THE BIGGEST UNINHABITED ISLAND OF EUROPE IS LOCATED IN UKRAINE

11/04/2014

The Achilles Shore was mentioned even in the works of such great world minds as Ptolomy and Herodotos. They were the ones to announce to the world that long before this beautiful place was covered with groves and woods. Nowadays the land with wonderful beaches still treasures the stories of Herculean and Achilles great deeds. The name Dzharylgach is translated from Turkic as burned trees.

Dzharylgach island belongs to Skadovsk district of Kherson region. Its area is about 62 sq. km, lenth is about 40 km, the narrowest part is about 100 m, and the widest part is about several km.

Almost all Dzharylgach surface is flat prairie with salt mash soil covered with olive trees just in the widest part. Red deers, moufflons, wethers, foxes live there. Dolphines, sting fishes, small fish inhabit Dzharylgach Bay.

Dzharylgach bay is not just a home for fish but natural medical waters basin rich in bromin, iodic, sulphurous compounds and micro elements. The average summer temperature is +28°C, water temperature is +24°C. Thus vacation on Dzharylgach can both refresh and cure you.

Dzharylgach National Park is located on the island. It was established in 2009 according to the decree of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.

It takes about 30 minutes to get from Skadovsk to Dzharylgach island by boat.


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