Odessa is a charming multi-ethnic and multy-cultural city on the Black Sea coast of Ukraine. This region has a rich history, including the antic (Greek and Roman) period as well as recent developments connected with the names of outstanding scientists (G. Gamow, A. Lyapunov, I. Mechnikov, D. Mendeleev, I.E. Tamm; V.P. Glushko snd S.P. Korolev - founders of space rocketry), writers (I. Bunin, V. Kataev, I. Babel), musicians (Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh), artists (I. Aivazovsky) and many more.
On transit to/from Odessa participants may like to visit Kiev, capital of Ukraine and of the ancient Rus’. Beyond the Conference program, the Organizing Committee will help you in organizing excursions outside Odessa. Those interested can visit the nearby Ovidiopolis, Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, the famous Arboretum Sofiyivka (Zofiówka), founded in 1796 by Count Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki in Uman (half-way between Kiev and Odessa) or visit tsaddik Rabi Nachman’s grave, also in Uman.
There are no problems or limits in changing (in both directions) popular currencies: UAH, RUB, EUR, USD.
The weather in Odessa in May usually is sunny, with comfortable temperatures. The Arkadia hotel is close to the beach (see the map).