Vylkove

Vylkove


Vylkove is well-known for being a Ukrainian Venice. In this village, located on the outfall of Delta Danube, along the streets instead of roads there are canals, which only boats can cross. The village is surrounded by a full of life and nature Danube biosphere conservation.

Vylkove was built by Russian old believers, who call themselves " lipovans". In the 17th century they fled from Russia to preserve their faith. In the marshy delta of the Danube, they began to shovel mud and fill it in the form of islands. Afterwards they settled on these 72 artificial islands. The channels from which they scraped mud, turned into water streets, which they named "eric". Boats here is the main city transport. Lipovans carefully keep their traditions and continue to clear canals, so they won’t get stagnant.

Danube biosphere conservation surrounds Vylkove - it has the largest nesting place for birds in Europe. Lakes are covered with thickets of white lilies and water chestnuts. A walk in this realm of nature, where everything is full of life,will not leave anyone indifferent.