Estonia

Some interesting facts about Estonia:

Medieval Old Town Tallinn: It’s impossible to deny that this is the main reason most people first come to Estonia to see the best protected and intact medieval city in Europe.

Deserted Beaches: Estonia’s coastline has hundreds of deserted beaches. Even in the height of summer you can find private space for yourself.

Manor Houses: Luxurious manor houses, built over the centuries, are open for visitors and many also have been converted to high-class hotels.

Forests: Estonia is about 50% forest. Hiking trails criss-cross the forests, many of which are protected or part of National Parks.

Folklore: Estonia is second only to Ireland in Europe when it comes folkloric history, stories, legends and songs.

The Estonian Song Festival (In Estonian: Laulupidu): First held in 1869, takes place every five years. In 2009, 26,000+ choral singers gathered to perform for an audience of 80,000 people. It is recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

1500+ islands: Most are tiny but the inhabited ones offer beautiful, peaceful and friendly atmospheres and a traditional culture that opens a window on how Estonians used to live.

Swedish, German and Russian History: Estonia was occupied by Russians, Swedes and Germans. Each of them left their marks on the landscapes and culture. Rightly or wrongly they have helped define who Estonians are.