Click here for a listing of
Odessa street and park names
The map below shows the areas of Odessa covered by
the more detailed map.
The maps include:
Odessa's small streets and alleyways may not be on
have two names, the old Soviet one and the new Ukrainian
(pre-revolution) one. Odessites sometimes only know
the old name. Refer
to the list of old and new street names. In
this guide we use the newer official names.
mind that Odessa city blocks are long and many offices
and business use one building number.
directions and Orientation
As mentioned in the introduction, throughout this
book we use the directions North, South, East, West.
It is important to note:
simplicity, north in this book is defined as the
port, or the huge Kempinski hotel. Actually North
is to the left / west of the hotel. In the center
the train station is to the south.
simple way to remember compass directions is in
the center/old part of the city, that the to the
north and west is water. North is the port and Kempinski
hotel, West are the beaches and Shevchenko Park
street numbers are always:
on the north and west sides of the street, and
on the south and east sides of the street.
do not use the compass for directions in daily life.
Most Ukrainians could not tell a person where North
or South is in relation to landmarks in their city.