Altja Tavern
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Altja was first mentioned in written records in 1465 and is a typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street. The Uustalu and Toomarahva farms at Altja are typical coastal farms and have been restored by Lahemaa National Park. On the point at Altja you can see the fishing net sheds which were reconstructed on the basis of old photographs and the memories of the villagers. The village also has its own swing and tavern, where you can try local dishes.
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Greg F
Auckland Central, New Zealand997 contributions
Sep 2019
This little fishing village of Altja is definitely worth the visit when passing through Laheemaa Nation Park. From the Car park where the restaurant is located, its an easy 15-20 minute walk to the Altja Tavern. If you're lucky, there will be a few colorful boats pulled ashore in front of the tavern. Along the path from the car park, you will pass several authentic houses in the old fishing village. Complete you trip with a good meal at the restaurant by the carpark. Very enjoyable overall experience in the area.
Written 14 December 2019
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Nuttnick
Helsinki, Finland101 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Worth a visit. This old fishing village has still lots of authentic houses and the path around the village that leads by the sandy beach impressed with stunning views. Plus point for having a restaurant that sells traditional food and beverages as well as coffee and cake in an authentic shed.
Written 30 July 2019
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linskitours
Harpenden, UK527 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We were advised at Palmse to include this area in our Lahemaa Tour and were very glad we did. Apart from the fishermans cottages there is walk you can make up to Vergi where there is a small penninsula out into the Baltic. A small yacht club has been built here. The views at this point are lovely but in May it was the wildlife that was stunning. We stood a swans flew directly overhead their wings methodically beating. Skua, Cormerants and many others abond. No one else anywhere!
Written 20 May 2019
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Jenny-Jetset
Redmond, WA758 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
A fascinating journey into what it must've felt like to live as a fisherman in this remote, serene and exquisitely beautiful region of sea and nature. The colors were vibrant: blue sea & sky, green grass, red boat and brown thatched roofs. The roofs: a work of art by a highly skilled roofer that restored them expertly.
Written 7 January 2019
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,725 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This fishing village is cute. There is a lovely coastal circular 3K walk through woods and back along the beach , mosquitoes permitting. The net sheds are interesting relics but there are many other very old buildings
Written 17 July 2018
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Elroijan
Tartu27 contributions
Jul 2018
Instead of saying hello, girl on the counter said that at leat 1 hour will go if you get your drink or snacks, I can say - the worst experience in the whole world, I have been there at least 5 times in 25 years, don't go there, I write it also in estonian
Maailma kõige halvem kogemus ja suhtumine, õppige kurat kuskilt või pange oma söökla kinni, ärge võtke tööle inimesi, kel pole isegi algharidust käitumiseks, või on omanik nii õpteanud, ei imesta!
Written 15 July 2018
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mohansund
Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
The village is worth visiting for its scenic view of the Golf of Finland, trails and well preserved fishermen houses.
Written 7 July 2018
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iainmcleod
Mid Calder, UK3,651 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Enjoyed a wee stopover on the coastline tour. A wee tourist shop on the side of an abutment of the coast. Gives nice views
Written 25 June 2018
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incite_wanderlust
York, UK154 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Hiking trail is well marked and easy to follow. Village is very picturesque and photo worthy. One of the houses was having it's roof relaid when we visited and it was very interesting to watch the traditional craftsman at work.
Written 13 October 2017
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Jincognito
Gainesville, FL645 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
It is a small, pretty village. The cluster of fisherman's huts I see in photos is about 1/2 mile's walk off the road. The path then loops around to make a rather longer circle. Where the huts are there is a crafts shop (carefully not spoiling the atmosphere), and the rocky coast (tough for fishermen?). You can park opposite the restaurant and go on this walk. Also look for the village swing (maximum 6 adults).
Written 18 July 2017
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