​The Seto Külävüü ‒ Literally, the "Seto Village Belt," Setomaa's main tourism route – winds like the undone belt of a traditional folk costume from one Seto village to another, leading is to special people and exciting places. This is like the backbone or axis of Setomaa, to which are fastened villages, churches, cafes, museums, and the like. One end of the Külavüü is at Võõpsu, Setomaa's northern gateway, and it winds through Värska and Saatse to Obinitsa and Meremäe, making knots through neighboring places -- like Tsiistre in Võrumaa -- and then ending at the Luhamaa border crossing. This imaginary line could also move forward through the historic heart of Setomaa, which is currently part of the Russian Federation.

1. Võõpsu Orthodox Village Chapel

Võõpsu's village chapel, is located right next to Setomaa's northern gate -- the bridge ov...

History & Culture

2. Lüübnitsa Viewing Tower

Lüübnitsa is a Russian village in northern Setomaa on the coast of Lake Pskov. The local i...

Nature & Wildlife

3. Laossina's Village Chapel

Laossina's village chapel, is located in a medieval village cemetery that is still in use....

History & Culture

4. Mikitamäe Orthodox village chapels

The square in front of Mikitamäe Culture House is called the square of Orthodox village c...

History & Culture

5. Podmotsa Village Chapel

Podmotsa Village Chap el is located in a small lakeside village in the middle of a medie...

History & Culture

6. Värska Spa

Värska Spa is unique in Estonia for its treatment arsenal. We offer revitalisation through...

Health & Wellness

7. Seto Line cruises from Värska

Seto Line Reisid OÜ created a route for the Värska cruise that still offers plenty of e...

Activities & Adventure

8. Värska Church

Constructed of field stones and brick, Värska Orthodox Church has Saint George as its patr...

History & Culture

9. Café Tsäimaja in the Värska Farm Museum

The Värska Farm Museum offers Seto national dishes from handmade clay dishes and plays Set...

Food, drink & nightlife

10. Värska Farm Museum

The Värska Farm Museum enables the visitors to learn about the farm architecture, old tool...

History & Culture

11. Õrsava Lake Hiking Trail

The Õrsava Lake Hiking Trail winds around the lake of the same name. The 5 km trail sta...

Nature & Wildlife

12. Treski Village Chapel

The tiny Treski tsässon, or Orthodox village chapel, can go unnoticed as you pass by it...

History & Culture

13. Laskevälja Bike Trail

This 43-kilometer-long bike trail is lined by the Mustoja kame field, forests, hills, sal...

Nature & Wildlife

14. Saatse Church

Saatse Church was completed in 1801. This congregation has been a mixed congregation of Se...

History & Culture

15. Saatse Seto Museum

Saatse Seto Museum was opened in the former schoolhouse on 25 July 1974. The museum was fo...

History & Culture

16. Home restaurant Maagõkõnõ at Toomemäe farm

Sirje Kruusamäe with her family welcomes you at the Toomemäe Farm in the village of Saabol...

Food, drink & nightlife

17. Old Jüri`s Soap Chamber

Old Jüri`s Soap Chamber is one special place. Silver Hüdsi, the first and only male soa...

Shopping

18. God's Hill

Jumalamägi (God's Hill) is an ancient sacred place of the Setos. According to legend, this...

History & Culture

19. Lõunalaagri hiking trail

Lõunalaagri hiking trail is located in the former Lõunalaagri Area of the Estonian Defense...

Nature & Wildlife

20. Piusa Caves Visitor Centre

Piusa Caves Visitor Centre houses a museum , seminar room for 50 people, a café and a ...

History & Culture

21. Piusa Pottery ceramics studio

Piusa Pottery is a ceramics studio open to the public. Visitors can watch traditional, as...

History & Culture

22. Piusa River valley hiking trail

The total length of the hiking trail in the primeval valley of the Piusa River is 15 km ...

Nature & Wildlife

23. Obinitsa Church and Cemetery

Obinitsa Church was built deep in the Soviet era: 1952, when the country was led by Comrad...

History & Culture

24. Cafe Taarka Tarõ

With a cozy and pleasant interior, Taarka Tarõ Köögikõnõ in Obinitsa is a true heart of Se...

Food, drink & nightlife

25. Singing Mother Monument

On the vista overlooking Obinitsa Lake stands the stone Singing Mother Monument. It's a me...

History & Culture

26. Seto Studio-Gallery

A permanent exhibition of older and contemporary Seto art and folk art is on display in ...

History & Culture

27. Obinitsa Museum

The Obinitsa Museum offers an opportunity to learn about the unique history and culture...

History & Culture

28. Härma walls in the Piusa river ancient valley

The Upper Härma wall, also known as Keldri wall, is Estonia's highest Devonian sandstone o...

Nature & Wildlife

29. Tobrova Village Chapel

The small wooden Tobrova tsässon on the right side of the Tobrova-Küllätüvä road looks li...

History & Culture

30. Serga Village Chapel

There is a small village chapel near the Estonian-Russian border, which the locals call a ...

History & Culture

31. Meremäe Viewing Tower

The Meremäe Viewing Tower is located between Meremäe village and Vastseliina Castle on Me...

Nature & Wildlife

32. Meeksi Church

Miikse Orthodox Church was built, just like the Obinitsa Church, in 1952, during Stalin's ...

History & Culture

33. Entertainment centre in the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle

The medieval entertainment centre of Vastseliina Episcopal Castle is a place full of leg...

History & Culture

34. Hiking trails at Lake Kirikumäe

Kirikumäe's 3.2-km-long hiking trail winds around the lake of the same name, which is kno...

Nature & Wildlife

35. Nopri Farm Shop

In essence, Nopri Farm Shop is a self-service shop where most of the local products are re...

Shopping

36. Pullijärve hiking trail

Located next to the community of Misso, Pullijärv is a nice place to spend some time.  If...

Nature & Wildlife

37. Andri-Peedo Farm Shop

The farmers of Andri-Peedo farm started raising goats in 2009, and in 2017, the most moder...

Shopping

38. Luhamaa Church

Just a bit north of the Riga-Pskov highway stands the Luhamaa Church, on the highest hill ...

History & Culture

39. Piiri Café

Piiri Café is located in the village of Luhamaa in Võru County, on the Estonian-Russian bo...

Food, drink & nightlife

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