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Slavsko (Slavske)

This beautiful and cozy settlement is located in the Stryi district of the Lviv region. Slavsko (formerly Slavske) is located in the picturesque valley of the Opir River and its tributary Slavka at an altitude of almost 600 meters above sea level. The area is famous for its excellent recreational potential, advantageous geographical features, a large number of hotels and excellent weather conditions.

Славське

Temperature in Slavsko now:

17.0o C   |   62.6o F

Map of the sights of Slavsko

The history of the urban-type village of Slavsko

People have settled on the territory of the present urban village of Slavsko since ancient times. This is confirmed by the findings of archaeologists – flint tools of the Neolithic era.

According to some researchers, the name of the village comes from the river Slavka. According to another version, the village got its name from the nickname “glorious” which the local residents called the soldiers of Prince Svyatoslav Volodymyrovych, who was killed over the Opir River between Skole and Grebenov in the course of fratricidal princely feuds in 1015. It was the prince’s soldiers who decided to stay in these picturesque places and are considered, according to legends and traditions, to be the founders of the village.

However, the first written mention of Slavsko dates back to a much later date, namely 1483.

The history of this village is extremely complex, full of struggles and bloody wars. Polish feudal lords, Hungarian and Tatar conquerors regularly brought woe to these lands during their stay as part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Local residents have been fighting for the right to live freely for centuries. Slavsko became one of the epicenters of the opryshk movement, which for more than three centuries were a real horror for local oppressors. Among the most famous rebels, we should mention the former shepherd Andrii Dziganovich, whose squad fought in these places for a whole decade from 1671 to 1681. On the mountain, which is now called Dovbushanka, in the 18th century, Oleksa Dovbush’s hoards hid.

After the first division of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1772, Slavsko, together with all of Galicia, became part of the Habsburg Empire (since 1804, the Austrian Empire). In 1820, Polish Count Potocki became the owner of Slavsko, who intensified the exploitation of local peasants. All this caused a social explosion in the form of an anti-feudal uprising in 1824-1826 in Skolivshchyna. After the revolution of 1848-1849, the lordship and many other feudal remnants were abolished, which led to the acceleration of the economic development of Slavsko. In 1887, a railway was laid through Slavsko, which became a real epochal change in the life of local residents and further accelerated the development of the village.

During the First World War, Slavsko found itself in the very epicenter of the fiercest hostilities, especially in 1915. During and for a long time after the end of the Second World War, soldiers of the Ukrainian insurgent army actively led the struggle for the independence of Ukraine in Slavsko.

Nowadays, Slavsko is known as a famous tourist center. The development of tourism in Slavsko began as far back as the 18th century. This was facilitated by the healing nature of the Carpathians.

In the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, thanks to the joint efforts of entrepreneurs Gredel and Shmidta, Slavsko was transformed into a real tourist Mecca of the Carpathians. Thanks to their efforts, the first holiday homes were built, where thousands of tourists from all over Europe came to enjoy the mountain views and clean air. In addition, in the 1920s and 1930s, Polish builders ordered the Gredels and Schmidts to build the first ski lifts and ski jumps on Ilza and Pogar mountains. The mechanisms were driven by horse traction. Later they were replaced by diesel engines. During Slavsko time as part of the USSR in the 1970s and 1980s, more than 10 lifts were built here and ski schools were founded.

After Ukraine gained independence in 1991, Slavsko developed primarily as a famous ski resort. More detailed information about the ski slopes of Slavsko can be found on the corresponding page.

Sights of history, culture and nature in Slavsko

Despite a long and interesting history, a large number of historical and cultural monuments cannot be seen in Slavsko. Many interesting objects were lost due to the stormy history of this region. However, something interesting and attractive for tourists has been preserved to this day.

Церква Успіння Пресвятої Богородиці

Church of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God

This majestic brick structure was built by the local community in 1901. The consecration of the temple took place on July 10, 1902, with the participation of Metropolitan Andriy Sheptytsky himself.

The project of the temple was developed by the well-known highly educated (he studied in Switzerland) Ukrainian architect Vasyl Nagirnyi. He participated in the design of more than 200 churches in Galicia. Vasyl Nagirny’s style is characterized by Byzantine motifs and features of the sacred construction of Kyivan Rus. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Theotokos has one bath above the middle cross, which is placed on a light drum.

