Pärnu has been the summer capital of Estonia for over a decade, attracting tourists from all over the world. If you have spend your last holidays in countries famous for summer vacations like Greece with its Corfu villas and Bulgaria for holiday rentals Black Sea South, you should explore a new atmosphere and a different culture. Pärnu maakond, or Pärnu County, lies in the southwestern part of Estonia, on the coast of the Gulf of Riga and is one of the largest counties in Estonia. Home to the oldest known human settlement in Estonia, dating right back to the Mesotholic Period, this area is a very popular holiday destination, both for locals and visitors from further afield, so there are a myriad of holiday cottages Pärnu County.
With its beautiful beaches,colourful festivals, rich culture and endless opportunities to surf, you will never be lost for something to do. The city of Pärnu was built in 1251 during the medieval period and keeps alive many of the medieval Hanseatic traditions and festivals, such as traditional costumes, tournaments and typical food. There are many holiday homes Pärnu County in this area. Don't miss the Rannapark (the beach park) and the Tallina Gates! Many holiday cottages Pärnu County feature beautiful coastal views. What now leads tourists to the beach was once part of the old medieval fortification system. Red Tower is another famous landmark, during the Medieval period it was the prison and the corner tower of a defense wall, nowadays tourists can enjoy art festivals here, among other things. The Pärnu New Art Museum allows visitors to delve even deeper into Estonian culture. Other amazing beaches, by the way, you'll also find, if you book:
The Kihnu Island on the Gulf of Riga is one of the most traditional places left in Estonia. In 2003 UNESCO named it part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. This is an amazing place to learn more about the history of Estonia,for example, when visiting the Kihnu Museum. Holiday lettings Pärnu County can be found close to this spot. The Stone Road to the Sea can be seen from the town of Ilka. In 1838 the first spa was opened in Pärnu and many holiday lettings Pärnu County feature spas.The Tervise Paradiis in Pärnu is a a lovely mud spa and refreshing water park, ideal for the whole family. High quality mud is used in the spas in Haapsalu.