Dniester – one of the largest rivers in Ukraine and Moldova. The length of the river – 1362 km, which are replenished waters of 386 tributaries!

Dniester for many thousands of years played the role of main transport artery linking and Lower Carpathians to the Balkans and the Middle East. In the past, on the south by the river delivered Products, antique dishes, fabric, etc., and tribes Dniester were taken bread, fur, leather. With the Kievan Rus to the mid XIX century Dniester floated to the Black Sea ports of valuable wood exported grain, furs, honey, wax, weapons, products of local artisans.

Dniester – a unique natural monument

Recent studies allow geologists to determine the age of about Dniester. Formation riverbed associated with the departure of the southeast so-called Sarmatian Sea. Sarmatian sea was formed as a result of combining two sea basins – Carpathian and Black Sea. 15-20 million years ago is a “sea” covered vast – from Kremenets Carpathian ridge and to the modern Aral Sea. It was warm and shallow inland body of water. Sea receded slowly, several million years, and in the early period came anthropogenic shape modern Black, Azov and Caspian seas.

Mountains from the depths of the Sarmatian Sea

Tovtry logs (or Medobory) – a former Barrier Reef, which was formed by colonial organisms (litotamniyevymy algae mshankamy, oysters, corals), which lived in the seas tortonskoyi and Sarmatian periods. Podilsky Tovtry (Medobory) today are unique in Europe i is the unique nature. The world may serve some analogs similar in external geological features of rocky ridges in Great Britain and the United States. The ideal may be analogous to the Great Barrier Reef, which is located in the north and east uzberezhzhi Australia. However, the geological structure is in the stage of formation and permanent changes represented more aquatic ecosystems. Tovtry is less than its protyazhnistyu than Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, but its uniqueness lies in the fact that he is on dry land, though formed in the coastal area of ​​epicontinental seas, but was buried intact under younger sediments and later dug denudation processes Pleistocene and Holocene.

Dniester – you must go here!

The magical world of the Dniester grand and unique. By the river the mountain so close fit forming canyons, which channel and flowing river. Flows in some places with broken cliffs in a river, turning into picturesque waterfalls. Some of the rocks resemble Swiss cheese, full of holes from the exit caves and grottos. On the banks of the river and surrounding villages there are monuments of different nations that inhabited the ancient valley of the Dniester. The nature of the Dniester River peculiar and picturesque. Historical monuments on its banks no less than in other European rivers, castles, monasteries, churches, cliffs, grottoes and caves, which for centuries watching the swift current Dnistrovska.