Interested in seeing local life? Visit local markets. Or in Odessa, we call them bazars. We'll head to Odessa's most famous market, Privoz. Called the "stomach of Odessa", it boasts endless rows of stalls with home made sausages, feta cheese, fish, fruits and veggies. I'll introduce you to my favorite vendors. You'll try homemade sausage and feta cheese. From the market, we'll go to explore Odessa's famous neighborhood Moldavanka. Once it was the city's largest suburb with its own very distinctive character. It was as ethnically diverse as Odessa itself. A Greek lived there next door to a Jew, Bulgarian, Russian, Moldavian, German and Ukrainian. Moldavanka still boats its unique ambiance, cute old courtyards and lots of street cats. Well worth a visit if you want to step outside the historical quarter. Please message us prior to booking this experience during low season (December till March) to inquire about availability. Thanks in advance!
I am the founder of Odessa Walks, a sightseeing tour agency. I left technology marketing to settle in the city I love and set up a tour agency so that I can share my love for Odessa. I am passionate about guiding and love creating long lasting experiences for our guests. Being an avid traveler myself and having lived in many countries for a long time, I love adding my experience to local places I show. Because this is what we look for, right? It's really fun and interesting to show things "inside out".
We'll do food tastings at the Privoz market from the local vendors. We'll try a selection of homemade sausage and feta cheese
Privoz market. Odessa's old courtyards. Moldavanka neighborhood. It's a totally different from the historical quarter area.