Chernivitsi – Khotyn – Kamyanets Podilsky – Chernivitsi
Markus is taking us on a day trip to Khotyn and Kamyanets Podilsky but instead of leaving at 10am, last night’s party dictates it is an early afternoon start.
The roads in this part of Ukraine are absolutely shocking. You feel like you are taking your life in your hands driving amongst the trucks, Ladas and pot holes. Our first stop is at the amazing fortress at Khotyn. The fortress dates back to the 10th century and functioned as a border fortification for Kievan Rus. Much of the ‘perfect’ fortress you see today dates to thirteenth century construction and even repelled a 100,000 strong army lead by the Turkish sultan in the seventeenth century.
Today, the fortress is used in many movies although tourist numbers are still pitifully low.