Berezan Island is a very controversial place among historians. For us it is the south, for the ancient Greeks and Romans it is north. Some argue that this is Herodotus’ Borysthenes. Every smart tourist will decide for himself on an excursion or on an independent trip. Nikolaev region, the mouth of the Dnieper-Bug estuary, 8 km from the city of Ochakov. The Berezan Island is a part of the National Reserve of Ukraine Olvia. In the summer, archaeological excavations have been carried out for many decades with the participation of first-year students and high school students.

If you just have a rest – fishing, beach, space, silence, treasure hunting. There were no sources of water on the Berezan Island, so rainwater was collected there. Many ancient structures have been found in honor of Achilles. During the times of Kievan Rus, the island was a base for collecting ships before raids across the Black Sea to Byzantium. But then it was still a peninsula.

The Golden Horde, the Crimean Khanate, and then the Ottoman Empire left their ruins on the Berezan Island, which tell tourists about the beautiful views that dominate the sea.

Each traveler can decide for himself what happened here in ancient times. Excursions to Berezan Island depart from Rybakovka and Ochakov.


Photo of Berezan Island


Berezan Island on the map