The hotel and health complex «Zhyva Voda» is located in the picturesque corner of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Mizhhir`ya. No matter what time of year you decide to visit Mizhhirya, the beauty of Natural Wonders and sights of Ukraine will invariably fascinate you.
In order to help you fully discover the grandeur of the Ukrainian Carpathians, we organize excursions throughout Transcarpathia for our guests . Must sees in Transcarpathia: Lake Synevyr, Shypit Falls, Mount Gemba, Palanok Castle, thermal springs, Brown bear rehabilitation center and the village Kolochava with its ethno-museum of architecture.
The pearl of Transcarpathia is the high mountain lake Synevyr, which is 30 km away . It is the largest and deepest high altitude lake in Ukraine with an area of about 7 hectares, which was formed 10 thousand years ago at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level. Synevyr is rightly considered the most valuable natural treasure of Synevyr National Nature Park and is one of the calling cards of the Ukrainian Carpathians.
Shypit Waterfall is a true marvel of nature, hidden amongst mighty mountains and forests, 30 km from Mizhhir`ya, near the village of Pylypets. It fascinates with its picturesque cascades of water falling down from a height of 14 meters. You can admire the watershed at any time of the year, even in winter, when the steep rocks are covered with snow. However, the most beautiful waterfall in springtime, because at that time the snow melts and makes it even more stormy and full of water. Since 1993, there has been an annual informal festival called Shypit.
Gemba is one of the highest mountains (1491 m) and one of the most beautiful places in Transcarpathia. In summer, on its summit, colorful carpets of grasses cover the ground and the mountain itself is surrounded by dense beech forest. In winter, Gemba welcomes visitors to the longest Ukrainian ski route, approximately 3.5 km, to which 8 lifts lead at once. On the northern slopes of the mountain is one of the most famous waterfalls in Ukraine - Shypit.
One of the most beautiful castles in Transcarpathia is Palanok in Mukachevo. It is almost completely preserved and is a landmark of the city. The oldest, Upper castle of the fourteenth century. It was reconstructed in the 17th century and is located at the very top of the mountain. This is where the scenic views of Mukachevo and the surrounding blossom in all their glory. At 6 m below, on the terrace stands the Middle Castle of the XVII century. Another 10 m below is the Lower Castle, whose construction was built in 1670. On the territory of Palanok Castle there is a well, where, according to legend, if you throw a coin and make a wish, all your dreams come true.
In the village. Velyatino (65 km from the complex) there are thermal baths with mineral water with a temperature of 36-38 degrees, which is extracted from a well with a depth of 100 m from the Velyatin field. Velyatin waters are unique in their composition and differ from the thermal waters of Beregovo and Kosyno with high content of iodine and iron. Bathing in them greatly improves the body and helps with various diseases.
On the territory of Synevyr National Nature Park there is a Brown Bear Rehabilitation Center, which covers an area of 12 hectares. Now there are more than 20 bears in it, for which all conditions are equipped.
Located near Lake Synevyr and attracts tourists with its ethno-museum called "Old Village". It is the first rural museum of architecture and life in Transcarpathia, which recreates material, spiritual and cultural life in Verkhovyna, where many ethnic groups, peoples and cultures are united. Visitors can visit the forge house of the 30-40s of the twentieth century with tools collected from all over Ukraine and the home of the Hungarian gendarmerie.