Not only is it a wonderful picturesque area, but another culturally different place to explore. Lake Peipus is stunning; no wonder there are quite a lot of campers during the summertime.
It is also a source of various sorts of fish that gets smoked and then sold in numerous little shops along the lake. Suitsu Kala – smoked fish. And it is sooo delicious!
By the way, it is this area, where the Old Believers live. Who are these old believers? In the XVII century, a Russian patriarch made some reforms in the Orthodox Church organisation, which wasn’t met with great enthusiasm from certain believers. Some of them moved to the Lake Peipus area and keep practicing there the old rituals, which are over thousand years old. There are restaurants with their traditional cuisine as well as a museum about their extraordinary destiny. Old believers are also notorious for their “onion industry” :)
Photo by Mait Jüriado