Here on the banks of the Maniavsky River is located one of the biggest spiritual centers of Western Ukraine: - “Ukrainian Mount Athos”. The historical and architectural Reserve of the "Maniavski Skit" was founded as a Monastic "Skit" in a picturesque corner of the Carpathians by Iov Knyaginetsky, a monk from Mount Athos in Greece, in 1606. During the greatest prosperity, the Skit presided over 556 subordinate monasteries all over Eastern Europe. Here today stands the 'Holy Cross' Men's Monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate. Believers can pray in the temple. Not far from the "Skit" is the “Maniavski Waterfall” which is one of the most beautiful and highest in the Ukrainian Carpathians. It cuts through the hard rock and falls from a height of nearly 20 meters.
This is a “Hutsul Capital”. The village is located between the Carpathian mountains of “Chornohora” and “Svidovets”, on the banks of the lively “Chorna (Black) Tysa”. Yasinia has gained worldwide fame thanks to the masterpiece of Hutsul wooden architecture, the Church of the Ascension of our Lord, or the 'Strukovska' Church, built in 1824 and listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The climatic resort is located on the slopes of Svidovets Range, one of the highest Carpathian Mountain ridges, with an altitude from 1300 to 1700 meters. Using the chairlift it's possible to ascend to the summit of Mount Stig (1707 meters) from where you can enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains.
Every spring on the slopes of this mountain the magic crocuses bloom (Crocus Heuffelianus). Their vibrantly blue flowers on the background of snow-capped peaks and green forests will be remembered for a lifetime!
A center for the rural communities of “Zakarpattia” (“TransCarpathia”), it has been long famous for its 'Kvass' or 'sour' water (giving its name to the Ukrainian non-alcoholic beer, 'Kvass'. Fans of strong and flavorsome drinks are invited to the Hutsul Brewery, where you can view the brewing process and taste their unique, refreshing, beer made from Czech and German ingredients, with water from Carpathian highland springs.