It is common knowledge that Odesa is a special city. But what is its zest? Our new guide to Odesa will help to understand or at least to come closer to it. The author of the book, who has extensive experience of working with tourists in his city, divided the narration into thematic routes. He tells about the history of Odesa, about prominent figures, the people who were related to the city. All this was done to: a) make life easier for tourists coming to Odesa; b) appeal to Odesa residents with city tours. The guide provides its readers with Odesan’s lifehacks that facilitate their meeting Odesa, and famous Odesa tales – the jokes, which best convey the spirit of this unique and unrivalled city.