Explore off-the-beaten path Odessa. Step aside from the historic quarter’s traditional routes. Learn what’s there  in the old town besides Primorsky boulevard and Deribasovskaya street.

Totally off the beaten track, this walking tour takes you through the area, which lies across the road from famous Deribasovskaya street and other main tourist sights. It takes you further to the quarters once populated by the city’s first craftsmen, later by artists, doctors and men of science. This is the area where the oldest city market and the second in the world bacteriological lab are.  We’ll certainly visit the market, uncover local food traditions and lifestyle. And of course, the most adventurous tour guests can sample local food.

This off-the-beaten path Odessa tour goes through the second historical district of the old town. It was once called the «quiet city center». Still today while walking along the streets you can tell that the ambiance of the area is different from the touristy quarter.

And if you want to hear a few stories about criminal Odessa (yep, Odessa used to be reallyyyy infamous for its criminal world and could be easily called “Russian Chicago” of 1930s), you should definitely go!


“I did 2 tours, the main tour and then the next day the «other Odessa», both were a pleasure, a real insight into the city. Well worth every minute and every penny. Thank you Odessa Walks.”

What’s the price?

$15 per person. Children under 14 go free


2 hours

How to join?

Email us at with your name and date when you’d like to join. Booking is free and should be made at least a couple of hours before the tour. We’ll respond with confirmation

When is the walk?

April-Oct: daily, at 12.00pm

Nov-March: daily, at 12.00pm

Where’s the meeting point?

Vorontsov statue on Sobornaya square (look at the photo above the tour’s description). Look for the guide with the Odessa Walks sign

What’s the group size?

12 people max. We highly recommend booking a spot on a group walk a day in advance during the high season