About this tour

"Volyn Athens"

During the "Volyn Athens" excursion, you will get acquainted with the educational traditions of the Ostroh Region, where the first higher school in Eastern Europe operated in the 17th century  - the Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy. In this school, Ivan Fedorov, for the first time in the world, printed a complete edition of the Bible books of the Old and New Testaments in the Church Slavonic language.

You will visit the village Mezhyrich Holy Trinity Men's Monastery, founded by monks of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in the 13th century. and stop in the village Gilcha near the Grotto of the source of St. Nicholas.

Additional charges apply to transport services, entrance tickets and museum services.

The price is for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants.

Groups of more than 10 people upon request.

The tour is conducted in Ukrainian and Russian.

*The originality of the text is completely preserved by the author of the tour (tour operator)

Key landmarks


Holy Trinity Mezhyritskyi Men's Monastery

The appearance of monastery is more like a powerful and impressive castle than a quiet spiritual shrine. The majestic community of gilded domes and pointed towers, rising above the picturesque surface of the pond, can be seen from afar and captivated by its beauty. The beginning of monasticism in the Mezhirytsky Monastery, which was founded by the monks of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, was first mentioned after 1240 in the annals.


Ostroh Academy National University

The Ostroh Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy is the successor of the first higher educational institution of the East Slavic peoples. The academy was founded in 1576 by Prince Vasyl-Kostyantin Ostrosky. The uniqueness and originality of this higher educational institution were revealed in the fact that two types of cultures were combined here for the first time: Byzantine and Western European. The renaissance of the Ukrainian people is associated with the Ostroh Academy.

What is included?

Professional guide

Professional guide

*From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund. All profits from press tours are transferred to the reconstruction of Ukraine.