A place that is worth seeing every Ukrainian.
Aktovsky canyon is called “the Valley of the devil” or a Mini-version of the Grand canyon of Colorado. Located on the river Mertvovod of village close to Assembly Voznesensky district of the Nikolaev area.
Consists of weathered granite, cut Mertvovod. A depth of 50 meters. The canyon area – 250 hectares. Part of the nature reserve “Granite-steppe pobuzhya”. The canyon is not popular among tourists due to poor infrastructure.
A hundred years ago the river was navigable Metromode. During the Soviet Union through the creation of collective farms, and dams the water level in the river fell.
Territory aktovskogo canyon was populated by ancient tribes. On the rocks performed rituals, in particular worship the God of lightning and thunder Perun.
In the valley were buried Scythian kings. According to legend, the rulers sent to the last journey on the Mertvovod.
The canyon is considered unique in Europe, on the geological and landscape indicators exactly the same as the famous canyons of North America.