Estonia's largest island is bigger than Luxembourg and its capital Kuressaare is famous for healing mud treatments and bountiful spas, earning the island the nickname "Spaaremaa". Saaremaa is a wellness hotspot with a whopping 8 spas. Sweet and sour bread, windmills and home-brewed beer are just some the staples of Saaremaa
One of the more interesting landscapes of the island is the Kaali meteorite crater. The approximate time of Kaali meteorite fall is 7500-7600 years ago. At the height of 5-10 km meteorite fell apart and came down to the ground in pieces the biggest of which created a big crater with a diameter of 110 m and depth of 22 m and 8 smaller craters.
The capital of the island, Kuressaare has something to offer for everyone, regardless of the season. Visitors can relax and explore the local culture, admire art in different galleries, and walk in the historical episcopal castle.
What to see: Thule Koda, Kaali meteorite craters, Maasi fort castle ruins, Angla windmills, Kuressaare Episcopal Castle and Panga cliff. Take a self-guided family tour.
Getting there: by ferry from Virtsu or Sõru (Hiiumaa) harbours
Muhu, lying between Estonia's west coast and Saaremaa, is known for its brightly coloured handicrafts. It is very close to Saaremaa island are other, smaller islands such as Abruka and Vilsandi.
What to see: Pädaste manor, Liiva handicraft shop, a self-guided cycling tour, restaurant Alexander, Koguva coastal village, Üügu cliff, St. Catherine's Church with its pagan tombstones.
Getting there: by ferry from Virtsu harbour or by bridge from Saaremaa
Estonia's second largest island Hiiumaa doesn't have the spas that Saaremaa has, but swimming in salty waves along sandy shores is said to do good for one's health. The second-largest Estonian island is well-know for its historical lighthouses and makes for a great year-round rural getaway.
What to see: Kopu lighthouse, the oldest continually operating in the world, Ristna and Tahkuna lighthouses, Sääretirp point, Hill of Crosses, a self-guided family tour, Tuuletorn, and Military Museum.
Getting there: by ferry from Rohuküla or Triigi (Saaremaa) harbours