16:29 May. 25, 2016
Lonely Planet says Ukraine's western city is ' wonderfully welcoming'
The Ukrainian city of Lviv has made it to the top-10 list of European tourist attractions in 2016, according to the Lonely Planet guidebook.
"Ukraine has had a turbulent time recently, but what many don't realise is that events have had little direct effect on the country's west; some places have even prospered in the new order," one of the biggest tourist guides writes on its official website.
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Lviv is "a wonderfully welcoming central European city, boasting the best Ukraine has to offer," the guidebook says.
"And 2016 is the year to come; the locals are happier than ever to see foreigners wandering their country and favourable exchange rates get you more bang for your buck," the guidebook states.
The cities that entered the top-3 are the Peloponnesus (Greece), Aarhus (Denmark), and Venice (Italy).