Ontika Limestone Cliff
Ontika Limestone Cliff
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Estonia’s highest limestone cliff, the Ontika cliff that is up to 55 metres high, is like a stone nature book, revealing the layers of various eras to the viewer. The best place to see the cliff is from the observation platform built near the Valaste cascade. Or take a hike along the coastal hiking trail to discover the unique forest on the limestone cliff. Interesting facts: - The Ontika Limestone cliff is the highest part of the over 1,100-km-long Baltic limestone bank that starts in Sweden on the Island of Oland and ends in Russia near Lake Ladoga. – The limestone cliff runs 23 kilometres from the Village of Saka to the vicinity of Toila, thus being the longest uninterrupted part of the cliff.
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TanyaUsh
San Francisco, CA198 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Beautiful place, build in 1935 and used as one of the oldest reserves to protect Baltic Clint. Interesting to visit.
Written 21 June 2018
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CopperTeaPot
Russia473 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Pieces of rock, covered by grass, come forward as right triangles - as if they were build by people.
As far as I understand they fall from time to time - we could see a lot of chips of stone in the bottom.
Written 29 January 2017
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Martin Blum
Tallinn, Estonia193 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
There is a road going miles along the coastline just a few feet from the cliff. Apparently over the years the nature has done its job and eroded enough of the cliff closing the gap between the road and the sea. Just take a drive along the coastline and enjoy the view. Then stop at the Ontika limestone cliff and walk up to the stairs. The stairs do not go yet go all the way down to the sea, but repairs will start shortly and hopefully in 2017 you would be able to go all the way down. Till then enjoy the breathtaking view that opens from the stairs.
Written 2 September 2016
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_alladmitrievna
Regina, Canada15 contributions
Jul 2016
It was pouring raining at that moment, so i couldn't get out of the car. My friend has told me that the site is under construction anyway. She also mentioned that the spot has some magic healing properties!
I always visit Ontika, and Toila park/ beach, which is a few kms away! you may choose to bike out there, the roads are great! Always lock your bike!
the coast is beautiful, lush green. the air is pure, the weather is unpredictable! It's a must to shake up your inner Zen!
I have a personal story to share: my uncle, who was a very good man, an early 90s' "entrepreneur" aka criminal, was hung from that cliff upside-down by a few other "entrepreneurs" aka mafia members till his pee ran down to his mouth... they let him go but took everything from him. LOL! that's what i have heard...
Written 26 July 2016
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GreteSmiles
Vienna, Austria102 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Ontika Limestone Cliff is one of the places where Estonian primary school students usually have their school excursions to. It's the country's highest limestone cliff (55m) but actually the whole Northern coast of Estonia is really spectacular to see. The cliff itself is best seen from the observation platform built near the Valaste cascade that is especially nice itself when being frozen. I'm not sure, but I think there are also climbing possibilities.
Written 8 May 2015
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Aivar Ruukel
Parnu, Estonia211 contributions
Ontika cliff is worth to see and feel if you are travelling on the Northern coast of Estland. Baltic Clint as a whole is very interesting, but Ontika has one of the greatest views.
Written 10 November 2013
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