The main wave of Hellenic colonization of the Northern Black Sea region was about 3 thousand years ago, but all the first colonies were destroyed for various reasons. Dynamics of coastal destruction, hostile relations with local tribes. Therefore, the name Olvia – Happy – arose. The ancient settlement of Olvia is located in the village of Parutino, a prosperous urban-type settlement with an excellent palace of culture, there is even Herodotus Street, on which the Bakhtovs, world-class artists, built their house. The food in the local cafe is inexpensive, it includes dishes from Moldovan, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, German cuisine. There is a beautiful beach on the banks of the Bug estuary. Even dolphins swim. An international archaeological expedition works every summer.
Already at the entrance to Olbia, in ancient times, two statues of stone were installed. Scythian and Hellene. However, some historians believe that the Amazon and the Greek. In Olbia, special coins were minted by dolphins, which can be found with detectors along the vast length of the Bug estuary. Hora – the agricultural district of the Olvia colony extended to the cities of Ochakov and Nikolaev. Well, and so funny – the army of Alexander the Great was unable to take Olbia. But we agreed that they would give horses and youths. As a result, Olbia and all the Scythian lands around received a lot of money for the supply of grain, horses and the recruitment of horsemen, the golden period of the Scythian mounds.


Photo of the ancient city of Olbia


Photo of the Olbia Archaeological Museum


Photo of Olbia Lapidarium


Ancient Olbia on the map