City and seaport in Ukraine

Berdyansk (Бердя́нськ, Бердя́нск) is in Pryazovia, Eastern Ukraine. It is a spa therapy resort. There are more than 70 health institutions: health centers, children’s sports and recreational facilities, recreation centers, which can accommodate at least 15,000 people.


Berdyansk Art Museum

Berdyansk was founded in 1827, when the construction of a pier - the future Berdyansk port - began on the coast of the Berdyansk Bay, which developed so quickly that already in 1835 Berdyansk received the status of a city. In the future, the city developed as an industrial, commercial and merchant center. And at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries, the healing properties of the mud of the Berdyansk estuary were discovered and the sanatorium-resort sphere began to develop in Berdyansk. In local sanatoriums, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, gynecological, and respiratory organs of non-tuberculous origin are treated.

Get in

Map of Berdyansk

It is 205 km SE of the regional capital, Zaporizhzhia & 90 km W of Mariupol.

By car


On the international highway M-18 Moscow-Kharkiv-Simferopol you need to get to Vasilyevka, after passing which you turn onto the road P-37 Vasilyevka-Tokmak-Berdyansk.

From Zaporizhzhia along the N-08 road through Kamyshevate and Orekhov to Polog, then follow the T-08-15 road.

Along the international highway E58 (M-23), going from Reni through Odesa to Rostov-on-Don (due to the ongoing military operations in Eastern Ukraine, traffic along it east of Mariupol is closed). This road runs 10 km from the city, so do not miss the P-37 exit near Azov or the T-08-15 exit near Novovasilyevka.

Get around


By taxi


Taxi is the easiest way of getting around the city. Some popular taxi companies include:

  • Opti (Опті).
  • [dead link] Berdyansk History Museum. (музей истории Бердянска), Ul. Dyumyna (ул. Дюмина), 15, +380 615 33-6316. Tu-Su. Tells the history of the city, its residents, especially the life from the foundation to the present. Adult 10 грн, students 3 грн.
  • [dead link] Museum of Local Lore (Бердянский краеведческий музей), Ul.Peremohy (пр.Перемоги),14, +380 615 33-6570, . Sa-Th. Exhibits about the nature of the region and its history. Adult 10 грн, students 3 грн.
  • 1 Brodskovo Art Museum (Художественный музей им. Бродского), Ul. Marksa, +380 615 34-5158. Collection from celebrated Ukrainian artists works, include Aivazovsky, Kuindji & Makovsky.
  • 2 [dead link] P. Schmidt's Memorial Museum (мемориальный дом-музей П.Шмидта), Ul. Shmidta (ул. Шмидта), 8, +380 6153 7-0980. Tu-Su. In a two-story house in which the family Schmidt lived from 1876 to 1886. And it was the childhood home of the future lieutenant of Peter Schmidt, who was later a Russian revolutionary democrat. Adult 10 грн, students 3 грн.
  • 'Feat' museum (Museum of the Great Patriotic War, музей «Подвиг»), Sverdlova (ул. Свердлова), 10, +380 615 34-0512. Tu-Su. About the occupation & liberation of the city, in World War II. Adult 10 грн, students 3 грн.
  • 3 Zachariavskaya fortress ruin (Захарьевская крепость, Захаріївська фортеця), Kalaitanyvka (rus. Калайтановка, ukr Калайтанівка) village, northeast from Berdyansk (1.5 km from the village on the hill on the left side of the river Berda Valley). Part of the former Dnieper defense line. 1770-1772.
  • 4 St.Alexios fortress (Алексеевская крепость, Олексіівська фортеця), Bilotserkivka village (Kuibysheve district, 40 km north from Berdyansk). Remnants of the former Dnieper defense line. 1770.
  • 5 St.Peter fortress (фортеця св.Петра), Novopetrivka (Новопетровка) (10 km northeast from Berdyansk). Remnants of the former Dnieper defense line. 1770.
  • The lighthouse, Berdyansk Spit, Makarov, 185. Made in 1838. One of the oldest buildings of the city.
  • Bender and Balaganov Monument (Памятник Бендеру и Балаганову).
  • ZOO, Volkov Street. 2.5 ha. 60 species of exotic animals. There are aviaries, ponds, alpine garden, recreational facilities and a cafe.
  • 1 Aqua park “Cape of Good Hope” (Аквапарк «Мыс Доброй Надежды»), Makarov, 2-v. 09:00-21:00.
  • 2 Kyiv (or Nemo) delphinarium (Дельфинарий «Немо»).
  • Beaches on Berdyansk Spit. The gem of the city which is a 17-km strip of land, stretching out to sea. There are clean beaches and numerous resorts, discos.







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