Deep blue lakes hidden between rolling hills and valleys is what makes South Estonia a popular nature getaway destination.
Deep forests, a large national park, sleepy villages and adorable towns with historical churches and manors is what best characterises the southern Estonian vibe. Southern parts of Estonia are also a home to many traditional communities, such as Setos and Old Believers.
Here you will find Tartu, the oldest town in the Baltics, which also happens to be a home to northern Europe’s oldest university boasting groundbreaking discoveries since the 17th century. Moreover, the nearby town Otepää has been the training ground for several Olympic medalists. If your holiday goals are bit more modest then South Estonia is also great for science exhibitions, winter sports and spa trips into the wild.
The Viljandi Hanseatic Days remind us how the Hanseatic League membership brought wealth and exciting ideas to town through the ages
Tartu Maraton has been the main sports event to shape the face of Estonian sports culture.