Attractions

Saaremaa has always attracted holiday makers with its wildlife, history and friendly people. If you add some beautiful sandy beaches and joyful culture events, a memorable holiday is secured. The top 5 attractions in Saaremaa during recent years have been:

-    Kuressaare bishopric castle-fortification, telling with its rooms full of history a colourful story of the past of Saaremaa
-    Kaali meteorite crater, demonstrating the power and unpredictability of the nature  
-    Angla windmill hill and heritage culture centre, teaching us about ancient traditions and way of life  
-    Panga bluff, painting a picture of the Ice Age, crust uplift and ancient plant and insect fossils
-    Vilsandi National Park, allowing us to admire the beauty of wildlife in orchids, flocks of migrating birds and lighthouses.

In addition to traditional attractions, sunny hiking trails, galleries full of art, handicraft workshops, architecture full of history and wildlife are yours to discover.

 

     
Fortresses/strongholds, ancient sites
Castles and manor houses
Churches
Memorials and monuments
Architectural monuments
Ancient monuments
Lighthouses
Museums and galleries
National parks
Nature conservation areas
Nature sites
Hiking trails
Botanical gardens/parks
Zoos
Theme parks
Water parks
Excursions and guided tours
Workshops
Steam, raft, river saunas
Shopping centres and markets
Night clubs
Golf (excl. mini-golf)
Hunting
Nature watching
Hikes and trips
Water sports
Diving
Horse riding
Adventure and team games
Adventure parks
Sports
Beaches for swimmers and watercraft users
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Angla Heritage Culture Centre

Angla Heritage Culture Centre

Workshops | Leisi vald | (+372) 5050434

One of the key elements of the Angla Windmill Hill complex is the Angla Heritage Culture Centre, which was opened in summer 2011. One of the materials used in its construction was local stone thought ...


Health tracks and nature trail in Saareküla

Health tracks and nature trail in Saareküla

Hikes and trips | Laimjala vald |

This nature trail, which stretches almost two kilometres, forms part of Kingli landscape protection reserve. It crosses the fish farming channel constructed by the lord of Saareküla Manor and follows ...


Sõrve Visitor Centre

Sõrve Visitor Centre

Museums and galleries | Torgu vald | (+372) 4536766

Sõrve Visitor Centre has exhibitions on the maritime history of the area and on twenty of the most important lighthouses in Estonia. There are also areas for children, to watch films and to sit and re...


Tihuse horse-riding & farmstead stay

Tihuse horse-riding & farmstead stay

Horse riding | Muhu vald |

Offering a wide selection of horseback and carriage trips, this expedition gives visitors the chance to take an Estonian horse out for a ride through the nature of the lovely island of Muhu. Childre...


Kuressaare Town Park

Kuressaare Town Park

Botanical gardens/parks | Kuressaare | (+372) 4533120

The establishment of housing and landscape gardening got into full speed in the second half of the 19th century when Kuressaare became thanks to discovery of medical mud one of the spa cities of Eston...


Hallikivi Adventure Park

Hallikivi Adventure Park

Adventure parks | Lääne-Saare vald | (+372) 4526627

Looking for an exciting active vacation option with family or friends? Want to put yourself to the test and flex your muscle? Hallikivi Adventure Park is the perfect place, offering outdoor recreation...


Hotel Saaremaa Thalasso Spa tennis court

Hotel Saaremaa Thalasso Spa tennis court

Sports | Lääne-Saare vald | (+372) 4544100

Overlooking a sandy beach in the midst of a pristine natural environment removed from the hubbub of the city, Saaremaa Thalasso Spa Hotel is like a hidden treasure. In addition to spa treatments, the ...


Hikes and trips | Salme vald |

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Exhibition halls of Kuressaare Cultural Centre

Exhibition halls of Kuressaare Cultural Centre

Museums and galleries | Kuressaare | (+372) 4520700

The main hall and spacious foyers of the Cultural Centre are used for exhibitions of art, handicrafts and cultural history....


Oti manor

Oti manor

Castles and manor houses | Pöide vald |

Looking somewhat eclectic, the main part of the Oti manor house consisting of a single storey and a basement was apparently built in the 18thC. Later, balconies supported by slender columns were added...


Koigi bog

Koigi bog

Hikes and trips | Pöide vald | (+372) 6767521

The area of Koigi swamps is 3980 ha and it is the biggest peer in the whole Western Estonia archipelago. Swamp has diversified and interesting nature where live several nature rarities. Defined are 35...


Monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi

Monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi

Memorials and monuments | Salme vald |

The Night Battle of Tehumardi took place in the late hours of 8 October 1944, and it was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II that took place in Saaremaa. The battle was fought between Soviet ...


Sõrve Lighthouse

Sõrve Lighthouse

Lighthouses | Torgu vald |

In 1646 Livonian governor general Gabriel Oxenstierna had a primitive lighthouse – a beacon – built on a little island located at the tip of Sõrve Peninsula. Autumn storms showed that the small island...


Suur Tõll and Piret

Suur Tõll and Piret

Memorials and monuments | Kuressaare |

The sculpture, situated in front of the SPA Hotel Meri was created in 2002 by a renowned Estonian sculptor Tauno Kangro. The sculpture depicts Suur Tõll (the Great Tõll), a mythical hero of the island...


Vilsandi National Park and RMK information point

Vilsandi National Park and RMK information point

National parks | Kihelkonna vald | (+372) 4546880

Vilsandi is the oldest nature protection area in the Baltics, created in 1910, and reorganised as the Vilsandi National Park in 1993. There are over a hundred islands with lots of birds at the Vilsand...


Kuressaare Sport Centre

Kuressaare Sport Centre

Sports | Kuressaare | (+372) 4520375

The Sport Centre has three full sized basketball courts where you can also play volleyball, floor hockey and indoor football. The Sport Centre also has a athletics hall with two tennis courts, a weigh...


Saint Martin's Church in Valjala

Saint Martin's Church in Valjala

Churches | Valjala vald | (+372) 4549543

The construction of Valjala Church was started in 1227. The oldest part of the church is the choir room to which the nave was later added. At Valjala Church you can see a Romanesque baptismal font fro...


St. Mary's Church in Pöide

St. Mary's Church in Pöide

Churches | Pöide vald |

The Pöide Church was built in the middle of the 14th century on the ruins of the Pöide Order Castle. The existence of the castle is witnessed by the ruins lying under ground north of the church. Lower...


Kuressaare Kuursaal

Kuressaare Kuursaal

Architectural monuments | Kuressaare |

It is believed that a local pharmacist came up with the idea of building a Kuursaal (resort hall).  Construction took eight months, and it was officially opened on 11 June 1889. In the centre part, th...


Paintball battles at Pidula

Paintball battles at Pidula

Adventure and team games | Kihelkonna vald |

Adrenaline-filled paintball battles await you at Pidula Holiday Village. Come with an 8-member team and 2 hours of excitement will fly by in a blink of an eye. The package includes 400 bullets, a weap...