The most scenic of the three Baltic States, Estonia, is a nation famed for its great forests, beautiful wetlands and remote offshore islands. As well Estonia is recognized being one of Europe's most friendly and forward-thinking nations.
The gorgeous medieval capital, Tallinn, attracts city breakers looking for a combination of outstanding architecture and great night life hot spots. The nice forests and lake lands thrills nature lovers and making Estonia one of the hottest new travel discoveries in Eastern Europe.
Estonia's history has been devoted to maintaining independence from its powerful neighbour, Russia. Annexed by Stalin in 1940, Estonia never became the Soviet republic it might have done, retaining its language and culture far more strongly than many other members of the USSR. At the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia embraced independence enthusiastically. In less than two decades the country has undergone a transformation from lumbering communist society to glooming example of forward-thinking transitional economy. Now member of both EU and NATO the future looks bright for this little-known, but much-loved Baltic gem.
Charming Tallinn located at the shores of the Gulf of Finland is the European Capital of Culture for 2011.
All major Estonian cities offer a surprising mix of architectural splendour, cultural diversity, exciting nightlife and all the modern conveniences you would expect in a European country.
The compact nature of Estonia and its cities allow you to see a lot in a short time.
Tallinn attracts lovers of medieval architecture. Yet beyond the castle walls you find a thriving modern city, covered with wireless internet access and home to luxurious restaurants, hotels and lively night life that can compete with anywhere else in Europe.
PÄRNU - SUMMER CAPITAL OF ESTONIA