The Carpathian National Nature Park is located on the territory of Yaremche local administration (settlements: Yaremche town and villages Mykulychyn, Tatariv, Yablunytsia, Vorokhta, and Voronenko) and Verkhovyna district (settlements Bystrets and Shyneny) of Ivano-Frankivsk region.
Yaremche region is a unique gem of the Ukrainian Carpathians and an integral part of the Hutsul region. Picturesque mountainous sceneries, healing air, diversity of culture, traditions and customs of the local inhabitants known as Hutsuls, and traditional local dishes will make your rest incredible and encourage you to come back again and again.
Yaremche region includes Yaremche town and the following villages: Mykulychyn, Tatariv, Yablunytsia, Vorokhta, Voronenko, and Polianytsia. Each settlement provides visitors with all possibilities for rest and pleasure.
Tourism and recreation are a key branch of economy. There are no big industrial factories or plants in the region. Today 95 hotels, 604 cottages, 232 shops, 130 cafes and restaurants, 9 markets, 7 pharmacies, 9 pharmacy kiosks, and 4 gas stations operate in Yaremche and its neighboring settlements.
Churches of the 17th to 20th centuries are presented in the region. They are cross-shaped, sometimes one or three-domed, built in the traditional Hutsul style, and have been preserved until today. Each church, a monument of national and local meaning, has its unique history and unique architectural features.
The first historical reference to Yaremche dates back to 1787.According to the stories, Yarema Hodovanets, the escapee who ran away from feudal pressure, settled here about two hundred years ago. Yaremche is named after him.
In Yaremche town you can visit:
interesting tourism sites: Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Animal Enclosure, Barefoot Trail, Park-Museum "Carpathian in Miniatures", Ecotourism Visitor-Center, Museums of Ecology and Ethnography, Probiy Waterfall, "Makovytsia" Meadow, a unique outcrop called "Elephant" which resembles this animal at the right bank of the Prut River.
monuments of sacred architecture: Church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul, Church of the Miracle of St. Archistratigus Michael, Church of St. Prophet Elijah, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and Church of St. John the Merciful.
Two souvenir markets function in town, which serve as tourism sites as well. Tourists can purchase pysanki (painted eggs), carved, burned encrusted vases, wooden jewelry boxes, plates, spoons and tubes, various ceramic plates and dishes, small sculptures, embroidered and waived shirts, towels, carpets, wool blankets as well as products of beads, metal and leather.
The first historical mention of Mykulychyn dates to 1412. According to one version, the name of the village origins from the name Mykula, the boyar of a prince Danylo Halytskyy. In the 19th century, the village was the biggest settlement of Poland at that time. A sawmill, a forestry premise, and a power plant functioned in the settlement in the period between World Wars I and II. The village was a famous sheep buttermilk healing resort.
There is a nursery garden called "Pidlisniv" in the village. Everyone can purchase coniferous and foliage plants which can become a decoration of whatever garden.
Rokyta, Horhan Burachkivskyy, Chertizh and Lisniv are the nearest mountains in the area. The following tributaries of the Prut River flow through the village: Prutest Chemihivskyy, Skisnyy, Foreshchyn, Kopchyn, and Klitchyn. In summer visitors can diversify their rest with hiking as well as mushroom and berry gathering.
In Mykulychyn village you can visit:
interesting tourism sites: Huk and Kaplyvets Waterfalls, Museum of Traditional Symbols of the Hutsul Region.
monuments of sacred architecture: Church of the Holy Trinity and St. Martyr Paraskeva Pyatnytsya.
The title of the village reminds us about the Tatars’ attack on the village. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the village has been a famous health resort perfect for treatments of tuberculosis and lung diseases.
In summer, Tatariv is a perfect village for hiking. In winter, tourists often choose this village due to its proximity to ski resorts (ski resort "Bukovel", villages Yablunytsia and Vorokhta).
In Tatariv village you can visit:
tourism trails: Veredivskyy Area – Khomiak Mountain
interesting tourism sites: Huk Waterfall
monuments of sacred architecture: Church of St. Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica.
Vorokhta Village was established in the 17th century. The title of the village is related to one of the first inhabitants called Vorokhta. Since the end of the 19th century, the village developed as the sport and tourism center. Development of tourism was encouraged by the construction of a railway in the summer of 1894. A stone arch bridge was built in 1895. The bridge is in the list of the longest arch bridges of Europe and world.
Today Vorokhta is one of the main tourism centers of Ivano-Frankivsk region in summer and in winter. The village is the best start point for conquering Hoverla, the highest peak of Ukraine. There is a skiing track of medium level of difficulty for skiing lovers.
In Vorokhta village you can visit:
tourism trails: Hoverla Mountain
interesting tourism sites: Rudiak Mountain Oligothrophic Marsh, arch bridge
monuments of sacred architecture: Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary.
Year of village establishment is not known to this day. However, historical data says a village was established between the 16th and 17th centuries. The first inhabitants were refugees who tried to escape from Tatar attacks and settled in the forest meadows along the river.
The village is located in the highlands of the Ukrainian Carpathians at the valley of the Prutets River. It is surrounded by mountain ridges and mountains: Khomiak and Syniak Mountains on the right and Dil Mountain Ridge on the left.
Ski Resort "Bukovel", the biggest and the most modern ski resort, is situated close to the village at the foot of Bukovel Mountain. It takes only 20 minutes on foot to reach elevators.
In Polianytsia village you can visit:
tourism trails: Veredivskyy Area – Khomiak Mountain
interesting tourism sites: Ski Resort "Bukovel", Inverted House.
monuments of sacred architecture: Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple.
The history of village begins in the 17th century. There is one of the main mountain passes of the Ukrainian Carpathians called Yablunetskyy which divides Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. There are amazing outlook platforms close to the highway where you can observe Petros, Hoverla, and Svydovetskyy Ridge.
This high-altitude village unites two of the biggest tourism centers of the region: Yaremche and Bukovel. The village also has skiing tracks.
In Yablunytsia village you can visit:
monuments of sacred architecture: Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Church of St. Basil the Great.
Voronenko Village is located at the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions close to Yablunytsia village. The first historical mention of the village dates back to the year 1873. The village started to develop very rapidly after the railway and tunnel were built. One sawmill functioned in the village in the middle of the 19th century.
Tunnels are interesting sites of the village. Voronenko is a perfect start point for hiking on Turkul Mountain.
In Voronenko village you can visit:
monuments of sacred architecture: Church of the Holy Heart of Jesus.