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Saaremaa Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 137 photos

Saaremaa - the largest island of Estonia

As I do come from Saaremaa, and found only a few hints/ tips about it here in the VT community, I thought to add a few lines and photos.

Saaremaa is an island for a true nature holidays with bicycles, bird binoculars, cameras and open mind: it has a small capital Kuressaare, friendly people and gives you the chance for a really quiet and private vacation.

The best season is summer, the warmest month July, but in August there are less people, the weather is still mild and some good concerts and festivals (Kammermuusika päevad, Merepäevad) take place then.

The sea around Saaremaa makes its summer evenings very peculiar.

Needless to say that there are thousands of small summer cottages on Saaremaa that give their owners the freedom to forget about all the "conveniences" of the modern society.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lot of pure nature and sightseeings.
  • Cons:Too little activities during wintertime.
  • In a nutshell:The largest island and a most interesting destination to visit in Estonia
  • Last visit to Saaremaa: Nov 2013
  • Intro Updated Dec 1, 2013
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  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 12:51 PM

    Nice photos -- I'm hoping to visit for the first time later this year.

  • pedersdottir's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 6:16 PM

    Tere Tiina. We should let English speakers know that the Roosiaed Guesthouse is pronounced like 'rosy eyed' - and that it means rose garden. Sounds like a lovely spot!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 9:16 PM

    I'm glad you decided to post more inof and pics on this area.. certainly lovely. Nature sure sounds like the best remedy and not so costly:-) I love a good bakery.

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2003 at 3:33 AM

    Lovely page Tiina, great photos and very good tips and info.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2003 at 11:32 PM

    fine tips and excellent photos...thanks TTiina

  • May 19, 2003 at 8:17 PM

    Excellant page..superb pictures...Nice tips and lots of useful information..Highly useful...Neat presentation..Wishing you a happy BIRTHDAY

  • daarth's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2003 at 12:43 PM

    Nice tips :-)

  • phil_uk_net's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2003 at 1:32 PM

    Your photos are very good. One of the great things about VT is to be able to 'visit' places I would never normally know anything about. Good tip about avoiding drunks! Are there lots of drunks in Saaremaa?

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2003 at 10:05 AM

    Very interesting place, I might consider visiting here too.

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2003 at 8:52 AM

    was in Saaremaa in 1995, brings nice memories back

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