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Things To Do On Holiday In Estonia

Apr 24, 2008
Estonia is a fast emerging holiday home destination. Holiday makers now go on family holidays to Estonia and stay in holiday villas and self catering apartments that they can rent direct from their holiday home owners.

Estonia is a beautiful country situated in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. The country is surrounded by Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Russian Federation. The country has a temperate climate with mild winters and summers. It is popular with tourists due to the constant nature of its temperature. The country is situated on the shores of Baltic Sea resulting in the climate being generally humid most of the time. However, the climate in coastal areas and inland regions is slightly different with sudden variations in temperature and climate.

Many holiday makers relax on the beautiful clean beaches and stay in a holiday villa with swimming pool. While there they can visit many of the interesting cities that this wonderful country possesses. Popular cities to visit in Estonia are Tallinn, Parnu, Kohtla- Jarve, Narva and Tartu. Many tourists stay in these cities in one of the many self catering holiday apartments and holiday accommodation.

Some tourists go for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Estonia. Haapsalu is regarded as a laid back place popular for its slow way of life and beautiful buildings and views. This is a small yet beautiful town situated on the western coast of Estonia. This beautiful little town is full of romantic tree lined streets and beautiful holiday cottages and apartments. The age old narrow streets in the town often lead down to the seaside.

The area is also known as the Nordic Venice, due to the combination of the natural beauty and sea shore. Many tourists visit the famous wooden house where Peter I of Russia stayed in. The town is also popular for the Haapsalu Castle. This enchanting Nordic castle is located in the centre of the town and it was build as the residence of the Bishop.

Lovers of the great outdoors can visit the three national parks in Estonia. It is possible to rent holiday cottages near to these parks. When staying there holiday makers experience the beauty of untouched forests and swamps in these national parks. The best of these parks are Lahemaa, Soomaa and Vilsandi.

The national parks are dotted with historic manors and old styled villages. The Lahemaa national park is located 50 kms east of the capital city Tallinn. This forest occupies thick forests, peninsulas and spectacular bays; Another famous national is Vilsandi.

The little diva of Estonia, Haapsalu comprises of the famous Estonian railway museum. It is actually a train station that was built in 1907. Now, it is not used and converted into train museum. The building of the railway station is a magnificent gem of the Estonia country.

Tallinn is yet another beautiful city in Estonia. The capital city of the country holds a great collection of old buildings. Families come on vacation to Estonia and stay in one of the many holiday homes that are available to rent. Holiday villas with swimming pools are popular as are self catering apartments and holiday cottages.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday home rentals in Estonia
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