Estonian islands. Saaremaa and Muhu

The largest island of Estonia is called Saaremaa. Right next to it is the third largest island Muhu. There is a bridge between two islands and a ferry takes you from Muhu to the mainland.

Angla windmills
Saaremaa is known for its windmills (in Angla village you can see several windmills together and visit couple of them), Panga cliff, meteorite crater in Kaali and the main town Kuressaare.

Panga cliff
We took a ferry from Hiiumaa to Saaremaa and spent one night in Kuressaare in one of the spa hotels there (for such a small town there are quite a lot of spa hotels). The next day we visited Muhu island and then took a ferry back to the mainland.

The most famous place on Muhu island is a protected traditional fishermen village Koguva. All the houses there look as they used to look like in the old times and there is also an openair museum where you can learn about the area and its history.

View from Kuressaare castle
And here is the list of places we visited during our 2-day visit to both of the islands:
  • Angla Windmills - a site with several windmills, now operates as a museum.
  • Panga cliff
  • Kuressaare castle - very well preserved medieval castle that now operates as a museum.
  • Kaali meteorite crater - unfortunately it had been very dry for several weeks and the crater didn't have much water in it during our visit.
  • Koigi bog - the biggest bog in Saaremaa. Getting there can be a little bit tricky along very small roads but the hike on a floating surface is totally worth it.
  • Koguva village

Inside Kuressaare castle
Actually you can easily spend several days on Saaremaa. There is much more to see but we were on a tight schedule.
Kuressaare castle
Kaali crater

Koigi bog

Cranberries at Koigi bog

Koguva village

Koguva village