Authentic and unique insight into the local culture of Karelia
Pick-up in Petrozavodsk by our English-speaking guide.
Drive to the village of Kinerma (110 km).
In Kinerma, visit the Chapel of our Lady of Smolensk (18th Century) and meet local Karely people, indigenous inhabitants of this area.
Visit a small museum of the local family and explore their old house built in the early 20th Century.
Lunch with traditional local dishes.
Drive back to Petrozavodsk.
Drop off at your hotel or train station in Petrozavodsk.
During this trip, we are visiting the following sights.
There are several villages in Karelia which represent the culture and history of the local population. In some villages one can observe the examples of wooden architecture such as small churches and chapels as well as traditional houses.
1. Private transfer Petrozavodsk - villages - Petrozavodsk.
2. English-speaking guide's service.
3. Lunch (or dinner).
Regarding the sites, the highlights for us were the visit to Kinerma (we have been involved in raising money to restore a traditional barn in our own small village (only 12 houses) so we could empathise with their efforts and problems), and of course the Solovetsky Islands.
My visit in Kinerma touched me very much. It is a delightful village and it was fantastic to meet people and to hear about the history of the place and what is going on. The food was fantastic, and I would like to go back there. Only one thing: I bought some postcards, but only three, what I really regret, because they are so nice. I should have bought more, so I need to go back :-) My guide was nice and really good in translate and telling my information. I was very satisfied.
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