At the beginning of October our team went on a trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi and also visited Bakota bay. There was Bakota village here, which was flooded in 1981 during the construction of the Dniester hydroelectric power station.
In the rock near the bay you can find the St. Michael’s Monastery, which, according to legend, was founded by Anthony of the Caves – the founder of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. Unfortunately, there are only a few small caves at the moment, where an old church is located.
Also, there are three water springs, which the locals call healing – people come here from the neighboring villages and towns.
If you want to get to the Bakota bay from Kamianets-Podilskyi – go by bus to the Stara Ushytsia village and get off at the penultimate station – you can ask the driver or the passenger sitting next to you to let you know your station. Next – go down the road for about 30 minutes and you will see the beautiful view of the bay.
When tour groups with guides leave, the the place becomes completely silent. Then, you can stand on the edge for a long time, enjoying the breath taking views and the calmness around.