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The best you can do in Petrozavodsk is to go to Kizhi by boat through Onega Lake. This is the second largest lake in Europe. From the deck you will see untouched forest. And at one moment a beautiful picture will open: the unique wooden...More
Kizhi Island was a stop on our river cruise from St. Petersburg and Moscow. The 3-tiered Transfiguration Church dates from 1714 and the Church of Intercession was built entirely of wood with NO nails. It is not heated in the winter, so it is called...More
We got the round trip hydrofoil (not actually a boat) from Petrozavodst, and had a great time in Kizhi. Having said that it was quite a pain to get the tickets in advance, I had to
a) send a copy of the passport
This was an included attraction on our Moscow-St Petersburg Viking river cruise. We arrived under lowering cloud which soon turned to drizzle, but we could see one or two of the "stages" from the ship and it looked very promising. The assembly point was next...More
The boat are expensive for the country but it is the only way to get the island with helicopter.
check the recent review concerning kizhi island : the church is being dismantled for repair ! I have posted a picture if you don't believe me...More
In the summer season the hydrofoils to Kizhi island, although very expensive for the Russian standard (we paid the return ticket 2750 rubles per person, about 40 Euros; but I understand that the Russian citizens pay half), are packed. So when we applied at the...More
We sailed out of St. Petersburg on the M/S Rossia, a beautiful boat with an outstanding crew and hospitality. It was a leisurely cruise toward Moscow. The scenery along the Volga reminded me of autumn in upstate NY; the white birch trees and the red,...More