1st day. The legends of Zaonezhye
Meeting guests at the railway station in Petrozavodsk with a tablet "Colors of the world." Breakfast in the cafe.
9.00 – 10.20 – Loop tour in Petrozavodsk.
10.30 - Boarding on a ship and departure to the Onega Lake cruise.
You will make a journey in Unitskaya bay – one of the most picturesque places in Karelia. This bay is the biggest one in Onega Lake, it’s about 40 km long. It is also the west water border of the famous Zaonezhye Peninsula. There are a lot of island and cliff faults here – the result of ancient earthquakes. Trees grow here on the sheer cliffs, their roots scramble splits in rocks and remain unsettled, making a fabulous impression.
On the bay shores remain the old villages, full of the north wooden architecture traditions. Besides the famous „Idols’ glade” (an ancient encampment) with the archeological excavations is situated here. You can see here the St Nicholas the Wonderworker chapel and unforgettable cliff landscape – the natural boundary “Velemoni” and “Hanging Lakes”
20.00 – 24.00 – camping with barbecue and fishing. Night on the ship board.
2nd day. Kizhi Island
You can see the monuments of wooden architecture: old houses, built according to a special type - "house-purse", barns, mills and, of course, the world-famous northern temples. The center of the famous Kizhi churchyard ensemble is the twenty-two-headed Church of the Transfiguration steeped in many legends. In the neighboring Pokrovskaya church you will see the saved masterpieces of Karelian iconography. The guide will show and tell you about the ancient church of the 14th century – The Resurrection of Lazarus of Murom Church.