KOSIV - THE HEART OF HUTSULSHCHYNA
Kosiv district is a land of high mountains, swift streams, woods, and valleys, where there is a sound of trembita (a musical instrument) and unique melodies of the Hutsul musicians.The Kosiv souvenir market works twice a week: every Thursday and Saturday, major religious holidays make the exceptions. You can buy there: Easter pysankas (pattern-painted eggs), statuettes, pottery plates, embroidered and weaved shirts, towels, carpets, lizhnyks (woolen blankets), items of beads, metal, leather and even cheese and other hand-made things.
Kosiv Museum of Hutsulshchyna Folk Art and Life is in the house (19-20 centuries) which initially belonged to the European community. The museum possesses about 5 000 showpieces. The collection is represented by the best items of wood, pottery, leather and metal, Hutsul clothing and embroidery.
The Mykhalkova Mountain is the highest peak in Kosiv. There are amazing views from the mountain and fascinating panoramas of the city and the closest villages. Mykhalkova is the heart of ski tourism in the Kosiv district. Cable chair lifting track was constructed in 1975. Its length is 900 meters, and the track is 1200 meters. The height is 250 meters. May 6, the holiday of Saint George, the Dragonslayer, there is a great bonfire on the mountain peak that can be observed from all around Kosiv.