During this day trip you will discover western Estonia and its islands. Heading west from Tallinn you will drive through the lands which use to be divided between crusaders and the island’s bishop. You will make a stop at the medieval Koluvere Castle (Lode Castle). This place was the arena for bloody battles in Middle Ages. When you will get to the ferry port Virtsu, you will take a comfortable ferry across the 3 mile wide canal. This will give you 30 min to have a snack or a cup of coffee and enjoy the view.
You will visit the place of the last battle between pagans and Christians and see the first church on the islands, Muhu St. Catherine's Church. Along a dam you will then drive from Muhu to Saaremaa Island, the largest island of Estonia. Unique nature is preserved here, because during the Soviet period the island was the national border of the Soviet Union and access was restricted. You will visit the “Shepherd’s Church” where the traditions of Christianity and paganism are merged in the ceiling writings. You also will see the revived symbol of the island, the park of windmills from the 19th century called Angla Windmills.
After the windmills you will go to Kaali, where you will find one of the main highlights of Saaremaa Island: a meteorite crater 350 feet in diameter and 100 feet deep. Kaali crater is one of the most convenient places in the world to observe a meteorite crater.
You will continue your trip to the capital of the island, Kuresaare. Here you wil visit the history museum situated in the former bishop’s castle, which is the best preserved medieval castle in Estonia. In Kuresare you will have lunch in the restaurant located inside an old windmill. After lunch you will head back to the ferry, enjoying on the way the view of juniper forests, romantic landscapes and discussing the wonderful places you have visited.