The word “Yaremche” comes from Turkish word meaning little half. Like much of Ukraine the city has been occupied by different countries through the centuries. Today it reminds me of places in Michigan like Petoskey and Traverse City. There are health spas, waterfalls, hiking trails and water sports like kayaking in the Prut River. During the winter it is a popular ski resort.
Yaremche is also known for it’s unique wooden architecture. Glad I had a chance to get a glimpse.
A trip through Yaremche would not be complete without a enjoying some local food and visiting an art market with Hutsul artworks.