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The Pomor Tourist Centre is the main touroperator at Arkhangelsk region

Kiy-Island

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Season for visiting Kiy island is from July till August. The best time for visiting is July.

Variants of programmes
Group tours are for 2 days and 1 night.

How to reach there
We offer you group transfer from Arkhangelsk to Onega and back by bus because train connection between Arkhangelsk and Onega is closed now.  From Onega you will get to Kiy island by motor boat. All transfers can be booked at our office.

Accommodation on the Kiy island is the following: wooden guest houses in the forest surroundings. Toilet rooms are partly in the houses and in the streets.

Meals
4-times meals in cafeteria.

Excursion programme
Two general review excursions are included to the total price. During sunny days it is possible to have

Description and history of an island
The Kiy-island, one of the most interesting sights of the Arkhangelsk region is located in the Onega Gulf of the White Sea only 15 km far from the ancient Russian town of Onega. Though the length of the island is 1.5 km and its width doesn’t exceed 800 metres it is very difficult to describe the real beauty of this marvelous nook of land. Huge up to 25 metres high rocks, wide sandy beaches, salubrious pineries, variety of mushrooms and berries – all this is the Kiy-island.

The history of the island is closely connected with the name of a famous religious figure of the XVII century, the reformer of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Nikon. According to the legend in 1638 Nikon run into heavy weather and rescued on the Kiy-island. Having become a patriarch Nikon didn’t forget about the small island where he had found the refuge.
In 1656 Nikon got permission from Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich to build a monastery on the island of Kiy in memory of his rescue during the storm. The architectural ensemble of the Kiy Krestny Monastery including various monuments of the XVII-XIX centuries: stone, wooden, religious and civil is very interesting even nowadays.

Numerous tourists are attracted not only by the unique monuments of architecture, but also by the marvelous wild nature of the island. Hundreds of people not only northerners but those who live in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other towns of Russia come to have a rest in the holiday home «Kiysky» in summer.

Prices:
2 days / 1 night
5800 rub per person
Minimum persons: from 10
Dates: according your wishes

Place in a tour group includes: transfer, meals and excursions according to the programme, accommodation, insurance.

Extra pay for the excursion service for foreign guests (in English or German languages) – 1500 rub/per person 
 
Duration: 2 days Period: May, 20 – Sept, 10 Price per person: from 5800 rub
Trade Market “Berezka”
Voskresenskaya 7
1 floor
mon - fr: 11-19
st: 11-17
su: day off

Arkhangelsk region department:

(8182) 44-30-40

skype barents.tour

Foreign department:

(8182) 47-26-20

skype barents-tour

Tel/fax:

(8182) 64-93-64

# 007611 at Federal Register of Touroperators of incoming tourism

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Тайланд из Архангельска, Египет из Архангельска, ОАЭ (Эмираты) из Архангельска “The Pomor Tourist Centre”,for many years a member of the Arkhangelsk Regional Tourist Association, - will help you in discovering the real pearls of the Russian North: Malye Korely, Solovetsky Islands, Pinega caves, Kargopol, Onega, Kiy – island, Kholmogory area, the homeland of M.Lomonosov, the lakes of Siya, Kenozero State National Park and many other mysterious and attractive northern places. Our big working experience allows us to organize individual trips which for sure will match your desires. One of our main goals is a reception and service of tourists in the Russian North. For last years among our clients became travel companies from Russia and also many foreign companies, especially from Scandinavia and Europe. We are offering tourist services on the high level and of the best quality, which have been approved by foreign tourists. By close cooperation with airline companies, hotels and tourist and vacation centers we suggest the service on the high level for real expenses. We will help you in avoiding the problems with organization of your vacation. Tourist Center will take care about booking the hotels, transport services, booking the airline tickets; for corporative trips we will solve the questions with booking conference-rooms, organizing the official dinners; visa support, we will suggest the individual guide-entrepreneur.

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