Travel to St. Petersburg and discover the unique splendor of the Tsarist imperial city
Built at the mouth of the Gulf of Finland at the confluence of the Neva River with the Baltic, stretches St. Petersburg, the old imperial capital of Russia and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city built by Peter the Great carries a heavy burden of history and tradition of three centuries and emerges as an urban wonder, a museum of world culture and civilization. With numerous water streams carving its urban heart and the character of an open huge exhibition of monuments, history and liveliness, St. Petersburg becomes a destination of top emotions and experiences.
Majestic and refined, the dazzling capital of tsarist Russia is becoming a modern metropolis that retains its imperial splendor. Representing a city-museum today, the city unfolds aspects of its varied history through monuments, wide boulevards, museums and cathedrals, which make the acquaintance journey a top life experience. A city that captures the eyes and senses in every corner,
St. Petersburg evokes awe and admiration for monuments such as the Peterhof Palace (Russian Versailles) or cathedrals, such as the Church of the Spilled Blood - Resurrection of Christ with the 9 towers and their gold-plated investment. Huge and imposing, the Cathedral of Isaac impresses, as does the fortress of Peter Paul, which with its polygonal face and the adjacent church of the same name reflects the glamor of the imperial era. Huge squares (Palace Square), and statues of heroes (the bronze horseman) move everyone, while wide avenues (Nevsky prospect) emanate the modern pulse of the city. Impressive palaces museums (Hermitage) theaters (Mariinsky and Kirov ballets), reveal the character of the city as a modern priestess of letters and arts, while idyllic paths in the numerous water canals along the Neva and against the backdrop of the Baltic reach the transcendental a city that manages to easily generate the most unprecedented emotions.
Food and local cuisine
Russian cuisine offers a variety of fine and special flavors through its rich gastronomic scene. Russian cuisine is based entirely on vintage raw materials, such as meat and fish, cereals, fruits and vegetables, while pickles are also very popular. Try the blini (Russian crepes stuffed with caviar, salmon, mushrooms or minced meat) or their sweet version accompanied by hot piroski tea with various fillings, brisket and tarts. Accompany with famous sweets and do not forget to taste the Russian vodka in different versions and flavors.
Best time to visit St. Petersburg
Ideally choose to visit the city during the summer months, when temperatures and climatic conditions are favorable and ensure an enjoyable trip. Take advantage of the white nights of June, when the sun never sets and live a unique experience.
How to use transportation in St. Petersburg
Transfer from/to St. Petersburg
The St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport is located 23 km from the city center and serves the air connection of the city with European and world destinations, including Athens and Thessaloniki. Transfer from the airport to the city is served by bus or metro. Buses No. 39A and No. 39 are connected to Moskovskaya metro station and from there via the blue line 2 the transition to the center of St. Petersburg takes 20 minutes.
Getting around the city is easy, fast and safe through the extensive public transport network. Choose the metro, for fast transportation, (5 lines, 70 stations) in the city center and its surroundings. Choose trolley, tram or suburban, while the city is also friendly to cyclists. Alternatively walk through the city through the beautiful routes it offers.