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The village of Krushelnytsia, Lviv region; Korostiv

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Approaching the Stryi Bridge

Approaching the Stryi Bridge

Krushel’nytsia is a village in Skole District of Lviv region. It is located on both banks of the River Stryi. The population of the village is about 1,300 residents.

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Walking along the bridge

Walking along the bridge


At the Stryi Bridge

At the Stryi Bridge

The first written mention of this village dates back to October 4, 1395, when the Polish King Wladislav II Jagiello gave the village of Krushel’nytsia to John and Damian.

We, Matt, Urszula, Sonja and I, had a great VT Meet in Truskavets in May 2015. During our stay there, we paid a visit to this place thanks to Matt and Urszula who had arrived to Truskavets by car. The distance to Krushel’nytsia from Truskavets is about 50 km. You have to take the road to Skole, turn right when you reach E471, drive towards Skole until you reach Nyzhye Syniovydne, and turn right. You will pass the village of Korchin, and Krushel’nytsia will the following village. Enjoy your ride!

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In the years 1895-1906, a narrow gauge forest railway was built from Verkhnye Syniovydne to Krushel’nytsia. This railroad existed until 1969. There is a Ukrainian book about this railway: "Narrow Gauge Railways of Skole Mountains" written by Andriy Bassarab, Mikhailo Hnatyshyn and Ihor Chudiyovych. Narrow gauge railways were built primarily for logging. However, in 1930, passenger traffic was introduced on them. That railway line was one of the first small railways in Europe that received a license for tourist traffic. Now Lviv Regional League of Intellectual Work is implementing the Carpathian Tram project to investigate the narrow-gauge railways, to protect their remnants as historical monuments of technology and to explore the possibilities of using local railways for tourism.

In fact, there is something to see here: two old churches – Holy Trinity Church (built in 1842), the bell tower of the 19th century and St. Nicholas Church (built in 1822). Also, you can see a newly built chapel that has an original design solution: it stands on three poles. In addition, take a look at the memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the UIA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army): a rifleman with a young lady and a horse.

The hinged bridge over the River Stryi is worth visiting. You can admire the river against the background of mountains from this bridge. The bridge leads to the part of the village located on the right bank of the river. You can enjoy amazing landscapes that are not spoiled even by the ruins of a former collective farm. This is where the Krushelnytsya flows into the Striy. You can see the high Parashka Mountain Range. The road leads to the east to Verkhnye Syniovydne and to the west - to the mysterious Tustan located in the vicinity of the village of Urych.

The chapel of the Mother of God the Intercessor

The chapel of the Mother of God the Intercessor


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The chapel of the Mother of God the Intercessor

The chapel of the Mother of God the Intercessor

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You can see a newly built chapel that has an original design solution: it stands on three poles. The inscription on the black memorial plaque near the entrance door reads,
“The chapel of the Mother of God the Intercessor was built in 1991-1992 in gratitude for the recovery of Liubochka Chasto, at the expense of her grateful parents Peter and Liuba, her grandmother Paraska Dmytryshyn and her grandmother’s sons Ihor and Bohdan. The icons were created by Erika Chasto. Pray and you shall be heard!”
Do not miss seeing Holy Trinity Church (built in 1842), the bell tower of the 19th century and St.Nicholas Church (built in 1822). Website: Krushelnytsia

The UIA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) memorial

The UIA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) memorial

Take a look at the memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the UIA Ukrainian Insurgent Army: a rifleman with a horse and a young lady who sees him off. The monument was painted over many times and when we were there, it did not look its best. You can also see a statue of Jesus next to this monument.

Coming back to the village

Coming back to the village

The hinged bridge over the River Stryi is worth visiting. You can admire the river against the background of mountains from this bridge. The bridge leads to the part of the village located on the right bank of the river.

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We went to the village store where we made some shopping and talked to the shop assistant. The store has a good choice of food and drink and seems to be a busy place since there were several customers.

The beautiful countryside

The beautiful countryside

Korostiv ("Korostov" in Russian) is a village in Ukraine, in Skole District of Lviv region. Its population is 933 persons. The village was founded in 1715. Now it is known as a base for many mountain hikers and mountaineers.

Approaching Korostiv

Approaching Korostiv

Korostiv is a village located 45 km to the south from Truskavets. Drive along the Kyiv-Lviv-Chop motorway M-06 / E-50. The village is on the 662nd kilometer of M-06/E-50. After the bridge over the River Butyvlya take a look of the roadside notice Golden Trout and turn right.

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We, Matt, Urszula, Sonja and I, had a great VT Meet in Truskavets in May 2015. During our stay there, we paid a visit to this place thanks to Matt and Urszula who had arrived to Truskavets by car. To diversify our new experiences, Matt and Urszula arranged a trip to Golden Trout Complex by their car. Thanks a lot, friends!

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This is a restaurant table as well

This is a restaurant table as well

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The distance between Lviv and Korostiv is about 120 kilometers. You can cover this distance on the even road within an hour or a bit longer, when you make little stops to enjoy the scenery. When in Lviv, you can take a bus at Bus Station No.8 located near the railway station. There is a regular bus to the village. You can also take a suburban or international train of Uzhgorod direction to the station of Skole. Upon your arrival in Skole, go to Daniel Halytskyi Street and take a route bus to Korostiv.

A lake inside the Restaurant Complex

A lake inside the Restaurant Complex


We observed the enthusiatic anglers

We observed the enthusiatic anglers

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Directions: Drive along the Kyiv-Lviv-Chop motorway M-06 / E-50. The village is on the 662nd kilometre of M-06/E-50. After the bridge over the River Butyvlya take a look of the roadside notice Golden Trout and turn right.

Nice views

Nice views

There are several nice mini-hotels for travellers in the village, among them Cheerful Deer Estate located at 87 Lesia Ukrayinka Street, in the village of Korostiv, Skole District, Lviv region.
Tel. +38 050 444 40 20;
+38 050 150 94 92;
+38 096 953 44 65;
E-mail: i.stasenko@stasenko.com.
Have a nice stay, fellow travellers!
Golden Trout Complex has its own high end hotel where you can stay before or after your dinner.
Tel. +38 044 374 05 72; +38 067 889 69 99.

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Golden Trout Complex includes an excellent hotel, a sauna, a billiards hall, and fishing

Fresh air pavilions

Fresh air pavilions

Opportunities. You can order cooking of the fish you have caught in the pond yourself.

At Golden Trout Complex, Korostiv

At Golden Trout Complex, Korostiv

We had a table in a pavilion and could enjoy our meals, watch those who tried their luck catching some trout and admire the amazing views. Reservations by phone: +38 067 889 69 99.

Posted by Vic_IV 04:19 Archived in Ukraine

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