black Sea ports of Odessa, Constanta and Nessebar. The tour is tailor-made to offer the best of Constanta and to let you explore Romania’s rich culture and history through its cuisine. More about the tour http://constantafoodtour.instapage.com
We look forward to meeting you in Odessa and Constanta next month!