If you have dreamt of visiting lighthouses of Ukraine for a long time, it is a unique opportunity to make the dreams come true exactly for you! There are two lighthouses in Kherson land open for visitors – Henichesk and Adzhiholskyi.
Plan your trip as early as today! And we will tell you about one of these interesting lighthouses – Adzhiholskyi. It is the tallest navigation object in Ukraine and #18 in the world. Would you like to admire the landscape from the height of its sky deck? Then you are welcome to read the detailed information about particularities of the place, how to get and what tourist can do here.
History and particularities
The huge metal framework attracts attention yet from the dry gap. The lighthouse is good seen from the village of Rybalche. You will be astonished with the exquisite lacework of steel construction which soars over the Dnipro-Bug estuary. The tower is 64m high. Over a span of many years Adzhyholskyi lighthouse indicated the way to vessels and warned against the potential danger.
It was built in 1911.The full name is The Rear Stanislav-Adzhyhilskyi Lighthouse. There is the Front Stanislav-Adzhyhilskyi one which is twice as low as its “brother” (34m). They were constructed on piled-up artificial islands.
The idea was implemented by the engineer Volodymyr Shukhov. He used to be famous for his unique hyperboloid constructions. Adzhyholskyi lighthouse is his utmost project. Navigation towers of Shukhov in Kherson are more than 100 years, and they still function.
Why is tracery of the tower similar to hyperboloid unique? It combines two characteristics: lightness and firmness. Due to such a shape, the construction can resist wind which is the main danger for high–rise buildings.
Where is it situated and how to get
The tour to the lighthouses is a unique opportunity to visit strategic objects and discover new tourist destinations. It is located not far from the village of Rybalche.
You can go here by car or scheduled bus. But you have to arrange your visit with the supervisor of the lighthouse since tourists are allowed on certain days and at certain hours only.
First you should head for the village of Nova Zburivka, then go to the right by the road sign to get to Rybalche.
The distance from Kherson: 68 km
Road time: 1 hour 10 minutes
You have to come to the berth where you can rent a boat and go to the tower.
The lighthouse is open for tourists every Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 to 13:00. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in.
Before visiting, be sure to call the lighthouse keepers:
- Vladimir Ivanovich Burdyga: 096 341 25 20;
- Igor Vasilyevich Goncharov: 067 665 38 04.
What to do at Adzhyholskyi Lighthouse
Devotees of new tourist locations will find it interesting to visit Adzhiholskyi lighthouse. The tour starts from the water trip. The tower is located in 1.5 km from the coastline. You will set out into a fascinating journey by the Dnipro-Bug estuary to enjoy fabulous landscapes.
What to do at the lighthouse:
- to admire water lilies and wonderful flood plains on the way to the tower;
- to watch species of different birds: cormorants, ducks, and even pelicans;
- to get to the top of the framework (provided if it is not windy) and admire a breathtaking view;
- to take photos to remember against the exquisite lacey construction;
- to go fishing.