Estonia is a Baltic Sea country, a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area. The capital of the republic is the city of Tallinn. The country has a population of 1,325,000 people. The state language is Estonian, the second most widely spoken is Russian. The currency is euro. Phone code: +372.
Estonia- what to see and do?
What to do in Estonia?
Estonia offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. You can go hiking in the forests and bogs, or have a cultural break in the cities. In the capital there are a lot of museums as well as places to relax and have fun.
You can see the sights of the country on your own or with the help of experienced guides. Tours can be booked in English, Russian, Finnish and Estonian. They are designed for both adults and children. It allows you to perfectly plan your leisure.
Estonia is famous for its spa centers. The best of them are in and around Tallinn, Narva-Jõesuu, Toila and Kuressaare. The most popular are Laulasmaa Spa, Meresuu Spa, Grand Rose Spa, Viimsi Spa.
Large cities in Estonia
The largest cities in Estonia are Tallinn, Tartu, Narva and Pärnu. However, only one of them can boast a large number of residents. It is Tallinn with more than 430 000 inhabitants. It is also a major tourist magnet.
In addition to those listed above, of interest to tourists are other settlements. This is the island capital Kuressaare, historical cities Viljandi and Rakvere, resorts Narva-Jõesuu and Haapsalu. Also tourists are attracted to Mustvee and Kallaste, located on the shores of Lake Peipus.
There is a special atmosphere on Estonian islands. The largest of them is called Saaremaa. It is famous for medieval bishop’s castle and the crater, left by a meteorite fallen once. But the main thing here is a different way of life, very different from the mainland.
How to come to Estonia?
Estonia is connected by direct transport links with its closest neighbors, as well as with the countries of central Europe. You can come here by bus from St. Petersburg, from Moscow by train, from Helsinki – by ferry. From European capitals to Tallinn you can come by plane.
Peak tourist season in Estonia is in summer. During this time it is best to admire the nature, rest on the sea, walking around town. The country is also popular during the New Year holidays. At this time there is a unique festive atmosphere, soaked in the aroma of mulled wine.