Travel to Moscow and discover the special character of the World Metropolis
On the banks of the Moskva River, in the western part of Russia and in the center of its vast plains, lies Moscow, the capital of Russian history and tradition, art and culture. Magnificent, imposing, aristocratic and modern, Moscow, designated a "world metropolis", and considered a city with a long history and a huge appeal to art. The Moscow of intense historical and cultural contradictions, of Tolstoy and the Bolshoi ballets, is the wonderful capital of a superpower that can flirt unruly with the West mentality, but was born and nurtured through the rich Russian culture, its folk tales and balalaika.
The Moscow of charming contrasts is a fascinating city, a source of inexhaustible surprises through an urban environment, which ideally highlights the glorious imperial past of the city, with the dynamic character of the modern metropolis.
Magnificent and colorful orthodox churches with golden domes converse harmoniously with Soviet steel and glass skyscrapers, capturing Moscow's constant effort to balance Western cosmopolitanism with the authenticity of the Russian East. Discover the monuments of the city and experience the absolute awe and admiration of the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Mausoleum of Lenin, the imposing Cathedral of St. Basil and the Cathedral of the Savior. Indulge in the extreme luxury of shopping malls (GUM) and boulevards (Tverskaya) and discover the Moscow of art and intellect on the magnificent Arbat pedestrian street. Vast parks and romantic paths on the shores of Moscow, as well as modern art temples, theaters (Bolshoi), art galleries (State Gallery) and museums (State History Museum) perfectly complement the aesthetic fullness that Moscow evokes in everyone and reveal the multidimensional character of a metropolis living its own rebirth
Food and local cuisine
Russian cuisine presents a huge variety of exquisite flavors. Choose to try the blinchiki, a traditional dish (pancakes with black caviar), the veal Stroganoff; and saslik, (the Russian skewer with marinated lamb). Most pies are served with blinis, plenty of sour cabbage and pickles. The local cuisine presents a wide range of soups with Ukha (fish soup) and Borsch (meat and beetroot soup) being among the most popular. Russian ravioli pelmeni and kulebraka (salmon pie) and various variations of pirozhki are some of the flavors that you should not miss to try. There is a wide variety of sweets, as well as drinks, with vodka and red pepper stealing the show.
Best time to visit Moscow
Choose to visit the city from spring to autumn to avoid the bitter cold and low winter temperatures.
How to use transportation in Moscow
Transfer from/to Moscow
Moscow has 4 airports. Sheremetyevo International Airport is the second largest airport in Russia after Domodedovo International Airport and together with Vnukovo complete the triplet of airports serving Moscow. You can fly to Moscow from Thessaloniki and Athens. Transportation to the city center is served by public transport. A) Sheremetyevo is located 28 km NW from Moscow and 11 km from the ring road to the city center. At terminals B, C, F, there are taxis to the city. The buses 851 C (express) and 851,817,948,949 and 200M, perform transfers from the terminals to the metro. Aeroexpress connects the airport to Belorussky Railway Station. B) from Domodedovo Aeroexpress quickly connects the airport with the metro (without intermediate stops) (40l320 rubles). Express buses depart every 15 minutes.
Moscow has an excellent public transport network. Travel by bus, trolleybus, tram, and even taxi (with the value of the route pre-agreed), while commuting is a unique experience. The largest and most organized metro network in the world has wonderful underground stations that stand out in museum spaces of great artistic and aesthetic value, fully justifying their designation as "the palaces of the people".