Karelia is a region in the Russian Northwest. Its capital, the city of Petrozavodsk,
is located in 400 km away from St. Petersburg and 300 km from the Russian-Finnish border.
Among numerous cultural sights of the area Kizhi Island is the most famous.
The unique ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and traditional houses is situated there.
Other popular cultural destinations in Karelia
include Valaam Monastery, city of Petrozavodsk, traditional Karelian Villages,
the White Sea - Baltic Canal and Petrogpyphs.
Karelis has vast areas covered with forests, tens thousand rivers and lakes.
In summer Karelia rafting rivers attract many adventure-lovers. Lakeside holidays
are popular among fishermen as well as families looking for a relaxing nature vacation.
In winter Karelia offers great opportunities for cross-country skiing,
ice-fishing, dog sledding and snowmobile safaries.
Karelia deserves a separate visit but even a short 2-3-day tour will add a
flavour into your Russia discovery.
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