Odessa (Odesa) is a city in Ukraine located next to the Black Sea. Odessa is both one of the largest Black Sea ports and a resort city.
The most interesting thing to see in Odessa is the old town itself. The city was once the center for trade coming into the Russian empire and as such has much of the grandeur of a wealthy city. Conversely though the city appears to have had no upkeep since the 1917 October revolution and has had even less since the end of Communism in 1992. As such, vast portions of what was a magnificently wealthy old city are falling into a state of total disrepair. The old section of the city though is quite clean and feels very safe so it makes for a good two days worth of casual unguided wandering particularly with the wide tree lined avenues and large open parks.
In the much smaller and more well kept part of the Old town there is a large and beautiful Opera house and some very nice parks. There is also one main street leading through the old town that is vibrant with people selling street goods to tourists. Also there are many interesting museums in Odessa.
Airlines to fly into Odessa: Delta, AeroSvit, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, United, Czech Airlines, LOT, Malev, Turkish Airlines.