Valaam Archipelago, Sortavala
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Valaam Archipelago is located in Sortavala. To visit Valaam Archipelago on your trip to Sortavala, use our Sortavala trip itinerary maker.
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  • Ships go to the island, depending on the weather, so we could not leave immediately, only the next day but there are employees who carry out depending on the weather the island intersen, especially for pilgrims, of which there are many very beautiful nature, here is the main thing
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  • Here do not need words to Valaam should visit personally. Calmly, deliberately. Feelings are not passed. The path to the island-waiting time. The way back is amazing. As if touched by something magical. At the exit from the territory of the monastery there is a café. Work in it. Try to have them smoked trout. This is Super!
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  • In Karelia, in Lake Ladoga is located the island of Valaam. You have a dream, that we are here. A dream come true. Great place, amazing nature, piercingly pure air. On the island is the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery. It is a holy place. Of course recently here equipped very much for tourists. Kiosks, selling souvenirs, belvederes, hiking trails. You can even visit the monastery is not valid. Strikes hard work, tenacity with which on the island, in the midst of a harsh northern climate, in isolation from the Mainland, built temples, outbuildings. It is necessary to bring everything ranging from nail and matches and to the most unimaginable things. For example, machine and gasoline for her and zap parts, etc.. Amaze monks who imprisoned themselves in monasteries for many years. There are monasteries, in which laity are not allowed, at best-times per year. That's a dream come true, we visited Valaam and even twice and want to come here again.
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