The interior of the Assumption Church was made under the influence of folk art. Since 1909, the interior painting of the temple was done by the artist Modest Sosenko. Their compositional techniques are similar to the paintings of temples of the XI-XII centuries. The temple managed to survive the First World War without damage, despite active hostilities in Slavsko. During the Second World War, in 1944, as a result of bombing by Soviet troops, the dome of the temple and the iconostasis were damaged. The dome part had to be completely redrawn, and the main drawing with the image of the Almighty in Glory, unfortunately, remained only in the photo. After the restoration in the 1960s and 1970s, the author’s compositional system of images of the temple was preserved.

Next to the modern Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Mount Golytsia, where the cemetery is now located, there used to be a wooden church of the 13th century. In 1900, it was dismantled. Local residents tell an interesting legend about this old wooden temple. On the site of the current brick church, a cross from an old wooden church fell twice before it was blown away by the wind. This became a sign for the parishioners that the new shrine should be built right here.

In the archives of the modern Dormition Church in Slavsko, it was possible to preserve ancient books, in particular, the Gospel of Peter the Great from 1632.

Next to the temple there is an old bell tower, which is also an architectural monument.

On the initiative of the rector of the Church of the Assumption, Father Andrii Petrishich, not far from the church there is a monument to the writer, public figure and priest Mykola Ustiyanovich, who lived in Slavsko.

On both sides of the church, near the bell tower, there is a monument to the famous Ukrainian public figure writer Mykola Ustiyanovich (1811-1885), who served as a priest in Slavsko from 1842 to 1870. The monument was opened on August 28, 2005 according to the project of sculptor Serhiy Oleshko.

Печера «Писана Криниця»

Cave “Pisana Krynytsia”

A geological monument of local importance in the form of a cave and water source called “Written Well” is located near Slavsko on the slope of Mount Velikiy Verkh in the middle of a picturesque beech forest. According to local legend, this cave was once chosen by the leader of the Opryshks, Oleksa Dovbush. He repeatedly found shelter in it together with his brothers. They were attracted by the presence of a water source in the cave, which did not freeze even in the worst frosts. According to the legend, once a young man decided to argue with him about which of them was stronger.

Oleksa Dovbush offered him to find out with an interesting test instead of a fight. Whoever of the opponents can sign with his finger on the stone is stronger. Having extraordinary strength, Oleksa easily managed to leave his autograph on the stone of the cave. Local residents believe that if you drink water from the cave spring at the right moment, you can get the same strength as Oleksa Dovbush had.

Entertainment and excursions

In their free time, tourists in Slavsko, in addition to visiting the above-mentioned sights, can go horseback riding or ride snowmobiles.

In winter, frozen tourists, looking for warmth, find it in local comfortable saunas, which help restore strength and relax muscles. In addition to the saunas in Slavsko, it is also worth relaxing with the help of vats, which you can learn more about at the link https://go-to.rest/location/transcarpathia/chany-slavske/

After the wellness procedures, you can play billiards or bowling in the saunas or vats, and those who have the strength and energy can dance to their heart’s content at the disco.

Fans of sacred architecture, in addition to the Church of the Assumption in Slavsko itself, have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the wooden Cathedral of the Holy Eucharist of the 19th century with three domes and tiers, which is located in the nearby village of Volosanka.

Tourists also have a great opportunity to visit natural and historical sights located near Slavsko on excursions, namely: Shipit waterfall in Pylypets, the well of I. Frank, the monument of Z. Berkut, Tustan fortress in Urycha, Khashchovanske lake, etc.

Experienced skiers can go to the sports complexes of Verkhniy Studeny, Volosanka, Pylypets, Playa or Podobovets.

At the end of your visit to Slavsko, you should definitely look at the outskirts of the village from the observation deck on top of Mount Trostyan.

Фестиваль Славське

Festival

Every year, Slavsko hosts the international rock music festival “Slavsko-rock”. Performers from all over the world take part in it.

In addition to performances by musicians, the festival hosts film screenings, organizes exhibitions and competitions, as well as vernissages of applied and traditional art and a symposium of the best ceramic masters from around the world.

During the festival, tourists have a great opportunity to join master classes in sculpting, folk crafts, painting or glass painting.

