Wooden architecture. Temples of the Kharkiv region

Scattered throughout the Kharkov region, for tens and hundreds of kilometers from each other, these beautiful wooden pearls, like guards, protect us from oblivion, from indifference, from devastation.

Some interesting facts about this excursion:

- To get acquainted with the wooden cult architecture, it turns out, it is not necessary to go to Transcarpathia or to the north of Russia;

- the temples are located at different ends of the Kharkov region, so it is geographically impossible to cover them all;

- The fate of many churches is tragic: some were used as warehouses, others were mercilessly plastered or bricked, many completely burned;

- wooden churches have incredible energy and aura, as the tree absorbs the prayers of tens of thousands of worshipers;

- despite the differences in details, all the temples can be attributed to the same style of Slobozhansky wooden architecture.

In the program of the tour: road excursion, information about wooden temples in Kharkiv region, pearls of wooden architecture - temples in Kovyagi, Staroverovka, Berestovka, Russky Orchik, Vvedenka, Olshany, Borovoy, modern wooden temples.

We invite you to visit our Kharkiv Kizhi! We reserve ourselves with patience and we cover big distances by bus to see the next masterpiece!


Kovyagi - Old Believers - Berestovenka - Timchenki - Yakovlevka

Duration of the tour

8-10 hours


We offer for an additional fee:

- lunch at the cafe (from 100 UAH per person);

- dry ration (from 60 UAH per person);

- lunchboxes (from 90 UAH per person);

kulesh (from 60 UAH per person).



Type of tour


Excursion program

Unfortunately, there are not so many wooden churches in the Kharkiv region and they are scattered all over the region - you will not go round once. All of them, after the 1917 revolution, were used as sheds and stables, and a second life was found in our time.

Wooden churches of the Kharkiv region of the XVI-XVIII centuries. preserved in Kurilovka, Vvedenka, Olshany, Kovyagov, Staroverovka, Berestovenka, Borovoi, Katerinovka, Russian Orchik. New modern wooden churches were built in Timchenkah and Yakovlevka.

Small temples of the Nativity of the Virgin in Kovyagi and john the theologian in Staroverovke
Kovyagi hram rojdestva bogorodicu staroverovka cerkov ioana bogoslova 

The pearl of the wooden architecture of Kharkiv is a five-dome Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in with. Berestovenka Krasnogradsky district. It is magnificent not only outside, but also inside. Looking at the Pokrovsky Cathedral (it was erected in the second half of the XIX century) you can’t even say that it is so monumental from logs and boards.
berestovenka hram krasnograd berestovenka 6

Modern wooden architecture - Pokrovsky temple in Timchenko and the temple in honor of the righteous Godfather Joachim and Anna in Yakovlevke.
Timchenki Pokrovskiy hram yakovlevka hram Ioahima i Annu

Excursion tour involves visiting 3-4 churches.

Until recently, there were 12 such churches in the region, now there are 9 of them left. We go on a tour faster, put them on social networks, tell our friends! Maybe our participation will help save them from destruction and oblivion!

The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"50 + 444 + 4, 44 + 1040 + 8, 40 + 1436 + 12, 36 + 1830 + 4, 30 + 825 + 4, 25 + 1315+2, 16+2, 17+3, 20+4
8 hours tour180205225250300360420
10-one-hour excursion210238262290350420470


transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.


  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing facilities, master classes, theatrical performances, food, arbor rentals, etc. extra charge.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.


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