Kiev is the capital and the largest city in Ukraine, located alongside Dnieper river in the north of the country not far from its border with Belarus. It is one of the most important cities in Eastern Europe, an economic, cultural and political center of Ukraine. While its exact origins are unclear, the city became an important trading point early on, having impressive 45,000 citizens circa 1000 AD! Such an impressive history left many monuments. Learn about the characteristics of the city, when it is best to visit it and what do you need to prepare before arriving (both in terms of currency and baggage and passports or visas!), what is worth seeing and visiting in various destinations (including sights, monuments, national parks, beaches and more), how to travel (with special attention paid to highways and motorways), the prices of various goods and services, acomodation, weather, maps, tourist guides, opinions of visitors and other practical pieces of information!