The most interesting places are nearby

Tours in the Carpathians

Accommodation in Slavsko

In Slavsko, you can easily find accommodation for every taste and budget. There are excellent hotels, holiday homes, sports facilities and the private sector for accommodation in Slavsko. For the most part, you can find excellent food everywhere, represented by unique masterpieces of local cuisine.

The “Boykivskyi Dim” complex is located next to Mount Trostyan. 6 two-story houses will offer vacationers a well-equipped kitchen, a living room with comfortable furniture, a microwave oven, dishes, a TV, a refrigerator, an electric stove and a kettle.

Hotel “Pearl of Carpathians” is located at the entrance to the village near the river and at the foot of Trostyan. A bar, a swimming pool, gazebos with a barbecue, a lively corner, a restaurant and a sauna are waiting for vacationers.

Hotel “Trembita” is located nearby in 2 buildings and summer houses. There is a forest and a river nearby. Those who wish are given the chance to cook special dishes right on the bonfire. And in their free time, they play table tennis here.

“Rovin” is located next to the Trostyan mountain in a two-story cottage. The rooms have a balcony, television and comfortable furniture. Sports equipment rental and instructor services are also provided.

Anyone who wants to rent an apartment (Slavsko), which is distinguished by special comfort, should take a closer look at the “Aura” mini-hotel. It is also located next to the lifts of Mount Pohar. Rooms are equipped with gas stoves and microwaves. Dishes, refrigerators and electric kettles are available to tourists. They are also provided with food according to the menu with dishes prepared from forest mushrooms, garden vegetables, products of dairy and meat farms, and garden fruits.

Near the entrance to the village is the recreation complex “Liliana”. Here travelers will find a gazebo, a bathhouse, a swimming pool, barbecues, a ski equipment rental office and sports fields.

More budget options with all amenities are offered by the private sector.

The most interesting housing options

Готель «Захар Беркут»
St. B. Khmelnytskogo, 1, Volosyanka
+380 ....
from 1680₴/day
Готель «Терем»
St. Ustyanovicha, 155A, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 1113₴/day
Готель «Калина»
St. I. Franka, 67A, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 700₴/day
Еко-комплекс «Царинка»
Nyzhnya Rozhanka
+380 ....
from 1900₴/day
Готель «Ліліана»
St. Ivana Franka, 26A, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 1000₴/day
Готель «Аура Карпат»
St. Olena Stepanivna, 27, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 850₴/day
Готель «Ровінь»
St. Voloshyna, 73, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 1000₴/day
Туристична база «Трембіта»
St. Rozhanochka, 1, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 150₴/day
Готель «Перлина Карпат»
St. I. Franka, 43B, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 800₴/day
Комплекс «Бойківський маєток»
St. Ustyanovycha, 119, Slavsko
+380 ....
from 300 ₴/day

Food in Slavsko

Anyone who comes to the Carpathians usually expects excellent local cuisine.

In the colorful “Smerichka”, vacationers can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace, taste barbecue and try other local dishes at reasonable prices.

In the cozy “Hrystyna” cafe, holidaymakers are treated to homemade Ukrainian dishes in the form of borscht, varenyky, dumplings and dumplings, combined with alcoholic and soft drinks.

Restaurant “Pearl of the Carpathians” offers dishes of European and local cuisine. The business card here is:

  • banosh;
  • mushroom soup;
  • Mamalyga;
  • meat masterpieces, etc.

It is better to find out how to get to any institution on the website or at the hotel.

Where you can eat deliciously

Ресторан «Захар Беркут»
St. B. Khmelnytskyi, village Volosianka
+380 ....
Ресторан «Перлина Карпат»
St. Ivan Franko, 43B, Slavsko
+380 ....
Кафе «Христина»
St. Voloshyna, 23A, Slavsko
+380 ....
Ресторан «Смерічка»
St. 115B, Ustyanovycha, Slavsko
+380 ....

How to get to Slavsko

The urban-type village of Slavsko is located near the Opir River next to Mount Trostyan in the Stryi District of the Lviv Region.

It is very easy to get there by train and tram from Lviv. All trains go to Uzhhorod with a stop in Slavsko.

By car, you need to get on the Kyiv-Chop highway, and then turn to Slavsko in Skole.

The bus from Lviv goes to Slavsko, Stryi or Uzhhorod stations.

The best option would be an individual transfer, Slavsko provides this service to everyone.

🧡 Vacation in Slavsko will be one of the best and will be remembered for a lifetime!

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