Western Ukraine is the richest in the landmarks of our country.
There is absolutely everything for a wonderful and unforgettable stay.
High mountains and rocks, mysterious castles and palaces, noisy waterfalls and rivers, mysterious caves are visited all year round by tourists from different parts of Ukraine and abroad.
Especially popular among tourists is the amazing attraction
Khmelnitsky region, the cave Atlantis.
It is located 24 km from the wonderful city of Kamenetz-Podolsky, near the village of Zavalye.
The original name of the village Zavalier received not just.
Local residents very often suffered from constant landslides in the local parts.
Leaving from under the feet of the earth, in the truest sense of this meaning, deprived people of their acquired property.
The cause of the cataclysms in these places was a vulnerable campfire.
For centuries, the river Zbruch has washed the rock, creating voids in the bowels of the earth, which in turn did not bring pleasant surprises to local residents.
In the 1950s, a quarry was laid here, where gypsum was mined for some time.
But over time, it was closed, recognizing the object unprofitable, found too many voids.
In 1968, a unique tourist attraction was opened as a tourist site.
Atlantis was added to the list of geological monuments of nature in the Khmelnytsky region, a cave
Became an integral part and pride of the National Nature Park “Podolsky Tovtry”.
Today, the cave is a popular tourist destination especially among extreme sports.
Indescribable beauty fascinates, it seems that you are in a different dimension.
Thanks to scientists who studied the formation of emptiness, we have reliable data on the physical parameters of the cave Atlantis.
The total length of the cave reaches 2.5 kilometers, and the area is 4.5 square kilometers / km, has three tiers and many labyrinths, where one can easily get lost.
On the first tier there are high spacious galleries, from which breathtaking.
The second level represents narrow 1 and 1.5 meter platforms.
At the intersection of the 1st and 2nd floors you will see a magnificent spacious hall, its height reaches more than 12 meters.
The third tier is two not so big moves in height in 5 meters
In the unlit underground world, in the deep darkness, flows its life in its own beautiful.
The hosts of these places are bats, there are even rare species.
On the walls, marvelous heliatites (stone flowers), stalactites, stalagmites, crystals that are betraying this place of a unique fabulous atmosphere grow.
Keep in mind, excursions to the cave Atlantis is possible only by appointment and
Naturally accompanied by instructors.
People who feel uncomfortable in a confined space will be better able to stay away from visiting caves. There are areas where it is very difficult to pass, you need to move crawling.
Do not forget to take a flashlight and a comfortable change of clothes.
The legend of the discovery of the cave Atlantis:
According to one of the legends, the cave was discovered due to the next collapse, which took
In the abyss of an ancient church.
What was the surprise of the inhabitants of the neighborhood when they noticed the mystical loss of the shrine.
Gathered at the slope, where once the church was beating, people saw a huge collapse in front of them.
But as they say in the people “there is no chance without good”, so it happened this time.
After studying the emptiness, people discovered plaster deposits, which in turn triggered the production of gypsum.
We started our route early in the morning from the city of Kamenets-Podolsky.
First of all, they visited the ruins of the Zhvanets castle in the village of. Zhvanets, it is located 20 km from Kamenets-Podolsk. Then we went to Khotyn, where there is a wonderful Khotyn fortress
Finish of our route was the Cave of Atlantis, here we stayed for about 4 hours.
From what I saw there were wonderful impressions especially in children.
After a busy and tiring day, we returned to Kamenetz-Podolsky.
Originally planned to visit another Kudrinetsky castle, with Kudrintsy it is located in
6 km from the cave Atlantis, but did not go very tired.