Local and cross-country buses all leave from the main station (Bussijaam) in Kuressare, on Pihtla Tee 2. Tickets can be bought here, or from the driver, but for the cross-country buses, especially to Tallinn, you'll want to book in advance. The cross-country buses require a ferry ride, but that this is included in the price of the ticket. Journeys...more
Georg Ots Hotel is situated overlooking the Tori Yacht harbour and the medieval Bishop’s Fort. It’s...more
It's called Ruunipizza Pannkoogikohvik, which means it's a pizza/pancake cafe (literally Runestone Pizza Pancake Cafe). The pancakes are good, but the service indifferent the day I went. The location is great though, with a view over the main square. It's shame then that I got a sweet pizza with a savoury filling...The pancakes are good, and...more
Surely a best cafe and snack stop in Kuressaare.http://www.vanalinna.ee/kohvik/ (- in Estonian only)Also has the restaurant and hotel in the same building: http://www.vanalinna.ee/voorastemaja/index.php/en/ Like all their baked goods, salads, coffe :)And the homely atmosphere is not less important.Locates a bit "around the corner", two steps away...more
The revived kurhaus Kuursaal is a recently re-opened restaurant with several local tastes mixed with the best practices from French and other cuisines.Closed in wintertime, but opened again since spring till autumn. Local fish dish for two.Cannot remember the name right now :)But the dish is called Päeva kalasaak/ The catch of the day - so just...more
There are 2 ways to get there - by boat and by plane. Regular boat trip - from Saaremaa capital Kuressaare (Roomassaare harbour) (info about schedule see www.laevakompanii.ee - Roomassaare-Ruhnu), occasional - from Latvian coastal town Roja (boat "Lasis"). Trip length - about 2 - 2.5 hours. In the rough sea waves can be quite high. :)My first...more
I was not lucky to see him (or was I lucky indeed? LOL) but I swear we (my wife and I) have heard him roaring which (I admit) scared the hell out of me, because we were deep in the forest (on the way to the Limo beach) and who could tell how far he was from us... But nevertheless, he seems to be quite nice guy, I have never heard from locals of...more
You can play paintball in an abandoned soviet military base which is situated at the west side of the island. They are renting good quality paintball markers (tippmann) and the field is quite big (20 ha). Field includes old military buildings such as barracks and bunkers, forest and meadow.more
The museum in the village of Koguva is centred around a series of traditional farm buildings. Most are from the late 19th and early 20th centuries but the oldest storehouse is from the early 19th century. The museum began as a memorial for the writer Juhan Smuul, born in the village in 1922, and soon expanded to what it is at present. The buildings...more
There is a ferry every 1-2 hours from Estonian mainland. Timetables and prices you can find here: http://www.laevakompanii.ee/index.php?v_id=1&av_id=35. If you are going on weekend and in summer it is better to book in advance - just send the number of your car and how many passengers you will be to this address: email@example.com. We went...more
In this place in 13th century was wooden castle of Estonian islanders who in winter (January and February) 1227 tried to defend it against German crusaders and their allied (already conquered) local tribes - Liivs, Latgalians and Estonians from mainland. As it was winter the invaders crossed the frozen sea, reached stronghold and the fighting...more
Vilsandi, itś perfect place to travel. There are action for everyone:
Sea - swimming.
Natinal park for birds - birdwatshing.
Windmills, nature, lighthouse, rare flowers.
Traveling there by boat - who would not like that.
Itś cheap, even better.
This is the best place where to travel.Related to:
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The church is the smallest on Saaremaa and, from the outside, rather plain and without a tower. The date it was built is uncertain but late 13th to first half of 14th century seems to cover it. The interior plan is quite basic but some of the stone carving is of unexpectedly high quality and the work of masons thought to have come from Germany. Along with this mainstream work are painted 'pagan' symbols on the chancel ceiling, (which are assumed to have been there from the outset). These include the three-legged symbol which is more usually associated with the Isle of Man. On the south side exterior wall is a remarkable crucifixion scene showing the souls of the crucified thieves being taken by angels to heaven and hell.Related to:
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