Estonia lies in Northern Europe where it borders the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 2,222 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest, which covers about fifty-two percent of the country, and its many lakes.
Formerly part of the Soviet Union, Estonia is dotted with castles, churches and hilltop fortresses. The capital, Tallinn, is known for its preserved Old Town, which is considered the best in Northern Europe. While much of the old medieval architecture in Europe was lost, a large portion of the structures and streets in the Old Town are remarkably well preserved. The Old Town sector is under the aegis of the UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Tallinn’s Old Town, has one of the best-preserved medieval town centres in the world. Learn more about Tallinn