General City Information
View on The Pskov’s Kremlin and Olgin’s Bridge
Back in the day the Russian fortress of Pskov was set to protect the border to Latvia and Estonia. It was built somewhat 290 km southwest of St. Petersburg, at the river Velikaya Pskovna. The town has approx. 201,000 inhabitants.
Pskov, although a small city.
A very little known about history of the old Pskov. We know that an old Slovenian tribe Kriwits is responsible for the early settlement of Pskov. It was repeatedly attacked by the Mongols, the Teutonic Knights, Lithuanians, Polish and Swedes. In 1701 the town became a fortress by the decree of Peter the Great. Although the exact year of the foundation is unknown, officially the 1100 years anniversary of Pskov was celebrated in the year 2003.
The Pskov’s Kremlin
Today Pskov is known as a religious center and a popular place of pilgrimage because of its famous monastery Pechory. The monastery was built around the cave named Petschora.
The place is still retaining the secrets of the old school icon painting. Anybody, who is interested in this rare craft and wants to witness Russia’s medieval flair, is strongly advised to pay Pskov a visit. The old fortress is still beautiful and boasts its many authentic churches, including The Kremlin of Pskov.
- Hotels in Pskov
Here you will find a list of hotels in Pskov with a reservation option. You may book any of the listed hotels via our agency and get a reduced price. If you book your hotel with us, your visa support (letter of invitation for a Russian visa) will be free of charge. If you are interested in booking a different hotel in Pskov, please, contact us.
- Sightseeing in Pskov
Pskov is an old Russian medieval town so there are a lot of exciting things a tourist might do. Here you will find a list of excursions and day trips we recommend. On request, extra excursions can be organised. If you are interested in this option, please, contact us
- Transfer in Pskov
Here you will find a list of our transportation services (including the rent-a-car option). We offer individual transfers by private car and group transfers by bus. Usually the transfer does not include a guide, but it's possible to arrange this. The guide (who speaks one of the available languages) will accompany you to your accommodation and will generally show you around.