About 465,600 foreigners visited Kyiv in 2015 / Photo from UNIAN

Most of the tourists who visited Kyiv in the first six months came from Israel (57,100 people).

The Ukrainian capital was also popular with tourists from Turkey, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belarus, Germany, Azerbaijan, France, and Georgia.

Read alsoKyiv authorities to make Peizazhna Alley more tourist friendlyTaranenko also informed that last year 465,600 foreigners visited Kyiv, which was 12% up on 2014.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the number of foreign tourists who have visited Ukraine in the past two years halved, to almost 13 million people in 2015, which is connected with the tense political situation in the country and tourists being cautious about their security in Ukraine.