Tatariv

Tatariv village, Ukrainian Carpathians

If you travel to the Prut River head, the next on the way will be the old village of Tatariv, which had the name of Kremintsi from 1948 to 1992. According to the latest census, the population of Tatariv is 1500 people , the total area of land is 8285 hectares. The village is located at the height of 750 meters above the sea level at the distance of 27 km from Yaremche. The first record is found in the documents of the second half of 17th century. It’s the record of the birth certificate of Tatariv’s citizen dated 1676. This document is kept in ancient archives.

Tatariv Carpathians

Tatariv has been long famous as a climatic mountain resort. Everyone who has ever spent time here felt the miraculous peculiarity of the microclimate of Tatariv ravine. In late 19th – early 20th centuries this resort was popular in Europe. It is the starting point for the hiking trail to the Mounts Khomyak and Syniak.

Old people say that baron Romashkan wait looking for natural treatment of tuberculosis when he built stone structures for mcrtmllori on the bank of the river Prut. Before 1927 Tatariv was a settlement near Mykulychyn. It was always an Important junction, which is why it was regularly destroyed by the Invaders, In the mid-1980s, there were 114 households and 600 residents. Thom was a hotel, a railway, police health resorts (at present – Kremintsi Medical Rehabilitation Centre of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine) and rooms for rental here.

In the village there Is a traditional Hutsul church of St, Dmytrll which dates back to the 1800s and 1900s,a (bell-tower, An Interesting tourist attraction is a memorial sign erected to commemorate the Austrian soldiers, killed during World War I.

People remember the legend about the name of the village. During Tatar raids, the local population stopped the enemy with felled fir trees and stones, which killed the horseman. But one woman that led the advanced detachment remained alive. She dropped in to the house to drink some water but the host woman said she had no water but had some milk. When the Tatar woman bent, the Hutsul woman pushed her and drowned her in the milk.

Carpathian villages situated nearby: Mykulychyn, Vorokhta, Yablunytsa.

Tatariv village on map